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Mehpara’s an award winner

We are excited for the New Zealand Automobile Association and AA Insurance being crowned the 2018 TVNZ -NZ Marketing Supreme award winner for the ‘AA Home Response’ campaign. Mehpara Khan, who worked with us at Trio Communications for a couple of years, was AA’s interim communications manager while this campaign was put together and rolled

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MercyAscot healthcare appoints new CEO

MercyAscot, one of New Zealand’s leading private healthcare providers, has appointed returning NZ hospital manager, Ian England, as chief executive. Mr England has a background in hospital management in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He is a former chair of the NZ Private Surgical Hospital Association. MercyAscot managing director Dr Andrew Wong says, “It

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Psychologists go back to the future

More than 300 New Zealand psychologists will envision the profession’s future, celebrate its successes and reflect on its history at The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) 50th Jubilee conference at the University of Auckland from September 5-8.  NZPsS is the largest professional association for psychologists in New Zealand with around 1870 members, including students. The

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Cancer researcher wins 2018 Roche NZ Fellowship award

University of Otago, Christchurch scientist Dr Andrew Das has won the 2018 NZSO (NZ Society of Oncologists) Roche NZ Translational Cancer Research Fellowship to learn techniques and bioinformatic analyses that will further his work as part of a research team investigating the role of epigenetics in cancer. Epigenetics means “on top of” genetics. It refers

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Going for Gold

  Trio Communications director Felicity Anderson with the AUT University PR student team she is mentoring this year. The team is pictured at Trio Communications’ home at the BHIVE @ Smales Farm, Takapuna.  The team is helping East Coast Bays Softball to try and get more young people to join up and play softball this

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Integrity Solutions helps banks redefine ethical selling

Revelations about banks incentivising staff and third parties to push products on customers, such as unnecessary mortgages, credit cards and deposit accounts, have eroded public trust. Former Australian Public Service Commissioner Stephen Sedgwick’s independent review last year found some of the banking sector’s current practices carried “an unacceptable risk of promoting behaviour that is inconsistent with

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NZ passports not a skeleton key

Media Release July 17, 2018 Kiwis should not be over confident that their New Zealand passport is going to give them an easy entry into countries around the world. David Cooper of Global Visas says there are more Kiwis finding themselves on a flight home after being rejected at the border. “Take the United Kingdom,”

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Whitebait stocks get boost

  Kokopu in net ready for release. Media Release: July 13, 2018 New Zealand’s largest and rarest whitebait species is getting a helping hand to re-establish in the wild this weekend (July 14) with 140 adult fish being released into a stream in the Tāwharanui Regional Park, near Auckland. Manāki fish breeder Paul Decker says

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Biggest ever uptake of flu vaccine this season

Minister of Health 6 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Health Minister Dr David Clark is pleased that more New Zealanders than ever before have protected themselves from influenza this year. “More than 1.29 million doses of influenza vaccine have been distributed so far, more than any previous influenza season”, David Clark said. “Despite the later start

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Flu campaign up for Marketing Award

We’re excited to report that our client the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is a finalist in the 2016 TVNZ New Zealand Marketing Awards. The entry is a national campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of flu vaccination among pregnant women. Trio Communications provides public relations support to the campaign while Insight NZ leads the

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