Stories

Stories

Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death

Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death

Outward Bound alumni (McKenzie 623) Caroline Barron’s book Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death is out now, and is her personal story of motherhood, grief and trauma, and search for identity and whakapapa. Read more

Inspiring Alumni - Janet Cross

Inspiring Alumni - Janet Cross

Ashburton based alumni Janet Cross put her green fingers to work by selling fresh produce at her gate during lockdown to help support Outward Bound. Read more

Alysha's year of cleaning up NZ

Alysha's year of cleaning up NZ

Remember Alysha and her awesome pledge to pick up 100,000 pieces of rubbish across NZ in 2019 to raise funds for another student? Well, it was an interesting journey. Read her highs and lows Read more

22 Years and 2 Misses Later..

22 Years and 2 Misses Later..

Haslinda Abriham, Cook 395 (1997), a student from Singapore shares her story of catching up with fellow watchmate Julius aka twenty-two years on from their Outward Bound course. Read more

Anakiwa needs a new safety launch

Anakiwa needs a new safety launch

OB has been working hard to raise the funds needed for a new safety launch and thanks to generous gifts from our supporters we have raised $430,000 so far! Now we need a helping hand to reach our final target. Read more

Solo Experience a Highlight for Assurity NZ’s Catherine Saganic

Solo Experience a Highlight for Assurity NZ’s Catherine Saganic

Catherine Saganic shares her learnings from completing our 5-day Women in Leadership course. "The course was an experience that is so hard to articulate to people who haven’t been - it was completely life-changing.” Read more

Dan's discovery of self-confidence

Dan's discovery of self-confidence

Kia ora, I'm Dan and I’m 19. I want to share my story with you and thank the kind donors who made my journey to OB possible. Now, I am a young adult in control of my future. After years of feeling like ‘the poor kid’, I know the meaning of self-value and self-belief. Read more