Where are they heading? – Courtney

In 2016, the first POET Head Start Scholarships were awarded to five students from across the schools that POET works with. The scholarships were created with the support of the Brian Perry Charitable Trust as a way to invest further into our students and communities....

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Five Things

Hi everyone – what are your plans for the weekend? With the weather warming up here in the southern hemisphere and Christmas fast approaching we’re all brimming with plans to get outdoors – camping, tramping, bike rides and even getting out in the garden are all on...

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Our People: Craig

We started the ''Our People'' series of blog posts to connect our audience to the people working behind the scenes of our organisation.  It was a way to tell our story and share the different personal observations and experiences that collectively help drive our...

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Local, Low Cost, Low Risk: Karangahake Gorge

It's a beautiful day outside and you'd love to take your family somewhere to explore the outdoors - but not knowing where to go and what to take with you means you end up staying home. A couple of the barriers to getting outdoors can include thinking you don’t have...

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Our People: Donald

How do we do what we do?  Its easy - its all about our people.  This week it's Donalds turn to share (in his own words) some of what makes him tick....... Its Kia ora, my name is Donald and I am a programme coordinator at POET. I grew up on the Kāpiti Coast in a...

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Smiles All Round

Sometimes you just get lucky and are delivered a great story to share; that's what happened earlier this week and we couldn't wait to post it for you all to read. Mark Ewing (in his own words) takes us on a bit of his lifelong outdoor journey.  His funny and inspiring...

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