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Apply for Aoraki Bound

Ka whati te tai, ka pao te tōrea! E ngā hapū, e ngā iwi, e ngā hau e whā, nau mai, haere mai ki te kaupapa o Aoraki Bound. Whakapiritia mai, kia whai i ngā tapuwae ō tātou tūpuna.

Aoraki Bound 2019 Course Dates

  • 2–21 Kahuru/February
  • 2–21 Kahuru-kai-paeka/March

The selection process has five steps

1. Online application

This should take about 30 minutes and is the first step for anyone wanting to register their interest in Aoraki Bound. See the form below.

2. Quick kōrero

In September we’ll contact you via email or phone to check that you’re still interested and discuss funding options*.

3. Medical declaration

In November we’ll email you a medical form to complete. This needs to be signed by your Doctor and returned to us by mid-December. Acceptance on a course is subject to Outward Bound receiving and approving this medical declaration.

4. Phone interview

In November or December we’ll call you for a longer kōrero about the course content, logistics, your medical history, and funding options*. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions so we can help you prepare for the adventure ahead. It’s also an opportunity for us to get to know you a little better as we take into account group dynamics when selecting participants. We aim to ensure each Aoraki Bound rōpū has diverse strengths.

5. Payment and confirmation

After payment of fees we’ll confirm your place and send you a welcome pack with additional information about your course.

* We don’t want cost to prevent any person from participating. Thanks to the generosity of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Genesis Energy, there may be funding available to support you with the course fees of $5,500 per person. Funding is offered on a case-by-case basis for those who have made significant efforts to raise as much as possible through other avenues. We can talk through the criteria for this during our two kōrero with you. In addition to the course fee, there is a compulsory kaupapa fee of $750 for the 20 day programme which can be paid in instalments if required.

Karawhiua e hoa mā!

Apply for Aoraki Bound

Please note, applications for Aoraki Bound 2019 close on October 1st 2018.
Applications completed after this time will only be considered for Aoraki Bound 2020 (unless you have also applied through Waikato Tainui for the Sir Robert Te Kotahi Mahuta Memorial Scholarship).

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