News
  • 11 Aug

    Meet the Musicians

    Play it Strange songwriters Troy Scott and Katie Miller found music therapeutic during the trauma of the Christchurch earthquakes. In this Meet the Musicians profile,they discuss what songwriting means to them - and the story behind their single “Turn to Me” which they kindly allow NEXT to use on our video about education initiative The Springboard Trust. read more

  • 09 Aug

    Kelvin Hastie joins MPI Biosecurity Working Group

    NEXT Predator Free Community Champion Kelvin Hastie has joined the Ministry for Primary Industries Biosecurity 2025 4.7million Strategic Direction Working Group.  read more

  • 08 Aug

    Predator Free Wellington Update

    The NEXT supported initiative to establish Wellington as the first Predator Free capital city in the world is gaining momentum. This Predator Free Wellington newsletter updates information on the project - including progress on the Miramar Peninsula.  read more

  • 07 Aug

    Talking Matters Trials Technology

    Could technology help tune parents into the importance of rich communication with their babies in their first 1000 days? Talking Matters, a NEXT early years(0-3) education initiative has been testing cutting edge technology with a group of parents - as a tool for promoting richer language.  read more

  • 31 Jul

    It's all Won or Lost by the Fifth Birthday

    All roads lead to the very early years of a child’s life … says New Zealand’s Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft. So … what areas does he believe New Zealand should be focusing on to improve the outcomes of our children?  read more

  • 31 Jul

    Wellington 'predator-free' communities celebrate trapping 5,000 rats

    Wellington City's plans to become the first Predator Free capital in the world are gaining momentum - with 26 suburbs now running their own backyard trapping programme.  read more

  • 25 Jul

    Predator Free NZ 2050 - one year on

    New Zealand is one year into its mission of becoming Predator Free by 2050. The Department of Conservation reflects on what's happened in the 12 months - including updates on NEXT initiatives Taranaki Mounga, Project Janszoon, NEXT Predator Free Community Champion Kelvin Hastie, The Cacophony Project and Zero Invasive Predators.  read more

  • 25 Jul

    Wellingtonians overwhelmingly support Predator Free

    Wellington is coming up to the first anniversary of its announcement to become Predator Free - and a recent study shows Wellingtonians are right behind it.  read more

  • 20 Jul

    Chris Simcock awarded Fellowship from the Edmund Hillary Foundation

    Friend of NEXT Chris Simcock has been awarded a fellowship in the inaugural cohort from the Edmund Hillary Foundation. Chris explains his new direction and how NEXT foundation influenced a career move….  read more