(As published in the Sunday Star Times and on stuff.co.nz on June 10, 2017 – click here to watch the video, where two-time Nurture Changer Mike Mander talks about what he has got from each of his bizcations)
Get ready to be inspired! Nurture Change Business Retreat 2017 launches today, and we have four amazing prizes worth $5000 each to give away.
The prestigious corporate wellness event offers business owners and executives the chance to refresh, recharge, learn and network with some of the brightest business and sporting minds in the country.
Now in its third year, the five-day event for 225 people will be held at the luxury 5 star InterContinental Golf and Spa Resort in Fiji from November 8 to 12.
And you can be there!
Nurture Change and Fairfax Media NZ, publishers of the Sunday Star-Times and Stuff.co.nz, have teamed up to give four of our most impressive business people a tilt at joining the retreat.
Delegates enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s most successful and forward-thinking business operators, in a stunning island setting.
Founded by Sunday Star Times columnist and award winning business coach Zac de Silva and successful travel entrepreneur Steve Pirie, Nurture Change has 14 confirmed speakers including top business people, a rugby World Cup winning coach and player, authors and health experts.
Last week, we announced five of the speakers; Sir Graham Henry, Frances Valintine, Sir John Kirwan, Dan Alpe and Chris Quin.
Now, we share four more speakers; Linda Jenkinson is NZ’s most successful businesswoman to make her mark in the United States, having exited companies for over $740 million.
Bernard Powell runs Premier International, that in 2016 won the IBM Kenexa Best Workplace in New Zealand. He will be sharing his tips on how to have the best culture and workplace.
Kathryn Wilson is the founder of NZ’s most successful and well known women’s shoe business, and will share her learnings in building her company.
And David Downs is the general manager of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, who is renowned as one of the best when it comes to understanding innovation and launching Kiwi businesses globally – he also happens to be an amazing comedian.
Each speaker shares their knowledge, mistakes and successes to help you be the best business person possible, and your business to be more successful.
Our four Fairfax scholarships to Nurture Change are worth $5000 each, and will give you the chance to transform your business and rejuvenate your creativity and innovation.
To enter, applicants need to explain in 250 words or less why they deserve to be awarded a scholarship.
Scholarships will be given to an applicant for each the following four categories:
- Under 25s (Under 25 on November 1 2017).
- Emerging business (a company less than 3 years old).
- Established business (a company older than 3 years).
Nurture Change co-founder Zac de Silva said: “We are delighted to launch Nurture Change once again.
“It is an ideal opportunity for people who are looking to take their business to the next level. It offers time to think, meet other like-minded people and learn how to be healthier.
“Our business retreat scholarship winners will be able to kick back and take time out to focus on their goals, while enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation at the same time.”
Each of the four scholarships includes:
* Airfares for one person.
* Four nights accommodation, including breakfast, lunch & dinner (excludes drinks).
* Access to the speaker, health and wellness and morning fitness sessions.
* Q&A sessions with business leaders. Access to a social network within the resort, and lots more.
TO ENTER: Simply email email@example.com and tell us in 250 words why you deserve to be awarded a scholarship. Mark your emailed entries clearly with NURTURE CHANGE in the subject banner, and include the category. Businesses are permitted to enter one, more than one, or all of the four different categories.
Entries close midday, Monday July 16, 2017. Only one entry per person. Winners must be available to depart New Zealand from either Auckland or Christchurch on November 8, 2017 and return on November 12, 2017. For full terms and conditions go to Stuff.co.nz.
Competition Terms and Conditions:
Nurture Change (the “Competition”) is run by Fairfax New Zealand Limited (“Fairfax”) under the following participating brands; The Sunday Star-Times, Stuff.co.nz. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Employees and their immediate families of Fairfax, employees and contractors of Nurture Change and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
There is a limit of one prize per entrant. Entrants must be New Zealand residents and over 18 years of age on June 11 2017, who hold a passport with a minimum six months’ validity and do not have any prior criminal convictions.
Competition Period: The competition commences on Sunday June 11 2017 and closes at Midday, Monday July 16, 2017 (“Competition Period”).
Prizes: There will be four winners in total.
3. Competition Entry
Entry method is via written entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners are responsible for and must cover the costs of any changes to travel dates or additional accommodation outside the travel period specified in the Prize details.
4. Prize conditions
The maximum value of the Prize is correct at the time of publication. The Promoter takes no responsibility for any variation in any element of the Prize.The Promoter is not responsible for any cancellation, postponement, delay or rescheduling of any element of the Prize. Any costs incurred will be the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner.
The Promotional Partner or the Promoter will not be held responsible or liable in any way if the Winner or their companions are denied entry into Fiji ,or encounters any visa issues on route. Excess baggage charges must be paid by the Winner.
As part of the utilisation of travel, the Winner and Companions undertake to:
4.1: have valid documentation, including, but not limited to, valid passports and visas, which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities at every destination;
4.2: take responsibility to pay any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities (including any costs associated with delay;
4.3: be neatly and appropriately attired when travelling;
4.4: not carry, on their person, in their luggage or carry-on baggage, any contraband or goods which are prohibited by the laws of New Zealand or Fiji, or goods which are unsuitable for carriage on a commercial aircraft;
4.5: observe all directions of ground staff and air crew at all times;
4.6. comply with the requirements of immigration and customs authorities in each country; and
4.7. comply with the laws of the jurisdiction they are visiting.
5: Terms and conditions of the accommodation provider may apply. The Winner and must comply with those terms and conditions at all times. In no circumstance will the Promoter be liable for any breach of those terms and conditions, including any damage caused by the Winner or accompanying persons.
6: The Prize (including the air tickets and accommodation) is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The Prize must be taken as stated in these terms and conditions and no compensation will be payable if the Winner is unable to use the Prize as stated. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Winner is, for whatever reason, unable to travel on a nominated date during this period, whether the failure was due to reasons beyond the Winner’s control or otherwise, then the Winner will forfeit the Prize.
7: Charges for excess baggage shall apply where a passenger seeks to carry more than their entitlement of luggage. In such cases, the Promotional Partner is not liable for the charges.
9: Winning the Prize
The winner will be notified by telephone using the number provided on entry. If an winner cannot be contacted within three (3) days Nurture Change and Fairfax reserves the right to redirect the prize to another.
10: No Correspondence
The Promoter’s decision regarding the Winners is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
By entering the Competition, winners agree to their names being published, and to be photographed and/or interviewed by Fairfax and Fairfax or its promotional partners may use their names and photographs and/or interviews for publicity purposes.
By entering the competition, Fairfax will announce the Top 3 companies by competition category who have made the finalist list. Entrants agree to their names and photographs to be published and give authority to Fairfax to include them in a story about the Nurture Change Scholarships which might include comments about the finalist, their company and some of its (the company’s) activities.
12: Ownership of Entries
Competition entries become the property of Nurture Change and Fairfax, which will keep the personal information it holds about entrants confidential and will not disclose it to third parties (unless Clause 11 applies where some information on the entrant may be shared as part of a Fairfax news story.)
13: No Liability
None of the participating companies, Fairfax New Zealand Limited or Nurture Change (or any other company or individual associated with the Competition) shall be responsible for or liable in any way (including, without limitation in negligence) in respect of: (i) any additional costs to the winners associated with the prizes, including any tax implications that may arise as a result of winning; or (ii) any loss, damage or personal injury whatsoever that is suffered or sustained (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) in connection with the Competition except any liability that cannot be excluded by law.
1. Information on how to enter and the prize(s) form part of these terms and conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
2. ELIGIBILITY: Employees and their immediate families of Fairfax NZ Limited are not eligible to enter.
3. HOW TO ENTER: Entry is by email only and accessed via email@example.com.
– Sunday Star Times