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NEWS FROM ANAKIWA • LATEST COURSE DATES • ALUMNI UPDATES • 50 year celebrations update

may 2012  commemorative edition

50 years 50,000 Kiwis Has Outward Bound New Zealand achieved the dreams and aspirations of our founders? we have a look in the 50th anniversary cutter.

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THEN & NOW FROM THE ARCHIVES

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TEEING OFF THE 50TH

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AND FISHER & PAYKEL LEGACY......11 PRIMED FOR LIFE............................12 SUPPORTER UPDATE.....................15


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50 YEARS

OF UNLOCKING KIWI POTENTIAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS All regional events will screen ‘Inside Outward Bound: The New Zealand Journey’.

11 May Christchurch regional event in conjunction with Mid-Year Council Meeting. outwardbound.co.nz/christchurch

15 May Wanganui regional event. outwardbound.co.nz/wanganui

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‘The course outcomes for our students are exceptional and in some cases, life changing – you only have to speak to our alumni!’

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elcome to the 50th Anniversary edition of the Cutter. As Outward Bound celebrates our 50th Anniversary year I have had the opportunity to reminisce with many alumni and past staff. It has been especially rewarding to connect with those who attended ‘course 1’ in 1962 and with Katie McNabb, the daughter of our first Warden Hamish Thomas, who spent her childhood growing up at Anakiwa, just like the children of our staff today. I have also explored our archives looking at photos and reading stories of days gone by. Reviewing our records, that go back to the start of our journey, has given me a deeper understanding as to why Outward Bound was established. In his opening speech at Anakiwa on the 1st of September 1962, Lord Cobham said ‘Outward Bound is training for life; all the young people coming to Outward Bound schools are on a journey for life, and it is believed that the experience of an Outward Bound course will help them to cope confidently with the problems, worries and opportunities which they will meet on that journey.’

Timaru regional event. outwardbound.co.nz/timaru

Now that Outward Bound’s journey is 50 years on, I ask the question: ‘Has Outward Bound New Zealand achieved the dreams and aspirations of our founders?’ • Over 50,000 New Zealanders from all walks of life have completed an Outward Bound course. • Outward Bound is in strong financial health which will enable us to continue for another 50 years. • The course outcomes for our students are exceptional and in some cases, life changing – you only have to speak to our alumni! ‘Truly amazing and rewarding experience. Take the challenge and “be your best self”. (Facebook). All of us who have had involvement with Outward Bound over the past 50 years can say with a real sense of pride: ‘Yes we have made a difference to the lives of many New Zealanders and to New Zealand as a nation.’ Our passion for unlocking Kiwi potential is as strong as ever, and we are excited for the next 50 years in our journey; for another 50,000 New Zealanders to experience Outward Bound, ready to confidently take on the opportunities and challenges that life will throw at them.

19 June Wellington regional event. outwardbound.co.nz/wellington

12 July Auckland regional event. outwardbound.co.nz/auckland

25 July Martinborough regional event. outwardbound.co.nz/martinborough

2 August Hawke’s Bay regional event. outwardbound.co.nz/hawkes-bay

26 August–15 September Special Anniversary Rotary Course. outwardbound.co.nz/rotary-course

1 September Black tie dinner: Official 50th Anniversary celebratory function. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland. Tickets on sale in June.

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26–28 October Outward Bound staff reunion. Anakiwa, Marlborough Sounds. outwardbound.co.nz/staff-reunion

24 November Alumni half-marathon in conjunction with a course finish. Anakiwa, Marlborough Sounds. To enter visit: outwardbound.co.nz/ alumni-marathon

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit outwardbound.co.nz

FRONT COVER: One of the first expeditions. LEFT PAGE: 2011 ITO.  ABOVE: One of the first kayaking courses held at Outward Bound.

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INSIDE OUTWARD BOUND: The New Zealand Journey Documentary Premiere, Thursday April 19 2012

‘At times you felt like laughing and then crying; the connection with real people telling their stories, from modern times to our past, was graphic and inspiring… It’s something for all of us to be very proud of.’ / TREVOR TAYLOR, CEO

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It’s an achievement that can guide your next decisions

Sarah Wiseman, Outward Bound Ambassador, says at the start of the documentary, ‘Some gut feeling in me knew that I was going to be experiencing something quite profound,’ setting the scene for the VIP premiere of ‘Inside Outward Bound: The New Zealand Journey’ . Described as ‘a masterpiece of film’ by a viewer, the documentary went behind the scenes and wove together the stories, experiences and profiles of a selection of New Zealanders who have, or were at the time, completing an Outward Bound course. Produced by Great Southern Television with internationally acclaimed director Pietra Brettkelly, the documentary resonated with all who attended the event. For 45 minutes, the culmination of months of planning, skilled camera work and world-class production combined to create a moving portrait of Outward Bound in New Zealand. The guests reflected a wide range of people who have attended and supported Outward Bound over the years: former All Blacks Gary Whetton and Outward Bound Ambassador Norm Hewitt, sportscaster John McBeth, former Miss New

Zealand Claire Yildis (nee Glenistor), Outward Bound Patron Sir David Levene and Ngai Tahu’s Sir Tipene O’Regan. Rebecca Laws, whose piece-to-camera footage evoked the essence of an Outward Bound solo, spoke after the screening to the audience about the challenges, rewards and clear direction her course had given her, as she embarks on a career in outdoor education. Interpreting 50 years of history is a challenge, and Great Southern Television managing director Phil Smith addressed this in his introduction. Pietra trawled through hours of archived footage for an overview, before the film crew arrived at Anakiwa to follow Rebecca and her Mind Body Soul watch, along with students attending other courses at the same time. Recollections from past Alumni were poignant, from Gary Whetton’s initial struggle during the first 10 days of his

Documentary Stars: John McBeth, Matthew Truman, Claire Anderson, Iaean Cranwell, Rebecca Laws, Gary Whetton, Craig Pauling, Claire Yildiz

Tim Watts (OB Council), Mark Bentley (CEO Auckland Communities Foundation), Grant Faber (Chair of Members Council)

Rob Maclean (School Director), Alistair Sowman (Marlborough Mayor)

Bruce Cardwell, Gary Whetton, Jane Whetton

Trevor Taylor (OB CEO), Norm Hewitt (OB Ambassador)

Sir David Levene (OB Patron), Bruce Cardwell (Chairman of the Board)

course, to Olympic Rower Storm Uru’s inability to ‘even make it half way’ with his watch in the cutter. Gary does finally stop counting down the days, and the impact of his experience is clear, ‘I would not have been an All Black at that time, if it wasn’t for Outward Bound.’ Storm also finds his direction clarified upon the completion of his course, ‘My goals now are to win Olympic gold at the 2012 Olympics and the year after that to graduate with an MBA from Oxford.’ The documentary paints an intimate picture of our Alumni’s unique experiences. As Claire Yildis expresses, Outward Bound gave her ‘the courage and the confidence to make that leap of faith’, consequently going on to be crowned Miss New Zealand in 1985. Claire Anderson powerfully recollects her personal struggles and the impact Outward Bound had in ‘realising the type of life I wanted to live’, recently having qualified for the world long distance triathlon championships in Las Vegas. Matthew Truman, a cancer survivor and past president of CanTeen, expresses the confidence and achievement in his abilities that transcended the personal challenges he had faced before his course. At the end, Outward Bound Chief Executive, Trevor Taylor, summed up the documentary perfectly in his speech, ‘At times you felt like laughing and then crying; the connection with real people telling their stories, from modern times to our past, was graphic and inspiring. It’s a fantastic documentary and brilliantly portrays the energy, history and impact that Outward Bound has had on people’s lives. It’s something for all of us to be very proud of.’ /

Margaret Robinson (first women’s course), Rachael Neutze (OB Funding Coordinator)

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27 may 21 july 23 september www.outwardbound.co.nz/classic

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David Rutherford (Chief Human Rights Commissioner), Teresa Burke (first disability course)


LOOKING BACK ON 50 YEARS WITH RON FABER

MANAGE YOURSELF

‘In this day and age when people look more and more to Governments to solve their problems, the knowledge of one’s own abilities, gained from an Outward Bound course, give our students a substantial advantage in facing the challenges of life.’

LEAD OTHERS

In the late 1960s, as Commanding Officer of HMNZS Ngapona, the training establishment for Naval Reservists, I was approached by several fellow Rotarians who were organising a fundraising spectacular for Outward Bound and wished Navy participation. I was appointed to the organising committee and following a successful fundraiser was persuaded to join the Auckland Outward Bound Association. Progressively, I became Chairman of the Auckland Association, Councillor and a member of the Boats Committee responsible for maritime activities. In 1982, I was elected Second Vice President of the Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand and in 1984 assumed the position of President. At that time the Trust was in excellent health; courses were 97% full and the 23 day course fee, capped at three times the average weekly wage, covered the Trust’s operating expenses leaving a small surplus out of which a reserve fund was gradually built. In those days Presidents held office for only one year and in 1985 I retired to the comfortable position of Past President, but remained an active member of the Boats Committee. The recession of the late 1980s and early 1990s brought dramatic changes to the welfare of the Trust. Student occupancy dropped to around 40% and the reduced income resulted in substantial annual losses that depleted our financial reserves. Because of the low and variable student numbers, adjusting Instructor numbers and planning became difficult, producing friction between the School and the Wellington office. In April 1996, Sir Roy McKenzie and Sir David Tompkins, concerned at the continuing losses, called an emergency meeting of past presidents at which, aware of my business background, they invited me to again accept the office of President with an indication that this time there was no limit to my term. Apart from the recession there were a number of factors contributing to the downturn in the Trust’s fortunes. Dominant was the fact that all major

decisions had to be confirmed by the Council, the then governing body, that met only twice a year. Additionally, agreements reached by the thirty members of Council tended to be conservative and favour the status quo. This denied management the necessary prompt and bold decisions that circumstances demanded. Fortunately the Council recognised the problem and agreed to transfer decision making powers to a properly constituted Board of Directors. Initially the Board was drawn from Council members but gradually as specific skills were needed, not available within the Trust, members were elected from outside. The first Board, some of whose members are still active, set to with determination, meeting regularly and demanding progressive financial reports. Following changes in operation demanded by the Board the accounts appeared to show an improvement in our finances and I left for the 1996 Christmas holidays with a feeling of optimism. To my great horror, on returning home I found the following email awaiting me: “I cannot pay the staff wages this week and I need $30,000 to pay other creditors.” Urgent investigation by our auditors revealed that the accounts provided to the Board were grossly in error and the Trust was technically bankrupt. Swift action followed with the appointment of Bob Walters as Chief Executive, who in accepting the position said “he liked a challenge”. It was a long, tough haul with a mixture of triumphs and disappoint-

ments, both Sir Roy McKenzie and Sir David Levene gave critical financial support from time to time. Fortunately Bob Walters, succeeded by current Chief Executive, Trevor Taylor, both had the special skills to serve the demanding needs of the Trust through this period. Outward Bound New Zealand has now regained its place as one of the leading schools in the world today. In 2000, confident we were on the right track I retired as President yet remained a member of the Board. In 2007, I resigned from the Board while remaining nautical advisor on the External Safety Advisory Committee, a position I still hold today. From its inception until last year I served as a Trustee of the Outward Bound Foundation and from 1996 to 2001 I served as the Australasian representative on the Board of Outward Bound International, the world controlling body. My long period of association, both here and overseas, has convinced me of the inestimable value of the Outward Bound experience for both young and not so young. In this day and age when people look more and more to Governments to solve their problems, the knowledge of one’s own abilities, gained from an Outward Bound course, give our students a substantial advantage in facing the challenges of life. / RON FABER, PRESIDENT OUTWARD BOUND 1984-1984, 1996-2000

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PHOTOS FACING PAGE: John Hebron and Harry Scoltock stand beside first course photo. ABOVE: LEFT TO RIGHT: Harold Titter, Ron Faber and Brian Robinson, 14 May 1984. Feltex & Selwyn Robinson Watch houses depicted in the photo.

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Bruce Cardwell School Director 1990-1995

For Bruce Cardwell, the defining vision of Outward Bound remains the same today as when he was School Director, society may have changed ‘but the core Outward Bound philosophy remains the same around challenge and adventure.’ Outward Bound saw many changes during Bruce’s tenure and luckily, he had a ‘great team’ to help implement them. Among the changes were internal and external safety audits and emergency response procedures and training. One of the most significant was an ‘end to a 30 year period of unaccompanied bush schemes – unfortunate but necessary.’ Another major development was the two day ‘shortening’ of the Classic course from 23 days to 21 days duration, which allowed for more staff training and professional development. During Bruce’s time as School Director, more women were encouraged into instructing roles and a new ropes course was created, mobile off-site summer courses and new support vessels (the Kurt Hahn and Sir Roy) were also introduced.

The memories that linger most for Bruce involve getting amongst the staff and students, where he spent time ‘observing students grow and learn during their experiences.’ He believes Outward Bound’s values are just as important today as they were in 1990, especially for youth, ‘they have the ability to shape our nationhood and combine all cultures within New Zealand.’

Harry Scoltock Student Course one 1962

Catching pigs remains one of Harry Scoltock’s most memorable moments while attending the first Outward Bound course in September, 1962. Coming from a farming and outdoor background, he noticed a difference between ‘the guys who were city-reared, to those of us that had more outdoor experience.’ However, they were all quickly up to speed due to bonding and training with their watchmates.  He recalls the first Warden, Hamish Thomas, and instructors Major Adrian Hayter (sailing) and Allan Cameron (PT), as exceptional role models to learn from. Harry has had several trips back to Anakiwa since his first visit, ‘The Anakiwa facility is at least 90% changed from then. The inclusion of environmental improvements such as sewerage and recycling, and proper facilities – buildings, workshops, instructor accommodation, confidence course and satellite camps – are just some of the notable changes.’ He recognises the instruction methods, especially around safety, have inevitably changed over the years, ‘The students seem to be encouraged

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to be more hands on with their own organisation and watches are larger (only 12 per watch in 1962). Mixed watches are not something I experienced, but this must put another angle on things.’ Since completing his course, Harry has continued to be involved in outdoor activities with a significant part of his life dedicated to specialist activities in sports, ‘I would like to think the confidence gained as an 18 year old at OB assisted with some of the directions my life took.’ As for where he sees Outward Bound heading in the next 50 years, he hopes ‘the courses do not get too specialised as to lose track of the original concept, to teach good basic common sense and teamwork.’ Harry’s wife completed her Outward Bound course in 1975, and they’ve both had the opportunity to return to Anakiwa to be shown through a current course, by two instructors, ‘We achieved the course and I was delighted not only to have the chance, but to also get a good result as I was over 60 at the time.’

Excerpts from Harry’s course journal 20th Arrive Picton 1200hrs. Watched others arrive on Aramoana. Left ferry wharf 13.30hrs on Lady Anakiwa for 45 min trip to Anakiwa in the rain. Cleared later. Briefed on trip by Mr Phillips. Handed over to Watch instructors at 14.15hrs. Posted to Hillary watch under the instruction of PT specialist Petty Officer Cameron. He showed us around and briefed us on boundaries and rules. 1500hrs Afternoon tea. Further briefing by instructors. 1630hrs Had individual introduction to Warden Mr Thomas. Took oath to abide by rules and regulations and signed in. 1700 Medical by doctor. Informal welcome and briefing by warden. PT at 1730 followed by cold shower. Delicious dinner at 1830. At 1945 Formal talk by warden. Explained about the origin and aims of the Cobham Outward Bound School. 30th 0700 Rise with fine weather. Had breakfast and left at 0900. Went into Pelorous Sound and had swim. Had lunch on bank opposite Mohikapawa. We were met at Havelock,started to run back to school while truck was taking canoes back up the Pelorous for next Watch. Arrived back in time for galley duty.

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First Instructor Sept 1962 – Oct 1964 When John Hebron departed from England in the spirit of adventure and a new life, he didn’t realise what lay before him in the next few years. After seeing an advertisement for an instructors position at the newly formed Outward Bound School, he found himself in a new and challenging environment at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds. Adrian Hayter, a round-the-world yachtsman was appointed with him as one of the first two instructors. The third appointed instructor did not arrive and luckily at very short notice, NZ Navy Petty Officer Alistair Cameron came to the rescue, ‘We were the initial staff and it was our responsibility to make the venture succeed’.

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The Outward Bound School was in the process of being established, and he and Adrian assisted in the physical re-building, turning the guesthouse into a school, in preparation for the official opening. John was present for the opening ceremony with Lord Cobham and then Prime Minister, Sir Keith Holyoake, along with Willy Nash, Leader of the Opposition.  Among the many highlights during John’s time as an instructor was meeting Mike Prebble, who like Adrian Hayter, became a leader at Scott Base in Antarctica, and the octo-genarian publisher AH Reed who visited the school while on his walk from Cape Reinga to Bluff.  Another stand out moment was meeting the Duke of Edinburgh. ‘One person who greatly impressed me, and who visited the school a number of times was Governor General Sir Bernard Fergusson, a great leader who fought with the Chindits [Regiments of the British Army] in Burma in WWII, who was able to establish an immediate rapport with the students.’ One of the most significant finds in the history of Outward Bound - the rock climbing face - was made by John.  This natural rockface sets the Outward Bound School in Anakiwa apart from all other international Outward

Bound schools, who use man-made rock climbing walls. John’s faith in the purpose of Outward Bound is still clear, ‘It is important that the core objectives remain the same, as the need will still be there. “To serve, to strive and not to yield” does not change whether it be 1962, 2012 or 2062.’

1st Had to get up about 0530 in morning as sleeping bag was soaked. It had also had a hunk chewed out of the side of it and there was feathers everywhere. Brought boats in and had breakfast. 0820 left for return to school. Had storm winds early. Had to row from past Onahau Bay. Had lunch back at school at about 1400. Had rest of time free to prepare for tomorrow. After had talk and demo on Firearms Safety by Nelson Police Officer Mr Noel Oxnam.


Rob Maclean

School Director may 2009 – present Rob Maclean is unable to pick his most memorable moment at Outward Bound, as there are too many to choose from. He ranks working together as a finely-tuned team among the best, ‘When the course welcome comes together with a snappy punch and you feel the sense of awe that a well-honed team of staff can create in the students’. Not only is it the Outward Bound staff that shine as a team, it’s also visible in the students, ‘When you feel a course hitting full tempo and you see student watches uniting into something greater than the sum of their parts.’ Also among his more memorable moments was the incident in early 2011, when the Delphinus dolphin-watching boat hit the cutter, the Matahorua, (another fine example of teamwork in a challenging situation). When asked if Outward Bound’s purpose had stood the test of time his belief is clear, ‘The objectives that Outward Bound aspires to deliver (self development, social development, values awareness, environmental awareness and a service ethic) are timeless and universally relevant in any society at any stage in history.’ Over the next 50 years he sees multi-cultural initiatives, such as the Southern Cross and Aoraki Bound courses, taking greater effect due to New Zealand’s increasingly diverse population. These courses ‘help foster a sense of cultural belonging and Kiwi citizenship to a far greater extent than in the previous 50 years’. As School Director, Rob needs to keep on top of changing attitudes and cultures to ensure the needs of society are met. The raw physicality of the courses will remain intact, while delivery will be adapted to cater for a more ‘wired generation in an increasing complex and urban oriented world’. He is unsure whether further Outward Bound schools will be established in New Zealand, however he does ‘enthusiastically imagine networks of life coaches, personal trainers, youth groups and community organisations all integrated in various ways with Outward Bound, and supporting us to achieve our mission: Better People, Better Communities, Better World’.

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Rebecca Laws

Instructor Sept 2011 – Current

Student MIND BODY SOUL 2011

There are many things Malaika Davies will take away from her experience as an Outward Bound Instructor. Her most memorable to date is climbing the summit of Mt Royal (the fourth peak in three days), ‘arriving first thing in the morning and seeing Mt Taranaki in the distance as the group gathered for a victory photo with arms raised high, shouting, “More is in us!”’ For Malaika, the course objectives are just as relevant today as they were 50 years ago, ‘to the point that I was surprised that the vision document wasn’t new – I felt it fit with my values and I could identify with it immediately.’ She has had a busy start to her role, experiencing a Training Manager change (the first in eight years) right on the cusp of the 50th Anniversary year. In the next 50 years, she would like to see Outward Bound continue its role as a leading organisation in outdoor education and ‘continue to hold high standards and a high calibre staff’. Adapting to society’s changing needs and demographics will mean Outward Bound needs to ‘continue to design and adapt new courses to different sectors in society’.

When Rebecca attended a Mind Body Soul course in 2011, it was a ‘life changing experience and new beginning’ that allowed her to achieve goals she set prior to attending. Rebecca finds it hard to choose her most memorable moment at Outward Bound, ‘the whole time there was memorable, even through the low points my watchmates always seemed to pull out of it and turn something so dismal into something really funny.’ Her time on solo remains a stand-out experience, especially setting up camp in the dark and having an awkward night’s sleep on uneven ground! But the spectacular view remains a high point, ‘when the sun was setting, the sky lit up in a beautiful sunset of orange and red –, it was amazing to watch.’ Rebecca’s biggest challenge during the course was the half-marathon run, ‘about 4km into it I started to feel this incredibly tight pain in my muscles in my calves.’ Upon arriving at a check point, she was advised to stop running, but she wasn’t happy to stop there, ‘I couldn’t live with myself not finishing it.’ She finished it under 3 hours, achieving one of her goals. Following the course, Rebecca’s had surgery for Compartment Syndrome (serious swelling affecting muscle tissue) and is now on the mend and looks forward to running again soon.

Outward Bound’s unique learning environment encouraged Rebecca’s watch to develop a strong bond and develop new perspectives on themselves and the world around them. She hopes Outward Bound will continue to offer opportunities for youth, particularly those who need help with funding , so people realise it’s possible for anyone to attend, ‘I loved everything about OB and encourage others to try the experience and see how their development can be pushed!’

PHOTOS OPPOSITE PAGE: TOP: Bruce Cardwell. LEFT: John Hebron first instructor with the Duke of Edinburgh. MIDDLE: Visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 1983 at Outward Bound School, Anakiwa. The Duke of Edinburgh shaking hands with John Hebron. bottom: On the first course 1962. Five young pigs caught by one of the boys and eaten by them! (Harry Scoltock is second from the right). THIS PAGE: TOP LEFT: Rob at a recent Powhiri welcoming the students in. TOP RIGHT: Rob in bush. LEFT TOP: Malaika at a recent Powhiri welcoming the students in. LEFT: Rebecca jumping off centre pole of jetty. RIGHT: Rebecca preparing for the high ropes.

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1. All the boys watch – Climbing over ‘the wall’. 2. Morning assembly in the original school grounds. 3. C-Tec Meeting 28/29 July 1984. 4. Early morning PT Course. 5. One of the first Insight courses out on a cutter. 6. Nicknames from one of the first courses. 7. Early morning run. 8. One of the first disability courses. 9. On their way to the opening ceremony of Outward Bound, photographed at Woodboume Airport. Left to right: T.H. Leys, Managing Director of New Zealand Newspapers Ltd, a councillor on the Trust; Dr D. Rogers, Mayor of Hamilton; A. Beverley, Marlborough’s Public Relations Officer; O.S. Hintz, Editor of the New Zealand Herald. a councillor; Woolf Fisher, president of the Outward Bound council; J. Phillipps, executive director; E.W. Dawson, executive director in Great Britain; J. W. Coney, secretary and councillor; and Captain W. Dunsford, a member of the Auckland association. 10. The very first course 1962.


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Teeing off TH 50 ANNIVERSARY with the charity golf tournament Outward Bound’s 50th Anniversary celebrations started in style on Thursday 15th March with the Charity Golf Tournament held at Gulf Harbour Country Club in Auckland. Eighteen corporate teams participated and were lucky enough to have one Junior Golfer from the North Harbour and Auckland District Development Squads join each team, offering the business community the opportunity to support these junior golfers. World number one amateur golfer, Lydia Ko, and Outward Bound Patron, Sir David Levene, teed off at the event, with TVNZ and HSBC Golf Show cameras recording the long hit sailing perfectly down the centre of the fairway. This also offered Lydia the opportunity to personally thank Sir David for his support in the development of her golfing career. During the champagne breakfast, Outward Bound CEO, Trevor Taylor, announced that Outward bound was working with NZ Golf to develop a new partnership which will see Outward Bound courses being offered as part of a high development programme for young golfers.

Outward Bound currently offers customised course for elite athletes from Rowing NZ, Swimming NZ and Bike NZ. It is expected that up to 20 alumni from these programmes will be representing New Zealand at the London Olympics. The winning team on the day was Douglas Pharmaceuticals, hosting Auckland Grammar School attende George Helsby. Major sponsors and supporters on the day included Youth-town, NZ Hot House, Auckland Rotary, The David Levene Foundation and Gulf Harbour Country Club. Another great outcome of the day was from the Police Blue Light Team, sponsored by Lloyd East Insurance. Out of lucky coincidence, their young team member is exploring the police force as a career option. Blue Light were so impressed with his attitude and his positive outlook on life, they are now looking to support him to attend an Outward Bound course. 

Lydia Ko and Sir David Levene teeing off.

‘Outward Bound currently offers customised course for elite athletes from; Rowing NZ, Swimming NZ & Bike NZ. It is expected that up to 20 alumni from these programmes will be representing New Zealand at the London Olympics.’

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KATHMANDU ADVENTURE RACE Billed as short, fun and suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure, the Kathmandu Adventure Series offers a great introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. In association with Outward Bound sponsor Kathmandu, one leg of this year’s series was held in New Zealand at Anakiwa, with a further nine events to take place in Australasia. The Anakiwa event, incl-uded as part of Outward Bound’s 50th Anniversary celebration calendar, kicked off first thing on Saturday 31st March, on a stunning day in the Marlborough Sounds. A total of 54 teams of two participated, including many Outward Bound Alumni who delighted in the opportunity to return to Anakiwa for another challenge. The Outward Bound School in Anakiwa and surrounding area was the ideal location for the race with two event categories – 3-hour and 6-hour – across varied terrain. Designed for teams of two, either mixed or same sex, each team races together for the duration of the event completing three disciplines – mountain biking (15–25km), trail running (5–10km) and kayaking (2–4km). A number of family pairings took on the challenge, and amongst the many racers were twin sisters, Elizabeth and Kathryn Bunckenburg, who completed Mind Body Soul courses in 2009. “Team Bunck” finished fourth in the female 6hour race in an impressive 6 hours and 5 minutes, and were rapt to be not only back at Anakiwa, but also to push their limits in the race. ‘It’s a fantastic course to race on and really great to be back here,’ said Elizabeth, who is studying Health Science at Massey

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University, ‘We haven’t been back here since our course so it’s quite special.’ Kathryn, who is studying Environmental Sustainability and Outdoor Education at CPIT, was equally enthusiastic, ‘It was a superbly laid out course and a real challenge – for us both it worked really well, with the run definitely the best bit.’ Both sisters are planning to tackle the Coast to Coast race in the near future, and Dan Moore, Outward Bound Curriculum Manager and course advisor for the race, was on hand to share his adventure racing experiences with them. /

Race Results

Full results at: maxadventure.com.au

6 hour Male: Nick Ross & Trev Voyce, R&R Sport – Nelson; 4:17:7 Female: Helen Chittenden & Lynley Coventry, Thighs of Steel; 5:16:54 Mixed: Marina Buonocore and Brendon Crequer, BC; 5:47:27 School/U-18 Male: Nathan Sturrock & Jackson Carver, Waimea Swamp Donkeys; 5:56:26 Female: Annelise Van Zoelen & Kirsten Mccashin, Garin Girls; 5:51:26 3 hour Male: Ryan Doyle & Martin Doyle; Geriatrix and Pediatrix; 3:12:19 Female: Angela Leslie & Julie Kennedy, Soul Sisters; 3:30:27 Mixed: Jenny Yeoman & Steve Thompson, mix-n-match; 3:37:45 School/U-18 Male: Ben Mains & Kit Vining, Carnage; 3:23:43 Female: Ireland Steenbergen & Georgia Anderson, Nelson Crazy Girls; 4:01:43

Men’s 6 hour race: Winners Nick Ross and Trev Voyce.


THE FISHER & PAYKEL LEGACY

The Tavern Club at their 25th Anniversary dinner in 2009. Graeme is 6th from the left in the front row.

‘Sir Woolf Fisher and Maurice Paykel were outstanding individuals that were held in very high regard by all employees at Fisher & Paykel. Both made a huge impression on our business ethics, and career training.’ / GRAEME LOCKERY

When Graeme Lockery re-established The Tavern Club in 1985, its purpose was to bring together a ‘bunch of good guys to reminisce and tell a few stories!’ Entry was strictly by invitation only and the key prerequisites for becoming a member were having worked for the original sales division at Fisher & Paykel back in the 1960s. Eventually thirty members were confirmed, among them well known New Zealand rower (gold medal winner at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954) and past Fisher & Paykel Managing Director, Don Rowlands. In 1990 it was suggested that the Club sponsor a young Fisher & Paykel employee to attend Outward Bound.

Employees with potential, but possibly ‘flying under the radar’, were selected with the intention of developing and improving their prospects within the company. In 1991 the first recipient attended a Classic 21 day course and ‘the change that occurred to the person following their experience’ proved to be a great success. Over the years the selection process has been streamlined with HR teams recommending recipients, and the scholarship is now also open to Panasonic employees.

At the Club’s annual black tie dinner, the recipients are invited to share their Outward Bound experience. Guests from all over New Zealand attend the formal dinner, with the club member’s subscriptions providing the necessary funds for the sponsorship. Fisher & Paykel has a long history with Outward Bound, as several young employees attended the very first Outward Bound course in 1962 (some of whom are now members of The Tavern Club). Sir Woolf Fisher became Outward Bound New Zealand’s first president and when a suitable site at Anakiwa in the Queen Charlotte Sound came on the market, he ensured its purchase. Several of The Tavern Club members were also involved in the early development stages of the Outward Bound School in Anakiwa. Graeme hopes The Tavern Club’s commitment to Fisher & Paykel and Outward Bound will continue in the years to come. When asked why it was so important his answer is clear, ‘Sir Woolf Fisher and Maurice Paykel were outstanding individuals that were held in very high regard by all employees at Fisher & Paykel. Both made a huge impression on our business ethics, and career training.’ /

CONNECTING OUTWARD BOUND AND OMAN

Kelly Hamilton with her camel companion.

New Zealand and Oman, from the bush to the desert – For six days last December I had the privilege of being invited to Outward Bound Oman to take part in their Connecting Cultures course. I was asked by Mark Evans, the founder of OB Oman, to present a number of workshops during the trip. Connecting Cultures aims to bring Western and Arab youth together in an environment that by its nature breaks down barriers and facilitates discussions. Culture, values and solutions to misunderstandings are openly discussed. Fourteen young women from a variety of countries, including Netherlands, Oman, Singapore, Finland, UK, Jordan and Poland, attended the course. After meeting in Muscat we hopped on a bus

for 2 ½ hours to the edge of the Sharqiya (Wahiba) Sands. After a quick repack of our suitcases (some larger than others) at the Bedouin Tourist Camp into smaller daypacks, we started our journey into the desert. We found our first camp and some of the group learnt how to erect tents for the first time. We were warned by Mark that scorpions love to hide under the tents, so to watch out for them in the

morning! The sunset was spectacular from the top of the dunes and we even found a friendly snake on our ascent. After a feast of food prepared by the Bedu people and some chatting around the fire it was off to bed. The next morning we were introduced to our new team members – our camels – who, despite their grumbling and threatening to spit on us, were a useful addition to the team and offered a new perspective on the desert. Shahid, our trusty camel leader, directed us through the dunes to our stops. After dates and Arabic coffee (very strong coffee with cardamom) in the shade, we walked on. From 12 until 3 we sought shelter from the hottest part of the day – the perfect time for our workshops. After discussing the different dimensions of culture, I led workshops demonstrating that there is more connecting different cultures than dividing them. The group discovered we all have similar values, personally and for our countries, and similar aspirations for the future. The fire became the classroom of the desert and around it we discussed fundamental questions of life, such as ‘what is considered right and wrong’ and ‘views on religion’. A debate on the role of the media in cultural misunderstanding uncovered some interesting points and opened minds to different perspectives on the topic. The final day’s workshops focused on transferring the participants’ new

knowledge into practice at home. The group were asked to think about people who had made a difference in cultural relations globally and in their own communities, and think about what they will do when they return home. Key lessons were discussed on the final evening around the fire and like any Outward Bound course, these involved awareness and appreciation of one’s values, an appreciation for the simple things in life and the importance of living in the moment. Comments such as “I can do it!” resonated my experience here in New Zealand. All participants agreed that coming together and sharing the desert experience had given them an awareness of how similar people are, no matter where they are from, and changed them in a way they would never forget. After a well-deserved shower, we had the opportunity to do some sightseeing around Muscat and shopping at the Suq market before sharing a meal and saying goodbye. I feel very privileged to have been part of this unique experience and hope that I can integrate my experience into Outward Bound New Zealand. I would recommend Oman as a country to visit – it has fantastic and diverse scenery and the people are friendly and welcoming. / Kelly Hamilton, Instructor

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WINNING NEW PERSPECTIVES

PRIMED FOR LIFE

Joining the gym in September was a good decision for Alana Kimber, as a month later she found herself joining Hillary watch at Anakiwa to start a Classic course. She said the extra fitness came in handy and she concentrated on her running training in the lead-up.

‘Easter 1979. Scott Watch 174. I could tell you everything that happened every day, almost right down to what I was feeling.’ That’s how vivid the Outward Bound experience was for Prime News Anchor Eric Young, as he recounted his time at Anakiwa.

Alana discovered that she had won the opportunity to go on Outward Bound after winning a competition run by IAMTV in 2011. With grandparents that lived at Ngakuta Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound, Alana had seen the Cutters sailing from time to time and had heard tales about Outward Bound from friends and family, ‘My grandfather was very pleased to hear someone in the family was going to OB’. Alana had some experience of hiking but had not done an overnight tramp before. It was something she was keen on experiencing. ‘I thought it was a great opportunity to try new activities that otherwise I wouldn’t have the chance to do’. Although she was nervous about rock climbing and kayaking, those experiences were among her highlights, ‘Kayaking was quite mentally challenging for me. The idea of being underwater and having to rely on the help of others made me quite anxious.’ Kayaking in the surf taught Alana to live in the moment, especially when she hit a breaking wave front on and her kayak went nose over tail, ‘It was exhilarating. When I was in that situation I forgot completely about my anxieties and focused more of being in the moment and enjoying it. I definitely want to try kayaking again someday.’ Another highlight for Alana was being part of a group where they had to work as a team, ‘We won as a team or we failed as a team.’ Being out in the elements in an outdoors environment made Alana realise how important teamwork was, ‘My watch mates support and encouragement was fundamental to my Outward Bound experience.’ She realises now that ‘no’ or ‘I can’t’ really aren’t valid options for her! Alana reckons Outward Bound has been one of the best experiences of her life. Although there were hard times – physically, mentally and emotionally –

Reaching Outward Bound was a journey in itself for Eric. Growing up in Hawke’s Bay, by his own admission he found himself losing direction as a 17 year old. Family and friends noticed the change and the opportunity to attend Outward Bound was offered to him at school. As is still frequently the case today, he was part sponsored through his local Rotary Club, but also had to make his own contribution, ’In return for some slave labour over a number of weeks, I might add.’ He reflects that it wasn’t meant to be easy to get there which made it all the more rewarding, ‘There were also expectations, speaking at the Rotary meeting on my return which was probably the first time in my life apart from the introductions at Anakiwa, that I had publicly spoken – I was terrified.’ For Eric, the impact of Outward Bound was huge, ‘It was life changing, especially solo, which was my favourite scheme. A little bit of introspection didn’t go amiss and the opportunity to do some mental book-keeping and to reflect on what I’d achieved – it was hugely clarifying. I came back from Outward Bound far more focused and ready to take on anything.’ When asked what the lasting effects of his course were, Eric succinctly refers to the Outward Bound motto, ‘To serve, to strive and not to yield. Why would you give in just because it’s hard? For example, on Day 1, we had to go over the wall and we couldn’t do it, no matter how we tried and sweated. Yet on the last day, without us having thought anymore about it – we nearly set a record. We understood what a team was, how we could all contribute. I think at that point I realised that if there was something you wanted,

‘It was exhilarating. I forgot completely about my anxieties and focused more of being in the moment and enjoying it. I definitely want to try kayaking again someday.’ / ALANA KIMBER

she belives you can come out the other end a better person. Before embarking on her journey, she had hoped to gain a clearer idea of what was important in life and thinks Outward Bound enabled her to get life in perspective, ‘OB empowered me to step outside my comfort zone and try new things without doubting myself. I’m a lot more motivated and have more ambition now that I realise I can achieve whatever I set my mind to.’ Alana wouldn’t hesitate in encouraging someone to go on a course. With the confidence, motivation and independence Alana gained at Outward Bound she has recently stepped further outside her comfort zone and crossed the ditch to Melbourne. / Ginny Semmens

PHOTO TOP LEFT: At Te Kainga – Kate Yiasoumi, Junelle French, Alana Kimber, and Tracy Titchener. RIGHT: Eric Young with Scott watch 174 – first left back row.

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‘It was life changing, especially solo, which was my favourite scheme… it was hugely clarifying. I came back from Outward Bound far more focused and ready to take on anything.’ / ERIC YOUNG

if you worked hard, acknowledged each other and had a common goal, you could achieve anything.’ 30 years on, Eric say he is still learning and as with his own solo, he finds huge value in ‘the importance of doing nothing’ to reflect and to recharge. He is passionate about Outward Bound, ‘I have called into Anakiwa a number of times, and probably have a dozen of the T-shirts at home. My nephews and nieces don’t know it, but they’ll all be going one day.’ /


OUR FAR SOUTH

Sub-zero conditions became the norm for Gareth Morgan and his crew of 51 on their expedition to Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic Islands. The ‘Our Far South’ project was launched to raise New Zealanders’ awareness of the ecological importance of the area between Stewart Island and the South Pole. Patrick Lynch, Outward Bound Alumni, was lucky enough to join the crew. Patrick completed a Classic course in 1984, ‘For a small town boy from Tokoroa that really was a life changing experience. It definitely set the wheels in motion for me to seek out challenges.’ He then returned to Outward Bound with his teenage son, Rory, in 2008 for the Leaps and Bounds course. This is Partrick’s second journey to Antarctica, having been stationed there with the NZ Army as a cargo handler at McMurdo Station. We took time to catch up with Patrick and find out how he got on this time around.

OUTWARD BOUND/ What was the purpose of your trip to Antarctica? PATRICK LYNCH / This was a very different trip to Antarctica than my experience in 1985. The Our Far South trip was very much about learning and being exposed to any emerging issues for the entire region, from Stewart Island south. We had leading scientists and relevant industry and political experts with us who could firsthand describe and explain what we were being exposed to. Because we travelled by sea we had much better access to the Sub-Antarctic Islands and experienced first-hand the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea. We were also able to make landings on Ross Island at historically significant sites. The ongoing project for the Our Far South team is now about raising awareness for all New Zealanders about what we know. PHOTO TOP LEFT: Patrick Lynch keeping out of the sub zero conditions in Scott Hutt. TOP RIGHT: Patrick Lynch (right) and roommate Darren Robinson, on top of Observation Hill above McMurdo Station. The Cross is memorial to Scott and men and is inscribed with ‘to serve, to strive and not to yield’.

One of the most moving experiences for me was standing in Scott’s hut, knowing that they stood in the same spot before taking their fateful journey 100 years ago.

OB/ How do you plan on sharing the knowledge gained now the expedition is over? PL / Personally I am making a number of presentations to schools and looking for any opportunity to present to business or interest groups, and looking for media opportunities. We are also hoping to bring awareness to the significance of climate change, as it has massive consequences over a period of time. It’s up to New Zealand to lead the way and set an example about removing harmful human impact in one of the world’s most precious areas.

OB/ What was the best/ worst experience while on the journey? PL / Actually, my father-in-law passed away as we were heading south. This was very difficult for me, as I was not able to be at home supporting my wife and family.

However, the [Our Far South] team were incredibly supportive of me and we also had our own service on board at the same time as the funeral back in Hamilton. This was very touching. This did make me reflect on anyone who takes on this kind of journey, particularly for expeditions in years gone by where communication was infrequent at best and you could be away for years, not just one month. We all leave loved ones at home and there are risks with that.

OB/ How do you feel your experience at Outward Bound set you up take on an expedition such as this? PL / I suppose it is sort of unique that as a teenager I had an OB experience and then an Antarctic experience and I repeated both in my 40s. I absolutely believe that OB in 1984 helped form my views in respect of taking on challenges, reflection, teamwork and camaraderie. Our Far South will be holding an art and photo exhibition in July. For more information visit [www.ourfarsouth.org].

APOLOGY In the last edition of the Cutter we wrote about the 2011 Outward Bound staff adventure race. We neglected to mention that we contracted one of our past instructors Mark Rayward to design and deliver this experience to our staff. Mark has worked for the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Outward Bound and the NZ Army Adventurous Training School. Now he is a freelance outdoor instructor based in the Tasman area with wife Wendy and two children and is the owner operator of his own company ‘2Explore’.

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OUTWARD BOUND CUTTERS A NEW GENERATION

‘The cutters present a modern vision of Outward Bound – retaining critical elements of simplicity, tradition and experience but blending these with modern materials, techniques and thinking.’

Rob MacLean (School Director) gives us a run down on the history of the cutters… The current Outward Bound ‘naval cutters’ are a standard 32 foot British Admiralty design from the 1930s. This style of boat can be found all over the Commonwealth. Designed to be carried on the deck of a 1930s era British warship, the fundamental design is descended from the longboats that were carried on the decks of admiralty sailing ships in Captain Cook’s day. They are ‘clinker’ built meaning that they are built from overlapping planks. Outward Bound has used the cutters to help teach our courses since the very first pilot course, largely organised by Navy Commodore J O’Connell Ross in 1961. This course was held on and around Motutapu Island near Auckland. The Navy provided three cutters for use and they proved perfect for the task. When the Outward Bound school was established at Anakiwa in 1962 the Navy gifted some of these same cutters to the school.

In 1977 one of the cutters swamped on the Cook Strait side of Motuara Island and was destroyed. Another cutter got worm in her keel and became unseaworthy. During the 1970s two replacement vessels, the Endeavour II and Resolution, were constructed at Jorgenson’s Boatyard in Waikawa to a Navy design, but with drop keels omitted as these tended to rot out. A third clinker cutter, the Rotorangatahi, was built in 1991 also at Jorgenson’s. The latest addition built in 1975, the Matahorua, was gifted when the Navy phased cutters out of service completely. The cutters, combined with the protected waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound, provide a perfect opportunity to deliver a great Outward Bound experience. Unlike a modern sailing yacht which can operate with a crew of just two, a cutter can provide action for a watch of 14! Going to sea can test individuals in many ways and help in their self development. The simple sail plan of the cutters requires a full watch to work in synchrony for the boat to sail properly, and this provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop social skills such as teamwork and leadership. The cutters also provide a great way to experience the sea, to appreciate wildlife and also to feel and understand tides, weather and the marine environment.

Life in a watch on board and caring for a boat provides numerous opportunities for developing a service ethic. Finally, getting out to sea and away from the hustle and clutter of land gives students a chance to absorb themselves in the elements and reflect on deeper thinking such as values. The clinker built cutters have served us well with over 30 years of hard use. One of their drawbacks is that being open boats they collect rain. Fresh water is the greatest enemy of wooden vessels. Salt water has a preservative effect, fresh has the opposite. This fact alone, apart from age and hard work, has contributed to a softening of the timbers and an ageing of the whole structure. While the boats are still seaworthy, maintenance costs are mounting to unsustainable levels. This has driven the decision to replace the three clinker built cutters with fibreglass vessels. Unlike the other cutters, the Matahorua is diagonal kauri ply strip construction which is proving much easier to maintain. Although the Mata-horua was extensively damaged in a collision in early 2011, it has been rebuilt and will be retained alongside three new fibreglass boats. The new cutters take the traditional elegant lines and simple sail plan of the original cutters (a ‘lug sloop rig’) and combine these with some modern fittings such as sealing plastic hatches and fully sealed bulkheads. A subtle but significant difference in the new design lies in the two bilge keels which were not present on the original boats. These assist with stability when under sail and prevent excessive heeling when occasionally beached by students inattentive to the tide while unloading! The new design is the product of the very generously donated efforts of Tim Barnett of Barnett Offshore Design Limited. Tim also designed the Tortuga launches the School uses. We have worked closely with Tim to model the interior layout of the boat to support the needs of our programmes and the typical gear carried at sea by Outward Bound. The new cutters will bring a number of benefits. Firstly, they allow us to retain a first class sea training opportunity in a more financially sustainable form. Secondly, they are customised to suit our needs better and should be an altogether more functional classroom for us. Finally, the cutters present a modern vision of Outward Bound – retaining critical elements of simplicity, tradition and experience but blending these with modern materials, techniques and thinking. / ROB MACLEAN

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SUPPORTING OB GEAR OUTWARD BOUND

GET GEAR TO REMEMBER YOUR OB EXPERIENCE All profits from the sale of our merchandise goes directly to sponsoring students to Outward Bound!

Did you know that approximately 60% of all Outward Bound participants need support? As the Trust receives no direct government funding, we would simply not be able to help these many young people without the support of our diversified range of supporters, many of whom are alumni of the past 50 years. We charge fees for our courses, based on our operational overheads, which not only include our staffing costs, but also maintenance, gear and asset replacement. Participants are expected to actively fundraise within their local communities, with many community and service organizations providing financial assistance to help with the cost of a course. All assistance we receive helps us to keep unlocking the potential of New Zealanders! In our November issue of The Cutter we launched our campaign to raise $600,000 towards the replacement of our aging clinker built cutters. Thanks to donations received from Nicholas Wood, Eurotec Instruments Ltd, Leys Charitable Trust, Charles Rycroft, Michael Barr, Mariposa Trust, Ian Hamblyn, the Leyten family, Audrey Paterson, John Quirke, John White, Philip Thompson, Ross Nevell, Euan Galloway, Les McGreevy, H W Shaw, Gerry White, Andrew Smith, Charlotte Hutchinson, Christine & Bill Edge and Carol Clark we are on our way towards reaching our set target. We have sufficient funds now to commit to the building of a cutter mold, our objective being to have the first cutter completed in September. Now we move to the second challenge - to raise the $137k to finish the first vessel! All donations,

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irrespective of their value, make a big difference. Our scholarship funding has been greatly aided by donations from Gabriel Bradly, Strategic SEM Group LTD, Tanya Hulme, Geoff Loudon, Andrew Roberts, Ronaki Limited, Garry Mooney, Talegent, plus the many supporters of Shaun Rolston’s recent fundraising event. We have also recently secured additional scholarship grants from Pub Charity, New Zealand Community Trust, Youthtown, and The Trusts Community Foundation – the continuation of the support from these four Trusts allow us to continue to offer scholarship opportunities to many communities who, without this support, would simply not be able to experience a journey to Anakiwa. We wish to take this opportunity to recognise the long term support of Invercargill Licensing Trust, Community Trust of Southland, and Norman Jones Foundation who provide scholarships to the Southland region. We wish to welcome all new financial members Marina Adams, Bail Bingham, Janet Ford, Tracey Hancock, Gregory Horton and Pamela Medhurt, as well as all those who have purchased a brick recently – we really value your support.

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HELP US KEEP THE TRADITION ALIVE FOR ANOTHER 50 YEARS For the past 50 years the Outward Bound clinker built cutters have been sailing the waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound. They have been instrumental in helping over 50,000 New Zealanders unlock their potential. As these boats are now reaching the end of their lives, we need your help to keep the tradition alive so that the next 50,000 New Zealanders have the same opportunity. The Endeavour II and Resolution were both built in 1975, the Rotorongatai in 1990 and due to rot, are becoming expensive to maintain. The new cutters will be modelled on the recently rebuilt diagonally plyed fibre-glass Matahorua, so the look of the traditional cutter will be maintained, but their capability and strength improved. We aim to replace one cutter each year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The cost estimate is $200,000 per cutter. IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP US - MAKE A DONATION BY FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW, AND RETURNING TO: OUTWARD BOUND • PO BoX 25274 • WELLINGTON • 6146

for more information: PHONE DIANE LEYTEN: 0800 688 927 OR EMAIL fundraising@outwardbound.co.nz Thank you for your support.

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Outward Bound Cutter May 2012  

50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

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