First Thursday in October

St Alice Viaduct Harbour, Level 1/204 Quay St, Auckland

Calling all Auckland-based PRs – this is a great chance to catch up with your peers informally over a drink, to talk all things PR or otherwise. If you’re not a PRINZ member and want to find out more about the benefits of joining, there’ll be members of the Northern Committee around to ask any questions, so feel free to pop down… just look for the table of the smartest people in the room!

Look forward to seeing you there.


Creating that Special Event – The Essential Tools for Success


Events are back! More of our members' businesses and departments are wanting to re-engage with their key stakeholders face to face. If you are responsible for organising events this year, and have been wondering how to create an event that delivers your objectives with flair, on time, on budget with minimal stress, then this one day workshop is for you.

$375.00 – $495.00

Managing PR, Media and Communications for a Global Event

Meredith Connell Offices Level 7, MC Centre, Hardinge St,, Auckland

The tournament might be over but the legacy continues for the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™. If you are interested to know how New Zealand managed a global event from a communications, media and PR perspective, especially when dealing with some curve balls along the way, come and hear from Joanne Perry, Head of Communications for New Zealand for the tournament. This is a free event for PRINZ members.

Free – $25.00

Language Matters – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for PR Professionals

Virtual Event Virtual Event

While the idea of inclusivity through language isn’t a new concept, the topic of language as a more thoughtful way of speaking for the people around us is, in the grand scheme of things, a relatively new conversation. For this reason, there are many misconceptions, and a fear of saying the “wrong thing”. Public Relations professionals hold the power to redefine communications on a structural level in organisations, and society at large, and can therefore very constructively support the experiences of people from diverse communities. In this session we will learn about the building blocks of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), why it matters in public relations, and what allyship through language looks like. Join us for the latest in our Members Only Lunch Learning webinars


Engaging Effectively with Passionate Communities

Beca Hamilton Offices Level 2, Garden Place, Hamilton

It is natural to shy away from conflict, but this is what drives the meaningful conversations that communities are craving. Join Natasha Utting (Media Manager, Waka Kotahi), Jenni Cochrane (Communications Manager, Matamata-Piako District Council) and Sarah-Lee Crellin (Associate - Communications and Engagement, Beca) as they share stories and tips on how to use good communication skills to help drive great engagement. Gain valuable insights about how to work with the media effectively to support community conversations. This is a panel event with an opportunity to get involved, share your own insights and ask the hard questions

$15.00 – $45.00

IC Futures – Inside Internal Communication – SOLD OUT


The workplace is dead. Long live the workplace. The tectonic plates of COVID19, automation and artificial intelligence have collided and changed the workplace for good. This session looks at the emerging approaches, trends and technologies reshaping internal communication and considers future best practice as organisational landscapes reform. This is a must for practitioners wanting an update on latest research and thinking on internal communication and employee experience. This course sold out in days previously so secure your tickets early!

$270.00 – $380.00

Mission Sustainable: Paving the way for the Communications Sector

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Interested in starting your carbon zero journey but not sure where to start? You're not alone! Join us for the next in our series of Members Only lunch webinars to learn more.
Join 3 of our senior PRINZ members, Strahan Wallis, CEO of Clemenger Group, Nikki Wright, Managing Director of Wright Communications and Justin Courtney, Director of Dawn Chorus Consulting, and weather/climate data company Metris, as they share and discuss their sustainability journey, becoming certified, and why the commitment to carbon zero is important for all practitioners in this sector.


The View from the Top on Communications – SOLD OUT

Wharewaka Function Centre, Taranaki Wharf, Wellington

What does good communications advice look like when you’re at the board table? How do you decide what’s worth speaking about? What are the qualities of a good working relationship with your communications advisors?

$50.00 – $80.00

How to secure a PR seat at the Executive table – SOLD OUT

The Front Room, Spark NZ, 167 Victoria Street West

For years, PR professionals have grappled with the challenge of securing a seat at the executive table. Many have laddered up to roles in Marketing, Human Resources executives, or even Legal heads. But with the evolving global landscape, marked by increasing complexities and the unprecedented climate crisis, CEOs are increasingly looking for adept communicators to navigate the organisation through uncertainty. The crucial question that arises is: how can you secure your seat at the table of decision-makers?

$20.00 – $30.00

PRINZ Special General Meeting

Virtual Event Virtual Event

The PRINZ Board invite all members to attend a Special General Meeting on Wednesday 29th November 2023. There is one item on the agenda for consideration and voting.


PRINZ Southern’s End of Year Celebration

Dux Central 144 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Join your PRINZ Southern colleagues at Dux Central to kick off the festive season and celebrate the end of 2023.

Free – $20.00

Transforming Internal Communication in the Age of AI


In our brave new world, machine and human interactions are blending, transforming organisations and creating an environment where internal communicators serve as both conduit and counsel.
This series is designed to help you understand how internal communications is an essential force as we navigate the transformation. You will discover the AI tools available, grapple with the ethical considerations, develop strategies, examine the pros and cons of AI applications in the workplace and their impact on the employee experience. An important course for all internal communicators

$1,046.00 – $1,486.00