Our Stories: Rebekah Heineke

Written by NZBWN.

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Like many of us Rebekah Heineke didn’t plan on moving to London.

Five years on she’s still here and a few career moves later she’s set up her own business to build a community focused on fun, fitness and body positivity.

Like many of our network members she has an infectious energy and that real can-do positive attitude that so many Kiwis have.

Growing up in Auckland she dreamt of being a teacher and she naturally flowed into nannying, first in New Zealand, and took her experience to Monaco in the South of France.

London was the last place she imagined moving – all she’d heard was it was grey, rained a lot and was overpopulated. She says: “It was only when I moved to France that I visited a friend in London and fell head over heels in love with the city! It wasn't like any place I'd ever been to before.”

07 Oct - October Monday Monthly Meetup

Written by NZBWN Events Team.

augustmmmPlease come along and welcome (or bring) new folk to London. We are holding these monthly meetups to help newcomers to the UK, and/or for folk who want a slightly more low key intro to the network.

It's a really relaxed affair, a bit of a roundtable of introductions and getting to know each other - over a wee wine or a cuppa. 

Come along to our next meet up, you never know who you might meet or reconnect with. We are asking for you to RSVP so we can pre-warn Ozone about the amount of their cafe we need to 'acquire'.

Thinking of studying?

At our October meet-up we will be adding on a discussion around MBA or Post Graduate study options in the UK. We'll have a few Network members come along and share their experiences and information. 

Are you considering doing your MBA or other postgraduate study in the UK?  Have you studied in the UK and would be prepared to help others in the Network?

In the meantime please complete the survey to let us know if you'd like to be involved either as a potential student or if you're prepared to come along and share you're experience: 

Mon, 7 October 2019   18:30 – 20:30

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23 Sep - Wellbeing for the Change of Season

Written by NZBWN Events Team.

tanyaWellbeing for the Change of Season

As the seasons change it's a fitting time to check in on the ways we are looking after ourselves, and connecting with those around us.

So, we invite you to join us for an evening of insightful talks from Kiwi women in the fields of stress management, nutrition and fitness. We will look at how we can take care of our whole selves as we transition into the UK winter, with the days getting colder and sunlight becoming restricted.

Our panel of experts will discuss how to keep active and motivated when it’s cold outside, food options for staying healthy over winter, and stress management and mindfulness tips to look after our mental health as much as our phyiscal selves.

We will also be showcasing a number of businesses connected to the health and wellbeing industry, who everyone will have the opportunity to speak with throughout the evening.

Our evening will be generously hosted by network member and raw food expert Tanya Maher at her deli located in the My Chelsea Hotel. So you can expect delicious fresh juices and beautiful raw food canapes on arrival. A cash bar will also be available.

This might just be what we all need to prepare us for the winter ahead - an evening of excellent company and talks to nourish the soul!

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Monday 23 September 2019

18:30 – 21:30

Tanya's Deli @ My Chelsea Hotel
35 Ixworth Place
London SW3 3QX

Getting to know our NZ networks – Kiwi Kids Abroad

Written by NZBWN Events Team.

Kiwi Kids Abroad KentGardner1Getting to know our NZ networks – Kiwi Kids Abroad

Living abroad provides access to a wider understanding of the world, but knowing your heritage and culture is just as important, especially for those of us that have children while living away from New Zealand.

That’s why Kiwi Kids Abroad was set up in by Kent Gardner and his wife Gaye, whose children Freddie, Harry and Will were born in London.

They are well known to many of our members from their time in London and many will remember Kent is past winner of UK New Zealander of the Year.

 The family moved back to New Zealand 18 months ago, but are committed to growing Kiwi Kids Abroad and return regularly to stay connected to their London roots.

For Kent and Gaye, stepping back into the New Zealand way of life was easier, as they had prepared their children by making sure they had a solid connection while they

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