Last Wednesday evening the Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy officially launched a scholarship fund that will provide financial support to those working on harm prevention initiatives. The ‘Harish Rajpal MedicAlert® Scholarship’ has been conceived by the MedicAlert® Foundation in partnership with the family of Dr Harish Rajpal, as a living... Keep Reading
The Wellington Business Network membership is open. We meet every six weeks or so on a Tuesday at Avida Restaurant & Bar, Wellington.
A guest speaker is invited to each event to give a brief presentation on a topical issue and each meeting concludes with a tapas lunch. Read more.
Lunchtime on 24 September 2019 with City Councillors Diane Calvert and Andy Foster
With the local body elections coming up on 12 October 2019, we are delighted to advise that City Councillors Diane Calvert and Andy Foster have agreed to be our next guests in a panel discussion. REGISTER NOW.
Lunchtime on 3 September 2019 with Justin Lester
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester was our guest speaker on 3 September 2019.
Lunchtime with Rachel Qi.
Rachel Qi, the Co-Chair of the China and New Zealand Business Council was our guest speaker on 2 July 2019.
Lunchtime with Digby Paape of the Wellington Party
Digby Paape, co-founder of the Wellington Party was our guest speaker on 21 May 2019.
Lunchtime with Graham Walshe of Brother International
Graham Walshe, the Executive Chairman of Brother International (NZ) Limited, was our next guest speaker on 9 April 2019.
Lunchtime on 12 February 2019 was with culinary legend Steve Logan of Logan Brown and Grill Meats Beer
Wellington’s culinary legend Steve Logan of Logan Brown and Grill Meats Beer, was our guest speaker for our first event in 2019.
Lunchtime on 13 November 2018 with Mark Peterson CEO of NZX.
Mark has 25 years' experience in financial services covering the capital markets, private wealth, institutional and retail banking, and insurance.
Lunchtime on 9 October 2018 with Brett Hudson, National List MP based in Ōhāriu
Prior to entering Parliament, Brett worked in the Wellington ICT industry for more than 20 years. He will speak about “How our regulation will meet the fast-changing world of technology”
Lunchtime on 3 July 2018 was with Brian Steele founder of Giddy Up
Brian outlined the journey to engage in corporate – community partnering where doing good has become as important as doing well.
Lunchtime on 29 May 2018 with Mark Clare of Clare of investment bank, Clare Capital
Mark discussed two significant themes within the context of the technology sector in both Wellington and New Zealand.
Lunchtime on 17 April 2018 with Wellington mayor Justin Lester
Justine Lester was our guest speaker for our second event of 2018.
Lunchtime on 6 March 2018 with Tui Te Hau, General Manager of Mahuki - the Innovation Hub at Te Papa
Tui Te Hau was our guest speaker on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.
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With the local body elections coming up on 12 October 2019, we are delighted to advise that the two Mayoral candidates most likely to challenge the incumbent Justin Lester have agreed to speak at our next event. City Councillors Diane Calvert and Andy Foster. Keep Reading
Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for RFL’s next round of grant applications is Friday, 13 September 2019. Keep Reading
Government matches Malaghan Institute’s ambitions for cancer immunotherapy The Malaghan Institute’s ambitious plans to establish a platform for CAR T-cell cancer therapy has got the backing from the New Zealand government in a funding deal announced today. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Par... Keep Reading
Wellington Investment Banker Susannah Batley has accepted an invitation to join the Research for Life board. Research For Life’s chairman Dr Lance Lawler said, “Susannah is a talented young professional and her experience in the financial services sector will bring complementary skills and valuable new perspectives to our board. She is... Keep Reading
Wellington medical researchers awarded $149,340 Wellington-based medical researchers have received $149,340 in Research For Life’s first funding round for 2019. Ten researchers received a total of $119,021.92 to undertake innovative medical research and 13 travel grants totalling $30,318.13 were approved to assist local researchers meet... Keep Reading
Wellington-based medical researchers have received $149,340 in Research For Life’s first funding round for 2019. Ten researchers received a total of $119,021.92 to undertake innovative medical research and 13 travel grants totalling $30,318.13 were approved to assist local researchers meet the cost of presenting their research findings at... Keep Reading
Immunotherapy profoundly changing the way we treat cancer Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research Professor Graham Le Gros says that since commercially-available cancer immunotherapies first appeared on the market less than a decade ago, they have caused a profound change on the way we target and eradicate cancer. Their potenti... Keep Reading
Eternity Opera announce their 2019 production: Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto in late August After their critically acclaimed productions of Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and last year’s Orfeo and Madam Butterfly, Eternity Opera is returning in August with Verdi’s 1851 dramatic masterpiece Rigoletto. Keep Reading
Research For Life invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the next round of applications is Friday, 22 March 2019. Last year, Research For Life made 11 research grants and 10 travel grants worth $203,698 in total. Established in 1960, Research For Life funds innovative... Keep Reading
Freemasons donate $600,000 to Malaghan Institute’s cancer research Freemasons New Zealand is donating $600,000 over the next two years to support the Malaghan Institute’s world-leading cancer research. Announced today, the Freemasons CAR T-cell Research Programme will work towards improving the Institute’s CAR T-cell ... Keep Reading
Dr Lance Lawler, the former chief executive and one of the founding partners of Pacific Radiology Group, has been appointed the chair of the Research for Life board. Lance joined Research For Life’s board in July last year and succeeds Professor John Nacey who has led the board since 2000. Prof. Nacey will continue to serve as a board... Keep Reading
Members of the public can support medical research in Wellington by contributing financially to RFL so more grants can be distributed. Please share my optimism for the future of medical research and the discoveries that will be made. Support this by supporting RFL however you can. I look forward to a future where our current young researchers... Keep Reading
Research for Life has recognised the contribution Professor Brett Delahunt ONZM FRSNZ has made to medical research by awarding him Honorary Life Membership and presenting him with a medal at its Annual General Meeting, held in Wellington on Monday, 19 November 2018. Prof. Delahunt, Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at the Wellington. Keep Reading
Wellington Chartered Accountant Richard Simpson has accepted an invitation to join the Research for Life board. Research For Life’s chairman Prof. John Nacey said, “Richard is an experienced and highly respected financial advisor and brings complementary skills to our board. He is enthusiastic about not only contributing to Research For... Keep Reading