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Perry Outdoor Education Trust equips schools in low socio-economic communities to develop young people using outdoor education experiences.

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Perry Outdoor Education Trust delivers training to provide teachers with the skills to deliver quality outdoor education programmes.

For many of my students, the opportunities that are provided are a first and encourage them to continue to strive to expand their horizons.

-Principal, Ngaruawahia High School

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Happy New Year! The POET team is up and running - including new staff member Brian (second from left) who has quickly settled in and is raring to go! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year! The POET team is up and running - including new staff member Brian (second from left) who has quickly settled in and is raring to go!

@debbie.wanhill the backpack is yours! Just DM us to arrange collection.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaways - wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year - we hope you have plenty of outdoors time!
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@debbie.wanhill the backpack is yours! Just DM us to arrange collection.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaways  - wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year - we hope you have plenty of outdoors time!

Looking for something to try this summer? How about making Cinamon Scrolls on a campfire? Try this link out and let us know how you get on www.macheesmo.com/campfire-cinnamon-rolls/ ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for something to try this summer? How about making Cinamon Scrolls on a campfire? Try this link out and let us know how you get on https://www.macheesmo.com/campfire-cinnamon-rolls/Image attachment

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Thanks for this recipe me and my kiddies will be making these tomorrow! πŸ˜‹

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY - Prize No.3!

Thanks again to Trek 'n' Travel we have a Lowe Alpine Camino Trek ND35:45 backpack (RRP over $300) up for grabs! To enter, just post your comment below and tell us your favourite NZ walking track.

The competition is open NZ wide, but the winner must collect the prize from Hamilton Central. The winner will be chosen on Sunday 15th December 2019 at 11.00am(NZDT) and will be announced on Monday.

This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored or administered by Facebook - full terms and conditions can be found here:
poet.org.nz/terms-conditions/

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CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY - Prize No.3!

Thanks again to Trek n Travel we have a Lowe Alpine Camino Trek ND35:45 backpack (RRP over $300) up for grabs! To enter, just post your comment below and tell us your favourite NZ walking track.

The competition is open NZ wide, but the winner must collect the prize from Hamilton Central. The winner will be chosen on Sunday 15th December 2019 at 11.00am(NZDT) and will be announced on Monday.

This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored or administered by Facebook - full terms and conditions can be found here:
https://poet.org.nz/terms-conditions/

#giveaway #freestuff #competition #hiking

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We love walking up to Wairere Falls. It is beautiful there πŸ˜€

Just turned 50 and as many as I can this year is my mission ! Too many on my bucket list but want to start with Abel Tasman and tick them off from there! Fingers crossed this backpack can come on all the adventures with me.

I dont have just one i like a lot, but kaurangahake gorge is one of the top, so many ways to go its great!!

Tongariro alpine crossing 😍 This would be amazing for when I go on my longest hike yet in 3 weeks - 16 hour hike in total 🚢‍β™€οΈπŸŒžβ€ thank you so much for this opportunity.

Mine has to be up the Maungaroa Station in Te Kaha, it almost killed me walking all the peaks and block but definitely worth the journey.

Paihea to opua is a magical walk! The second half to russle was a bit more challenging but glad we did it!

It would be an ideal pack for all sorts of tramps we have so many great tracks but do enjoy the Kaiser's Lauri trail which you can include the pinnacles

The Alpine Tongariro Crossing! We’ve done it five times!

we are so lucky in NZ that there are tracks every where for all levels, currently Mt Pirongia is on my hit list for this summer along with my grandkids.This pack would be amazing to have.

Too many to choose from, ultimately the best are the quiet ones that just go on and on with lovely views, no people

Great Prize! I loved Karioi out in Raglanβ˜οΈπŸ‘Œ

I like short walks, anywhere in the coromandel πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

I’ve always enjoyed walking around Karangahake with the gold n mining history.. it’s just so amazing

Too many to choose from! One of my recent favourites is Tarawera falls track!

The Waikato River walks in Hamilton are a fav with my boys

My favourite walking track is to walk up the Wairere Falls in the Kaimai Ranges near Matamata πŸ™‚

Ohope to Whakatane Toi’s track 😊

Any of the South Island tracks will do me and this shiny new pack 😊

Would love to try Lake Waikeremoana!! But the tongariro crossing is pretty awesome

I like the Bridal veil fall short walking track.

What a fantastic prize from Trec n Travel πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Rangitoto was awesome a few weeks ago to then stay the night there too!

Mt Holdsworth in the Tararua ranges πŸ™‚

Awesome! It's hard to pick a favorite walk. Reaching the top of Tarinaki is probably one of my highlights!

Definitely the Tongariro Crossing and this backpack would sure help the crossing Debbie Gies it's a beauty nothing beats the outdoors

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Five Things

The weekend is here! If you're in need of some inspiration or extra knowledge, take a few moments to browse the five links we have found from around the web: Australian Outdoor Educator Beau Miles created a beautiful wooden canoe paddle from scrap junk wood he found...

Five Things

Five Things

The weekend is nearly here and whether you’ll be spending it indoors or outdoors, we’ve brought you five more links from around the web to read in your downtime. Should kids climb trees? How high should they climb? Which trees are safe to climb? A whole heap of...

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We hear the term waste-free banded around quite a lot, but when it comes to events our eco-conscious ideals often seem to go out of the window – balloons, plastic wrapped snacks, drink bottles and promotional trinkets all become the accepted offerings. The Lodge Real...

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