Teamwork personified

It’s testament to the training and professionalism of our health system that we have such a talented workforce on the job, delivering consistent care day in and day out.   I, for one, am very grateful and blessed to be living in this wonderful country of New Zealand and being a beneficiary of its great services.

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Of shoulders and chemical additives…

Decades on from scientific exposure the tobacco industry still intrigues academics and media alike. But perhaps surprisingly it’s the bureaucrats who have the best take, not to mention one healthy by-product for a non-smoking manual labourer…..

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Journalist turned marketer bursts tech start-up bubble

In my summer reading I rated Dan Lyons book “Disrupted” as five out of five…

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Long form – short form:  the way of the world in communications

  Just as long form writing has been subsumed by shorter form content my career of long stint communication jobs entered a shorter form phase in 2016 when I stepped into the world of consulting and contracting. One of the

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Some way to go for robots in the comms profession

I’ve a hunch that in the communications profession there’s some way to go before humans are totally replaced by artificial intelligence.

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Eighty minutes of my life lost

No-one ever had to line up at a post office or a bank for 80 minutes even at Christmas….

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Face made for tv but the guys always came first

While Sir Gordon is gracefully stepping down he will continue to be a “go to” man when sports journalists need a catchy comment…

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When tragedy strikes a competition starts

When tragedy strikes so does a competition to be first to get an interview with individuals at the centre of the story.

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Submitting to progress the Judo way

Sometimes progress is made in tiny steps rather than gigantic leaps…..stories which stem from more fundamental issues need us to stop, think and reflect.

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Reputation and the perils of “dressing for export”

One of the greatest rewards of management is to see colleagues you work with go on to do greater things elsewhere…..

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