Auckland Young Professionals (AYP)

Auckland Young Professionals (AYP)


Overdue a night out with friends, family or workmates?

Why not celebrate a night of decadence and luxury inside the beautiful Cordis Hotel at Mercy Hospice's Masquerade Ball.

Come draped in glitz, glamour and masked mystique, to be wined and dined all for a good cause.

Tickets are on sale now for $145 at
To the AYP skiers and boarders...

If you are between 18 - 25 & keen to shred Ruapehu this year, we have an offer for you (will help get that work life balance sussed)!

For $50 plus lending a hand at a working bee weekend, you can become a member of our ski club for 2018 (saving you over $200!).

This offer has a cap (25 people in total) so please PM us if you are keen or have questions - first in, first served!

Pinnacle Ski Club

PS check out some of the photos of the Whakapapa lodge here

Come join us!

Auckland Young Professionals is a non for profit organisation focused on bringing together like-minded individuals through a series of social events and workshops.

Round the Bays 2023 | Category Selection | Director4 10/11/2022

Round the Bays 2023 | Category Selection | Director4

Join AYP in Round The Bays 2023!!!

Want to work off all those beers and pizzas you've been having at our social drinks? Want to support a great cause? Want to socialise with some other fitness minded folks?

The AYP Committee will be getting together on Sunday 5th March 2023 to support and help raise funds for Melanoma New Zealand and we want you to join us. Then we will get together post race at Moreton's in St Heliers to celebrate our accomplishment with some coffee and Lunch. Don't feel like doing the race?

We would love to have you over at Moreton's for a chat anyway - think of this as a sober social drinks!

Click the link below to grab your ticket and join the AYP Team, use the code AYP:

Round the Bays 2023 | Category Selection | Director4 3. Select Create a Team to set up a new team, then encourage your friends, whānau or workmates to join you, whether you’re all taking part on the day, virtually or a mix of both. 


Join AYP Committee?

We're looking for some awesome, on-to-it people to help us continue providing our members with fun, engaging and educational events. We have various roles on offer:

Secretary - Making sure meetings are organised and minuted efficiently. They maintain the administration, records, and governance requirements.

Digital / Social Media Manager - Can manage a WordPress website, write/share relevant industry articles, run the LinkedIn page, use Canva to produce social media material, and write social media captions.

General Committee Member - Supports the committee as a whole wherever a helping hand is needed, especially helping the Professional / Social Events Managers organise their events.

Don't worry if you don't see the role you are after. There are many chances to help out in all aspects of AYP.

Support and guide the vision and strategy of AYP.
Manage professional events.

Support the team with events, logistics, and operations.
Your commitment: 1-2 hours (maximum) per week plus attendance at a monthly committee meeting held on the second Tuesday.

All positions on the AYP Committee are unpaid volunteer roles; however, as a Committee member, you are entitled to attend all events either for free or at cost.

If you wish to join an AYP committee, please complete the form below and let us know more about you. Include relevant experiences and why you want to be part of the AYP team!

If you have questions about joining a committee, don't hesitate to contact [email protected].
The application closes at the end of Friday, 23rd September.

Photos from Auckland Young Professionals (AYP)'s post 17/05/2022

Recently, AYP had the excitement of hosting our Speed-Friending event for our members! Our Social Events Manager, Britney, smashed out an awesomely-organised event where the attendees were able to engage in meaningful conversations with each other, and create new connections. Definitely will bring this event back in the near future for more members!


AYP Committee Application closing on Friday 18th March at 5pm

Hi all, we have a few committee roles to be filled in! Please click on the link below or scan the QR code if you may be interested in creating the vision for, and making positive influences onto, the young professionals of Auckland. Looking forward to receiving your applications!


How are we all doing? Many of you will know that it’s NZ Mental Health Awareness Week this week - have you been following the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand's updates on their photo challenges and resources online? Today’s challenge is to 'connect through kindness / takohatia ki tētahi'. How are you making meaningful connections with the people around you through acts of kindness? Feel free to post comments / your photos below to share with us!


YAY!!! LEVEL 3! Aucklanders
Auckland is now officially move to Level 3. Unfortunately, AYP still can't hold a monthly Social Drink until level 1.
However, please do enjoy your take-away Coffee & Food.
Stay safe and take care of your Whauna as well as yourself.
And....don't forget to share with us your Level 3 Menu!


Hello everyone. How is your lockdown going?
We – Aucklanders still in level 4 lockdown are, not unexpectedly, struggling. Amid the bored and stress of staying home in limited bubble, we do have more time. While we usually find ourselves saying ‘we don’t have enough time’, now is an incredible opportunity for you to ‘turn some meh time into me time’.
'Me time' is time that's just for you, focusing on yourself and doing something you want to. It doesn't really matter what that is.
Head to for ideas on how to spend your me time.
Whatever your 'me time' is, we want to hear!


In case anyone missed the announcement, the entire country is back in lockdown from 11.59 pm on 17th August 2021. Three days nationwide, Seven days Auckland and Coromandel.
Rather than discussion, we recommend you get official information here:
Unfortunately, this means we have cancelled the Social Drink for this Thursday (19th August).
Whilst we are disappointed that this event can not go ahead as planned, our first priority is, as always, to keep you and the public safe. Once we have more information over the coming days and weeks, we will start planning afresh and arrange the next social drink for a time when we are able to come together in-person.
Thank you everyone and please stay safe.


Meet our committee member and Professional Events Manager Laura Cornall. Laura is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise and is interested in creating a mentor network for young professionals.

If you have had a mentor and currently live in Auckland, please support Laura by filling out this quick survey so we can learn more about you and your mentor experiences. Link below:

Photos from Auckland Young Professionals (AYP)'s post 29/07/2021

Thank you to everyone who attended our ‘The Art of Sleeping’ seminar last night! It was awesome to see you being so engaged in the discussions. A big ‘thank you’ to Erik van den Top for sharing his knowledge with us on all things related to sleep, including his invaluable tips on how to get a better night’s sleep. And, last but not least, a shout out to Satin & Slip for gifting the winner of last night’s competition with a luxurious satin pillowcase. More insightful seminars to come, so stay tuned!


Only a couple more winks until our sleep seminar of the year! Come join us this Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 6pm for an insightful evening on all things sleep and learn how you too can achieve high-quality snooze time 😴 Leading the seminar is none other than Erik van den Top, an internationally certified Wellness & Performance Coach. Tickets are only $20 per person 🙌

For more details and to nab yourself a ticket, click here:


The Longest Time

2021 😊 still waiting for the Auckland house bubble to burst

The Power of Lifestyle 17/05/2021

The Power of Lifestyle

Have you got your ticket to our first seminar of the year?? If not, grab yours today and come join us for an evening of tasty nibbles and drinks, networking, and a motivating seminar on how to optimise your life! Seminar led by Erik van den Top, an internationally certified Wellness & Performance Coach.

To learn more or nab a ticket, click here:

The Power of Lifestyle The Power of Lifestyle: Unleash the seven lifestyle powers to flourish! with Erik van den Top, Wellness Coach & Biofeedback Practitioner Want to perform at your best, have balance and vitality and lengthen your health span (not just your lifespan)? Finding it a challenge to make healthy lifestyle ha...


Love numbers and being a part of a team? Then come join AYP! We are on the hunt for our next amazing treasurer. The role includes:

- Keeping proper accounting records of AYP’s financial transactions
- Providing financial updates at our monthly meetings
- Providing a financial report at our Annual General Meeting;
- Lodging the years financials with IRD
- Attending monthly events run by AYP.

To apply please email your CV to [email protected] with a note about you and why you want to be part of our team. Applications close 5pm, Friday 14 May.

Note: All positions on the AYP Committee are unpaid volunteer roles however, as a committee member you are entitled to attend all events either for free or at cost price.


What a year it has been!

Despite all the lockdowns and rollercoaster rides of emotion, we hope that we all emerge from this experience stronger together.

From our AYP family to yours, here’s to a year of perseverance and beyond. Have a Merry Christmas!



Our Christmas Drinks is coming up this Wednesday. Come join us in your best outfit to stand a chance of winning prizes for best dressed.

Also, did we tell you that you will be fed with FREE canapés and pizza? 🥳🥳🥳

Bring your friends, colleagues, or just your beautiful self. Our team will be there to welcome you!


We are postponing our webinar tonight to make way for a full-fledged seminar this coming October (after we move back into Level One, of course). More details to come so stay tuned!

Sleep for health, well-being and performance 27/09/2020

Sleep for health, well-being and performance

Only one more sleep until our webinar on all things sleep-related! 😴 Join us from the comfort of your own home for a lively discussion on why sleep is important, what the benefits are, and how to get more of that "restorative" sleep that we all need.

For more information on our speaker or to grab yourself a spot, just click here:

We look forward to seeing you online soon!

Sleep for health, well-being and performance Humans sleep for about a third of their lives which means that anyone living to the current average age of 82 will have slept for a staggering 27 years. Whilst there is no absolute agreement yet on all aspects of sleep, research to date has firmly established that sleep is one of the key determinant...


When you're not able to fall asleep, what's on your mind? what are you struggling with?

Join our webinar to learn about all things sleep on 29 September.
Details and ticket information can be found here:


How is everyone doing?
We thought we would check-in to see if everyone is okay.
We also would like to let you know that, despite being in level 3, our team is still working to safely bring events to you either virtually or face-to-face for when the alert level has been lifted. So, watch our space and stay well.


Sleep is one of those mundane tasks we do every day without giving much thought to. Sometimes, we even forgot how important it is to get a proper good night's sleep.
We are cooking up an exciting workshop dedicated entirely to sleep and how it contributes to health, well-being, and performance. Watch this space!

Meanwhile, here is a little something to remind you why sleep is very critical for your body and brain:


Thinking about starting a business? Join us tonight for a workshop on all things start-up related! We have a few tickets left so nab one now and we'll see you soon for drinks, nibbles, and a great night of learning 🙌 Grab a ticket here:

Note: For those coming tonight the building is no longer called the PWC Tower, but it is still the same address - 188 Quay Street.


Join us this Wednesday night for a jam-packed workshop on all things start-up - where to begin, what to look out for, and how to avoid common pitfalls. For more information or to book your ticket just click here:


Our mid-winter social drinks is on tonight! Come join us for a fun night of tasty pizza, cheap cocktails, and lots of socialising. No registration necessary, just rock up to Lula Inn from 5pm onwards. We look forward to seeing you soon 🙌🎉

For more information, click here:


Our welcome back drinks are on tonight! So ditch the wet weather and come join our warm festivities. You'll be treated to snacks, discounted drinks and bloody good company. Not bad for a lousy Thursday, eh! For more info, click here:


Only a few more days until our welcome back drinks this Thursday, and we are excited! 🥳 Come join us for a great night out and a chance to meet new people. More details found here:

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How does COVID-19 compare to the GFC?

Many economists are drawing parallels between the current events caused by COVID-19 and the GFC. But how do they compare? Click the link below for the full video and more investment insights from Craigs Investment Partners'.

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Charity Event: Growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times 13/05/2020

Charity Event: Growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times

Last chance to attend our first ever webinar! On tonight at 6pm via Zoom. Grab your $10 ticket from here:

In this webinar, Aenslee Tanner will be taking us through an interactive session on 'growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times'. It's going to be a goodie!

All proceeds from this event will go to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to help su***de prevention.

Charity Event: Growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times Growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times In this interactive session you'll learn: A framework that can help you more effectively navigate an uncertain future The NOT useful question you can stop asking right now to open yourself up to more career opportunities in these unpredi...


Join us for our first ever webinar this coming Wednesday at 6pm! Held in Zoom, Aenslee Tanner will be taking us through an interactive session on 'growing yourself and your career resilience in uncertain times'. For more details or to nab yourself a $10 ticket, just click here:

All proceeds from this event will go to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to help su***de prevention.


To help keep you connected and learning during this time, we’re moving our workshops online 🥳

Our first webinar will focus on a health and wellbeing topic decided by you! Let us know in the comment section below which topics you would like to see most in our upcoming webinar session.

Here are some options to get the ball rolling, but feel free to add any other topics you're interested in - sleep, nutrition, energy, motivation, mindfulness, immunity, work, relationships.

Hack the Crisis New Zealand | 17-19 April | 48-hour Innovation Challenge | 100% Online 14/04/2020

Hack the Crisis New Zealand | 17-19 April | 48-hour Innovation Challenge | 100% Online

Help combat COVID-19 from your couch.

Our friends over at are calling on all creative Kiwi thinkers to help connect communities, build resilience and support businesses. Register here to join in on the action.

Don’t have a whole weekend to spare, but have a great idea you’d like to share? Just submit it here by 5pm, Thursday 16th.

We can’t wait to see what you create 🙌

Hack the Crisis New Zealand | 17-19 April | 48-hour Innovation Challenge | 100% Online Around the world more than 30 countries have run online events. Now, it's our turn. In collaboration with Callaghan Innovation and startup networks across the country, we're challenging Kiwis to design, test and bring to life innovative ideas for life in New Zealand beyond COVID-19. I...


🎉 🐰 H A P P Y E A S T E R 🐰 🎉 Wherever you are, we hope you and your bubble are having a safe and relaxing long weekend filled with hot cross buns and scrumptious chocolate treats.


We have been requested to postpone our upcoming seminar - The Art of Storytelling - due to COVID-19. We apologise for the inconvenience. If you've purchased a ticket to the seminar, you will be fully refunded within 3-5 business days. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to connecting with you in the near future! 😊


Looking for a place to put your skills to good use? Come and join our committee! 🙌

We're have three roles available - Events Manager, Events Support and Social Media and Marketing Support. Our events team organise all our events from social drinks to young professional presentations to group activites. Our Social Media and Marketing Support, on the other hand, helps with promoting the events and increasing our brand awareness and engagement across all things digital.

As a committee member you'll recieve free access to all AYP events, a smashing new group of friends, and the fulfillment of knowing you've done some good for the young people of Auckland city.

If this sounds like your kind of gig then email us at [email protected] with a little bio about yourself - professional background and why you'd like to be a part of our team.


Our first social drinks of the year is on tonight! Come join us at Coops Corner Pub from 5:30pm onwards 🥳


Paws what you're doing, people. We have an announcement to make... Our website is back up and running! Thanks to Frank, his minion and a lot of late nights, everything is now business as usual 🙌

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