Stories

Stories

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

Learning to Lead

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.

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Inspiring Alumni September 2020

Inspiring Alumni September 2020

We love that students express the impact of their OB experience in different ways: from continuing to explore and seek inspiration from te ao tūroa, mother nature, to creative expression like this amazing painting of Anakiwa by Jessie Magee. Read more

Marcel's Quick Banoffee Pie

Marcel's Quick Banoffee Pie

Our deconstructed Banoffee Pie is an easy winner, and we mean easy! It’s a perfect dessert to whip up quickly with basic pantry ingredients. Read more