Thank you to our supporters!
We are a not-for-profit charity, and one of the reasons that we have been able to operate and grow over the last 37 years is because of the generous donations and financial support from different people and organisations throughout New Zealand. We don’t say it often enough, but we are HUGELY GRATEFUL for the amazing […]read more
Stories from our adult INSPIRE programme
“I see people having difficulties in life, in this difficult time. My hope picked up, during in this programme. I made friends, I helped others and was helped in return. I felt encouraged on the way.” “This programme increased my patience and my understanding because I see people having weakness and strengths in different areas.” […]read more
Māori Word of the Month: mātātoa
Do you know anyone who is mātātoa? We are sharing a Māori word each month to honour the Maori heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand. Our word this month celebrates people who are adventurous, fearless, daring, courageous, energetic and active! Maori dictionary: https://maoridictionary.co.nz/read more
Thank you, MSD, for funding our school holiday programme!
“Research shows that taking part in positive activities can help to improve young people’s engagement at school and to give young people an alternative to risky, antisocial behaviours.” This quote is from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), who fund our Break-Away school holiday programme. Thank you, MSD! Since 2010, MSD have been funding Break-Away […]read more
Getting a better sense of your inbuilt character strengths
“A better sense of their inbuilt character strengths: the qualities and skills that help us get through life.” This is one of the intended outcomes of our outdoor adventure programmes (along with increased wellbeing, increased social skills, ongoing participation in outdoor activities and manaakitanga, a Maori concept that roughly translates to kindness, empathy, respect, generosity […]read more