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Events

Nathan has been organising and directing sporting events since 1992.

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Events

Nathan has been organising and directing sporting events since 1992.

 

Professional Outdoor Consultant

Team building adventures, sporting events and adventure racing. He is the founder of the Spring Challenge women’s adventure race.

Leadership, logistics and managing people safely in outdoor sport is an area he is an expert in.

While sport has been a huge part of his life and for a period a full time job, Nathan’s ‘real’ career was outdoor education and adventure tourism. He studied Physical Education at Otago University for a year but a huge snow dump in Wanaka convinced him that a season pass at Treble Cone would be a better use of his time. He then studied Outdoor Leadership at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). He worked as a sea kayak guide in the Abel Tasman National Park for 9 seasons, the later 3 years at Kiwi Kayaks, a business Nathan and his wife founded and operated. Kiwi Kayaks won a New Zealand Small Business Award in its first trading year. They sold the business to work as Instructors at the NZ Outward Bound School for 3 years.
Ten Events Ltd run commercial sporting events as well as delivering event management contracts. Nathan & his team can custom design an event to meet your needs.
In 2016 he was commissioned by Niue Tourism to do a review of their events strategy and adventure tourism industry.
Ten Events Ltd is a member of the NZ Association of Event Professionals. Their Health & Safety plan is audited by Outdoors Mark, Skills Active.

Corporate

Nathan has extensive knowledge in Corporate Level outdoor activities. He uses the Adventure Racing platform as the basis for Corporate events and experiences. There are numerous synergies between a high performing sports team and a well functioning business or company. Nathan blends his sporting excellence, outdoor educator skills and business awareness to create Adventure Racing style tasks for teams to be challenged by, from 1-day activities to multi-day, anything is possible. Nathan has been providing Yealands Winery outdoor adventure programmes since 2014.

Current Events Nathan is running

2017

  • Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race - St Arnaud - March 10th-12th
  • Torpedo7 Spring Challenge South - Geraldine - September 29th Oct 1st
  • Torpedo7 Spring Challenge North - Auckland - October 13th-15th
  • Junior Rockman & Ride the Rock - Niue Island
  • Queen and King of the Bay Surfski - Tasman
 

Want to discuss the organisation of an event?
Contact Nathan.

 

Other career highlights include

  • NZ foreign aid – employed to establish a sea kayak company in the Solomon Islands
  • Celebrity Speakers – Motivational Speaker
  • Safety Director Kite Surfing Fiji & TV show Wild Survivor
  • Whenua Iti Outdoor Pursuits Centre Instructor
  • Nelson College Outdoor Education Programme
  • Travel writer for Pure NZ
  • NMIT – AVT Tutor
  • NCC Youth Worker
  • Rainbow Ski field – Transport and Snow Board instructing
  • Corporate Adventure Training Event Director
  • Natural History – Talent for Bicycle Documentary
  • Columnist – Vo2 Max, Canoe & Kayak, NZ Triathlete Magazine
  • 2008 Consultant for the Lake to Lighthouse event
  • 2007 Nathan was employed by VHQ TV to manage the Outdoor Safety and Activities for the CRUNCH TV show, he spent 4-months in China preparing and managing the outdoor elements.
 
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Qualifications


Event Experience

Qualifications


Event Experience

EVENT INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nathan formed Ten Events Ltd in 2006, a professional events management company. The team at Ten Events Ltd delivers up to 16-events per year, mainly in the adventure sport arena but also in the Corporate sector. They currently have Corporate contracts with Stevenson Mining and Yealands Family Wines.

OTHER ENTERPRISE

  • Director Ten Events Ltd
  • Director Absolute Wilderness Freeze Dry Meals
  • Director No Child Left Inside
  • Director Beech Adventures Property
  • Patron of Whenua iti OPC

EVENT RESUME

2017

  • Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race - Rainbow
  • King & Queen of the Bay Surfski Race

2016

  • Yealands Yak - Marlborough
  • YPO - Tasman
  • Muddy Buddy - Tasman (support)
  • Godzone - Tasman (support)
  • National Orienteering Championships - Nelson (support)
  • Niue Island Rockman Series (support)
  • Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race - Hanmer Springs
  • Synlait Team Day Out
  • Torpedo7 Spring Challenge - Golden Bay
  • Torpedo7 Spring Challenge - Rotorua

2015

  • Spring Challenge - Wanaka
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport
  • Yealands Yak - Marlborough
  • Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race - Murchison

2014

  • Spring Challenge - Hokitika
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport
  • Yealands Yak - Marlborough
  • Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race - Murchison
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport

2013

  • Spring Challenge - Queenstown
  • KBAR National Multisport Championships
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport

2012

  • Spring Challenge - Methven
  • KBAR National Multisport Championships
  • Heaphy Five-0 Ultra - Golden Bay / Westcoast
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport
  • Port to Port Surfski Race - Tasman

2011

  • Spring Challenge - Marlborough
  • KBAR National Multisport Championships
  • Heaphy Five-0 Ultra - Golden Bay / Westcoast
  • Tour de Tasman - Abel Tasman National Park
  • Kaiteriteri - Mapua Surfski Race - Tasman
     

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • NZOIA Bush 2 / Sea Kayak 2
  • NZOIA Bush 1 / Rock 1 / Canoe 1 / Kayak 1
  • SKONAZ Sea Kayak Award
  • NZMSC Risk Management
  • NZMSC Avalanche Awareness
  • First Aid Consultants Outdoor First Aid
  • Radio Operators Licence
  • NZMS Day Skippers
  • Maritime NZ Boat Masters
  • Traffic Management Controller
  • Certificate in Outdoor Leadership
  • STMS Qualified
     
 

2010

  • Spring Challenge - Motueka
  • Autumn Challenge - Manawatu
  • Tour de Tasman - Abel Tasman National Park
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport
  • King / Queen of the Bay Surfski - Tasman
     

2009

  • Spring Challenge - Nelson Lakes
  • Autumn Challenge - Napier
  • Alps Tour - Queenstown
  • Bike Wakatipu - Queenstown
  • Tour de Tasman - Abel Tasman National Park
  • St James Ultra - Canterbury
  • 4050 Tour - Nelson / Marlborough
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport
  • King / Queen of the Bay Surfski - Tasman

2008

  • Spring Challenge - Kaikoura
  • Autumn Challenge - Taupo
  • Alps Tour - Queenstown
  • Bike Wakatipu - Queenstown
  • Control 90 - Lake Brunner
  • Tour de Tasman - Abel Tasman National Park
  • St James Ultra - Canterbury
  • 4050 Tour - Nelson / Marlborough
  • Source to Sea Cycle Challenge - Westport
  • King / Queen of the Bay Surfski - Tasman

2007

  • Spring Challenge - Hanmer Springs
  • Alps Tour - Queenstown
  • Bike Wakatipu - Queenstown
  • Control 90 - Okiwi Bay
  • Tour de Tasman - Abel Tasman National Park
  • St James Ultra - Canterbury
  • 4050 Tour - Nelson / Marlborough

2006

  • 4050 Tour - Nelson / Marlborough