The Get Outdoors NZ site evolved from the Sirowaw Portal developed by Peter Waworis in 2010 as a resource for Volunteer Outdoor Instructors and Outdoor users. The site maximised the functionality of Google Maps utilising a Joomla extension developed by Dmitry Zhuk from Belarus. Peter calved off the Tramping Information and News section in 2014 and placed these into this new site and added additional Outdoor Activities. The Sirowaw Portal was slowly depreciated as the NZ Mountain Safety Council phased out volunteer instructing and has now has been discontinued. We hope to make the site a great resource for those interested in exploring our great outdoors and enjoying what NZ has to offer.
Peter is an outdoor enthusiast with a background in IT who is a volunteer with LandSAR and historically a volunteer Outdoor Instructor with the Mountain Safety Council and Scouting NZ. Both him and his partner Di are into Tramping/Hiking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and most things that gets them out enjoying NZ's fabulous outdoors. A move from Auckland down to Nelson in 2017 has provided more time to explore their new backyard.