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Te Pūaha Talks are our free online capability building webinars funded by Foundation North for the not-for-profit sector. 

Effective communications are a priority for community organisations and other not-for-profits.

This year, following the demand for our earlier communications webinars, we are inviting some of New Zealand’s exceptional communicators to share their insights and experience in creating outstanding communications. Our first webinar will feature Bee Stevenson and her colleague Tilly van Eeden from Māia.

Māia is a leading communications studio, co-founded in 2020 by Mihi Blake (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngai Tuhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto) and Bee Stevenson. The mahi of Māia ranges from spearheading a vaccination campaign in the Far North for Ngāti Kuri, to supporting Ezra Hirawani and Ben Armstrong to build kaupapa Māori energy retailer Nau Mai Rā, to working with independent music artists to provide publicity and marketing support.

In 2023, Bee and Tilly were part of the Māia team which won a prestigious Public Relations Institute Gold award for Government Relations and Public Affairs for their Mind The Gap campaign to address gender, Māori, and Pacific peoples’ pay equity issues.

In this webinar, Bee and Tilly will discuss;

  • The founding of Māia as a kaupapa-driven communications team
  • The framework you apply to help define the communications approach
  • An insight into your #MindTheGap campaign – what the kaupapa was, what you did, what the results were
  • An insight into other mahi, such as Rare Disorders Month
  • Their top tips for executing a successful social impact communications campaign

Registrations for Creative Communications with Māia are now open at Humanitix. Workshop places are limited, so please register now to secure your place.