Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kathmandu + Outward Bound to Live the Dream

Kathmandu + Outward Bound to Live the Dream -Scholarship Recipients Announced -

Four New Zealanders will live their dreams this year, embarking on an Outward Bound adventure course in Anakiwa, Marlborough Sounds.

Victoria Onyon (Thorndon, Wellington), Amanda Chibnall (Henderson, Auckland), Vaughan Evans (Mangere Bridge, Auckland) and Andy Gowland-Douglas (Rototuna, Hamilton) are winners of the annual Kathmandu Live the Dream Outward Bound Scholarships.

The four recipients were selected from hundreds of New Zealanders who expressed 200-word entries about why they want to attend Outward Bound.

Wellington’s Victoria Onyon says “Attending an Outward Bound course has been a dream for me for some time. It will help me push my boundaries physically and emotionally, giving me confidence to make strong choices in my life.

“After a pretty tough few years supporting my father while he battled stage four cancer, I’m looking forward to having the time and space to reflect on who I am and where I want to be” said the 24 year old.

The scholarship programme aims to provide more New Zealanders with the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery by completing the outdoor adventure course.
Forty eight year old Auckland woman, Amanda Chibnnall says, “I can’t wait to get to Outward Bound. I’m a mother of two, and my husband and I have worked hard to give our girls the opportunity to be the best they can be. This is a chance for me to take some time out to understand my own goals, and to find confidence to realise what I am truly capable of.”

Outward Bound offers courses for many age groups and abilities. “The partnership with Kathmandu has been a great opportunity for us to reach out to more people in the community. We’re really looking forward to welcoming these scholarship winners to Anakiwa, to help them reach their full potential through the outdoors,” says Rob MacLean, Outward Bound School Director.

The Kathmandu Live the Dream scholarships have been awarded to 56 New Zealanders since the programme began in 2005. As part of the relationship between the two organisations, Outward Bound also field tests outdoor equipment for Kathmandu.

For more information contact Outward Bound on 0800 688 927 or visit www.outwardbound.co.nz

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news