New Frontiers is a gathering of passionate minds and visionary leaders who are creating positive impact in their communities and around the world.



The event is designed to facilitate deep connections and collective exploration of areas in which New Zealand can lead the world. We will also be welcoming a new cohort of EHF Fellows; a group of local and international entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers working to create global impact from Aotearoa New Zealand.

This twice-yearly event is a three-day full-immersion experience hosted on the historic grounds of Trentham Racecourse, Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Creating an atmosphere of trust, community, and openness, this setting allows for deep exposure to new ways of thinking, authentic relationships to be forged, and fuels creativity between a group of diverse people.

New Frontiers is a co-created forum, where each person participates in shaping the experience. We invite each participant to listen, learn, absorb, integrate, exchange ideas, and actively share perspectives and passions. Each person who joins is a changemaker in their own way, and comes to both receive and contribute.

We will host up to 250 participants, through a mix of invitations and an open application process. Participants come from varied backgrounds, and will include entrepreneurs and investors, technologists and inventors, artists, scientists and educators, farmers, senior government leaders, cultural leaders, philanthropists, and many more. 

There will be space for you to host sessions, workshops or conversations throughout the event, along with activities to allow meaningful connections, and mental and physical rejuvenation.

The depth of exploration, diversity of perspectives, and the vulnerability and openness that New Frontiers fosters, pushes all of us out of our comfort zones - which is what participants have found the most rewarding from the experience.


This website features photography from the highly talented Zippy Lomax and Andi Crown.

The Team

Yoseph Ayele

Matthew Monahan

Brian Monahan

Alina Siegfried

Andre Robertson-Bate

David Goldthorpe

Debbie Fish

Paula Neme

Michelle Foo

Frank Janssen

Tai Kenning

Catlin Powers

Bonnie Powers

Thomas Lake

Pekaira Jude

Huia Lambie

Ming Janssen

Horomona Horo


Edmund Hillary Fellowship

The Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) brings together humankind’s creative potential and entrepreneurial spirit in Aotearoa New Zealand, to build innovative ventures for global impact. Our mission is to incubate solutions to global problems from New Zealand and make a lasting positive impact on the world.

Up to 50 international and 10 New Zealand-based Fellows are selected every six months to join the three-year programme, and become part of a diverse community of exceptional entrepreneurs and investors supported by a global network of mentors, ambassadors, partners and supporters.

International Fellows receive exclusive access to the Global Impact Visa, the world’s most entrepreneur-friendly visa, and the only one to be focused on impact. Kiwi Fellows receive advice, mentorship and a community to help them take their work global. All Fellows receive access to partner networks and individualised support to succeed in their ventures.

Read about Cohort 1.

Read about Cohort 2.

EHF has been developed in the spirit and memory of Sir Edmund Hillary. The Edmund Hillary Fellowship is wholly owned by the Hillary Institute of International Leadership.