One in 15 New Zealand teachers have upskilled in technology through a NEXT sponsored postgraduate programme run by The Mind Lab. The 4000 primary and secondary teachers have graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative learning.
Business success is a relative term. It may mean you’ve built a business, helped build a business, or done very well in the business you work in – to the point where personal comfort and security are no longer an issue.
Strategic philanthropy (including NEXT), social bonds, ethical funds management and social enterprise trends
are featured in this report by Chapman Tripp released this week.
Impact investment – trends and insights is a report written
by friend of NEXT Phillippa Wilkie.
NEXT is excited to announce a new environmental investment – we are founding partners in a collaboration restoring the biodiversity in the Upper McKenzie basin and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, announced today.
Two teachers from College Street Normal
School in Palmerston North have been awarded the
NEXT Expert Teacher Award after completing a postgraduate
course at The Mind Lab.
Philanthropy plays a crucial part in improving New Zealand society, with private funds stepping in to ease the country’s shortfalls. But what entices people to give away large chunks of their money, and how is the sector evolving?
Philanthropy, arts, science and technology – Kea has published it’s full list
of winners of the 2018 World Class NZ awards – where NEXT founders
Neal and Annette Plowman took out the Supreme Award.
NEXT Founders Neal and Annette Plowman – who are helping fund
the restoration of Abel Tasman National Park – were recognised as
Supreme Winners at the Kea 2018 World Class NZ Awards.
NEXT founders Neal and Annette Plowman have been
announced 2018 Kea World Class New Zealand Supreme
Award winners. The award acknowledges their outstanding
contribution to New Zealand through their philanthropy.
Neal and Annette Plowman are one of New Zealand’s most generous
couples. We chart their philanthropic journey over the past 15 years.
NEXT Founding Chair Chris Liddell, CEO Bill Kermode, the Board and the Plowman family
have paid tribute to NEXT founders Neal and Annette Plowman, upon the announcement
they are joint recipients of the 2018 Kea World Class New Zealand Supreme Award.
NEXT founders Neal and Annette Plowman have
suggested other wealthy New Zealanders consider gifting fifty per cent of their
wealth – in their acceptance speech at the Kea World
Class New Zealand awards.
PwC NEXT Young Leader
has completed his one year
secondment. He shares his thoughts on
how the experience will shape his career.
NEXT Foundation is celebrating four years since its launch in 2014 – and now supports sixteen environmental and education initiatives.
Thirteen of those investments have been made since the foundation’s inception – and three are continuing support for projects started before NEXT’s launch.
Project Janszoon; a NEXT supported environmental initiative
restoring Abel Tasman National Park, has
published its 2017 annual report.
Click here to read the report.
For our final newsletter of 2017 we bring you the wisdom of the wonderful
leaders in education and the environment that NEXT supports. We asked them for a short quote or anecdotal story that resonates with them.
“Often the arteries of government policy fail to be implemented within the capillaries of the community . . . ” a blog from NEXT CEO Bill Kermode following a recent visit to US philanthropic organisations.
A blogging programme for school children – to help them maintain academic grades over the summer holidays – is to expand significantly with support from NEXT Foundation.
The Summer Learning Journey has been developed through a partnership with Manaiakalani teachers and the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland to counter the “Summer Slump” – where school students can lose a year or more of their academic progress in writing when they break for the six-week summer holiday.
The NEXT supported environmental
initiative The Cacophony Project has
made significant gains in developing
heat cameras to help detect predators –
an effective tool in the ambitous
goal towards Predator Free NZ 2050.