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We hold events for our alumni, friends, and the general public for people to connect with the important conversations in leadership.

Subject matter experts and prominent New Zealand leaders share their knowledge and engage with the audience, sparking new ideas and innovation as minds from different backgrounds converge and focus their energy on a salient issue or theme.

Lifewise Big Sleepout


- 3 July Auckland

On the 3rd of July a bunch of influential Kiwis will take a public stand against homelessness at the annual Lifewise Big Sleepout. They will be stripped of their creature comforts, exposed to the elements and given first hand insight into what it means to ‘sleep rough’. This night aims to raise critical awareness and funds for Lifewise’s highly successful ‘no band aids’ approach to homelessness. Many lives have been and will continue to be turned around as a result.

This year spotlight is on youth homelessness. After all young people (up to 24 years of age) make up half of New Zealand’s homeless population!

Lifewise is keen to hear from any Leadership NZ alumni interested in taking part in this very unique leadership event.

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