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Excellence in Outdoor Leadership

NZOIA is the qualification body for 9 outdoor disciplines. We have 3 levels of qualification which are recognised nationally as the industry standards. Each qualification represents a specific level of ability that the qualification holder has reached in a given instructional area.

We've developed New Zealand outdoor instructing and guiding into a profession with our commitment to training, standards, currency, and a code of conduct. Assessment, through formal peer review of our instruction and guiding practices, has improved our way of working. We're responsible for promoting the highest standards of outdoor instruction and guiding, and striving to ensure that outdoor activities participants enjoy quality experiences.

Notice Board

LNT Trainer Courses
14 April 2014
Leave Not Trace and OPC present LNT Trainer Courses on the 3-4th May & 1-2 November.
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11 April 2014
NZOIA 4YA is the weekly email to all our members. Check out this weeks NZOIA 4YA.
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Adventure Activity Regulations (you will need to be a member to view this page)
21 March 2014
While the future of ONZ and OutdoorsMark is in the balance at the moment, WorkSafe NZ still have a legal responsibility to implement the HSE (Adventure Activity) Regulations requirements for auditing and registration of adventure activity operators 
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Membership Fee Increase
5 March 2014
NZOIA Membership Fees for 2014/15 will rise, as voted by members who attended the 2013 AGM.
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Course Calendar/Custom Events
18 March 2014
Keen to do an assessment/refresher/ training course but can't find one to suit? Use our facebook page as a forum to find other people who are keen and create your own custom course (there is a 3 person minimum). Check out the FAQ 'Can I organise a custom designed course?' first.
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Art of Kayaking Film - Instructional Video
19 February 2014
Check this out! This film is a powerful tool for beginners right through to advance paddlers or as a teaching aid for instructors. We now have hard copies available for organisations to hold in the library/resouce collections. Contact NZOIA for details.
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(you will need to be logged in to get your members discount)

NZOIA Symposium
6 February 2014
Registrations are now open for the NZOIA National Training Symposium!
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NZ Whitewater Guide - Latest Edition
27 January 2014
Graham Charles has done it again! Get the latest edition of the NZ Whitewater Guide.
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6 December 2013
Check out what happened at the 2013 NZOIA AGM.
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6 December 2013
Paid your fees but your membership is still showing a 2013 expiry date? You may still need to fill out your Annual Registration form. Go to  'Your dashboard' page (you will need to login in first) and select the 'Renew Membership' link in the top left of the table that appears. Fill in the form, if you have already paid you can now click the 'Already Paid' button.

NZOIA acknowledges the funding provided to it by:

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  • logo Water Safety
  • logo Sparc

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