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COVID-19 Update

Under the RED and ORANGE light levels of the Covid Protection Framework, all attendees at in-person courses and events are required to be fully vaccinated and show a valid My Vaccine Pass on arrival. If you have a medical exemption, please contact the office to arrange your booking.

By registering for in-person courses and events, you also agree to adhere to safety measures to mitigate the risk of spreading Covid-19. These measures are based on NZ Government guidance around physical distancing, good hygiene practices and contact tracing.

If you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend the course or event. Contact the office to discuss your options.

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Kia ora. Welcome to the Public Relations Institute.

The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Te Pūtahi Whakakakau Tūmatanui o Aotearoa (PRINZ) is the industry body for public relations and communication management professionals in Aotearoa.

Our purpose is to enhance the capability and professionalism of public relations practitioners through professional development opportunities and promote public understanding of public relations through advocacy. 

Established in 1954, the Institute today has a community of more than 1,000 members who are committed to professional standards and bound by a Code of Ethics.

The Institute is a founding member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, a confederation of the world’s major public relations and communication management associations and institutions, representing 280,000 practitioners and academics around the world.