Mid-Winter Quiz Night

Let's get QUIZZICAL! Gather your team mates, grab a drink, devour some FREE food and prepare to take on one of Auckland Young Professional’s famous quizzes. The Quiz Master will be testing your general and ‘special’ knowledge throughout the night. You best believe we have some great prizes up for grabs. Grab a ticket for yourself or for your team members - We guarantee an awesome night ahead. Feel free to come long by yourself and we will put you into a group with awesome people ready to have a good time! This is a ticketed event and we have [...]



The Art of Sleeping

Humans sleep for about a third of their lives which means that anyone living to the current average age of 82 will have slept for a staggering 27 years. Whilst there is no absolute agreement yet on all aspects of sleep, research to date has firmly established that sleep is one of the key determinants of health, well-being, performance and the way we age. Come join us in this engaging talk where you'll become the ultimate master in all things sleep. Specifically, you'll learn all about the processes that run our sleep, how our daily activities can impact our quality [...]


The Power of Lifestyle

The Power of Lifestyle: Unleash the seven lifestyle powers to flourish! with Erik van den Top, Wellness Coach & Biofeedback Practitioner Want to perform at your best, have balance and vitality and lengthen your health span (not just your lifespan)? Finding it a challenge to make healthy lifestyle habits stick? This seminar will forever change your thinking about the power of lifestyle and give you practical insights into both the “what” and “how” of using lifestyle for optional health, wellbeing and performance! All participants will receive free access to the “My Lifestyle Power” assessment.   About the coach: Erik van [...]


Christmas Drinks – 2020

As Christmas is approaching, we are very excited to jazz up our social drinks to a fancier version! Come join us in your best outfits! There will be drinks with canapés, pizza and best Christmas dressed prizes. We will be located in the Greenhouse area.


July Social Drinks – 2020

With more puffa jackets than jandals on the streets, it seems winter has well and truly settled in. But instead of hunkering down, we're heading out to celebrate mid-winter and the fact that we've made it past this year's half way mark. Which as you well know, was no easy feat. So, wrap up in your warmest and come join us for a fun (and well-deserved) night out! Plus ones, twos, threes or more are all welcome. If your a first-timer or venturing out on your own, don't worry, our committee members will be there to give you a toasty [...]


Start-ups: Avoiding post-pandemic pitfalls

The fallout of the 2008 global financial crisis witnessed the start of many well-known companies – WhatsApp, Slack, Uber, and Instagram – worth hundreds of millions of dollars. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic uncertainty and changed the way we do business, you shouldn't hold off from starting your side hustle or growing your burgeoning business. In our latest AYP workshop, Lowndes Jordan Partner Duncan Coats and Associate Liam Closey will cover off the legal fundamentals in getting your business started and funded, including guidance on common pitfalls that founders can run into early on in the business life [...]


Welcome Back Social Drinks – June 2020

Since the ol' lockdown went into effective, we've been counting down the days until we could see you face-to-face again, and it's finally happening! Join us for welcome back drinks (take two) at Sweat Shop on Thursday, 25th June from 5:30pm onwards. 'Will there be any specials?', you might ask. Why yes there will be! There'll be $25 export gold jugs, $25 Heineken buckets, and a few more surprise specials on the night. So grab a friend (because you can do that now) and come join us for a night of chat and merriment. We'll see you there!   Note: [...]


Charity Event: Growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times

Growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times In this interactive session you'll learn: A framework that can help you more effectively navigate an uncertain future The NOT useful question you can stop asking right now to open yourself up to more career opportunities in these unpredictable times Simple steps to grow yourself and connect with others to increase your career resilience. Places in this interactive session are limited, so please register below and we will provide the webinar details along with your ticket. Please register 1 ticket for each person who will login on each device separately. This [...]


November Social Drinks – 2019

Come along for a drink or two at Staircase Bar. Look out for our committee members and we'll help introduce you to people. Our monthly social drinks are a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks! Happy hour runs until 8pm and there'll be food specials on the night. See you there!


Presenting with Confidence

As Young Professionals, one the most powerful skills you will have is your ability to get your message across. Be it as a leader of a team, a project, selling concepts or creating visions… your ability to stand and present with confidence and competence will be a major factor is being successful. Come and learn some valuable skills, some hints, tips and tricks that will enable you to project with even more confidence. Learn the reasons why we get nervous in public speaking and how to quell and manage the sensations. Find out what your hands should be doing to [...]


October Social Drinks – 2019

Come along for a drink or two at the Glass Goose. Look out for our committee members and we'll help introduce you to people. Our monthly social drinks are a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks!


Market Update – Discussion on the NZ economy & financial markets

Mo Singh, Senior Research Analyst at Craigs Investment Partners will share his thoughts on the impact of recent global developments and what that might mean for investors. He will assess the outlook for the New Zealand economy and discuss how financial markets, the NZ dollar and interest rates are shaping up for the coming twelve months. Speaker: Mo joined Craigs Investment Partners in 2010. Initially with the private wealth research team, he later took up an analyst role with the institutional equities team where he covered the transport, financial, industrial and retail sectors. In 2017 Mo returned to the private [...]


August Social Drinks – 2019

Don't worry we haven't forgotten social drinks! Rounding off August, we're heading to Andrew Andrew at the nice and central viaduct end of Princess Wharf.  It'll be a nice cosy spot to network, mingle or talk with fellow young professionals.   Look out for our AYP banners, see you there! Time: 5:30pm til 8:30pm Late arrivals always welcome


Managing stress and staying resilient

Young Professionals are under more and more significant time pressure and constraints in their working life. Achieving and sustaining an optimum level of performance is paramount to most young professionals, yet challenging due to this highly demanding context they operate in. This workshop will help participants make important connections between effective stress management, maintaining resilience plus prioritising sufficient recovery and sustaining both optimal health as well as performance. It offers participants an opportunity also to assess their current resilience levels and identify strategies to enhance it.   Guest speaker: Erik van den Top Time: 6pm nibbles & networking for a 6:30pm start approx. finish [...]


AYP Cocktail Party 2019

Join us at Pilkingtons for AYP's 6th Annual Cocktail Party! Locate your suit, find your show-stopping cocktail dress and come kick up your heels on the dance floor with new or old friends. Complimentary drink on arrival, canapes throughout the night, DJ to provide the tunes and a roving photographer to capture the highlights.   This will be a night to remember. So be sure to grab a ticket ASAP because they will be GUARANTEED to sell fast!   Theme: Hollywood Glam (dress to theme or cocktail style). Come solo or with friends, and enjoy a glam night.


The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking Laurie’s Session is aimed at improving the networking skills of AYP members including: Modern etiquette for networking events Starting and ending a conversation Converting conversations into meaningful business connections Presenter: Laurie Sharp, Head of Coaching and Development at ASB Bank Laurie’s prime focus is on people development, leadership and coaching professional (soft) skills. He has worked with a number of internal and external groups, including the likes of the New Zealand Law Society, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, BDO, Deloitte, KPMG, Coca Cola and Mitre 10.


Sustained Performance & Well-being

Sustained Performance & Well-being This engaging talk takes participants on thought provoking journey of the contemporary science of positive psychology. This science provides new perspectives about human functioning and practical strategies for enhancing your lifelong flourishing. Presenter: Erik van den Top is a Coach, Positive Psychology Practitioner and University of Auckland Teaching Fellow who creates transformational experiences to inspire, enable and empower people to flourish.   Time: 6:00pm nibbles & networking for a 6:30pm start Venue: University of Auckland – Building #119 Room 110 Map: Early bird tickets: $20 - limited quantities! Standard tickets: $25


Craigs Market Update – March 2019

Craigs Investment Partners welcome members of Auckland Young Professionals to our office on Tuesday 26 March. Mark Lister, Head of Private Wealth Research will be giving an Investment and Market Update, including: • Global Backdrop • Geopolitical Risk • The NZ economy • Where to from here?  5.30pm nibbles & networking for a 6pm start Speaker: Mark Lister Mark joined Craigs Investment Partners in 2004. Before joining Craigs, he worked in the electricity sector for a number of years. Mark is Head of Private Wealth Research for CraigsInvestment Partners Private Wealth division. His team is responsible for all of the asset allocation, [...]


Success Hacks for Busy People

Everybody wants to be successful.  And most of us are very busy.  How can you make time for success in your professional and personal life? In this short, high-energy session, Dr David Keane, an expert on success, will explore 3 strategies for achieving more in your professional and personal life. Based on his very popular Managing Yourself for Success short course at The University of Auckland, Dr Keane, will challenge your thinking and give you practical tools you can use right away. Bio: Dr David Keane   For 30 years, David has been fascinated by the subject of success and [...]


International Women’s Day – Speaker Panel

What’s it like being a young female entering the workplace today? As a young woman entering the workplace, there can be a number of challenges you have to navigate in order to advance your career. Women often have to put in extra effort to prove themselves as they can be held to higher standards. Gender bias, sexism and glass ceilings are just some of the issues young women face every day. Come along to listen to AYP’s panel of young professionals talk about their experiences, ways they have navigated through these issues and how we can support each other as [...]


March Social Drinks – 2019

Join us at The Lula Inn in the CBD for our first social drinks of 2019! This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks, as you’ll find a good mix of people from a variety of industries with different levels of experience. See you there! Late arrivals welcome. Where : The Lula Inn, 149 Quay Street, Auckland Central 1010 When: 5.30 pm, Thursday March 7th $: Free to attend


December Xmas Drinks – 2018

Christmas is almost here, so join us for our last event of 2018! Have a relaxing, casual drink before the holidays. Don't be shy, come mix and mingle at one of our informal networking events. Whether it's to expand your professional network or make new friends, we look forward to seeing you at Sweat Shop. When: Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 5:30pm onwards Where: Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen 7 Sale St, Freemans Bay, Auckland City Cost: Free Late arrivals always welcome


November Social Drinks – 2018

Join us at Everybody's on Wednesday the 21st of November, for our monthly social drinks, right in the heart of Auckland CBD. Everybody's is offering exclusive drinks specials to AYP members, and there will be a roaming photographer on the night. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks, as you’ll find a good mix of people from a variety of industries with different levels of experience. See you there! Late arrivals welcome. Where : Everybody's, 7 Fort Lane, Auckland Central 1010 When: 5.30 pm, Wednesday 21 November 2018 $: Free to attend


Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing • why you would consider socially responsible investing (SRI), changes globally • what it is and the different variations of ethical investing (different shades of green) • How SRI works (the mechanics of it) • The QuayStreet process with positive and negative screening • How does SRI perform against conventional investments • QuayStreet SRI performance There is a lot of noise around socially responsible investing - what it means, the reasons why and how you can invest. Join our workshop on 26 November with Craigs Investment Partners and QuayStreet Asset Management to learn more. 5.30pm nibbles & networking [...]


October Social Drinks – 2018

Spring has sprung, join us for this month's Social Drinks! Don't be shy, come mix and mingle at one of our informal networking events. Whether it's to expand your professional network or make new friends, we look forward to seeing you at Sweat Shop. When: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 5:30pm onwards Where: Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen 7 Sale St, Freemans Bay, Auckland CityCost: Free Late arrivals always welcome


Avoid Brain Overload

Did you know that you process around 34 GBs of data a day? How is your brain coping? Have you noticed memory let-downs? Times when it was impossible to ‘think’? Daily, even the smartest of organisations close their doors with mentally exhausted employees leaving emails unanswered, return calls unmade and To Do lists incomplete. Brain overload is real. Why is this happening? The brightest minds are suffering, too; for clarity of thought, short-term and working memory skills need sufficient cognitive reserve to generate creative solutions. We’ll share with you how memory works, how to avoid the effects of brain overload [...]


August Social Drinks – 2018

What better way to wind up August than with one of AYP’s monthly social drinks? We can’t think of one. So come join us next week the 29th of August to round off the month and (hopefully) say hello to Spring! Will give you all a fantastic opportunity to find a date to our Annual Cocktail party next month too  looking forward to seeing you all there!


Winter Yoga Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Auckland City Mission. At Victory Performance Centre- Level 1, 260 Queen Street Vinyasa style yoga class to build strength and flexibility-No experience necessary. Tickets $20. Limited to 15 people. Mats provided or bring your own, wear comfortable clothes and bring a drink bottle. Felicity is a member of the exec and has been practicing and teaching yoga for years, all around the world. She feels yoga is for Every-Body and there is always something we can gain from taking some time to ourselves, to breathe and to move together.


AYP Annual Cocktail Party – 2018

Your ticket includes - access to the venue at Stamford Plaza Hotel - free drink on arrival - a generous selection of canapés throughout the night - free face painting - a live band to show off your moves on the dance floor - best dressed and dressed to the theme competitions   When Hispanic farmers first settled in Kansas in 1926, they held one of the biggest, longest, and most colourful Mexican Fiestas in the history of the Garden City. The second biggest however, is being held in September 2018, by the Auckland Young Professionals! Escuchaste correctamente! On Saturday [...]


July Social Drinks – 2018

While the charming Auckland weather remains chilly and unpredictable, one thing you can count on is Auckland Young Professionals monthly networking drinks being a warm occasion! Come join us next Thursday the 19th of July at the Bluestone Room in Auckland’s CBD for our usual drinks specials and nibbles. 5:30pm onwards. Looking forward to seeing you there!


What Is Fintech?

Fintech today has gone far beyond than just a buzzword. Delve into the drivers behind Fintech, what makes it tick and what the future might hold for start-ups as well as incumbents in this sector Your relationship with money will invariably change over the next few years - how you pay, what you pay, how you save, how you borrow, how you invest, how you insure etc. The only debate is, how soon technology disruption reaches you in some shape or form. Technology has been reshaping many industries for years, in quite fundamental ways, while the financial services sector had been relatively untouched....until about [...]


June Social Drinks – 2018

They have been saying Winter is coming for a while now & boy they were right!! But don't let that stop you from coming out to our next social drinks at The Lulu Inn June 14th @ 5:30pm There will be usual house nibbles and also $10 cocktails for AYP members.


May Social Drinks – 2018

Thurs 17th May, from 5.30pm Degree Gastrobar – the Ninety Room (private room with own bar) Drink special: $10 mojitos and they will do another $10 cocktail just for AYP Food special: They will shout some pizzas/fries, if anyone wants to order their own pizza there is a special of $15.90 per pizza


Ladies Night 2018 – Living & Giving with Purpose

Join us for a ladies event exploring all the ways women can live and give with purpose. Our three inspirational speakers will help us consider how to more consciously and ethically decide how we spend our time and money, to make a positive impact on a local and international level.   More details about our speakers will be released in the next week.   Hosted by Kate Sylvester, a selection of Phoenix Organic beverages and nibbles are included in the ticket price, with all profits to the Women’s Refuge.   Tickets sold out in a day last year so get [...]


University of Auckland Executive Education: Building a Compelling Business Case

The ability to write a compelling business case is a core competency for effective managers and professionals.  A business case is a critical requirement before committing to projects , new products and or other investments . It is also an argument that needs to convince the recipient to invest in this undertaking rather than others .   Develop convincing arguments for justifying investments Explore the critical and analytical thinking required to identify where best to invest funds Construct a compelling argument to convince the recipient to invest in this undertaking rather than others As a practical exercise, explore how this [...]


April Social Drinks – 2018

Join us Thursday April 12th at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen for another AYP Drinks! Thurs 12th April at Sweat Shop 5.30pm on-wards. There will be: $20 jugs of Sweat Shop craft beer $10 wings Wine of the month special (tbc) AYP cocktail $12 & DJ


March Social Drinks – 2018

Join us at Everybody's on Wednesday the 21st of March, for our monthly social drinks, right in the heart of Auckland CBD. Everybody's is offering exclusive drinks specials to AYP members, and there will be a roaming photographer on the night. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks, as you’ll find a good mix of people from a variety of industries with different levels of experience. See you there! Late arrivals welcome. Where : Everybody's, 7 Fort Lane, Auckland Central 1010 When: 5.30 pm, Wednesday 21 March 2018 $: Free to attend


Market Update with Craigs Investment Partners

We've seen the recent share market meltdown, a new round of global market volatility and the rise and fall of bitcoin, don't miss this opportunity to find out insights usually reserved for private wealth customers. Mo Singh, Craigs' Senior NZ Research Analyst will be presenting an exclusive market update to our AYP members. Guest speaker: Mo Singh - Craigs Senior NZ Research Analyst Time: 5.30pm nibbles & networking for a 6pm start Venue: Craigs Investment Partners - Vero Centre, Level 32, 48 Shortland street Early bird tickets: $15 (until 7 Mar) Standard tickets: $20


Resilience – The Road to Success

Resilience is important to help us maintain balance in our lives during difficult and stressful periods of time and can be a defense mechanism against the development of mental health difficulties. Come along to this exclusive talk by Stephen Drain on mindfulness, what it is, how we can become more resilient and ultimately more successful. Guest speaker: Stephen Drain - PwC Partner Time: 5.30pm nibbles & networking for a 6pm start Venue: PwC Tower, Level 22, 188 Quay street Early bird tickets: $15 (until 23 Feb) Standard tickets: $20


February Social Drinks

AYP is back for 2018! Join us for our first social drinks of the year at Tom Tom in Victoria Park! Tom Tom is offering drinks specials and there will be a roaming photographer on the night Come along, expand your network, don't miss out on meeting your future friends and colleagues. See you then! Where : 27 Drake Street, Victoria Park Market, Auckland Central, 1010 When: 5.30 pm Friday the 9th of February 2018 $: Free to attend


AYP Xmas Drinks

Join us at Uptown Freehouse on Thursday the 14th of December for Christmas, midweek drinks. Free to attend as always. Get into the Christmas spirit, wear your best Christmas sweeter and be in the draw to win a bar tab! Uptown Freehouse are offering AYP members special $6 pricing on select wines and $8 tap beer on select beers. (Please note this does not apply to all tap or wines). This event is an opportunity for you to meet other young professionals from a variety of industries, broaden your professional and personal networks. We really hope you can join us [...]


Market Update & Estate Planning

Join us at Craig’s Investment Partners for our final event of the year! Craig’s will be hosting a post election market update strategy for investors presented by Fraser Thomson as well as guest speaker Tammy Barker from Guardian Trust who will discuss the importance and relevance of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. Doors open 5.30pm for a 6pm start


Yoga Fundraiser for Women’s Refuge

In conjunction with True Food and Yoga, we our pleased to offer a bit of recovery from the cocktail party and something to look forward to toward the end of week. A wonderful 1 hour Vinyasa class overlooking Okahu bay with the fabulous Katerina Marshall, Thursday 23/11, 7:00pm. Tickets are $15 and profits are going to the Women's Refuge and the amazing work they do helping to ensure All women and children have the fundamental right to live free from fear and violence. Feel free to bring an extra donation on the night.. Our yoga event last year sold out [...]


AYP Cocktail Party: A Black & White Affair

Auckland Young Professionals is delighted to invite you to the most exclusive event of the year, a black and white affair. Join us for an evening of glamour and fashion, cocktails, delicious appetizers, music and dancing all night long. This one is not to be missed! A professional photographer will be there to capture all your special moments and create lasting memories of the evening that is sure to dazzle. A live band will be playing most of the evening to allow you to bring your best moves to the dance floor! With your ticket you will also receive 2 [...]


University of Auckland Executive Education: Communications – Taking the Heat out of Difficult Conversations

When under pressure, we can often react in ways that don’t always match our leadership intent. Worse, relationship niggles and conflict can drain our energy and resolve. In this workshop you’ll learn practical strategies for dealing with difficult conversations you face at work. And how to manage your own ‘hot’ buttons i.e. fear, anger, embarrassment, defensiveness – in ways that ensure you don’t avoid the conversations nor react aggressively nor stew unnecessarily over them.   Note: while not critical to the evening, you may want to complete the Style Under Stress survey online at   This workshop will be [...]


3 Secrets to becoming an OUT-Standing Presenter

Discover the voice, personality and mind set of an outstanding presenter and how to get them. During this one hour session, Bonita Nuttall will cover the problems we often face with Public Speaking. Feelings such as being overwhelmed, lacking confidence and credibility, and experiencing nerves and anxiety often results to being passed for promotions, feeling inadequate and not being perceived as engaging. Bonita will help you: - Discover the cause of your nerves, anxiety and feeling of overwhelm - Overcome the intimidation factor, lack of confidence and anxiety when presenting - Learn powerful strategies and practices to overcome nerves and [...]


October Social Drinks – 2017

Join Auckland Young Professionals (AYP) for one of our regular informal networking event - social drinks. After all it is not just WHAT you know, but WHO you know as well. This event is an opportunity for you to meet other young professionals as well as experts from a variety of industries. AYP social drinks is always a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks, meet new business contacts or friends. It's a great mix of people from all industries, experience levels and a chance to meet people with similar interests.This networking event will take place at the [...]


AYP Comedy Night

Join us at Revelry on Thursday the 21st of September, for our very first Auckland Young Professionals Comedy Night. Brendhan Lovegrove, will be joined by a line-up featuring some of New Zealand’s best comedic talent. Brendhan is a firm favourite on the NZ comedy circuit, and a much-loved regular host and headliner at The Classic. As a 9-time winner of the NZCG Best Male Comedian award (plus several other awards), Brendhan has entertained sold-out crowds for well over a decade in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the UK. This FREE event is proudly brought to you by AYP, with the [...]


AYP Escape Room Challenge

Join us on the 13th of September for an escape room challenge. Using nothing but your wits and intellect, creativity and common sense, plus a whole lot of teamwork you will solve clues and puzzles to escape. Take your pick of escape rooms from breaking out of a maximum security prison to the dream world of Alice. This is a unique opportunity to meet new people and create great friendships by working together. Limited tickets available because of venue capacity, get yours quick!


August Social Drinks – 2017

Join us at The Lula Inn on Wednesday 2nd of Augustfor midwinter, midweek drinks right next to the sails in the heart of Auckland. The Lula Inn is also offering some great deals for AYP! These social events are a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks, as you’ll find a good mix of people from a variety of industries with different levels of experience. See you then! Late arrivals welcome. Where : The Lula Inn 149 Quay Street, Auckland Central When: 5.30 pm Wednesday 2nd August 2017 $: Free to attend


University of Auckland Executive Education Development Series: Emotional Intelligence – Engaged Leadership

Emotional Intelligence helps leaders at all levels become “people smart” and to use practical tools to inspire results. In this one hour “taster” workshop Nikki shares practical and effective skills and tools to help you understand , engage and influence others including your colleagues, team members and managers. This event is presented by Nikki Fitzgerald Harvey. Nikki Harvey Fitzgerald, an Executive Education facilitator is a certified Master Practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP). She brings 18 years facilitation and coaching experience across a wide range of industries in New Zealand and Australia. A great relationship builder, Nikki helps her clients connect [...]


Essential Skills to be Tomorrows Super Leader Today

What would we tell our younger selves in relation to developing our leadership influence and capabilities? Promotions don’t readily translate into effective leadership. If leadership is a learned skill it won’t happen by chance. Learn the essential skills to be tomorrow’s leader today in this interactive, and informative event. When: 5:30pm (for a 6:00pm start) – 7pm on Wednesday, the 5th of July. Where: IMNZ – 4th Floor, DLA Piper Tower, 205 Queen Street This event will be delivered by Yvonne Treen, a key member of the IMNZ team Yvonne also runs a leading management consulting business. Yvonne will cover [...]


University of Auckland Professional Development Series: From Team Member to Team Leader

How do you go from team member to team leader? It’s a challenge that many of us are faced with (or hope to be), and there’s no easy guide book! In this ‘taster event’ Nick Read will be breaking it down and covering the lessons you need to know to make the jump. Date: Tuesday 30 May Time 5.30pm for a 6pm start | 8pm finish Networking and nibbles from 5.30pm Venue: University of Auckland, Business School, Decima Glenn Room, Level 3, Owen Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road , Auckland Directions: Once you have arrived at Level 1, please proceed [...]


May Social Drinks

Auckland Young Professionals invites you to our May Networking Drinks at Longroom Bar in Ponsonby. This event is a great opportunity to broaden personal and professional networks in a relaxed, friendly environment. Come by yourself or bring friends and colleagues with you! The event starts at 5:30pm but late arrivals are always welcome.


Friday Flow Yoga – May

Yoga is the perfect way to de-stress and AYP invites you to discover some self-care in serene studios by the sea. Stay for a wonderful Tea, Juice or a Drink after in the fabulous restaurant. We have a great deal at only $12 a ticket (normal price is $20), 30 tickets available. Mats and blocks are provided or feel free to bring your own.


Economic Update with Craigs Investment Partners

Mark Lister, Head of Private Wealth Research, will be presenting an exclusive economic update to AYP members. Find out the latest on everything from Trump to dairy prices and get key market insights usually reserved for private wealth customers. Craigs Investment Partners will also be giving away two passes to the gala evening of the Auckland Writers Festival on the night. Opens at 5:30 for a 6pm start.


March Networking Drinks

As part of our casual networking series, Auckland Young Professionals are happy to invite you to our March Networking Drinks at Aura Bar on viaduct. The venue is reserved exclusively for AYP which means easier networking and plenty of opportunities to chat, relax and expand your network! This new, chic bar is aiming to present a new chapter in Auckland’s nightlife industry by targeting young professionals seeking intelligent entertainment at a unique atmosphere. We ask you to RSVP by selecting a free ticket as there will be door staff at this event who will have a guest list provided to [...]


University of Auckland Professional Development Series: Communicating Confidently Through Assertiveness

Assert your voice and get your ideas heard by the right people – in the right way. Communication is essential in business, yet how many of us have been in a situation where we’d really like to say something, but the words just didn’t come out? Join us for the first of our new four event series, where communication specialist, Roseann Gedye will share key strategies to enable you to gain support for your ideas - with your managers, team members and peers alike. As an added bonus we’ll be giving away a short course prize valued at $1,995 +gst. [...]


Secrets for Powerful Career Moves

Ready for a change of pace, unsure of what is next or ready for a new challenge? If you want the best shot at securing your next role in a great company it takes more than a great CV and witty cover letter. It takes a combination of training, mentoring and support. Join AYP for the first professional event of the year, where Fonterra Director of Global Foodservice, Grant Watson will share his story of how he progressed from a part-time crew member at McDonalds to running the company’s entire operations in New Zealand, and has now joined New Zealand’s [...]


February Social Drinks – 2017

AYP is back for 2017! Come along for our first social drinks for the year at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen in Victoria Park. We'll have a DJ, drinks specials and a roaming photographer on the night.


AYP Christmas Drinks

Our last social drinks for the year will be held at the coolest new cocktail bar in town - Rich Heart. Come along for one last catch up before the Christmas break. There will be drink specials available on the night, as well as a bespoke AYP cocktail. These social events are a fantastic opportunity to broaden your professional and personal networks, as you’ll find a good mix of people from a variety of industries with different levels of experience. We’ll be there from 5.30pm on-wards, late arrivals are welcome.


Ladies Night: Professional Style

Join us for this very exclusive ladies night for a 101 on ‘professional style’. Kate Sylvester is a New Zealand designer who designs conceptual collections that embody intelligence, witty irreverence, sophistication and modern femininity. The brand's retail manager will teach you how to dress work appropriate with style. The Bobbi Brown Team will teach you the makeup tips and techniques to perfect the art of looking professional, as well as how to transition your look from day to night. They have the perfect products and advice to help you look and feel your best. You’ll be sure to learn a [...]


Mens Night: Professional Style

Want to sharpen up your corporate look? MJ Bale is an Australian menswear brand that revolves around quality: quality of product and quality of in-store experience. They offer business casual, corporate and formal wear with a strong focus on provenance and character. Sam Horgan, Head of NZ and QLD regions, will be joining us to present on key corporate styling tips, and essentials for the modern gentleman. The event will be held and catered at MJ Bale's Shortland Street HQ, and limited exclusively to 25 participants.


Skill Based Volunteering

Young Professionals have a range of expertise that community groups and non-profits could benefit greatly from. A panel of speakers at our next seminar will educate you on how ‘skill based volunteering’ contributes to your professional and personal development, and the huge benefit this can have to local community groups. Volunteering Auckland, an information and advice centre for volunteers, teams and non-profit organisations, will discuss what kind of need there is in Auckland and the different skill-sets wanted. Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sovereign, Clark Todd will cover the value of volunteering within the workplace, as well as how [...]


AYP Rebrand Launch Party

Come along to our November Social Drinks at Tom Tom in Victoria Park! This Drinks event is a little special - we'll also be revealing AYP's new branding! To celebrate we'll have giveaways, specials and other surprises. Watch this space for more details...


Let’s Do It Now – Run Like you Started It

Creative disrupter, Mike Hutcheson (aka Hutch) is a serial start-up guy – He has founded or co-founded a number of companies including leading advertising agencies, Colenso, and HKM and finished his advertising career as managing director at Saatchi & Saatchi in Auckland. He is also a zany word maestro. He’s published four books and his writings are often published in The Independent and Idealog magazine. Mike’s Masters thesis was titled ‘The alchemy of creativity in New Zealand Business’ and his conclusion: that our challenge is to solve the paradox around the fact we [NZer’s] are generalists, and fearless and good [...]

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