Our Partners

Whenua Iti Outdoors is a community focused organisation that works closely with many other organisations and individuals to facilitate positive change.

This collaborative approach includes partners, funders, supporters and others in the community who provide essential and highly valued support for our programmes and organisation.

Featured Partner: Ihi Aotearoa | Sport New Zealand

We love working together with Sport NZ to achieve postive, active outcomes for young people in our region.

“Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa have been partnering with Whenua Iti Outdoors for a number of years now. The diversity of the programmes we have supported speaks volumes to the incredible mahi the team does. Their work to support young women in the outdoors, inclusion of disabled young people, their focus on rangatahi Māori and Te Ao Māori align so well with our strategic priorities. The team at WIO are professional and passionate people who care deeply about their role in supporting tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to care for, and experience the wellbeing benefits, of the outdoors”.

- Fran McEwan, Active Recreation Lead

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Moutere Catchment Group

Sarau Trust

Mckee Trust

The Grapevine

Rural Communities Trust

The Sargood Bequest

Tasman Environmental Trust


Rural Women NZ

Golden Bay Workcentre Trust

Abel Tasman Educational Trust


"Whenua Iti has a close relationship with community organisations, schools and the industry. This has enabled the organisation to carry out comprehensive needs analyses to ensure the courses are designed to meet stakeholders’ needs. A reflective culture is embedded into the review processes to ensure courses continue to meet needs."

- NZQA External Evaluation Report, 2019

Social Impact Report

As part of an on-going evaluation process we find ways to measure the impact of Whenua Iti Outdoors. You can read our findings in this report.

How can we work together?

At WIO we enjoy working with schools and organisations to deliver programmes from which everyone can benefit. Our door is always open to new ideas so please get in touch if you have suggestions or comments. The Whenua Iti Foundation is currently being developed to help our community to be more involved in what we do.

Want to find out more about a programme or have a question for us? Talk to one of our friendly team - we're happy to help.