Welcome to OTNZ (Outdoor Training NZ)

We are dedicated to providing high quality cost effective bushcraft instruction...
to give you the skills for greater safe enjoyment of the outdoors

Dawn - Mt Ruapehu from Rangiwahia Hut


The Outdoor Training NZ Board is dedicated to the objects of fostering Safety in the Outdoors by quality cost-effective skills training.

Heather Grady

The Board Chair is Heather Grady.
Email: chair@outdoortraining.nz

Phone (06) 354 1104 evenings or 0212109859 daytime.

Snail mail: 41 South Street Palmerston North 4410.

Membership Admin:
Email: chair@outdoortraining.nz

Snail mail: OTNZ Member Applications, 41 South Street Palmerston North 4410.

All our members are volunteers and as such so they don't keep office hours. Some responses may be faster than others. Please be patient.

Branch Contacts and Meetings


Chair - Alex Warriner email: alex_warriner@xtra.co.nz

Admin - Tim Taylor email: auckland@outdoortraining.nz or phone 027 256 8948


Chair - Doug Faulkner: doug.faulkner@spark.co.nz

Admin - Sharon Hodson email: waikatoadmin@outdoortraining.nz or phone (07) 824 0878

Waikato Monthly meeting: Third Tuesday of every month (except December) starting at 7:00pm, at the Department of Conservation Offices at 5 Northway St, Te Rapa, Hamilton

Website: https://outdoortrainingwaikato.nz/

Bay of Plenty (Tauranga, Rotorua & East Coast)

Chair - Bob Mankelow email: bobandjos@kinect.co.nz
Gerry Purcell phone (07) 544-2874
Admin - Jackie Martin email: bjmartin@mustard.co.nz or phone (07) 576 4583

Snail mail: OTNZ BOP, P.O. Box 2294, Tauranga 3140.


Chair - Neil Higgins,

Admin - email: otnz.taranaki@gmail.com

Manawatu (Manawatu, Rangitikei, Whanganui, Waiouru, Hawkes Bay & Horowhenua)

Chair and Admin - Heather Grady email: chair@outdoortraining.nz

Phone (06) 354 1104 evenings or 021 2109 859 daytime.

Snail mail: 41 South Street Palmerston North 4410

Manawatu monthly meeting: First Monday of each month (except January) starting at 7:00 pm by Zoom, contact Chair for link to join, all welcome. Meetings scheduled on a statutory holiday are held the following Monday.

Wellington (Wellington, Kapiti & Wairarapa)

Chair - Simon Williamson email: crisisresponse@googlemail.com

Admin - email: wellingtonoutdoortraining@gmail.com


Chair - Brian Wilson email: brian.wilson@xtra.co.nz or phone 027 825 1177

Admin - Robyn Draper and Anne Commons email: otnzcanterbury@gmail.com

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