We took 15 tamariki and rangatahi up to Aoraki in the Term 3 holidays. We did lots of mahi with Andrew Oliver from D.O.C. The tamariki learnt about stream health, the predators in the Aoraki National Park and how to identify plants and what their medicinal uses are. We also had a tour of The Hermitage to inspire our rangatahi about mahi in the hospitality industry. We went to the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre and watched a 3D movie about the Ngāi Tahu legend of Aoraki and a documentary about Sir Edmund Hillary. We went on the Glacier Explorer and learnt about glaciation and icebergs. We had a fabulous time getting to know each other and our maunga.