Recreation Aotearoa Award Winner!

We are super stoked to share that Adventure Specialties Trust has been awarded the Te Tohu Whakaaweawe Kaupapa (Outstanding Event or Programme Award), presented by Recreation Aotearoa.

The Recreation Aotearoa Outdoor Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have been successful in significantly improving outdoor recreation outcomes for participants and clients.

We received this award for our “Inspire” programme, which is an adventure therapy programme open to adults in the Canterbury region. The programme uses outdoor adventure to help adults deal with some of the harder parts of life, make new connections and move towards improved wellbeing.

A huge amount of credit goes to the talented duo that run the Inspire programme: Anneke and April!

Anneke is our highly experienced Adventure Therapy clinician, with a Masters in Social Work and over 15 years working as a therapist with different groups of families, teens and individuals. April is our talented Adventure Therapy facilitator with a passion for te ao Māori and a desire to share her love and knowledge of the outdoors.

Congrats to the other award winners as well! Mike Elkington from Whenua Iti Outdoors (Mana Kura – Supreme Winner), Hawaiki Kura in Marlborough (Whaiao Māori – Māori Outcomes Award), and Discover Waitomo (Taikina Taiao – Environmental Leadership Award).

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