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Winning plain English document dubbed ‘a breath of fresh air

Monday, 7 November 2016, 9:09 am | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

People’s Choice awards for the best and worst of business writing were announced at a gala dinner in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday, 5 November. More >>

Kiwi Insurance commits to clarity with the WriteMark

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:37 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Kiwi Insurance has achieved the WriteMark Plain English Standard, the seal of document quality, for their new Life & Living Insurance policy. Kiwi Insurance decided to seek the WriteMark to show that the policy is transparent and easy to understand, ... More >>

Help find the best and worst written words!

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:01 am | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

From the smallest towns to the largest cities, the hunt is on for documents or websites that have either pressed your buttons in a positive way, or sent you crazy trying to decipher their meaning. More >>

Lawyers challenged to celebrate plain English

Friday, 6 September 2013, 1:55 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Lawyers are challenged to show their commitment to plain English. This country has led the world in bringing the law closer to the ordinary person – by a comprehensive rewrite of tax laws and by adopting plain language guidelines for drafting of legislation, ... More >>

Awards entry a simple exercise

Friday, 6 September 2013, 1:53 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Entry to the Plain English Awards is a simple exercise – it just needs to be done by 5pm on Friday 20 September. “Organisations shouldn’t keep their plain English efforts a secret,” says Gregory Fortuin, Writemark Plain English Awards Trust Chair. More >>

Call to join plain English campaign

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 10:34 am | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

All local authorities need to communicate with ratepayers using clear, honest communications, says Writemark Awards Trustee Gregory Fortuin. If they are communicating well they could take home the top honours in the annual Plain English Awards. More >>

WriteMark Plain English Awards praise clear communication

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 1:34 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Organisations or businesses that use clear, effective communications will be vying for the top honour in this year’s WriteMark Plain English Awards. The Awards are now open – giving both public and private sector an opportunity to focus on their ... More >>

Winners announced in 2012 Plain English Awards

Friday, 30 November 2012, 11:14 am | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

The Cancer Society was the big winner in the 2012 Plain English Awards, while Nova Energy had the dubious honour of winning Worst ‘Brainstrain’ Communication. The Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue also had plenty to celebrate as ... More >>

2011 WriteMark Plain English Awards announced

Friday, 11 November 2011, 5:20 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Statistics New Zealand is a champion at making complex, technical information clear to ordinary New Zealanders—and that’s why it’s won the coveted Best Organisation Award in this year’s Plain English Awards. More >>

Spotlight on clear financial documents

Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:25 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Improving financial literacy and giving the public understandable financial information are hot topics right now. A new Financial Sector category in the annual WriteMark Plain English Awards will shine a spotlight on documents that are clear and reader-friendly. More >>

Spotlight on clear financial documents

Monday, 12 September 2011, 5:38 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Improving financial literacy and giving the public understandable financial information are hot topics right now. A new Financial Sector category in the annual WriteMark Plain English Awards will shine a spotlight on documents that are clear and reader-friendly. More >>

Auditor General's Office takes plain English award

Friday, 10 September 2010, 11:38 am | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Winners of the WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards were announced tonight at a ceremony in the Beehive, with top honours going to the Office of the Auditor General. More >>

New Zealand a world plain English leader

Thursday, 19 August 2010, 5:29 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Judges in the 2010 WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards say New Zealand is a world leader in plain English. They say our best public sector documents are as good as anything being produced anywhere in the world. More >>

Say what? Public urged to fight babble

Tuesday, 15 June 2010, 9:59 am | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

It’s time to fight back! The 2010 WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards are being held in September, and nominations for the People’s Choice Awards are open. More >>

The business benefits of Plain English

Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 5:37 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

The annual WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards are held to reward businesses that communicate clearly and to raise awareness about the benefits of plain English. Businesses enter to gain recognition for the way they communicate and to show their ... More >>

Government orgs dominate Plain English Awards

Monday, 21 September 2009, 11:58 am | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Government and public sector organisations have dominated the 2009 WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards, and judges say the private sector needs to catch up. More >>

Awards have positive plain English impact

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 1:44 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Winners of the 2009 WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards will be announced this Friday, and judges say the Awards are clearly lifting plain English standards in New Zealand. Some winning entries were described as being “as good as it gets”. More >>

Plain English Awards entries up

Thursday, 16 July 2009, 12:04 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

Judges in this year’s WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards are bracing themselves for another busy bout of judging. For the second year in a row, a bumper crop of nominations has been received. More >>

New Zealand packs plain English punch

Friday, 12 September 2008, 2:02 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

A visiting international expert says New Zealand is “punching above its weight” in using plain English. More >>

Qantas refusal shows harms of poorly worded docs

Thursday, 24 July 2008, 4:58 pm | WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust

The WriteMark Plain English Awards Trust says the refusal by Qantas to allow a toddler to travel with her older brother shows how easily New Zealanders can be hurt by poorly set-out documents. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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