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.
For years our students have kayaked and sailed their way through the Marlborough Sounds on their Outward Bound course and thanks to Project Refresh Anakiwa, future students will get to experience the uniquely NZ, waka ama. Read more
Your Watch House is a special place during your time at Outward Bound. It where you relax after your busy days, get some time out, and enjoy the company of your Watchmates. That's why we're prioritising building a new double Watch House as a part of Project Refresh Anakiwa. Read more
After her accident, Laura was left in a wheelchair. She loved her Outward Bound course, but had trouble getting up to Te Kainga homestead. So as our first major development in Project Refresh Anakiwa, we're doing something about it! Read more
Anakiwa - for those of us who have been fortunate enough to ‘do’ an Outward Bound course the word Anakiwa is not just a place name, its the soul of Outward Bound. Join us in restoring and refreshing this special location that means so much to so many. Read more
Leadership isn't always about leading a team from the front. Read about the different experiences these watchmates have had of leadership at Anakiwa and the impact it's made on their day-to-day. Read more