Welcome to the Hyundai New Zealand

Pinnacle Programme

The Hyundai New Zealand Pinnacle Programme enables and inspires youth to be the next generation of global and community leaders. The programme is for 15-18 year olds looking to develop their skills and leadership abilities. Hyundai NZ Pinnacle Programme supports youth who are passionate about art, science, business, sport, music, film, performing arts, the environment or politics by providing a personalised mentoring experience.

We fund participants on two iconic NZ leadership programmes - 'Spirit of Adventure' and 'Outward Bound'. Students also have the opportunity to encounter ‘Kai Waho’ a unique Maori cuisine, cultural and wilderness experience in addition to specialist workshops.

Once part of the Hyundai NZ Pinnacle Programme family, successful students are connected to alumni, networks and possible mentors to provide guidance and pathways. We are looking for motivated students striving to excel on the world stage or lead significant change.



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Our Team

The Pinnacle team consists of an independent advisory board, expert selection panel and programme manager and assistant. Adam Hall is a Pinnacle graduate and champions the programme. As well as being on the selection panel, Peter Urlich assists with mentoring in the creative space. Sir Graham Henry sits on the advisory board and often welcomes new students and parents into the programme.


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Hyundai New Zealand is proud to back the Pinnacle Programme as it continues to grow and develop New Zealand's future leaders. You can help by sharing our inspiring stories within your communities.