December 2018 e-Report

  • President's Pen
  • Chief Executive's Report
  • PRINZ News
  • Partner News
  • New Members

President's Pen

Thank you to our volunteers 

Although I’ve only been your president for a few months, I’ve quickly come to appreciate the breadth and depth of how much PRINZ touches so many of our 1300 members’ lives and the tremendous amount of voluntary work many of our members put into keep PRINZ going.

During the past year, more than 2500 attendees engaged in PRINZ events and professional development, or were involved in activities such as mentoring or awards judging. And 900 of these interactions were unique with more than 60% of PRINZ members actively involved in activities.

A premium effort by our people and terrific engagement. Thank you!

I do hope you’ll keep up your engagement and take part in our survey about whether we should update our governance arrangements. It’s our members giving up their time that provide the special events and development activities that underpin our professionalism – activities like our annual conferences, our popular awards, and our many regional events.

If you haven’t already done so, please put the July 2019 PRINZ annual conference in your professional development calendar. Then in October 2020, we’re hosting the international PR conference in Auckland.

It’s hard to believe we’re just days away from 2019, the year has flown. I hope you have a peaceful Christmas holiday season and a very happy and productive New Year.

Felicity Price, FPRINZ, ONZM

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Chief Executive's Report

Thank you and looking ahead to 2019

As we head into the final weeks of 2018, I’d like to thank you for your continued support throughout the year. I have enjoyed meeting so many of you – either in person or in conversations online or on the phone.

I want to acknowledge the support of our volunteers who kindly give up their time to share their expertise – PRINZ National Council, PRINZ Regional Divisions, the College of Fellows Committee, our Mentors, Awards Judges, APR Viva Voce Panellists, Ethics Committee, and Student Ambassadors. We appreciate that you have busy lives and greatly appreciate the contribution you make to our profession!

Many of our members are planning their professional development for 2019. Ensure your knowledge and capabilities are current and relevant by enrolling in a PRINZ professional development course – the 2019 CPD calendar is now online. New courses include Financial Communication, How to leverage digital, data and PR-SEO to win in today's 'influence economy' and How to be an influencer within your organisation.

Thinking about enrolling in next year’s Accreditationin Public Relations (APR) programme? It’s a great opportunity to validate your skills and knowledge and further your practice. One of our 2018 candidates said:

I wanted to send a note to say thank you for accepting me onto the APR course. I’ve found huge value in every step – even the viva voce! – and appreciate the opportunity to extend my professional learning. I know you all put a lot of hard work and preparation into this course. I’m so pleased that I’ve done it and relieved that it’s over! It has been hard work but is the most rewarding professional development I’ve done.

Claire Pedersen-Croll 

The PRINZ Office will close on Thursday 20 December and reopen on Monday 7 January 2019. In the meantime, Alice, Bogdan, Rheanna, Rosa, Violet and I wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

See you in 2019!

Elaine Koller

Twitter:  @PR_InstituteNZ


PRINZ News

Modernising PRINZ Governance

The National Council (aka the PRINZ Board) believes it needs updating - and we’d appreciate if you could please take a few minutes to give us your opinion and suggestions.

Read more

2019 CPD calendar is now online

Ensure your knowledge and capabilities are current and relevant by enrolling in a PRINZ professional development course. New courses include Financial Communication, How to leverage digital, data and PR-SEO to win in today's'influence economy' and How to be an influencer within your organisation.

View 2019 CPD calendar


Partner News

PRINZ warmly thanks its valued partners. Click here to read more.

  • Isentia: Isentia unveils NZ’s top CEOs in new Leadership Index  
  • Research First: From the 12 Days of Christmas to a multi-billion dollar windfall
  • AON: Professional Indemnity insurance

New Members

Alex Taylor, Canterbury District Health Board

Annaleisha Fensom, New Zealand Defence Force

Beverley Tse, St John

Chris Lee, Rydges New Zealand

Danelle Ayers, Rydges New Zealand

Eileen Goodwin, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)

Elena Sharma, Rydges New Zealand

Elly Edwards, Canterbury District Health Board

Estelle Lum, Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand

Georgia Smyth, GHD

Heather Lang, The Shine Collective

Isla Grant, Environment Canterbury

Jamie Nilsson, New Zealand Defence Force

Kate Sumner, University of Auckland

Karla Akuhata, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Krissy Cloutman

Laura Anderson, Auckland District Health Board (ADHB)

Liesa Hurn, KPMG

Lizi Guest, Blacksheepdesign

Mariann Batinica, University of Auckland

Madhurima Sen, University of Auckland

Phillipa Webb, Ronald McDonald House South Island

Shelley Ashdown, Bloom PR

Simon Makker, Regenerate Christchurch

Stacey Main, The Shine Collective

Tracy Martin, Rydges New Zealand