Choose to Go

Hey, Donald here! Recently, two friends, my partner and I decided we needed an adventure to refresh ourselves. We drew up a plan to mountain bike from Atiamuri to Ngaruawahia, following the Waikato River Trails, Te Awa River Ride and the odd road here and there. To...

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TREKing through the Waikato

We recently caught up with our bike sponsor Trek Bikes NZ to have a chat about mountain biking in the Waikato region and  get their take on where to ride. What do the Trek staff and customers rate as the top 3 mountain bike rides in the Waikato? Te Miro MTB Park –...

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Virtually Outdoors

Camping and exploring the outdoors have come a long way over the past few decades. Some of you may have childhood memories of putting up the tent using a complicated array of heavy metal poles that could quickly send any adult spiraling into madness. If you look back...

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Reaching New Heights

Hey! My name is Troy Kendall, I am an eighteen-year-old student studying environmental management and renewable energy at the Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill. I have always been extremely passionate about the outdoors doing activities such as...

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Recharged & Ready

Gemma here - I’m back! My six months refreshment leave has done the trick. I’m feeling re-energised and ready to go. It would be nice to think all of us could have six months off. The reality is for a lot of workplaces this isn’t possible so I want to acknowledge how...

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Paddling Full Circle

There’s nothing we love more than hearing from past POET students; there’s a big wide world out there and often after leaving school, students disappear into it and we never really know how they get on. So of course, we were thrilled when Jonathan Renata Smith got in...

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