We all know the haka - we see it every time our beloved All Blacks take the field - but how much do we really know about it?
Karl Burrows, the MD of Haka Works originally hails from Taranaki but has lived in London for nearly 20 years. Formerly a lawyer in both NZ and London with an MBA from Cranfield University, Karl threw in corporate life in 2004 to set up Manaia, a professional London based kapa haka with friends. This led to another venture - Haka Works - https://www.hakaworks.com - utilising tools from Maori culture to energise events, build teams and connect people to values. Karl and his team work with companies all over the world sharing the values implicit in haka - authenticity, whanau/ team, bravery and purpose - and teaching haka as a way to viscerally experience the concepts Karl shares - energy, building connections and aligning to purpose.
Only 50 places available so book now.
Of course you can get away from work in the middle of the day for a long rugby lunch - after all its "business networking" and your patriotic duty! Came join your fellow property kiwis and friends to cheer on the mighty All Blacks vs Canada. The White Mustache is a known hang out for London based Canadians so don't expect to have the cheering all your own way! Ticket includes first pint and a genuine kiwi burger & chips (yes, yes.. including egg and beetroot!). Dress in black if you can as there will be a prize for the most patriotic outfit.
Craig leads Strategy and Operations for Google in the UK and Ireland, is an investor in and mentor of several start-ups, and has worked in all major countries in Europe and the Middle East helping businesses digitally transform. We are self catering for this event so there is a small charge for members to cover our costs.
Ticket includes NZ craft beer and NZ wine all night, tasty bbq food, rashuns, burger rings, jaffas, pineapple lumps, jet planes, minties and groovy kiwi tunes up high on an outdoor terrace in the City. Our famous summer BBQ is back - compulsory Hawaiian shirts and dancing jandals required! Thanks to the support from our generous sponsors PLP, Osborne Clarke and Amida Recruitment.Thanks also to the team at Jamaica Blue for donating the earlybird gift and to Sweet Sounds live for putting together the kiwi playlist.
Martin is Group CFO of Landsec, one of the UK's largest property investors.
After graduating from Christchurch Boys’ High School, Jake turned down a $40,000 law scholarship to launch his first business, OOMPHER, which he would later sell to the New Zealand Government. In November 2015, Jake launched business learning platform Unfiltered with his friend Yuuki Ogino. Unfiltered has since raised $2.2 million, expanded into the USA and interviewed over 350 of the world’s most successful business leaders, including Sir Richard Branson, Shazi Visram and Miguel McKelvey.
Pop by for a pint or two at the Iron Duke in Mayfair and meet a few new faces - all welcome - look for the NZ flags on lapels
Ryan Prince, Chairman of Realstar Group, one of the leading Private Rented Sector (PRS) investors will talk us through what is takes to deliver a successful residential experience and what the future might hold for the sector. Ryan will be speaking on site at the Sky Lounge on the 45th floor of UNCLE's Elephant & Castle asset, the UK's tallest residential building. This will really bring his talk to life but means we may have more limited capacity than usual so it would pay to book early. We are self catering for this event so there is a small charge for members to cover our costs.
Take a break from the networking madness of MIPIM for a few beers with fellow property Kiwis
In his well known book "Legacy", James Kerr unpicks the secrets of the world's most successful sporting team, the All Blacks and how they can be applied to the world of business. James' forthcoming book, "Where the Earth Meets the Sky", travels to Mount Everest to understand just what it takes to 'reach the top of the world’. James is happy to personally sign your copy of "Legacy" if you bring it along to the talk.
Yes we now have full house with 12 teams battling to be proclaimed Kiwi Pub Quiz Champions 2019. If you didn't make the quiz cut off you are still welcome to pop into the Perseverance on Waitangi night for a pint of Kiwi ale (Feb is NZ beer month) and to soak up the atmosphere.
How well do you really know your country? We will soon find out! Celebrate our national day with brain teasing questions about all things New Zealand, great prizes, NZ craft beers, NZ music and delicious kiwi-made meat pies (from the famous Secret Goldmine Café). Ticket includes first pint of beer or glass of wine and a genuine kiwi-made meat pie. Enter a team of 4-6 or just register individually and we will sort you a team on the night. Quiz starts at 7pm sharp.
We are privileged to hear from Oamaru born Sir Malcolm again, sharing his experiences of running one of the most complex and challenging healthcare systems in the world.
NZ Craft beers & food, kiwi tunes and good company. Dig out that crazy jumper to see in the season with style! Ticket price includes first drink and a kiwi burger. Non-Kiwi partners and colleagues welcome if registered as a guest of a Kiwi.
Former New Zealander of the year, Mark is one of the most successful and influential global kiwi business leaders and we are privileged to hear from him again. Please note later than usual timing of 8.30am to 10.30am.
Tim Brown is the creative vision behind Allbirds, the world's most comfortable and sustainable shoes, made with natural materials like merino wool, eucalyptus tree fibre, and sugar cane and worn by Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson and Jacinda Ardern.