Our Stories

Read some of the stories from the people and organisations we have been working with.
POET Head Start Scholarships – Applications Now Open!

POET Head Start Scholarships – Applications Now Open!

POET Head Start Scholarships are now open. This is the third year the scholarships have been available to students attending (or graduated in the last two years) schools in the Waikato in which Perry Outdoor Education Trust (POET) is operating. Applications can be...

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Check Out POET’s Annual Report

Check Out POET’s Annual Report

The Perry Outdoor Education Trust has published their annual report, which is available to read online - click on the link below to check out what the POET team has been up to over the last year: POET Annual Report

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RIDE Cycling Festival Exceeds Expectations

RIDE Cycling Festival Exceeds Expectations

An exciting sprint finish in the centre of Cambridge was the perfect conclusion to RIDE’s five-days of cycling festivities. New Zealander Aaron Gate, riding for EVO Pro Racing, won the overall Grassroots Trust New Zealand Cycle Classic title while more than a thousand...

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POET HEAD START SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE: COURNTEY

POET HEAD START SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE: COURNTEY

In 2016, the first POET Head Start Scholarships were awarded to five students from across the schools that Perry Outdoor Education (POET) works with. POET recently got in touch with those five students to see where they are now and and heard back from Courtney...

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AWARD SUCCESS FOR PERRY BRIDGE

AWARD SUCCESS FOR PERRY BRIDGE

Nearly a year after it was officially opened, Perry Bridge has scooped the international Award for Pedestrian Bridges at the Structural Awards 2018, announced in London last week. The Structural Awards 2018 showcases projects from across the globe, with awards...

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INTRODUCING CYCLE CAMBRIDGE

INTRODUCING CYCLE CAMBRIDGE

Cycle Cambridge is the latest venture of the Brian Perry Charitable Trust, offering customised cycling-based adventures around the Waikato. Cycle Cambridge has a fleet of bikes and e-bikes ready for hire, suitable for individuals and groups who are keen to enjoy the...

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LONG AWAITED NORTHERN SECTION OF TE AWA RIVER RIDE NOW OPEN

LONG AWAITED NORTHERN SECTION OF TE AWA RIVER RIDE NOW OPEN

More than a thousand people came out to celebrate the opening of the Te Awa River Ride and the stunning new Perry Bridge. This section completes a project which now sees a river-side cycleway connecting Ngaruawahia with the Hamilton Gardens. The trail between the...

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