Spring Edition - September 2021
Kia ora friend of NEXT,

With Aotearoa New Zealand in another lockdown it seems apt that this newsletter features a story from former PFNZ 2050 Ltd CEO Abbie Reynolds on conservation as a catalyst for community connection and resilience, and personal wellbeing. We also share with you a panel discussion NEXT hosted with Guy Ryan’s Inspiring Stories, debating how philanthropy might benefit the next generation, and a story on the SPACE programme for new parents NEXT supported to transition nationwide. There’s an international perspective on Predator Free 2050 - an Al Jazeera documentary on that “hairy audacious goal” - and we say our own online farewell to an enthusiastic champion for that mission for more than a decade, retiring Director General of Conservation Lou Sanson.

Stay safe, kia kaha,

Yours in education and the environment
Bill Kermode

Chief Executive
Conservation as a Catalyst for Wellbeing
In this edition of NEXT Outlook, former PFNZ 2050 Ltd CEO Abbie Reynolds discusses how the predator free movement is helping build resilience, community connections, and assisting with our mental and physical wellbeing.

Nextgen and Philanthropy for Aotearoa New Zealand
NEXT collaborated with some of our young leaders to talk Nextgen philanthropy and how it might benefit future Aotearoa New Zealand - with some interesting insights around language and Te ao Māori.

SPACE for you and your baby transitions into Parenting Place
From small beginnings SPACE for you and your baby, a parent support programme for new babies and whanau has transitioned into a nationwide service under The Parenting Place, with support from NEXT.

Predator Free NZ 2050 from 101 East Al Jazeera
An international lens on our “hairy audacious goal” to become Predator Free by 2050. A crew from 101 East Al Jazeera produced this 26 minute documentary on Predator Free NZ 2050 which features two of the environmental initiatives NEXT supports, Taranaki Mounga and ZIP.

Haere rā Director General of Conservation
NEXT wishes Lou Sanson a fond farewell and sincere thanks for your support in making Aotearoa New Zealand a better place for our land and our people. 

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