River 4

Communicating with care

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  • 06/08/2019
  • 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
  • Waimakariri Room, Ground Floor, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street, Christchurch
  • CPD: 4.00
  • $10.00+GST (member), $20.00+GST (non member), $5.00+GST (student-member)
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Communication during and after the Christchurch terror attacks

On 15 March 2019, the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre were attacked by a gunman. The attacks killed 51 people and injured 49 others, making it the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand history.

The response saw significant communications resources mobilised across several different organisations. In this session, you’ll hear from professionals from three agencies who played very different communication roles during the event.


Joss Ritchie, Media Manager, Christchurch City Council

Kelly Mitchell, Media Relations Team Leader, New Zealand Police

Karalyn van Deursen, Executive Director of Communications, Canterbury & West Coast District Health Boards

Venue information

Visitor parking is available off St Asaph Street.

Registered attendees will be pre-signed in and can collect a visitor name tag from reception on arrival.