LANZBC YPN Annual General Meeting 2022

7 Mar 2022

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Date: Monday 28th March 2022 Where: Zoom (Link will be added here) When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM What is an Annual General Meeting (AGM)?  An AGM is a yearly meeting of the members or shareholders of a club, company, or other organization, especially for holding elections and reporting on the year's events. All roles on the committee are open for nominations - current committee members are allowed to nominate themselves for re-election.

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Spanish Lessons (A1)

1 Mar 2022

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We have partnered with Viva Spanish to bring you a 10-week Online Spanish Course. This course is for people who are interested in starting their Spanish language journey, we will be covering A1 level content.  It is a great opportunity to learn from native Spanish speakers from the comfort of your own home while connecting and making friends with other YPN members.

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Applications Open: NPH July Volunteer Intake

14 Feb 2022


Applications open for July volunteer intake with NPH New Zealand.  The following countries are accepting volunteers: Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru. A range of roles available from teaching, nursing, therapy, communications, project management and more. . . Important information:  Each of our volunteer placements are 13 months long NPH will provide you with accommodation, insurance, food and a small monthly stipend.

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2021 Wrapped: End Of Year Newsletter

22 Dec 2021

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President's Note: Lauren WilksMeri Kirihimete, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal, This newsletter marks the end of 2021, and what a year it has been! I wish you all a restful break and hope that you enjoy the time off with friends/whānau. This year saw us launch in Wellington, where we had a beautiful evening at Te Wharewaka and heard from Ricardo Mendez March (NZ’s first Latin American MP), Chris Langley (Ambassador to Brazil) and Nikita Kent (fellow YPN member).

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Shisla Macleod on representing New Zealand at the 2021 APEC: Voices of the Future

16 Dec 2021

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YPN Event's Co-lead - Shisla Macleod recounts her experience at the 2021 APEC: Voices of the Future Youth Event.  Shisla completed a BCOM in Economics and International Business at the University of Auckland. She was granted the Prime Ministers Scholarship for Latin America to participate in the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s iWinterMX programme, in which she studied at four different Mexico campuses.

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Postgraduate Opportunities: Colombia

2 Dec 2021

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Through the reciprocity program for foreigners in Colombia, ICETEX offers foreign citizens the opportunity to come to carry out specialization, master's, doctorate or research studies - at the postgraduate level - to foreign citizens. For more information check out their website:  https://web. icetex. gov. co/becas/programa-de-reciprocidad-para-extranjeros-en-colombia  Applications close on Monday 20th December!   

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YPN Member Leads LatAm NGO Efforts in New Zealand

8 Oct 2021

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LANZBC YPN member Loren O'Sullivan is the Director of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) in New Zealand. NPH is a non-government organisation working in 9 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. Below, Loren shares her experience and professional development as a New Zealander in Latin America. When I finished my university degree to be a language teacher, I decided that I wanted to volunteer for at least a year in Latin America.

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Join Our Committee

24 Sept 2021

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The primary goal of the LANZBC Young Professionals Network Committee is to direct and manage all activities of the LANZBC Young Professionals Network. As representatives of the members of the YPN, the Committee directs and assists in the fulfilment of the network’s mission and the setting and implementation of its goals and objectives.   Currently, the Committee consists of a President, a Finance & Sponsorship Manager, a Marketing & Communications Manager (lead), and an Events Manager (lead).

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Latin America Through the Lens Social Media Photo Competition

25 Aug 2021

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¡Hola, Kia ora, and Hello! The LANZBC Young Professionals Network has decided to open our social media competition to a wider community of people by expanding our lens and including photos from any country in Latin America. In light of the nation-wide lock-down, we realised this competition is a great way for those living in New Zealand to reflect upon and share memories of their Latin American adventures.

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August Newsletter

13 Aug 2021

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Check out our latest version of our newsletter to find out what's on the agenda for the next month. We have a few events back by popular demand, and many new networking and educational opportunities. Click the attachment to read our newsletter and find out more!

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