As communication professionals we often loosely talk about our work in crisis management when we mean risk management/reputation management.  I was pleased therefore to be among those who enjoyed a presentation on Risk Management by Dr Andrew Powell…

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Media Relations

As a team consisting of media experts, writers,…

Sealord Group Ltd’s Board of Directors has appointed experienced food industry leader Steve Yung as the company’s next CEO. Canadian born Yung has most recently been Managing Director of McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand and will take…

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Faced with the prospect of a ticket to a top-notch foodie event going to waste, I went along to the NZ Guild of Foodwriters annual winter dinner in place of a colleague. She is a dietitian and bona-fide foodie. I am not. Nevertheless, the…

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World Blood Donor Day - Saturday 14 June, 2014 #PledgeBloodNZ #WBDD14 New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has launched an online pledge campaign in time for World Blood Donor Day to encourage more people to become blood donors. “This…

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Is the hospitality industry’s eNewsletter, HospoNews correct, and, if so, is this something that should worry us? Last month the WHO organisation released its global status report on alcohol and health.  The report showed we (Kiwis), are…

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Issues & Crisis Management

Cool heads, decades of experience and a unique…

Last year I was extremely fortunate to be given four months off to embark on a Kiwi ‘rite of passage’ – my OE. I backpacked through Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, Europe, the UK and Australia (20 countries to be exact), and found that…

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