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About NYP

A relatively new organisation in Nelson, NYP is based on the successful models of Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

As New Zealand’s sunniest city, Nelson is the perfect location for such an organisation. Members can further their careers overseas, bringing back valuable experience and expertise in the future, or in an effort to build a life and career here in New Zealand, young professionals in the sunshine capital of New Zealand are hungry for opportunities to meet like-minded people and develop the skills to take them to the top of their chosen field. NYP is happy to provide those opportunities.

If you're in the first 15 years of your career and live, work or do business in the Nelson / Tasman region, we welcome you to join the NYP network.


What is the aim / goal of NYP?
NYP was established to foster cross industry and cross profession relationships for young professionals so our members can develop both personally and professionally. 

Who does NYP target as members?
Anyone who is in the first 15 years of their career and is living or working in the Nelson / Tasman area.  

What is considered professional?
If you feel NYP will benefit you in your profession, then NYP considers you a professional.

What benefits do we offer our members?
Firstly, NYP facilitates the opportunity for our members to create networks through a balance of social and professional events. 

Secondly, NYP offers a range of benefits provided by both local Nelson businesses and national sponsors. These benefits provide added value to your NYP membership. 

What makes NYP different?
NYP is distinct in that we are not industry specific. Although we aim to develop close relationships with industry bodies, our purpose is to provide our members the opportunity to create their own dynamic networks. 

How is NYP funded?
NYP is funded jointly through its membership base and sponsors. We are not-for-profit and do our best to keep the cost of membership and participation down.

How did NYP start?
NYP was established in early 2009 by 5 young, professional Nelsonoians who were keen to bring the success of the cross-industry 'Young Professionals' concept to Nelson. 

This concept evolved from a group of like-minded individuals in Christchurch, who saw the benefit in meeting each other on a regular basis. The group saw an opportunity for a network to be created that could provide benefits to the wider business community, and which wasn’t aligned with a specific industry. Receiving a positive response to their ideas, they formed a committee and went on to expand the concept to establish the Canterbury Young Professionals in September 2006.  As this concept was so successful Wellington followed suit in September 2008, with Auckland following in February 2009. Currently there are similar incorporations being established in Timaru, Queenstown and Dunedin. 

What are some reasons to join NYP?
To fulfil and facilitate career aspirations 
A way to meet people when new to the city 
A way create new relationships when returning from an OE 
Career change opportunities 
To find new clientele 
To recruit new staff 
A change of social scene 
All membership benefits with sponsors etc. 

NYP is Proudly Supported by 

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