Media Communications Portfolio

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CAN Portfolio group for media releases, press interviews, etc

This group provides support for CAN's media relations and communications in general. The media relations part could include:

  • Preparing and releasing media releases
  • Arranging press interviews or comment from CAN spokes-people
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key media contacts
  • Assisting with the development of CAN's Communications Strategy (which also encompasses website, publications, etc)

Additional areas covered by this group include

  • a working place for general planning and discussion relating to CAN's Chainlinks magazine and/or CAN's electronic newsletter - e.CAN . Note there is a separate (closed) website used for Chainlinks production
  • mangement of the content of CAN's website, as opposed to the nuts and bolts of keeping the site working, i.e functional, updated and secure,  which is handled by the IT support portfolio
  • keeping the various areas of communication: media, magazine, website informed on what each is doing

This group is also likely to be involved in the development of public resources and media material for CAN campaigns, such as "share the road" and lower speed limits.

Latest Activity

Posted on 31 July, 2016 - 20:49 by admin
photo: Hauraki Rail Trail, near PaeroaCAN's achievements, 1997-2022Advocacy and Leadership
Posted on 26 July, 2016 - 17:08 by admin
Love Cycling  Respect: Stop at Red  
Posted on 13 November, 2013 - 18:08 by Patrick
News release from Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) and Bike NZ 14 November 2013
Posted on 5 July, 2013 - 12:47 by glen
Posted on 3 June, 2013 - 21:04 by stephenw
Cycling in 2013, Rise of the cycling blog, Frocks on Bikes, Good for Business, New Zealand Cycle Trail update, New look for Bike Wise,Cycling's the Go in Auckland, London goes Dutch, Pedal Ready, L
Posted on 18 April, 2013 - 07:48 by claire.pascoe
Posted on 13 July, 2012 - 16:37 by claire.pascoe
Deadlines: Main articles by 22 August Local group reports and advertising by 31 August
Posted on 16 March, 2012 - 11:51 by Patrick
The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) and BikeNZ say it is common sense for government and business to fight high fuel prices by investing in cycling.
Posted on 24 January, 2012 - 14:27 by Alex admin
We all win when more people bike, more often
Posted on 20 December, 2011 - 11:40 by Patrick
Bicycles and summer go together, and kids of all ages will be heading out on new bikes this Christmas.
Posted on 14 November, 2011 - 15:16 by Patrick
Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) and BikeNZ have issued advice for drivers and cyclists following a fatal crash in Dunedin this morning.
Posted on 9 October, 2011 - 21:03 by stephenw
CAN and the Chainlinks team are planning a special issue of Chainlinks for the start of 2012.
Posted on 22 August, 2011 - 16:57 by Patrick
The "Big Wheels" of the cycling industry will be riding 180km from Taumarunui and New Plymouth this weekend to celebrate the opening of the first cycle touring routes under Nga Haerenga, The New Ze
Posted on 10 August, 2011 - 06:54 by stephenw
This is the secondary deadline for getting local group reports submitted to for inclusion in the third 2011 issue of Chainlinks, pla
Posted on 10 August, 2011 - 06:47 by stephenw
This is the main deadline for getting articles submitted to for inclusion in the third 2011 issue of Chainlinks, planned for late Oc
Posted on 1 August, 2011 - 09:58 by Patrick
The first cycle touring routes under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) will be opened this month.
Posted on 26 July, 2011 - 12:50 by Patrick
The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding (GPS) sets out the government's priorit
Posted on 17 July, 2011 - 12:34 by glen
2 Walk and Cycle Conference, 22-24 Feb 2012 The first ever joint NZ Walking and Cycling conference was held in Feb 2012 in Hastings, with nearly 200 delegates attending. Over 70 speakers presented - Presentations are now available to view.
Posted on 10 July, 2011 - 13:55 by glen
    March 2011 - New Zealand's cycling organisations are joining forces to make cycling safer.The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) and BikeNZ are working with the New Zealand Transport Agency on three new projects over the next 18 months, aimed at creating a safer environment for cycling.
Posted on 27 June, 2011 - 15:26 by Patrick
The Ministry of Economic Development is planning to expand the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
Posted on 13 June, 2011 - 12:05 by Patrick
In spite of encouraging people to report bad driving, police have failed to keep track of the data.
Posted on 10 June, 2011 - 09:52 by Patrick
The Transport Agency says a programme which promotes cycling as a fun, healthy and safe way to travel will continue, despite it losing Government funding.
Posted on 1 June, 2011 - 16:50 by Patrick
Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) and BikeNZ have issued advice for drivers and cyclists following two crashes involving cyclists in Hamilton this afternoon, one of which was fatal.
Posted on 24 May, 2011 - 10:05 by Patrick
Cycling deaths Inquest announcedWaikato Coroner Gordon Matenga will travel to four separate regions throughout the country to hear evidence relating to nine cycling deaths to try and identify any common trends or information that could prevent a re-occurrence of such tragedies.
Posted on 20 May, 2011 - 16:17 by Patrick
Stop at red ( is a campaign to reduce crashes and improve the status of cycling in the eyes of the public and policy-makers, and to tackl
Posted on 28 April, 2011 - 16:02 by Patrick
Government poised to increase state highway spending;
Posted on 19 April, 2011 - 14:25 by Patrick
Cycling Advocates Network manager Patrick Morgan will travel to Europe in September to study best-practice cycle training programmes.
Posted on 1 April, 2011 - 15:39 by Patrick
The end of daylight saving means it is time for cyclists to dust off their lights and add a bit of fluorescence to their riding wardrobe.
Posted on 18 March, 2011 - 14:03 by Patrick
New Zealand's cycling organisations are joining forces to make cycling safer.
Posted on 14 March, 2011 - 19:17 by Patrick
Cycling advocates react to the light sentence for a man who killed Manawatu woman Patricia Fraser.
Posted on 14 March, 2011 - 17:05 by Patrick
The man responsible for the death of cyclist Patricia Fraser has been sentenced in Feilding District Court today.
Posted on 10 March, 2011 - 14:08 by Patrick
Here's what we could gain by reducing the speed limit.By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian's website, 9th March 2011
Posted on 10 March, 2011 - 10:35 by Patrick
Road rule changes allow indicators on bikes
Posted on 25 February, 2011 - 13:34 by Patrick
Bluff to Cape Reinga by BikeWellington endurance athlete Thomas Lindup aims to write his name in the record books with a solo bike ride the length of New Zealand.
Posted on 17 February, 2011 - 14:20 by Patrick
Invest in cycling as fuel prices rise, say cyclists.The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) and Bike NZ say it has never been more urgent for government and business to invest in cycling.As petrol crosses the $2.20 mark more people are looking for alternatives to driving.
Posted on 2 February, 2011 - 13:47 by Patrick
Source: Hawke's Bay Tourism1 February 2011  Media ReleaseHawke's Bay is the Cycling Capital of New Zealand
Posted on 27 January, 2011 - 13:11 by Patrick
On the 31st January 2011, Tanya Batt will set off from Waiheke Island,to cycle to the glorious capital of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Wellington, on behalf of the Once Upon An Island Trust.
Posted on 23 January, 2011 - 14:02 by Patrick
23/01/2011A cyclist is dead after a head-on collision with a car in Karori last night.Police and the serious crash team are investigating the fatal crash that occurred about 11pm.
Posted on 23 January, 2011 - 09:57 by stephenw
Introduction One of the issues that came up at the AGM while the fee increase was discussed, was the cost and the value of our magazine Chainlinks.
Posted on 14 January, 2011 - 16:25 by Patrick
A man who allegedly hit and killed a cyclist near Palmerston North has been charged with careless driving causing death.