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May 24

Working Well with Local Media – Tauranga PRINZ Panel Event

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

$23.00 – $36.80

24th May - 8am -9am


You’re invited to our panel event ‘Working Well with the Local Media’, tailored specifically for PR and communications professionals based in Tauranga.

In the dynamic world of PR and communications, establishing successful relationships with journalists and broadcasters is essential. That’s why we’ve assembled a panel of journalists who lead the local news in Tauranga. Panelists include Bay of Plenty 1News reporter, Sam Kelway, editor of Uno Magazine, Hayley Barnett, and Local Democracy Reporter for SunLive, Alisha Evans. They’ll provide insights and shed light on what effective news media relations look like in your region.

This is your chance to tap into their wealth of knowledge and learn how to effectively pitch stories to local media. They’ll discuss the intersection between journalism and PR, share success stories, and offer valuable tips and tricks about securing earned media.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with your fellow PR and communications professionals, share ideas, expand your network, and build lasting relationships. Drinks and nibbles provided. A big thank you to Network and Aurecon for supporting this event

Sam Kelway is a broadcast journalist who has more than 12 years experience in the media industry. Sam is a reporter for 1News and TVNZ’s Bay of Plenty Video Journalist. Sam’s covered some of the biggest stories in Aotearoa including major flooding events and was one of the first reporters on the ground when Whakaari White Island erupted in 2019. Sam’s worked closely with local businesses, organisations and individuals and says pitching to broadcast media is an art.   

Hayley Barnett is the editor of UNO, a quarterly luxury lifestyle magazine focusing on local people and businesses doing amazing things. Hayley has worked for a number of New Zealand newspapers and magazines over the years including Woman’s Day, NZ Woman’s Weekly, NEXT, Little Treasures and Toast. She also enjoys working on her side hustle, Petite PR, which gives her an understanding of the difficulties PR professionals face when it comes to the media.

Alisha Evans is the Western Bay of Plenty’s Local Democracy Reporter based at SunLive. She started her career in journalism in community news in South Auckland. She quickly realised that behind every issue there is a person with a story to tell. It is people that inspire her to keep telling the news. Though her focus is mainly local government now, she aims to find the people affected by council decisions and share their experiences.


May 24
8:00 am - 9:00 am
$23.00 – $36.80


Ground Level/247 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3140


Waikato PRINZ Regional Sub-Committee


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