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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
Opening of the Levene Lodge
We recently opened the much anticipated Levene Lodge staff accommodation! Named after our patron Sir David Levene and blessed by Te Ātiawa, the lodge has been sustainably designed to house our instructors and have a light footprint.
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
When COVID-19 hit our shores, OB was facing a four-month closure and a very uncertain future. Three well known New Zealand family businesses Duncan NZ Venison, Tumu Group and Talley’s all who pledged their support to help strengthen our future. Read more
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