Kellogg Tai Tokerau Networking Event – 1st December 2020

Join us at the Kellogg Tai Tokerau Networking Event!

Tuesday, 1st December at 6.30pm

At the Orchard, 35 Walton St, Whangarei

Hear from our Northland Kelloggers – Paul Martin and Graeme Peter about their Kellogg experience. Network with other Kelloggers!

Explore how doing the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme in Tai Tokerau in 2021 can help you accelerate your career in the Food and Fibre Sector.

Paul Martin, 2016 Kellogger

“The Kellogg programme has been a key part in my governance journey. I’ve developed a number of networks through the course. Those networks have supported me and inspired me to continue my growth both professionally and personally.”

Paul Martin

Paul is a self-employed Agribusiness Consultant working under the Headlands banner, with clients throughout the Northland region. In addition to his consultancy work Paul is involved in a number of governance roles within the Dairy Industry and Bee Industry. Locally, Paul is the President of the Whangarei Bee Club, and a Trustee of Reconnecting Northland.

Paul’s 2016 Kellogg research topic focused on ‘How New Zealand dairy farmers can thrive in the face of milk price volatility.’

Graeme Peter, 2020 Kellogger

“The connections and learnings I have gained from doing a Kellogg are incredible. I feel very privileged to be part of the course and in particular the calibre of my cohort.”

Graeme Peter

Graeme is the Regional Food Safety and Assurance Manager for Fonterra in Northland. He works with farmers in Northland on animal welfare, food safety and assurance claims on farm.

Graeme will graduate from the 2020 Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme at the end of November. His Kellogg research topic is ‘Corporate Social Responsibility of Aotearoa Dairy Farmers – the Current Situation and How We Win.’ This body of research focuses on the four pillars of corporate social responsibilities (economic, legal, ethical and philanthropic).

Graeme’s drive is to keep Aotearoa dairy farmers and their families as leaders on the world stage, in our farm systems and animal welfare. Graeme says “The Northland Dairy sector faces many challenges and my Kellogg project has helped me bring a wider New Zealand and international view to these issues and has also provided access to incredibly talented and informative people.”


Nuffield International Agribusiness Summit

After our fantastically successful one day Summit alumni event in 2017 we promised you another one in three years (based on your preferred frequency). We are pleased to announce that our next Kellogg alumni event has been confirmed for 23 March 2020.

What is even more exciting is that we are combining this event with the Nuffield2020 International Event, as part of a one day International Summit being held in Christchurch and hosted by Nuffield NZ.  With a theme of Fast Forward – this is a day focused on future solutions showcasing new business models. There will be lots of discussion and debate with International and New Zealand speakers who are leaders in change and business solutions, that will inspire, provoke and challenge your thinking.

We know as Kelloggers you also love to reKonnect – so we are organising some alumni networking events around the Summit with the help of Canterbury Kellogg alumni including a cocktail function on Sunday evening. The details of other events will be announced shortly.

All we need you to do now is:

  • Diary this date – 23 March 2020
  • View the Summit Programme 
  • Get your Kellogg cohort together for a reunion
  • Register now for the Summit and get in fast to secure your accommodation
  • Follow the Social Shares below and keep up to date with what’s happening at the Summit

If you have questions about the Summit and associated Kellogg events feel free to contact us at programmes@ruralleaders.co.nz.


23rd of March, 2020 in Christchurch

Details will be out soon but HOLD THIS DATE and START ROUNDING UP YOUR COHORT

We hope to keep your leadership juices going with an exciting and different one day event with some topical and new international and NZ speakers and panels. Part of the Nuffield2020 series of events & open to the wider industry- this will be a bigger and different one day event to our inaugural 2017 Kellogg Summit! There will be events scheduled around the one day Summit for Kelloggers to reconnect and explore!

Check out the website here for initial information.

Get your cohort together and organise a reunion in Christchurch!.

2019 Regional Forums – August

Come along and bring a potential Nuffielder or Kellogger as a guest!

A new initiative to connect all our alumni in each region with a chance to;

  • meet and connect with other Kelloggers & Nuffielders in your region
  • bring and introduce someone who may be interested in doing a Kellogg or Nuffield programme in 2020 or in future
  • hear some insights from recent Nuffield & Kellogg scholar reports
  • connect with possible mentors/mentees
  • give feedback and interest in ongoing professional development or local initiatives

We have to start somewhere and have identified 6 regions for this year and will then will do different regions next year. Invitations will be sent to all alumni in those regions in next week.

  • Hawkes Bay – 13th August, Hawkes Bay
  • Bay of Plenty – 14th of August, Mt Maunganui
  • Nelson/Marlborough – 15th August, Blenheim
  • Northland – 20th August, Whangarei
  • Southland/Otago – 22nd August, Gore
  • Waikato – 27th August, Hamilton

Not in these regions?
If you know some potential Kelloggers or YOU can attend one of the below, we would love to see you or them!! Just contact usprogrammes@ruralleaders.co.nz as the invitation to the forums will only go to those in each region.

To register your interest in an event, email programmes@ruralleaders.co.nz