Mentoring

The Adastra Foundation initiated its Mentoring Programme in October 2008. The programme is to support and encourage our scholarship recipients to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. The Adastra Foundation realises that it is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers.
TECT Region Workshop

TECT Region Workshop

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...

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2021 Mentoring Workshops

2021 Mentoring Workshops

Over the course of the year, the 2021 recipients chose one of three workshops to attend. These were all held in Cambridge at either Podium Lodge, the Avantidrome or Lake Karapiro. The workshops gave the attendees an opportunity to network with young athletes,...

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2020 Mentoring Workshops

2020 Mentoring Workshops

Each of the 2020 Adastra Foundation recipients has the opportunity to attend a 2-day residential workshop based in Cambridge at Podium Lodge and the Avantidrome. Over the two days, recipients engage in practical sessions on Communication, Life Sorting, Mindfulness,...

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Think – Tuesday November 6

Think – Tuesday November 6

Who are you? Where are you from? What do you stand for today? Those were the questions put to our recipients by David Galbraith during our  'think' mentoring session. We were thrilled to have such an unique and skilled professional present to our 2018 recipients....

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Snap – Thursday September 20

Snap – Thursday September 20

Social Media and Sponsorship was the focus of the 'Snap' mentoring session held at Rocket Coffee (we may have had coffee too!) on Thursday September 20. Nicky Felton from Play Creative reverse engineered the social media process. This helped recipients gain an insight...

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Breathe – Tuesday July 10

Breathe – Tuesday July 10

We locked in the Breathing Guru - Craig Newlands - to host a practical Breathing Clinic with recipients on Tuesday July 10th.  And before you ask...yes, they got to lie down on the job! "In the arts or any sport it is important to monitor breathing quality. A good...

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Welcome Function 2018

Welcome Function 2018

On Wednesday 29 March 2018, the Adastra Foundation hosted a Function to Welcome the 2018 recipients into the Adastra Family. With over 70 recipients attending it was one of our biggest turn outs ever.  We were thrilled to have past recipient and Olympian, Jaime...

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Mentoring 2018

Mentoring 2018

All Adastra Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend four Mentoring Sessions throughout 2018. March: Welcome Function - "A simple hello could lead to a million things." July: Breathing Works Clinic -  "Breathing Under Pressure" September: Social Media and...

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Mentoring Update 2017

Mentoring Update 2017

Once again, The Adastra Foundation have partnered with School Kit to run five mentoring sessions for the 2017 scholarship recipients. Schoolkit are a team of qualified, registered educators with an extensive network of professionals and are well qualified to deliver...

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Mentoring Update 2016

Mentoring Update 2016

This year The Adastra Foundation have partnered with SchoolKit to run six mentoring sessions for the 2016 scholarship recipients.
Schoolkit are a team of qualified, registered educators with an extensive network of professionals and are well qualified to deliver mentoring sessions that are innovative and captivating to add real value for the Adastra recipients.

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Mentoring Update 2015

Mentoring Update 2015

29th June 2015 - Sponsorship & Finance with Tonia Cawood & Graham Scott. A session presented by Tonia Cawood will give you tips on how to put together a sponsorship proposal and approach sponsors. Graham Scott will present on the topic of finance and what you...

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Sponsors

The Adastra Foundation acknowledges the support of:

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Our first workshop for 2024 is all done for the day.
We are incredibly privileged to have had the input from some epic individuals with immense knowledge and experience.

⭐️Julian Dean
⭐️Dom Vettise with Erik Panzer
⭐️Niwa Milroy
⭐️Jessie Smith
… you are all awesome!!!

Thank you to all our programme sponsors including special drop-in visits from past recipient, Sarah Young at TECT and Michael Lim of BDO.
Finally a huge thank you to Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club for a magic venue!

The Lion Foundation
Grassroots Trust
Craigs Investment Partners
Brian Perry Charitable Trust
Codi Merito
Construction Advantage
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Our first workshop for 2024 is all done for the day.
We are incredibly privileged to have had the input from some epic individuals with immense knowledge and experience.

⭐️Julian Dean
⭐️Dom Vettise with Erik Panzer
⭐️Niwa Milroy
⭐️Jessie Smith
… you are all awesome!!!

Thank you to all our programme sponsors including special drop-in visits from past recipient, Sarah Young at TECT and Michael Lim of BDO.
Finally a huge thank you to Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club for a magic venue!

The Lion Foundation
Grassroots Trust
Craigs Investment Partners
Brian Perry Charitable Trust
Codi Merito
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The Adastra Foundation

A bit of recipient action from the workshop. Some awesome interaction and sharing of experiences.

The room was bursting with talent!!
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A bit of recipient action from the workshop. Some awesome interaction and sharing of experiences.

The room was bursting with talent!!
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🙏 🙏 A HUGE WELCOME!! 🙏 🙏

This year we launch our 2024 programme with the support of two new trustees on our Board!
Fresh with enthusiasm, amazing experiences and a broad range of skills, we are delighted to welcome Honey Hireme-Smiler and Jenna Keane to our passionate Board of Trustees.

Honey and Jenna both have first-hand experience in competitive sport and support of developing rangatahi.
They will be influential in the design and delivery of our education, mentoring and workshop programme bringing a new perspective to the possibilities for personal development of our recipients.

Check out their bios on our website:
adastra.org.nz/about-us/

Welcome Jenna and Honey!! 😊
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🙏 🙏 A HUGE WELCOME!!  🙏 🙏

This year we launch our 2024 programme with the support of two new trustees on our Board!
Fresh with enthusiasm, amazing experiences and a broad range of skills,  we are delighted to welcome Honey Hireme-Smiler and Jenna Keane to our passionate Board of Trustees.

Honey and Jenna both have first-hand experience in competitive sport and support of developing rangatahi.
They will be influential in the design and delivery of our education, mentoring and workshop programme bringing a new perspective to the possibilities for personal development of our recipients.

Check out their bios on our website:
https://adastra.org.nz/about-us/

Welcome Jenna and Honey!! 😊Image attachment

Congratulations to 2024 Adastra recipient George Wyllie!!Congratulations to the following 20 athletes names as a part of the NZ Secondary Schools team who will partake in the 2024 Australian Track & Field Championships in Adelaide in April. Well done to all selected athletes. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to 2024 Adastra recipient George Wyllie!!
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The Adastra Foundation

Another longterm funder of Adastra is Grassroots Trust. We are incredibly appreciative of their ongoing support and look forward to our continued relationship in 2024.

🎄🙏 Thanks a million Grassroots Trust and many happy returns for a safe and happy summer holiday!!🙏🎄
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Another longterm funder of Adastra is Grassroots Trust. We are incredibly appreciative of their ongoing support and look forward to our continued relationship in 2024.

🎄🙏 Thanks a million Grassroots Trust and many happy returns for a safe and happy summer holiday!!🙏🎄
4 months ago
The Adastra Foundation

As we ready ourselves for the new scholarship year, we’d like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to another of our key funders!!

The Lion Foundation has been a long term supporter of Adastra and funds our management, education, mentoring and workshop aspects of the programme.
The recipients benefit from access to hugely knowledgeable presenters and offered opportunities over a broad topic base ensuring well-rounded learning to support their performance endeavour.

We are so grateful for the support of The Lion Foundation and are thrilled that our rangatahi will benefit from our relationship again in 2024.

🙏Thank you and Merry Christmas!!🎄
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As we ready ourselves for the new scholarship year, we’d like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to another of our key funders!!

The Lion Foundation has been a long term supporter of Adastra and funds our management, education, mentoring and workshop aspects of the programme.
The recipients benefit from access to hugely knowledgeable presenters and offered opportunities over a broad topic base ensuring well-rounded learning to support their performance endeavour.

We are so grateful for the support of The Lion Foundation and are thrilled that our rangatahi will benefit from our relationship again in 2024.

🙏Thank you and Merry Christmas!!🎄

So privileged to be receiving TECT support again for our 2024 programme.

… not long now before we announce next year’s recipients who will benefit from the TECT funding…!!!Congratulations to the recipients of TECT's November funding round.

$1,226,823 was approved for various community development initiatives around our region. Ngā mihi nui ki a koe!

Alzheimers Tauranga
Aquatic Survival Skills
ARGOS Gymnastics Club
Bay of Plenty Rugby
Garden to Table
Katikati Community Centre
Grow On Katikati
No3 District Federation of NZ Soccer Inc
Omokoroa Golf Club
Steam-Ed Charitable Trust
Surf Life Saving New Zealand
Tauranga BMX Club
Tauranga Womens Refuge
Te Puke Gymsport
Toi Kai Rawa Trust
Cancer Society Waikato/Bay of Plenty
BOP Multiple Sclerosis Society
Bay of Plenty Association for Deaf Children Incorporated
Brain Injured Children Trust
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga
Code Club Aotearoa
Grief Support Services
Literacy Aotearoa - Waikato/WBoP
Pāpāmoa Primary School
Tauranga Central Baptist Church
Tauranga Hockey
The Adastra Foundation
BB New Zealand
Epic Te Puke

To learn more about these community groups and how much funding they've received, visit: www.tect.org.nz/who-we-ve-funded/
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So privileged to be receiving TECT support again for our 2024 programme.

… not long now before we announce next year’s recipients who will benefit from the TECT funding…!!!

Where it all began, Brian Perry Charitable Trust, an initiative of the Perry Group is an absolutely integral cog in the Adastra wheel.

Supporting the programme with the backbone of commercial financial management and IT support coupled with a wealth of knowledge and professional experience, the funding and key people in Brian Perry Charitable Trust are hugely appreciated.
Plus in 2023, all of our Waikato recipients directly benefitted from our strong relationship with the trust.
Thank you to the “mothership” of BPCT and the Perry family for the years of belief in the talented youth of our region through the Adastra programme.

🙌🙌A MASSIVE hi-five ✋to all of you who contribute to this partnership!🙌🙌
Brian Perry Charitable Trust
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Where it all began, Brian Perry Charitable Trust, an initiative of the Perry Group is an absolutely integral cog in the Adastra wheel.

Supporting the programme with the backbone of commercial financial management and IT support coupled with a wealth of knowledge and professional experience, the funding and key people in Brian Perry Charitable Trust are hugely appreciated.
Plus in 2023, all of our Waikato recipients directly benefitted from our strong relationship with the trust.
Thank you to the “mothership” of BPCT and the Perry family for the years of belief in the talented youth of our region through the Adastra programme.

🙌🙌A MASSIVE hi-five ✋to all of you who contribute to this partnership!🙌🙌
Brian Perry Charitable Trust
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