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New Plymouth Girls’ and Boys’ High Schools have won New Zealand’s most prestigious secondary schools adventure-race event, the Torpedo7 Hillary Challenge Final, for the 11th time in 18 years. A hotly contested competition amongst secondary schools from throughout the country, the five-day Hillary Challenge Final ran last week at Hillary Outdoors Tongariro Centre in and […]

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Great Barrier Island Centre Manager Gemma Parkin (pictured left) updates on what’s been happening lately… Thanks to the Trillian Trust Kaitiaki, our new semi-rigid inflatable support boat arrived recently. This boat replaces our previous support boat, which after 12 years of service was becoming less reliable than a safety boat should be. Kaitiaki will take […]

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Selwyn College

The experience for our Year 13 student leaders gives them huge opportunities into the outdoors, communication and leadership that we are unable to offer in a central Auckland school. Our students have benefited hugely through the experience. They will be able to stamp their mark on the world with the skills that they have learnt.

Sheryll Ofner


Greg Smith
Teacher in Charge


Hastings Boys’ High School

We feel it is important for our students to experience activities where teamwork is involved, decisions need to be made, instructions followed and difficulties overcome.

What they learnt that week will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. The programme extends them both physically and mentally and they left exhausted but excited at all they had learnt and achieved. It was encouraging to see how these activities not only helped their self-confidence but they had a good time being with their peers and meeting new people.

GL Barrett

Deputy Principal

Hastings Boys’ high School