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SenateSHJ is a member of the newly formed Crisis Communication Coalition, an initiative established by the University of Georgia and Public Relations Organisation International (PROI) Worldwide. The Coalition has created a Crisis Communication Monitor to examine global crisis communication incidents, to provide insights to consumers and illustrate best and worst practices for crisis communicators.

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14 December 2016 | 2:15 min read


Paula Bennett’s appointment as Deputy Prime Minister heralds a new era in New Zealand politics and is a nod to the changing demographics of our country. New Zealand is visibly changing and nowhere is this change more evident than in our workplaces.

5 December 2016


Veni, vidi, vici *

It’s testament to the Government’s disciplined communications that it takes the resignation of John Key to set the Beehive abuzz.

The expertly managed announcement was done with a smile and genuine emotion and on Mr Key’s own terms, demonstrating humility in the face of what he described as the public appetite for “a refresh”.

7 December 2016 | 2:30 min read


We bring you the seventh edition of recommended reading from the SenateSHJ team in time for Christmas. Because we believe one should always have something interesting to read over the summer holiday. 

The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins

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17 November 2016 | 3:30 min read


Top 14 out-takes from MayoInOz

Fresh from two days in Melbourne at the stimulating Mayo Clinic Healthcare and Social Media Summit in Australia, chaired by Julie McCrossin, journalist and patient advocate, I’m keen to share my impressions. 

16 November 2016 | 1:30 min read

31 October 2016 | 1 min read


Making great records was once the only thing that mattered to musicians and their fans, until the Internet came along, explains SenateSHJ’s Sam Prescott.

Metallica was the first great love of my life, but it’s a relationship that’s endured some very quiet years.