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Our values are award worthy

18 April 2024

Our Group values, co-created by 35 of our kaimahi champions across Aotearoa, are up for an award at the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards this May.

Led by our Communications, Engagement and Impact team in collaboration with our People and Culture team, the work on developing our values with our people and launching them across the business has been recognised as one of the top three internal communications campaigns in New Zealand.

The mahi we entered covered our co-design process with staff, the resulting values and behaviours statements, and our launch campaign that included in-house design and video storytelling across our organisation, new Awesome Awards, as well as a digital launch event.

Hannah McKnight, our Group GM of Communications, Engagement and Impact says that this exciting news shows our values and communication with kaimahi are industry-leading.

Hannah McKnight with values

“A huge mihi to everyone that contributed to building values that truly represent who we are, and to our people leaders for supporting the successful roll-out to their teams.

Creating these values statements based on the whakaaro of our people was a powerful kaupapa to lead. We worked together as a brand-new Communications, Engagement and Impact team and collaborated across the Group to create an engaging campaign to launch our values and ensure they are embedded into our workplace.

Partnering with the People and Culture team and senior leaders was essential to the success of our joint values mahi.

He mahi mīharo ki a koutou!” 

The finalists were selected by top communications professionals from across Aotearoa and Australia. The Awards are designed to recognise and highlight the importance of good communications across every aspect of society and have been running for 50 years.

For more on the Awards and finalists, click here

To learn more about our values, click here