River 4

Internal Comms: rapid fire talks on getting back to basics

  • 18/05/2017
  • 04:45 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Waikato Innovation Park, Gallagher Building, Ground Floor, Hamilton
  • RIVER CPD: 4.00
  • $25.00+GST (member), $35.00+GST (non member), $15.00+GST (student-member)
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Online registrations have now closed. Please email PJ on membership@prinz.org.nz if you would still like to attend.

Internal communications is a unique beast in the PR world and one that can be mistakenly treated as the poor cousin to external comms. Additionally, lines are often blurred between who ‘owns’ the discipline – comms or HR.

However, the good news is there are some great, local practitioners in the Waikato who are leading the way in this field!

In a set of rapid fire presentations of under 5 minutes each, six of Waikato’s best will take you through some of their most challenging internal comms projects. They will specifically talk about a few key tactics implemented which made a huge difference to their project’s success. We’ll end the night with a good Q&A session where our six presenters will form a panel to help answer your burning internal comms questions.

The focus of this event will be for you to walk away with some tips and tactics to implement in your PR role.


  • Lee Cowan, DairyNZ – Meaningful, impactful CE comms
  • Sarah Fraser, NIWA (formerly AgResearch) – AgResearch relocation
  • Bernie Walsh, Smart Growth BOP (formerly DairyNZ) - Power to The People - from DairyNZ levy vote to Bobby calves
  • Nigel Ward, Hamilton City Council – Keeping internal stakeholders, including elected members, informed during cyclone and bulk water main issues
  • Mike Watson, University of Waikato – Introduction of paid parking to Waikato Uni staff
  • Erin Rangi-Watt, WEL Networks – ‘Every Day - Home Safe’ - How WEL brought best in safety to life

Drinks, canapes and networking on arrival.

Free parking at rear of building.