Heather Niccolls


Kia ora Katoa,

I graduated from the Pinnacle Programme at the end of 2019 as well as graduating from the University of Canterbury with a Bcs majoring in geography. The programme inspired me to make a difference and look after our Taiao (environment), as I went on to work for the Department of Conversation. However, after a short time working on the Hen and Chicken Islands I was lured back to Outward Bound(OB), after attending a course nearly 3 years ago. I was so inspired by the instructors at the time and remained in contact with a few of them, I ended up doing an internship at OB. I am now currently working for Motutapu Island outdoor Centre instructing and inspiring young children, passing on my passion for the environment and outdoor adventure activities.

The Pinnacle Programme has supported me, inspired me and believed in me, more than I thought worthy at times. It has shaped my future, changed my perspective, given me advice and important life lessons. Without this programme, I may not have discovered Outdoor instructing and Outward Bound so I forever am grateful for the Hyundai team.

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