Stories

Stories

Dick Hubbard and Outward Bound – a life long relationship

Dick Hubbard and Outward Bound – a life long relationship

As Dick Hubbard steps down as a member of the Outward Bound NZ Board, he reflects on how the lessons he learned from attending a course in 1964 as a fresh-faced 18 year old saved the cereal company from collapse. Read more

Lizzie's journey to Outward Bound

Lizzie's journey to Outward Bound

Hi I’m Lizzie, and I received a scholarship to do an Outward Bound Horizons course – a course specially designed for people with disabilities. Something that wouldn't be possible without the generosity of people that donate to Outward Bound. Read more

Testimonials - Women in Leadership course

Testimonials - Women in Leadership course

After completing our Women in Leadership course, Anna, Lisa and Stacey share the learning they could take forward into leadership and the adventures they had on our Women in Leadership course in the Marlborough Sounds. Read more

Inspiring Alumni - Florence Hinder

Inspiring Alumni - Florence Hinder

Since completing a Classic course in July 2016, OB alumni Florence Hinder has been putting her engineering talents to use in Madagascar by helping develop a water source for a community of 1300 people. Read more

A once in a lifetime experience - a lifetime ago

A once in a lifetime experience - a lifetime ago

OB Alumni Rose O'Connor gives us a wonderful personal account of witnessing her son's experience at Outward Bound - over 30 years on from her own experience. Read more

New Watch House Opening

New Watch House Opening

Say hello to Blake and Huria! An additional 335 students will be able to experience Outward Bound each year with the official opening of a new double watch-house designed by architectural designer and OB alumni Marg Robinson. Read more

From sailing cutters to super yachts

From sailing cutters to super yachts

We caught up with Kris Ward who completed a Classic course in Feb 2015. He loved sailing around the Marlborough Sounds so much that he’s now logged over 30,000 nautical miles working as a deckhand on a privately owned super yacht! Read more