Since 2016, HNI offers interested Year 8s the opportunity to apply to take part in the William Pike Challenge Award (WPC). 

The WPC is a youth development programme, with a vision to grow resilient, confident and connected kiwi kids aged 11-14 years old.  WPC is a year-long programme & includes :

-  5 outdoor activities

-  20 hours Community Service 

-  20 hours  Passion Project(s)

Visit www.williampikechallenge.co.nz for more information;  WPC  @ HNI Information is available from HNI Office.  WPC Application online form will be available via Student Site - see WPC tab and Student Notices for link. 

WPC activities outline

April - Orienteering / Mountain biking

May - High Ropes at Guthrie Smith Tutira 

June-July - Tough Guy n' Gal at Clifton 

Mid Sept - Sunrise Hut day hike

Late Oct - Opti sailing 

Mid-November - Rafting Mohaka river 

William Pike Challenge Award graduates 2022