Newsletters, Trip Reports and Stories

2023-24 Programme Report

Full impact report with what we did, as well as lots of stats, quotes and images

Spring 2023

Wrap up from 2023 On Foot, implementing our Why, and co-design on the fly

Bike Packing - Moke Lake to Sefferstown Hut

Our first ever bike packing adventure

In February 2023, seven Year 10 girls and two instructors went on an overnight bike packing trip from Moke Lake to Sefferstown Hut, on Ben Lomond Station. The girls met on Saturday morning in Alexandra with the first task to plan then shop for our weekend’s food at New World, before we headed over to Moke Lake, just out of Queenstown. The team worked together to fit the bike racks and all overnight gear and food onto their bikes, then we headed north on the farm road to Sefferstown Hut. After an explore up ‘McConnochies Creek’ and a swim in Moke Creek, we reached the hut, set up tents and enjoyed dinner together. A walk after dinner had us reach a high point just as the sun set, with spectacular views to the mountains to the north and Ben Lomond to the south. Day two had pack down, ride out to Moke and a swim in the Lake to finish off.

Strategic Planning

With support from Otago Community Trust

We were extremely grateful to receive funding from the Otago Community Trust capability fund so we could do a quality job on our strategic planning process in early 2023. We brought in Jan Hudson, an external facilitator, to take us through a comprehensive process. This included reaching out across New Zealand to a range of young women, and those who work with young women, to consider what are the key issues facing our young women today and into the future. We brought our most experienced young leader, Sofia Druce into the process and she participated in our facilitated sessions with us, as well as Heather Breen from Uruuruwhenua to help us with a broad cultural perspective and incorporation of matauranga Maori. Our final document can be found on our goverance page.

Autumn 2023

Stories from our 22-23 MTB season, and our strategic planning and video projects.

Spring 2022

Summary of On Foot 2022, our first tramp and exploring internal motivation

Autumn 2022

Wrap up of 21/22 MTB season, leadership programme and mind skills growth

Winter 2021

2021 On Foot season, and pondering barriers and busy-ness