Join PRINZ and Isentia for a special evening at Parliament, hosted by National’s Deputy Leader and Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis, to look at what we can expect in the upcoming election from a communications perspective.
Hear from those in the know about the campaigns and the challenges and opportunities facing parties as they gear up for Election 2023. From the ethical use of AI in campaign material to combating misinformation and disinformation, this year promises to throw up new aspects for communications professionals and budding MPs alike.
From 5:15pm join us in the Grand Hall at Parliament for drinks and nibbles and a chance to meet other fellow PR professionals, followed by a panel session from 6pm to 7pm facilitated by BRG Director, Chris Wikaira.
This is a ticket only event.
MC – Chris Wikaira
Chris is a Director of BRG which specialises in government relations, communications and media. He provides specialist Māori communication and strategy guidance, media and political advice and analysis. Formerly an award-winning journalist and broadcaster; Chris has extensive networks within Maoridom and in business, the public service and with politicians. Chris’s tribal affiliations are Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi and Pākehā
Luke Malpass, Political Editor at Stuff
Before joining Stuff in 2019, Luke worked at the Australian Financial Review as an editorial writer, Opinion & Editorial Page Editor and Features Editor and spent time as acting foreign editor. He also worked at The Sydney Morning Herald. Originally from New Zealand, he has covered New Zealand and Australian elections, budget lock-ups, the Christchurch terror attack, and has written extensively on politics and economics on both sides of the Tasman. He has reported from the Middle East, China, India and the United States. Luke heads up the Press Gallery team for Stuff, based in Parliament.
Georgina is a Director of the Wellington based consultancy BRG which specialises in government relations, communications and media. She has a background in journalism, both print and broadcast, and has held Press Secretary and Ministerial Adviser roles for senior Cabinet Ministers in both the National Party and NZ First. On the run up this year’s election Georgina is a presenter on the Three Gals One Beehive podcast alongside Brigitte Morten and Holly Bennett
Brigitte Morten, Political Commentator
With over a decade of experience working in politics across Australia and New Zealand Brigitte is a regular commentator on all thing’s politics for Radio New Zealand, Newshub and the NBR.
Brigitte spent three years providing political and media advice to the Embassy of Israel in Australia, whilst dealing with a number of high-profile events. She was a Senior Advisor in state politics and worked on Australian state and federal election campaigns. Brigitte was a Chief of Staff to an Australian Senator, before returning home to be the Senior Ministerial Advisor to the Minister of Education in the last National Government.
When not talking politics Brigitte is a Director at the law firm Franks Ogilvie.
Ngaire Crawford, Insights Director ANZ, Isentia
As Insights Director, Ngaire is the regional head for research at Isentia and Pulsar across Australia and New Zealand. The research and insights division is responsible for producing bespoke media, communications, reputation and audience research to a wide range of clients from large corporates, government departments to small NGOs. She also leads global product development for PR and Communications across the Access Intelligence global research teams.
She has more than 15 years in the field of communications and media research with a particular focus on the role of representation, and is a passionate advocate for evaluation, and that the right data can change the world!