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From the President


It's been an eventful week on the media front for communicators with the launch of Newsroom, a "free, independent news and current affairs website – aiming to bring you quality New Zealand journalism on the Things that Matter". Their exclusive launch story on eggs from caged hens being sold as 'free range' has set the news agenda for the week and hot off the heels of their launch we have co-editor Tim Murphy joining us to present at our April evening event. Tim will talk about the challenges of "doing the news" in an economically viable way in 2017.

If you're looking for some new year professional development opportunities, IABC Asia-Pacific are offering the next in their series of free webinars, this time providing an opportunity to hear from Malaysia-based, Aisha Rashid, who will bring insights from her close to four decades as an accredited Public Relations professional (register here). And just a reminder that IABC Wellington offers a free mentoring programme for members (more here). Perhaps you're looking for a mentor to help guide you in your development, or you may be looking for an opportunity to mentor someone who is newer to the communications field? We've received great feedback from those who have taken part, so I encourage you to take a look.


Shaun Jones

IABC Wellington wins big at CMAs

IABC's 2017 Leadership Institute was held in Dallas, Texas last month. The event, attended by IABC Wellington Board Member Jennifer Andrewes, included the annual celebration of the Chapter Management Awards (CMAs). 

IABC Wellington collected three awards - a fantastic result:

  • Chapter Leader of the Year, Jennifer Andrewes
  • Excellence Award in Communication Management
  • Merit Award in Event Management

Read Jennifer's blog entry about her time in Dallas on the IABC Wellington website.

Thank you to all who came to IABC Wellington's first event of the year - a great turnout! Special thanks to Mike Munro for his fascinating talk and insights into election year.
It’s Member Month!

Make the most of March and reap the benefits. Here’s what’s up for grabs for either you or your peers:
  • Join or renew your membership in March and get 10% off international dues AND get the US $40 application fee waived
  • Refer your peers to IABC and be in to win a $500 Visa gift card for each new member you refer who joins during March
  • Gain a VIP prize package to IABC World Conference - just join or renew your IABC membership this March to be in to win.
So whether it’s you or others who could benefit from all that IABC has to offer, don’t wait until April – suss your IABC Wellington membership now! 
10 reasons to join IABC

Continuing our 10 out of 10 series of articles in celebration of IABC Wellington’s 10th anniversary, here are ten good reasons to belong:
  1. Creating connections internationally
  2. Local networking opportunities with your peers
  3. Learning from visiting speakers
  4. Professional development events
  5. Access to superb online resources
  6. Keeping up with global trends in our profession
  7. Mentoring
  8. Gold Quill Awards - testing your performance in an international arena
  9. Career opportunities
  10. Fellowship and professional support.
Talk from Newsroom's Tim Murphy

The free, independent news and current affairs website Newsroom.co.nz launched this week, and promises to avoid “journalism’s crap trap". Hear from founder and former NZ Herald editor-in-chief  Tim Murphy at our upcoming event on 27 April.
Free webinar

Crisis management: A high-level strategic capability presented by Aisha Rashid. Wednesday 22 March at 3pm (NZT). 
Register now.
To receive IABC Wellington event invitations and our regular newsletter with additional information of regional and local interest, please sign up to our mailing list at www.iabcwellington.co.nz. Non-members are welcome to sign up.

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