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...
Our People: Donald

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...
Smiles All Round

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...

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