'Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui - Be strong, have confidence and determination. Life is what you make it...'

Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017




Applications are open from 1 March to 15 April 2021

Scroll down for more information on the awards.

If you have any questions, please contact: enquiries@newhorizonsforwomen.org.nz


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The PSA Outward Bound Award

Co-sponsored by the New Zealand Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura and Outward Bound, the PSA Outward Bound Award offers a personal development opportunity for a woman who is planning to return to education and/or training and is a member of the PSA.

Value of the award

One award plus expenses for one of the following Outward Bound courses:

• Outward Bound Classic Course - 18 - 26 years, 21 day course

• Outward Bound Discovery Course - 27+ years, 8 day course

• Outward Bound Activate Course - 18+ years and with a physical disability, 8 day course

The award covers the cost of the Outward Bound course plus costs for getting a medical certificate and travel expenses in getting to Anakiwa. Course dates for the successful applicant to be agreed with Outward Bound.


Eligibility criteria


To apply for a PSA Outward Bound Course Award you must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant is a woman, who:

• Is a PSA member

• Is willing to go smoke-free at Outward Bound if normally a smoker

• Is willing to fully disclose all medical and criminal histories

• Has not previously done an Outward Bound Course

• Meets all criteria of the Outward Bound Course applied for

For details of criteria and eligibility for your preferred course, refer to the Outward Bound website: https://www.outwardbound.co.nz/courses/

Selection criteria

When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:

• Meets all eligibility criteria

• Previous achievements

• Education and/or training plans

• Rationale for receiving the award

• Personal circumstances

The financial and personal circumstances of the applicant will be taken into consideration in decision-making. 

If you are eligible for this award, please complete the online application form from 1 March and submit it by the closing date 15 April 2021.

PSA Outward Bound Award