Aoraki Bound is a 20-day haerenga run in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Outward Bound.


The Sir Robert Te Kotahi Maahuta Memorial Aoraki Bound Scholarship places one Waikato-Tainui whaanau member on Aoraki Bound each year.

It includes the physical, task-orientated and intense group focus of Outward Bound, as well as the cultural components of Ngāi Tahu reo, haka, waiata, koorero, poowhiri, waahi tapu and tohu whenua.

We are calling for applications for a Waikato-Tainui whaanau member to attend this course as part of our Sir Robert Te Kotahi Maahuta Memorial Aoraki Bound Scholarship. The 2019 enrolments are now closed.

The scholarship supports one Waikato-Tainui tribal member per year to take part in the Aoraki Bound programme.

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What is included in the Sir Robert Te Kotahi Memorial Scholarship?

Fully paid placement on the Aoraki Bound programme. Return travel costs to the course start (Picton) and finish (Aoraki) and travel for one whaanau member to attend the end of course haakari.


The 2019 enrolments are now closed.

Call 0800 824 684 to find out when the next application period will be.

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