Media Communications Portfolio

Primary tabs

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 11 January, 2011 - 15:35 by Patrick
Cycling in Hawke's Bay is set to get a multi-million-dollar boost over the coming year - but will it be enough to get us out of cars and on to bikes?
Posted on 10 January, 2011 - 08:10 by Anne F
Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) and BikeNZ are saddened to hear of the latest cyclist deaths, but are pleased they are to be referred to the coroner.
Posted on 9 December, 2010 - 11:08 by Patrick
The environmental and health benefits of cycling are undeniable and while it might be good for you, taking to pedal power in the capital is a risky business.
Posted on 8 December, 2010 - 13:50 by Patrick
Cyclists are in more danger on Wellington roads than throughout the rest of New Zealand.
Posted on 7 December, 2010 - 14:12 by Patrick
TVNZ's Close Up does cycling
Posted on 2 December, 2010 - 13:14 by Patrick
After three days the new Manners St bus route has a qualified tick of approval from cyclists.
Posted on 2 December, 2010 - 13:08 by Patrick
My mother is a feisty 88-year-old who is still working to change the world. She often reminds me that Kate Sheppard was her great-aunt, so she has a proud tradition to maintain.
Posted on 23 November, 2010 - 19:08 by Patrick
To all road users - The case for cycling and safer roads for all:
Posted on 23 November, 2010 - 14:43 by Patrick
Give us a chance
Posted on 20 November, 2010 - 17:35 by Patrick
Road safety is no accident, nor is it a joke.Allow me to debunk myths about people who ride bikes, (R Fowles, DomPost letters 20 Nov)Let's look at the facts.
Posted on 19 November, 2010 - 16:42 by Patrick
Cyclists welcome Chief Coroner's decision to investigate crashes
Posted on 18 November, 2010 - 12:03 by Patrick
Take action to make our roads saferWe are distressed at this week's crashes and want to take action.Here's some ideas from the Cycling Advocates Network.
Posted on 17 November, 2010 - 19:53 by Patrick
A cyclist has died this evening following a crash on Auckland's Tamaki Drive.The cyclist reportedly collided with a truck outside Kelly Tarlton's and Hammerhead restaurant.
Posted on 15 November, 2010 - 16:19 by Fiona
Dunedin City Council is making its Southern Cycle Routes option decision at its first Council meeting  with a decision due late today or tomorrow.
Posted on 14 November, 2010 - 21:52 by Patrick
The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) has called for urgent action following the deaths of three cyclists this weekend.
Posted on 21 October, 2010 - 13:30 by Patrick
The boss of New Zealand's largest vehicle company wants Kiwis to pay more for their petrol.
Posted on 18 October, 2010 - 20:18 by Patrick
Posted on 12 October, 2010 - 12:59 by Patrick
Allowing bicycles to be fitted with stop lamps and direction-indicator lamps is a good idea, say cyclists.
Posted on 12 October, 2010 - 11:43 by Patrick
The other morning when I was walking along Wellington's waterfront to work, a cyclist had the grace to ring her bell to let me know she was coming up fairly slowly behind me.
Posted on 29 September, 2010 - 15:34 by Patrick
Volunteers in New Zealand will fix bikes as part of the world's largest day of practical action to fight climate change.
Posted on 29 September, 2010 - 13:15 by Patrick
Give way rule change is good news for cyclewaysChanges to the give way rules were welcomed by cyclists today.
Posted on 23 September, 2010 - 16:17 by Patrick
Early morning cyclists need to make sure they are well lit in the dim mornings following daylight saving, say cycling advocates.
Posted on 19 August, 2010 - 14:28 by Patrick
Cyclists on footpaths
Posted on 18 August, 2010 - 12:29 by Patrick
Cycling advocates are calling for a ceasefire in the latest skirmish between some drivers and cyclists.
Posted on 17 August, 2010 - 16:30 by Patrick
Cycling is on the increase in New Zealand and although it is generally becoming safer, by following a few simple tips we can prevent crashes.
Posted on 17 August, 2010 - 14:48 by Patrick
Aaron Oaten, the brain-damaged son of "the Helmet Lady" who furiously campaigned to make cycle helmets compulsory in New Zealand, has died at 37.
Posted on 17 August, 2010 - 14:45 by Patrick
Posted on 11 August, 2010 - 09:55 by Patrick
Cyclists could be forced to rethink their travel plans as Wellington's new trains cut the amount of space available for bikes in peak times.
Posted on 1 August, 2010 - 13:13 by Patrick
Ideas: The Recycling of Cycling Culture
Posted on 1 August, 2010 - 08:09 by stephenw
For the last Chainlinks we used a new cover design that devoted more space for a photograph. I hope it was well received.
Posted on 29 July, 2010 - 12:27 by Patrick
TV3's Lachlan Forsyth is doing a story on cycle helmets and the law, featuring me reciting CAN's policy, and possibly Barb Cuthbert. It may screen tonight.
Posted on 22 July, 2010 - 17:43 by Patrick
Posted on 19 July, 2010 - 17:32 by Patrick
    Thanks for visiting Give respect, get respect
Posted on 14 July, 2010 - 12:32 by Patrick
Police have charged a 41-year-old Outram woman with unlawfully taking a bicycle, dangerous driving, and assault with a weapon after an altercation with two cyclists at the weekend
Posted on 11 July, 2010 - 13:26 by Patrick
A driver who killed a German cyclist after falling asleep at the wheel of his heavily laden logging truck and trailer has been jailed for two years and three months.
Posted on 25 June, 2010 - 16:24 by stephenw
Advocacy in Action: CAN’s award to the Prime Minister, CAN's Top 3 for Cycling Safety, GETACROSS, The Dollars and Sense of Walking: NZ walking conference 2010, Bikes in Schools lau
Posted on 20 May, 2010 - 14:21 by Anne F
ASB Cycle Friendly Awards 2010 The search for New Zealand's best bike lane, most effective promotion, and most cycle-friendly employer is on.
Posted on 15 April, 2010 - 08:03 by stephenw
This page was used 2010-2014 to host the most recent issue of Chainlinks and to keep it more hidden. As of March 2015, it is no longer used for this 
Posted on 23 March, 2010 - 22:48 by stephenw
Sharing the road: Cyclists and MotoristsSize matters when it comes to sharing the road, says cyclist and motorist, Pet
Posted on 12 November, 2009 - 12:36 by Alex admin
Hot tips for verbal submissions from a pro-walking and cycling City Councillor's perspective Your presentation to Council is an important part of advocating for walking & cycling. All Councillors may not have read your written submission – though staff will have done so. Always ask to speak to your submission. This is when you will have Councillors’ attention and can make an impact. Think long term about submissions. You may not get all of what you want this year – but keep coming and making the same credible case. Councillors will then get to know that you mean business, have support, and won’t go away. Your ongoing relationships with staff are important in making progress. Be organised, articulate, and committed.