NZ Business Week
Learning about the business of Business....
A programme created by Rotarian David Tweed and his Awapuni Club, New Zealand Business Week was established in 1991 and has run annually ever since.
NZ Business Week -
celebrating 25 years
To-date over 1500 students from throughout New Zealand having attended the programme. Business Week was originally based on an American programme but has evolved over the years to reflect New Zealand culture and the expertise available in Palmerston North. We pride ourselves on providing a rich and rewarding experience in a fun environment. Through its focus on business the week provides continual self development and educational opportunities for all students.
Who Takes Part?
This course is designed to give Y12 (sixth) and Y13 (seventh) form students a better understanding of and greater exposure to, the business community. New Zealand business week is always in the first week of the July school holiday
So if you are a Year12 or 13 student in 2017 and would like to register your interest, head on over to
How Students are Sponsored
There are four ways Rotary clubs and other sponsors can help a student.
  • Sponsorship - there are many different sponsorship levels starting at $400 to sponsor a student, speak to the team for the opportunity to promote your company’s products.
  • Student sponsorship - donate $400 to fund a student’s participation in NZBW.
  • Student travel subsidy. As above - assistance with student travel.
  • Business Advisors. Donate approximately 20 hours of your time over the week to advise a student team.
Benefits of sponsoring NZBW
  • The opportunity for you to make a positive investment in our young people by giving students the chance to experience first hand the ups and downs of the business world.
  • As a business advisor you will be able to pass on your knowledge and experience to the next generation of business people.
  • A chance to participate in a community project and gain acknowledgement of your contribution through the media and schools.
Rotary Liaison
Christine Jones (Milson)
Res: 06 354 5859
Cell: 027 516 7819