School & Community Porthole
We love working with secondary schools and community groups!
The Trust feels very privileged to have many passionate Spirit of Adventure advocates from across the country. We welcome anyone who might be interested in supporting us by promoting our voyages in their region, be it your school, community group or organisation. We'd love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved, so please drop me a line.
Work with us
Community and Engagement
Phone: 021 554 453
13 Jul 2017
Message from our CEO - While the country is currently experiencing some adverse weather conditions, Spirit of New Zealand is enjoying a relatively pleasant motor sail in a 12 knot breeze.
Tonight (Thursday) the ship is expecting to anchor in Mimiwhangata Bay overnight, north of Tutukaka which will see it well sheltered from the expected south westerly winds.
The thinking is then to get around to the Bay of Islands possibly Friday or Saturday.
With winds expected to stay in the westerly quarter for the next day or two, the Spirit of New Zealand is well positioned in the lee of the land to handle the effects of the current adverse weather - Dean Lawerence
19 Jan 2017
Regarding the adverse weather that is currently being reported for much of the country; Spirit of New Zealand is fine and well enjoying the beauty of Kawau Bay.
09 Jan 2017
Do you know who controls the social media for your school? I have a great post you can use to promote the Spirit of New Zealand if you are keen. Just email me - email@example.com if you are interested.
04 Jan 2017
Happy New Year. Hope you are all enjoying the break. I am still in the office if you need anything or have any questions.
22 Dec 2016
Merry Christmas to all. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
31 Oct 2016
Good luck with exams everyone!!
06 Oct 2016
Only a few more days before students go back! Any students not sitting exams we have spaces on the two voyages in October. Please get in touch if you have someone that might be suitable.
16 Sep 2016
I will be in Southland the first week of term 4 if anyone wants to catch up. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
13 Sep 2016
Sorry school coordinators - you can no longer "log in" on the website. Feel free to phone me 021 055 4453 if you want to chat about this further or I will be in your area soon to come and chat about them.
12 Sep 2016
I will be in Wellington 19th September - 22nd of September if anyone wants a visit please contact me email@example.com
25 Aug 2016
Voyage 723 is now sold out!
15 Aug 2016
We now have 4 female spaces on Voyage 723 if anyone is keen to apply! It is in school holidays. 2nd October - 11th October 2016. Feel free to put in school notices or on social media to let your students know.
10 Aug 2016
Scholarships and spaces are available on Voyage 724 - 11th October/20th October and Voyage 725 - 20th October/29th October 2016. Given how close to exams this is we will be flexible with interested 15 year old students. Apply directly online now!
09 Aug 2016
The Ship is looking ship shape with refit. Looking fresh!
01 Aug 2016
Julia is away between 4-12 August 2016 with no access to email or phones. Please contact the office on 0800 472 454 or direct your email to firstname.lastname@example.org to help with anything you might need.
24 Jul 2016
You may notice on our sailing schedule that Spirit of New Zealand isn’t sailing for a while – she is going into refit and will be back in action in time for September school holidays.
04 Jul 2016
We are LIVE! Most of you will know how excited we are for this! Please let us know your feedback
Who we work with
North Waikato and Taranaki Bluelight have been working with us for the last few years, sponsoring youth from their local communities to take part in our 10-day programme. Students return from their voyage, motivated and excited about their future.
As one of the key partners of the Hyundai funded Pinnacle Programme, Spirit of Adventure assists to grow and develop future New Zealand leaders. This unique mentoring programme is for passionate teenagers between 15-18 years from a variety of backgrounds and hailing from all corners of New Zealand. Twenty students per year are selected for Stage One of the programme, during which they complete a 10-day voyage aboard Spirit of New Zealand. This phase lays the foundations for self-exploration and personal development.
- “The friendships I made were the greatest gift of the voyage.”
- Ariana, Mt Maunganui
- “I have gained such a positive outlook on life.”
- Jarred, Whitianga