Help Ukrainian Teenagers Build Resilience and Leadership Skills
Valued supporter and alumni Heather Black (Scott 383) has been volunteering at a refugee centre in Romania where she has met many incredible teenagers who have had their lives and their stability disrupted by the war in Ukraine.
60 Years of Outward Bound NZ - The Story So Far
Since the first Outward Bound School was established in Wales, over 40 schools have been established in more than 30 countries worldwide. Outward Bound New Zealand has run courses at Anakiwa since 1962, touching the lives of over 70,000 participants.
Hamish Reid - Our New School Director
Hamish has been OB’s Health & Safety Manager in Anakiwa for the past 6 years. A total stalwart of the outdoor education industry, Hamish brings a massive amount of mana and experience to the role.
Harsha's Hitch for Hope
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.
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
Meg Ryan, current OB Course Design Manager and past OB instructor, shares with us what really goes on during staff training at Outward Bound NZ. And you’ll be happy to hear that yes, even OB instructors get scared! Read more
Wellingtonian Breanna Ward swam the Strait in 7hours 26mins on Saturday 1st December, 2018 to raise funds for the Outward Bound Champion programme. We caught up with Breanna to chat about the swim and what she's planning next. Read more
While most university students tend to relax after finishing their exams, one OB Alumni has strapped on her tramping pack and is currently on a 75-day walk of the South Island. Check out her inspiring story here. Read more
Twelve years ago Southland's Julia Colhoun was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but she has not let that stand in the way of taking on various challenges. Julia recently returned to Anakiwa to take part in our Activate course. Read more