About our events

The New Zealand Initiative holds events throughout the year to promote debate, disseminate ideas, and connect with our supporters. Our events include public forums, conferences, and debates. We also organise outreach activities with secondary schools, universities, and young professionals.

Public Forums: The Initiative occasionally hosts larger public events with prominent international speakers. These events are a great opportunity to discuss ideas and meet new people in an informal setting.

Member-only Events: Exclusive to members to the Initiative.

Members' Lunch with Rt Hon Christopher Luxon

This is a members-only event with the Prime Minister Rt Hon Christopher Luxon. He will address attendees with a short presentation, which is followed by questions and answers. Read more

12 April, 2024
Auckland
  Member only event

Members' Retreat 2024

Our annual members' retreat is a chance to cover the major aspects of New Zealand politics and economics, and will provide plenty of room for discussion, engagement and networking. Please contact Chelsy at events@nzinitiative.org.nz for further information. Read more

4 April, 2024
Queenstown
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Members' Lunch with Brooke Roberts

As the nation's capital, Wellington is a place of government and administration. It is also a place for business and entrepreneurship - but we can do better. Read more

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28 November, 2023
Wellington
  Member only event
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Members' event: Health Innovators’ Summit

Highlights from the Health Innovator's Summit 2023 Keynote Session 1: Investment in Digital Health in Australia Keynote Session 2: Individualised Funding for people with Disability Keynote Session 3: Why Healthcare Reforms are mostly stuff ups - A global perspective Keynote Session 4: Increasing the Number of General Practitioners and Better Workforce Planning Keynote Session 5: Partnerships between Iwi and Private Health Providers Keynote Session 6: Panel Discussion Health Innovators More about this event: The Health Innovators’ Summit: Inspiring Action for Better Care is a half-day event bringing together politicians, members of The New Zealand Initiative, professional health associations, and senior journalists to learn about innovative solutions for better healthcare in New Zealand. With keynote speakers sharing their experiences and insights, attendees will be inspired to take action and improve the current healthcare system. Read more

9 August, 2023
Auckland
  Member only event
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Irish Secrets: Business Delegation

Ireland is the destination for The New Zealand Initiative’s next business delegation. It follows in the footsteps of our 2019 mission to Denmark, and it will once again provide opportunities to learn, to be surprised and to connect. Read more

25 June, 2023
Ireland
  Member only event
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Artificial intelligence and the future of education

Artificial Intelligence in Education Forum This forum will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate the implications of generative AI for education. We will explore opportunities that AI offers and potential policy initiatives to make the most of those opportunities. Read more

15 June, 2023
Wellington
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Paving the way: A public webinar

Webinar: Learning from New Zealand's past to build a better future Join us for a webinar as we launch “Paving The Way: Learning from New Zealand’s Past to Build a Better Future.” Everyone is talking about New Zealand's infrastructure deficit. But few people know how successful we once were at delivering big-ticket items like roads, rails and bridges. Read more

14 June, 2023
Webinar
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Artificial intelligence and the future of education

Artificial Intelligence in Education Forum This forum will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate the implications of generative AI for education. We will explore opportunities that AI offers and potential policy initiatives to make the most of those opportunities. Read more

8 June, 2023
Auckland
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Members' Retreat 2023

Our annual members' retreat is a chance to cover the major aspects of New Zealand politics and economics, and will provide plenty of room for discussion, engagement and networking. Please contact Chelsy at events@nzinitiative.org.nz for further information. Read more

23 May, 2023
Auckland
  Member only event

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