Class Act 2013 ten years on: Mount Aspiring College

Where are they now?


2013: One of New Zealand’s best young kayakers, Bailey had competed at the ICF Junior World Championships in canoe slalom and qualified for the freestyle kayaking event. She planned to become an outdoor pursuits instructor and guide.


2023: Bailey spent six years as a sea kayak guide in Fiordland and Antarctica.

This included two seasons on the Antarctic Peninsula, operating from a small expedition ship based out of South America.

She now works for the Ministry for Primary Industries as a fishery officer in Invercargill, undertaking land and sea patrols, as well as working with defence agencies on air patrols off the coast.

With a bachelor’s degree in environmental management and a diploma in outdoor instruction and guiding, she lives on her partner’s family farm.

She doesn’t kayak as much as she used to but she gets out when she can.



2013: A sporting all-rounder, Moore played football for Otago United in the ASB Youth League and also excelled at futsal, volleyball, basketball and athletics.

He hoped to play college football in the United States but if that didn’t happen, he planned to study design or physical education.

2023: Moore has his own freelance design business in Wellington and is completing his honours year for a bachelor of design degree.

He previously spent five years in the hospitality industry, working his way up to manage one of the capital’s busiest restaurants, Chow.

He plays for Stop Out Sports Club in the Central League, the highest level of amateur football in New Zealand.

This is his second year at the club, after it won promotion to the league last year.

Before that, he played at the Miramar Rangers for eight seasons.