Royal Ascot - Ladies Day

Royal Ascot with NZBWN

It's time to arrange your hat's, fascinators, frocks and shoes for Ladies Day (there may even be some horse racing). The New Zealand Business Women's Network in conjunction with First Festival Travel have put together a package for Royal Ascot - Ladies Day.

We have strong interest for this event and as there are only 40 spaces available on the coach please do not delay in booking your ticket.

To ensure your seat is reserved on the New Zealand Business Women’s coach please use the code – NZBWN ASCOT when making your booking either by the First Festival website, by phone or email.

Follow the below link to pay via the First Festival website – select ‘Royal Ascot – Ladies Day’ and ensure you use the NZBWN ASCOT code

Or contact Eris Fisk at First Festival at or phone 020 8896 6070.

You will receive a payment confirmation via email directly from First Festival Travel and NZBWN will email you further final details about the day beforehand.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Webster who is the NZBWN Ascot Event Co-ordinator at

We look forward to sharing an exciting day of racing with you.

SOLD OUT - 2nd Birthday Celebration


UPDATE: May 17 - This Event has now Sold Out please email to go on the waiting list. Wow - that was the fastest sell out ever! 9 Hours flat.

The New Zealand Business Women's Network is turning two in June and we’d like you to come along and celebrate a special evening of inspiration, connecting and great food.

We have totally booked out Kopapa and would like you to join us.

The night will start with a welcome drink of New Zealand wine. Peter Gordon will introduce some of his Kopapa team and sous chef – a New Zealand woman who won the culinary challenge a couple of years ago who will explain what will be on the menu and speak a little more about the Kopapa menu in general.

For the two course dinner Peter and his chefs will serve a selection of their exquisite tapas to be shared amongst the tables, followed by your own choice of main course from the menu created for the night. If you're still feeling peckish you can order one of Kopapa's lovely desserts as an extra course although you will need to pay for this as an extra.

Peter will give a talk about his latest venture Kopapa, charitable work and where he finds his inspiration with the odd business tip thrown in.

Our recent survey showed us you wanted a lot more time to Network so we have built this into the evening.

We will finish between 9 -9.30pm however you are free to stay on and purchase more wine, coffee and desserts and network further with new and old friends. From 9.30pm Kopapa will be opened to the general public.

The Kopapa team are very excited to host us and looking forward to an enjoyable, inspirational evening.

Where: Kopapa Café and Restaurant, 32-34 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HA
When: Monday 6 June
Time: 6.30 (to be seated for dinner at 7pm) – 9.30pm
What: A two course dinner designed by Peter including a welcome drink (between 6.30 – 7pm. Wine with dinner is at your own cost).
Cost: £26 per seat and limited to 60 maximum
Dietary requirements: Peter and his team will accommodate. Please notify on booking
Sold Out - email to go on the waiting list

About Kopapa
small_Kopapa-Mono-Type-RGBKopapa is a collaboration between 2 highly successful NZ owned restaurant businesses. Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath have run The Providores and Tapa Room on Marylebone High Street for almost ten years now. Adam Wills and Brandon Allen were two of the original three who set up GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) which reinvented burgers in the UK, and has since been much copied. They sold the business in 2006. Kopapa is open 7 days a week from breakfast through to late dinner and is conveniently located on Monmouth Street in the thriving Seven Dials area of Covent Garden.

Volcano - The Great London Coffee Exploration (Part 2)

Written by NZBWN's Coffee Addicts.


Missed the first Coffee Session at Sacred? The NZBWN is delighted to invite you to the second networking event in this series. It doesn't matter if you havent been to Part 1, as each is independent of the rest in the series.

This is a great opportunity to come along and meet 10 - 15 women from the Network, learn and be inspired by what Kiwis can do with coffee and the business behind the scenes!

We head South to the roastery of Volcano coffee where Kurt Stewart, Roaster, Owner and a Kiwi will introduce the art of roasting with a demonstration included. There will be plenty of time to network and enjoy a few samples. This may not be a brand or name that you've heard of but is definitely not one to miss.

Where: Volcano Coffee, Unit D017, Parkall Trading Estate, 62 Tritton Road, London SE21 8DE
Closest station: West Norwood (we can meet at the station at 1.30pm and walk to the roastery 15min walk)
When:Sunday 15 May 1:30pm at West Norwood Station for a 2pm start - 4pm
Cost: £10 Beverage and nibble included.
To book: Click Here Now

Other Dates for the Calendar:

Tuesday 31 May breakfast before work Caravan
Saturday 4 June Brunch Sacred Holloway
Tuesday 14 June After work Kaffine
Also on the brew is Nude, Flat White, Bullet's Roastery, Department of Coffee and Allpress.

Book now for our first event and hope to see you all on Sunday 15 May at Volcano

SOLDOUT - Sacred - The Great London Coffee Exploration

Written by NZBWN's Coffee Addicts.


UPDATE 6 MAY: Event has Sold Out please click here to go on wait list

NZBWN is delighted to launch the Great London Coffee Exploration, an epic series of small networking expeditions to the best Antipodean coffee shops across London. Our coffee addicts have done all the hard work, all you need is to book your ticket and turn up!

This a great opportunity to come along and meet 15-20 women from the Network, learn and be inspired by what Kiwis can do with coffee and do a bit of networking as well.

Kick off The Great Coffee exploration at Sacred's Ganton St cafe. For our inaugural event, Head Barista, and Southlander Louise will introduce the various types of coffee and talk us through the role of a Barista. We'll also hear about Sacred's ventures 'beyond the bean' and their Sri Lankan Tea plantation.

Where: Sacred Cafe, Ganton Street (Off Carnaby Street) London W1F 9BL
Closest tube: Oxford Circus
When:Tues 10 May 7pm - 8.30pm
Cost: £10 Beverage and Kiwi treats included

Event has now Sold Out

Other Coffee Exploration Dates for the Calendar:

Sunday 15 May 2 -4pm Volcano Coffee, Roastery
Tuesday 31 May breakfast before work Caravan
Saturday 4 June Brunch Sacred Holloway
Tuesday 14 June After work Kaffine

Also on the brew is Nude, Flat White, Bullet's Roastery, Department of Coffee and Allpress.

What's the Goss?