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Effective Messaging with MessageHouse

When: 2.30 to 1.30pm, Tuesday 12 September.Where: MSD Auditorium (room 1.1 Kakapo) Level 1, Aurora Centre, 56 The Terrace Join us for a lunchtime seminar with John Walsh – Director Communications & Channels at the Ministry for Primary Industries.  John will share with us the technique his team uses to develop effective messaging. It’s called ‘MessageHouse’. It’s a way of structuring key messages for any audience so they are easy to deliver, simple to understand and as compell...

September 11, 2017

How to Build Relationships with Māori and Pacific Peoples

What: CulturePRO Where: Ōrākei Marae in Auckland When: 24 & 25 August 2017 Businesses and organisations wanting to build relationships and collaborate with Māori and Pacific peoples should register now for the CulturePRO Masterclass in Auckland next month. Convened by the Brown Pages, CulturePRO will enable guest speakers and participants to discuss cultural engagement challenges and opportunities in a safe, collaborative environment. Topics include: • Pacific engagement in the health ...

August 8, 2017

Listening to the voices of children at Oranga Tamariki

27 July 2017 12 noon - 1pmRoom 1.1 Kakapo, Level 1, Aurora House, 56 The TerraceJoin us for a lunchtime seminar with Jeremy Lambert - DCE Tamariki Advocate/Voices of Children, The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. His role is to ensure that the voices of tamaraki and rangatahi are embedded in all Oranga Tamariki decision-making. He will talk about how he and his team will ensure this happens and the work of his group, which has the primary relationship with the Office of the Chi...

July 12, 2017

Election guidance for government communicators: 27 June 1 – 2pm

Tuesday 27 June 1 pm-2pm State Services Commission, Level 10 Reserve Bank Building, 2 The Terrace, Wellington On Saturday 23 September New Zealand goes to the polls for the general election. The pre-election period officially begins on Friday 23 June. This period covers the three months prior to the election and brings some particular requirements and extra considerations for State servants and government agencies, including around announcements and public statements by both agencies...

June 20, 2017

Network lunchtime seminar - The Chief Ombudsman - one year on

• Monday 22 May noon - 1 pm • Office of the Chief Ombudsman, Level 7, Solnet House, 70 The Terrace, Wellington Since Chief Ombudsman Judge Peter Boshier last spoke to the Network of Public Sector Communicators a year ago, a great deal of change has taken place within the Office of the Ombudsman; both in how it works as an organisation, and in how it is working with agencies and the public. This includes exciting developments in work the Office is doing both with the State Services Commis...

May 14, 2017

FRICTION-FREE INFLUENCING – FREE WELLINGTON SEMINAR

31st May, 6-7.30, Massey University Executive Seminar Suite Harry Mills, CEO of the AhaAdvantage Group, has recently launched two books in the US. One of them, called Zero resistance, is about what Harry calls "friction-free influencing". He'll share some insights from the new book at this free seminar. There'll also be an opportunity to learn about Massey's Master of Professional Public Relations degree: students are already reporting it's helping them gain more senior positions. Drinks and ...

May 12, 2017

Network lunchtime seminar - Influencing in a Nomophobic Era

Thursday 9 March, 12.45pm to 1.45pm Free, a light lunch will be provided St Andrew's Centre, (through alleyway at right of St Andrew's Church), 30 The Terrace, Wellington In case you were wondering, "nomophobia" is the fear of being away from one's mobile device. The question is, however, what does this truly mean for us in communications? We live in a technologically disrupted, constantly connected and smartphone-centric world. Understanding how this plays out in communicating with peop...

March 2, 2017

Vacancy at Health Promotion Agency

We have a vacancy at the Health Promotion Agency in our Marketing and Communications team for a Senior Account Lead. The role involves managing a portfolio of social marketing and communications work, which is likely to be initially working on nutrition and physical activity. The Health Promotion Agency helps to inspire Kiwis to live healthier lives. We work on brands and programmes like Smokefree, Stop Before you Start, Say Yeah Nah, SunSmart, Like Minds, Like Mine; and Health Star Ratings....

January 24, 2017

Save the date!

The Network's annual Christmas function will be on Thursday 8 December, 5 -7.30pm, Paramount Cinema, 25 Courtenay Place. Free for paid members, $40 for mailing list members....

November 21, 2016

Seminar: 24 Nov 5.30pm - Sprinklers flood Te Papa: crisis communication

Thursday 24 November, 5.30pm drinks, seminar starts at 6pm Q Hotel, 213-223 Cuba Street Free for paid members, $25 for mailing list members To enrol, log in to the Network's database with your UserName and password, go to Tasks/Purchases and Bookings, and Select the seminar or seminars. (your UserName is usually your email address). In August, sprinklers activated at Te Papa, closing the national museum for two days. In an interactive session, Kate Camp will share insights from the inc...

November 21, 2016

Seminar: 5.30pm, 20 September – Debating Our Flag – Challenging Conversations in a Changing Media Environment

Tuesday 20 September 5.30pm for drinks and nibbles, seminar starts 6pm, finish 7pm St Andrew's Centre, (through alleyway at right of St Andrew's Church), 30 The Terrace, Wellington Free for paid members, $25 for mailing list members No matter how you felt about it, there was no escaping New Zealand's flag debate. As Director of the Flag Consideration Project with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Kylie Archer managed the Secretariat for the independent Flag Consideration P...

September 12, 2016

Network workshop: 5 October, 9am to 12.30pm, Cultural Intelligence: improving engagement with Pacific communities

Wednesday 5 October 8.30am for coffee, workshop at 9am St Andrew's Centre, (to the right of St Andrew's Church), 30 The Terrace, Wellington, Room 1 $275 for paid members, $345 for mailing list members Morning tea provided Do you want to improve your engagement with Pacific communities? In this half day workshop you will learn the practices and behaviours you will need to achieve this. This workshop is offered for those who need a more in-depth look at this growing area of commun...

August 30, 2016

Network seminar: Communicating and engaging with pacific families and their communities

·Wednesday 31 August ·5.15pm for drinks, seminar starts at 5.30pm ·St Andrew's Centre, (through alleyway at right of St Andrew's Church), 30 The Terrace, Wellington, Room 3, ·Free for paid members, $25 for mailing list members Pacific audiences are a growing segment of New Zealand society, contributing to the diversity of our communities. In this seminar we will gain an understanding of why you need to think carefully about how you communicate with this audience. The seminar ...

August 25, 2016

Network breakfast seminar: 7.30 - 9.15am, 17 August – Making the best use of Facebook in government

Wednesday 17 August 7.30am for coffee and muffins 8 - 8.45am: presentation followed by 30 minutes for questions Hall, St Andrew's Centre, (through alleyway at right of St Andrew's Church), 30 The Terrace, Wellington Free for paid members, $25 for mailing list members Each month, 2.8 million New Zealanders are active on the platform; each day, 2.2 million. Mia Garlick, Director of Policy, Facebook Australia and New Zealand, will be in Wellington in August to provide practical advice ...

August 5, 2016

Lessons and learnings from the Canterbury Earthquakes Sequence: taking practice to academia and back again

Sara K. McBride was the public education and public information coordinator for the Canterbury Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group from 2006-2010, leaving just three weeks before the Darfield quake, Sara returned as a public information manager, second in command, during February 2011. She had an opportunity to study further in a PhD her own failures in communication regarding earthquakes. This talk is about her lessons and how she is currently taking what she has learned in her PhD ...

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