In June we held an afternoon workshop at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance in Mount Maunganui, recognising our partnership with TECT and providing a more local opportunity for a mentoring function for our Tauranga based recipients.

The attendees heard from a panel of incredibly knowledgeable speakers;

  • Adastra alumni, athlete, skiydiver and all-round talented woman Kristie Baillie,
  • Local music stalwart, musician, coach and mentor Michael Blake and,
  • Adastra alumni, celebrated Track Cyclist, Olympian, Team New Zealand winning America’s Cup Sailor and Cyclor Simon Van Velthooven

Their diverse stories and experiences provided valuable knowledge for the upcoming recipients to help them in their journeys in life.

The Adastra Foundation values the continued support of TECT in helping us develop the region’s talent to be well–rounded, resilient and good decision makers as they progress in their endeavours.