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29 November 2017 | 1:00 min read


Organisations that don’t test their crisis communications plans are wasting money, writes SenateSHJ Partner Raphael Hilbron

America’s Cup sailors Peter Burling, Jimmy Spithill and Ben Ainslie know a thing or two about winning races.

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20 November 2017 | 2:00 min read


The concept of integrity is pretty simple; being honest, sincere and having strong moral principles. It’s a quality we all value.

And when it comes to our institutions, whether they be in the political, corporate or local sphere, it’s a quality we expect and even demand. It’s the critical ingredient in building trust.

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13 November 2017 | 2:00 min read


Why aren’t senior executives confident in their organisation’s ability to manage a crisis?

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1 November 2017 | 1:00 min read


Reputation is becoming harder to manage as businesses become more complex and diverse.

SenateSHJ’s Reputation Reality 2017 found customer dissatisfaction and employee conduct as leading risks for New Zealand organisations. In Australia, companies identified ethics and social governance as major triggers for reputation risk.

27 October 2017 | 3:30 min read | Craig Badings, SenateSHJ, and Alistair Jaque, Swaab Attorneys

20 October 2017


Serva me, servabo te *

… but if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters quoted Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ famous lyrics in describing the coalition deal with Labour.

11 October 2017 | 2:30 min read | Thomas Skinner and Nina Schwarz

9 October 2017 | 1:00 min read


When you have been publicly accused of calling your boss a moron, it’s not a great idea to call a press conference about it.

This is particularly true when you are unable to refute the claim.

21 September 2017


Non tamen sunt ibi *

Last night’s opinion poll underscored what an extraordinary election campaign this has been.

The campaign has been like those of old, not only for the unexpected excitement and energy, but also how much of a two party race it is.

14 September 2017


Familia ante omnia *

Protest votes against the two major parties have been the mainstay of minor party support in New Zealand and under MMP it’s allowed some of them to play a significant role.