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Jun 13

Learn from a PRINZ Fellow

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Free – $11.50

13th June 2024 @ 8am - 9am


Join us for PRINZ Southern’s new ‘Learn from a Fellow’ series – featuring two of the industry’s experts!

PRINZ Fellows demonstrate a high degree of competence in the practice of public relations and are nominated based on their significant contribution to the enhancement of the public relations profession.

This session will focus on crisis communications and managing issues to prevent a crisis. Hear from Felicity Price (LPRINZ, FPRINZ) about her work on the Christchurch Arts Centre’s ‘save the Arts Centre’ campaign and from Michele Hider (FPRINZ) on supporting the veterinary sector during last year’s Cyclone Gabrielle and Auckland flooding events.

Both Fellows will share key learnings for practitioners gained during these projects and their extensive careers. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask questions or seek advice on projects you may be working on.

Join us at Bunsen Café, grab a coffee (or something yummy from the pantry) and jump on this opportunity to learn from the best in the business! The event is free for PRINZ members.

The event will be on the second floor of the venue. Go inside the café, then up the stairs. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Your speakers are…

Felicity Price (APR, FRPINZ)

Director, Felicity Price & Associates

Winner of several national and one international award for outstanding communication and marketing strategies and projects, Felicity has significant expertise in media and digital media, including social media and digital campaigns, as well as business management and change management. In 2023, Felicity was made a Life Member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) for her incredible service to the profession for more than three decades.

She has chaired boards of large cultural entities, including the heritage-listed Arts Centre of Christchurch, the Court Theatre and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and was recently on the board of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. In 2009, she was also awarded the ONZM (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit) in recognition of her service to business and the arts.

Michele Hider (APR, FPRINZ)

Director, Priority Communications

Michele started award-winning agency Priority Communications in 2013. As well as supporting a wide variety of businesses and organisations with their PR and marketing, she has worked as a senior advisor to local government and government agencies, including the Ministry of Health, Housing New Zealand, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and Christchurch City Council. For several years, she was Communications Manager for the Canterbury District Health Board – the South Island’s largest employer.

“With a habit of being in the wrong place at the right time”, Michele has accumulated a vast amount of crisis communications experience and is highly sought after for her crisis and issues management expertise. Last year, Priority Communications was the silver award winner for the best small to medium consultancy in the country.

Michele has a Master of Management (Communication) with distinction, is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand, has international accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Canterbury.


June 13
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Free – $11.50


Bunsen Café (The Arts Centre): 2 Worcester Street, Christchurch CBD


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