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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

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.

20 October 2016 | 1 min read


Oliver Ibbetson recently attended PRINZ and Internal Communicators Network forum on internal communications. He shares four of the key themes that emerged from the discussions.

19 October 2016 | 3 min read


The pharmaceutical industry is undergoing significant change, at structural, strategic, process and individual levels.

19 October 2016


Una hirundo non facit ver*

Labour may have been chirping in Parliament about its success at the local body elections – and all credit where it’s due – but there’s only one poll that matters, and that’s still about a year away.

17 October 2016 | 2 min read