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The next Regional Hub meeting is coming up this week! It will be held in Whanganui on Thursday 5th October at Whanganui Girl's College Boardroom (21 Jarvis Street). Check out our Facebook page for more information or contact you local Hub coordinator.

The Perry Outdoor Education Trust (POET) is running a professional learning and development opportunity (at the start of the next school holidays) for Award Leaders who need to build competencies in Education Outside the Classroom and Outdoor Education. Called 'Base Camp', the two-day programme will be held at Waharau Outdoor Education Centre, and will focus on practical sessions to develop skills and apply safety management knowledge. The cost is $200 +GST per person. For further information, email donald.matheson@poet.org.nz

Welcome to our four new Board Members - Andrea Duncan (Auckland), Ken Hames (Northland), Simon McDermott (Rolleston) and Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai (Ngaruawahia) - we're delighted to have you with us and excited about what each of you will bring to the Award. Thanks also to outgoing Board Member Jillian Friedlander (pictured left with Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand, and her husband, Sir David Gascoigne), for the dedication and enthusiasm she demonstrated during her time on the Board. You will be missed!

In a New Zealand first, a youth offender gets the opportunity to turn his life around by working towards his Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award - while still inside Christchurch Men's Prison. Our thanks to the Friedlander Foundation and the Joshua Foundation whose support ensures that the Award programme can be delivered to this offender and others '"inside the wire'', to give them a fighting chance of staying out of the prison system once they leave.

 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/young-prisoner-doing-time-in-christchurch-achieve-new-zealand-first

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