Staying In & Getting Out

Staying In & Getting Out

Our Chair, Marlene Julian has written from her bubble to let us know how she is getting her daily dose of the outdoors during the New Zealand Covid-19 Alert Level 4: From my bubble to yours….what a glorious autumn day it is today. Just because I can’t drive to the...
Hitting The Ground Running

Hitting The Ground Running

Our new Programme Coordinator, Brian Connelly joined the POET team earlier this year and by day 20 had already attended 5 camps, phew! Brian checked in to let us know how his first month went: Its been an exciting start to the year for me as a fresh, brand-new POET...
Our People: Gemma

Our People: Gemma

One of the things we really enjoy about our ‘people’ blog posts is that along with the reader, we also get to know the people we work with better! This week we are sharing the words of Gemma, one of our POET Programme Coordinators: I’m a first generation...
Manoeuvring South

Manoeuvring South

There’s no chance of being stung by a scorpion in NZ so you can see why Andrew Quick enjoys his outdoor adventures down under.  Over to you Andrew… I was born and raised in a small city called Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, which meant unfettered access to the great...
Where are they heading? – Courtney

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....
Our People: Craig

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...

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