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Revealed: The Illegal Medicines NZers Import

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 6:13 am | BlacklandPR

“Patients shop internationally when the health system can’t provide what they need,” says Mark Blackham, BlacklandPR Director and expert in medicine public relations More >>

Farmers Replace Teachers In NZ Parliament, But White-collar Professionals Dominate

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 12:49 pm | BlacklandPR

Analysis of Members of Parliament’s careers has revealed that although farmers have replaced teachers in the new Parliament, office work and politics remain the dominant career experience of the 54th Parliament. More >>

Kiwi MPs “highly, But Disproportionately, Educated"

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 12:26 pm | BlacklandPR

A new analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is highly educated, in disproportion to the public, and with arts and law, and private schooling, over-represented. More >>

News Predictions For 2024: Catastrophe, Shortages And Moral Clashes

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 12:31 pm | BlacklandPR

A review of the past decade has found that the most likely big events in New Zealand this year will be a major disaster with poor emergency management, a crisis in supply of an essential food or good, and a major clash over moral issues. The predictions ... More >>

Too Much Water, Too Few Eggs: Worst NZ Events For 2023

Thursday, 28 December 2023, 6:06 pm | BlacklandPR

Events that caused New Zealand’s toughest public relations challenges in 2023 were the Hawkes Bay and Auckland floods, and nationwide egg shortages, according to the 12th annual list compiled by PR company Blackland. The nation’s top three ... More >>

Covid And KFC Shortages Toughest Issues For 2022

Thursday, 29 December 2022, 7:09 pm | BlacklandPR

New Zealand’s toughest public relations challenges in 2022 were Government changes to covid-related restrictions, and staffing and supply issues faced by KFC. Wellington PR company BlacklandPR today issued its annual list of the toughest public relations ... More >>

New Zealand’s 20 Toughest PR Jobs For 2021

Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 6:19 pm | BlacklandPR

Communicating the Covid -19 traffic light system the toughest PR challenge for 2021 The COVID-19 traffic light system has been identified as the nation’s toughest PR gig for 2021, according to Wellington based consultancy Blackland PR. COVID-19 ... More >>

Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 6:36 am | BlacklandPR

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More >>

MP Careers Research Shows “Very Diverse Parliament”

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 2:14 pm | BlacklandPR

A new analysis of the careers that MPs held before they were elected reveals New Zealand’s 53rd Parliament represents an extremely diverse range of work and life experiences. The research, by BlacklandPR and the Democracy Project, identified over ... More >>

New Zealand’s 20 Toughest PR Jobs For 2020

Tuesday, 29 December 2020, 5:00 pm | BlacklandPR

Communicating the Covid -19 lockdown levels was the toughest PR challenge for 2020. In a first for the annual rankings issued by BlacklandPR, the lockdown levels received a ‘perfect storm’ score of the highest possible public profile combined with ... More >>

Expert Group Suggests Way Out Of Lockdown

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 10:17 am | BlacklandPR

A specially formed group of local academics, led by public health experts, says New Zealand can and should come out of lockdown, and has proposed a “Plan B” to do that. The cross-disciplinary group of academics say they understand the rationale ... More >>

Nicole McKee Named NZ Communicator Of The Year

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9:50 am | BlacklandPR

Nicole McKee, spokesperson for the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners, has been named 2020 Communicator of the Year for the way she presented her members’ case on the contentious issue of firearms law. Nicole’s passionate yet cordial presentation ... More >>

Panic Buying Caused By Bad Communication

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 8:33 am | BlacklandPR

Organisations have contributed to panic buying and panic selling by saying the wrong things, according to a crisis communication expert. Mark Blackham, Director of BlacklandPR, today urged organisations to think carefully about what they say and do, if anything, ... More >>

Analysis shows 2019 a contentious year for NZ

Tuesday, 24 December 2019, 6:14 am | BlacklandPR

New Zealand had more challenging events and issues than it has experienced in a decade, according to an annual analysis by Blackland, a Wellington-based public relations company. More >>

PR company takes bite at Hell’s misleading stunt

Friday, 28 June 2019, 6:32 pm | BlacklandPR

PR company BlacklandPR is appalled by Hell Pizza misleading customers to have them buy non-meat pizzas. More >>

Gluckman named New Zealand Communicator of the Year

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 10:51 am | BlacklandPR

The Prime Minister’s former chief science advisor has been named winner of the 2019 Communicator of the Year Award, for his debunking of the “meth test myth” and stimulating public discussion on contentious issues such as genetic modification. More >>

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2018

Thursday, 27 December 2018, 3:20 pm | BlacklandPR

New Zealand’s toughest public relations challenges this year were petrol price increases, the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak and Russell McVeagh’s sexual misconduct allegations. More >>

Mike King named NZ Communicator of the Year

Friday, 23 March 2018, 3:26 pm | BlacklandPR

Mental health awareness campaigner and New Zealand of the Year finalist Mike King has been named winner of the 2017 Communicator of the Year Award for his ability to communicate directly and openly about mental health. More >>

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2017

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 12:48 pm | BlacklandPR

In a year dominated by politics, New Zealand’s toughest public relations challenge for 2017 has been named as the fallout from Metiria Turei’s benefit fraud ‘confession’. More >>

KiwiSaver members may fall short at retirement

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:50 am | BlacklandPR

KiwiSaver members may fall short at retirement Half of all KiwiSaver members think they know how much money they will need to get by in retirement, but three-quarters have no idea how much they will actually have, new research from Kiwi Wealth shows. ... More >>





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