NOLS NZ IS BACK IN ACTION
Last week saw our first two semester groups arrive and prepare for their 77 day expeditions. With two days here at the branch the students bagged their food, organized their equipment and started to get familiar with both the NZ and NOLS cultures.
After preparations had been done both semester groups headed up to Kaikoura for 2 days to spend time with the local moari people and to learn about their traditions and culture...
Above: Students participate in game of Rakau
Above: Traditional way of cooking shellfish, underneath the sand lies hot rocks and kelp.
Above: Karen one of the local iwi (tribe) teaches students the medicinal use of our native plants.
New Zealand Semester Fall 1 09/13/2012 (NZSF 1)
NZSF 1: M.Clementi, L.Cooney, G.Goldman, W.Haynes, B.Petersen, T.Reinhardt, J.Sadler, G.Schroeder, L.Sunstein, T.Wright
NZSF1 has started their journey mountaineering in the Arrowsmith Range. They will be mountaineering for 22 days, seakayaking in the Marlborough Sounds for 21 days and exploring Kahurangi National Park for 28 days hiking.