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Check out photos, videos and heart-warming stories from our outdoor adventure programmes. Plus read articles published by our staff, motivational quotes, Maori word of the month, and more!

Te Māhuri 4-day expedition

Te Māhuri 4-day expedition

Ever been on a 4-day wilderness expedition? Our Christchurch team ran an Adventure Therapy programme for Māori rangatahi (youth), spending four days travelling through Banks Peninsula.  The...

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Māori word of the Month: Matariki

Māori word of the Month: Matariki

The legend of Matariki goes like this ... The star cluster is made up of Matariki, the whaea (mother), surrounded by her six daughters, Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waipunarangi, Waitī and Waitā, and...

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JOB VACANCY: National Funding Administrator

JOB VACANCY: National Funding Administrator

JOB VACANCY! We need a National Funding Administrator to fill the position of our lovely out-going fundraiser, Libbee. If you're good at persuading people, applying for lots of different grants, and...

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Māori word of the month: Te Māhuri

Māori word of the month: Te Māhuri

In celebration of our partnership with Purapura Whetu through the Te Māhuri adventure therapy programme, this month's Māori word of the month is Te Māhuri, meaning young tree or sapling. The Te...

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Te Whare Tapa Wha – Maori model for Health

Te Whare Tapa Wha – Maori model for Health

At Adventure Specialties Trust, we use the Maori models of health to guide our Adventure Therapy programmes. Te Whare Tapa Wha uses the imagery of our health as a house with the four walls: physical...

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School Boys vs Sand Dunes

School Boys vs Sand Dunes

https://youtu.be/Hp5REbbKUys We regularly partner with local schools and this glowing feedback (below) is from a teacher at a college in Auckland. These students were identified as having struggles...

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New Sit-on-Top Kayaks

New Sit-on-Top Kayaks

https://youtu.be/3lRjCy7-MFY These new sit-on-top double kayaks will help make our outdoor adventure programmes more accessible to a wider range of people. We passionately believe that our...

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Maori Word of the Month: Kia Maia

Maori Word of the Month: Kia Maia

Each month, we are honouring the Maori heritage of New Zealand Aotearoa by sharing a Maori word of the month. This month is “Kia Maia” meaning be brave, be bold, be capable, or be confident.

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A Heart-warming Story

A Heart-warming Story

A heart-warming story from our outdoor adventure programme with students from Kings College in the Central North Island

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We have Moved!

We have Moved!

We have officially from our old Christchurch location at Leeds Street to our new home at 71 Bamford Street, Woolston. Come visit us!

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April 2021 – Breakaway Registrations

April 2021 – Breakaway Registrations

Breakaway Registrations  **ARE now FULL **April 2021School Holidays!We are now FULL for enrolments …  email office@adventurespecialties.co.nz to go on the waitlist for next school holidays!

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