Stories

Stories

Inspiring Alumni - Kimberley Wallace

Inspiring Alumni - Kimberley Wallace

We catch up with alumni Billy Wallace whose life choices have been defined by her 21 day OB journey in 1995. Home for Billy is currently on Macquarie Island where she works for the Australian Antarctic Division as a Survival Training Instructor. Read more

Inspiring Alumni - Arthur Tompkins

Inspiring Alumni - Arthur Tompkins

Arthur Tompkins clearly doesn’t do things by halves: a district court judge, art crime specialist and eight-time Coast to Coast competitor, it's no surprise that he has also completed three OB courses over 40 years! Read more

PLUS EST EN VOUS – There is more in you

PLUS EST EN VOUS – There is more in you

How do you describe what ‘there is more in you’ means to someone who has never heard of Outward Bound? Explaining to family and friends what it means and indeed what an OB course is even about, can be hard. Enter 18 yr old Jacob Gates, Batten 673. Read more

Inspiring Alumni - Rebecca Dearden

Inspiring Alumni - Rebecca Dearden

Starring on national TV is not something Rebecca would of dreamed of doing before OB, but after completing a Professional course in March 2018, Rebecca is doing just that. Read more

Inspiring Alumni - Tyler and Jim Hireme

Inspiring Alumni - Tyler and Jim Hireme

For the Hireme whānau of Bay of Plenty, attending Outward Bound is part of their family kaupapa, so much so that koro James has a plaque he hands down to his mokopuna. We talk to James and his grandson Tyler. Read more

Celebrating over 60 years of commitment to OB

Celebrating over 60 years of commitment to OB

Ever wondered who makes sure there are extra socks, boots, thermals and raincoats available to students who don’t own those items? Or who is responsible for all the washing at OB? Or who came up with the ingenious idea for our poo plant? Read more

Adapted Courses Funding Appeal

Adapted Courses Funding Appeal

OBNZ needs to raise $24,809 to be able to run two new courses for disabled young people. The great news is that all donations will be MATCHED thanks to several generous donors. Every dollar you give will be DOUBLED to help disabled young people. Read more