OB alumni Harsha Guntakala hitchhiked the length of NZ with 5 others to raise funds for mental health. Together they raised nearly $60k! He shares how OB inspired him to fundraise for this important cause.
Sid's Tribute to Cobham 678
Classic alumni Sid Malhi from Auckland blew us away with her ‘tribute to Cobham 678’ video. If you’ve done a Classic course – this is going to bring back all the feels.
Sadness at the passing of our Patron Sir David Levene
It is with a huge amount of sadness that we share the news that our Patron Sir David Levene has passed away, aged 92.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Learning to Lead
Nine years ago Wellington’s Gareth Jeune was scaling cliff faces, traversing ranges and jumping into the cold waters of Tōtaranui / Queen Charlotte Sound on his Outward Bound BETA course.
Lexi Kerr applied for a Ka Mahi scholarship to help her get to OB. We caught up with Lexi to see how OB has made an impact on her life and what advice she'd give others wanting to apply for a scholarship. Read more
Sarah Scott, a partner at the Simpson Grierson law firm in Christchurch, completed an Outward Bound Professional course in 2014. As she explains, her experience in Anakiwa has filtered into and influenced many aspects of her professional life. Read more
We caught up with YMCA tutor Natasha Dominey who took part on our Connect course designed specifically to build the skills and confidence of individuals working with NZ youth. Natasha describes her OB experience as life-changing on many levels. Read more
Before Outward Bound I wanted to change. I lacked direction and was in a stressful place. During Outward Bound, I flourished and discovered the ways I wanted to grow. Here's my personal account of OB and my life afterwards. Read more
Outward Bound recently collaborated with No Duff Charitable Trust to deliver the first course focused specifically on supporting New Zealand Defence Force veterans to transition from military life back to day-to-day civilian living. Read more
Kia ora, my name is Sithmi. Last year I completed a 21-day Outward Bound Mind Body Soul course. When I first stepped onto the jetty, I fell in love with Anakiwa - a beautiful masterpiece created by mother nature. Read more
OB Champion Alysha has a goal to raise funds for Outward Bound by collecting 100,000 pieces of rubbish in 2019 across New Zealand's beaches, rivers, coasts, forests and public areas. Keep an eye on her progress here! Read more