Why NEXT Invests in The First 1,000 Days

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life (or more accurately, from conception to their third birthday) form a period of intense brain development, laying down the foundational architecture for lifelong ...

NEXT – Reflecting on our first five years

NEXT is celebrating its halfway mark - we are five years into our 10 year project. NEXT is privileged to work with some of New Zealand’s most inspiring people and projects - who are transforming our e...

Kea World Class NZ – Full List of Winners

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 Executive Pay Tribute to Neal and Annette Plowman

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.


Plowman Medal Awarded to NEXT Champion Frank Janssen

NEXT champion Frank Janssen has been awarded the Plowman medal for his
generous contribution to NEXT’s education
investments. Thank you Frank for your valuable
insights – straight talking – and your philosophy
of giving back.


Vision for a Predator Free NZ 2050 – NEXT Outlook by Sir Rob Fenwick

NEXT environmental advisor Sir Rob Fenwick has declared a call to arms to protect our country – in a national battle against invasive predators.

In a speech for NEXT Outlook Sir Robert says toxins and genetics should be part of the weaponry – but with the right careful but bold strategy a Predator Free New Zealand can be a reality.


NEXT Review

NEXT is pleased to present its inaugural Review – documenting the NEXT journey over its first two and a half years.

The Review updates all the NEXT and Foundation initiatives in our focus areas of the environment and education – plus
comments from the NEXT leadership team.