Kia ora, I'm Vienna Richards, Head of Communications at Māori Television
Vienna Richards's Bio:
Vienna Richards's Experience:
Head of Communications at Māori Television Service2018 - Present | Auckland New Zealand
Fixed term contracting to support significant strategic alignment and processes, change management. Internal and external communications functions and responsibilities. Intranet. Performance reporting including quarterly reporting and annual report production to meet legislative requirements and timelines.
Acting Internal Communications Manager at Counties Manukau District Health - Middlemore Hospital2018 - 2018 | Manukau New Zealand
Fixed term contracting. Supporting Acute Patient Flow programme.
Acting External Communications Manager at Counties Manukau District Health Board - Middlemore Hospital2018 - 2018 | Manukau New Zealand
Fixed term contracting. Media relations.
Senior Journalist at National Pacific Radio Trust (NPRT) PMN NiuFM and Radio531pi2018 - 2018 | Manukau New Zealand
Six month newsroom part time contract. Brought in to start podcast on news and current affairs issues and topics.
Senior Marketing Lead at Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards - Ministry of Education2015 - 2017 | Wellington New Zealand
Member of high performing project team working on the awards and events management for the prestigious Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards, with an annual awards ceremony at the Auckland Museum. Contracting role.
Communications Manager at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board2015 - 2015 | Nelson New Zealand
Covered Nelson Hospital and Blenheim Hospital. Emergency planning and response role.
Communications Manager at Māori Television Service2013 - 2015 | Newmarket
Fixed term contract. Transitional period to support/manage change management process.
Founder/Editor at PacificEyeWitness.comSeptember 2009 - 2014 | Online Pacific Region
Set up one of the first online community news website for the New Zealand Pacific community providing news and information from a Pacific perspective. This project started as a labour of love supported by citizen journalists, trained journalists and community people. Run by volunteers. Catalyst: Tuesday 29 September 2009, a powerful earthquake hit the Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa, followed by a deadly tsunami which claimed at least 189 lives and left hundreds injured.
Communications Consultant at Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS)2012 - 2012 | Greenlane Auckland New Zealand
Change management and culture change projects. Emergency planning and response role.
Communications Manager at Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS)2010 - 2011 | Greenlane New Zealand
Small team supporting public health, medical and environmental operational teams. Emergency planning and response role.
Acting News Editor at Pacific Media Network (NiuFM and Radio531pi)2008 - 2008 | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Provided six months cover during change management process to rebuild newsroom and improve staff morale at National Pacific Radio Trust - Pacific Media Network NiuFM and Radio531pi.
Research Manager at Pacific Media Network (NiuFM and Radio531pi)2007 - 2007 | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Commissioned to design and conduct an audience satisfaction survey, replacing the Network survey participation for the country's national Pacific radio stations.
Acting News Editor at Pacific Media Network (NiuFM and Radio531pi )2007 - 2007 | Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Provide sick leave cover to incumbent radio news editor Lito Vilisoni for National Pacific Radio Trust - Pacific Media Network NiuFM and Radio 531pi.
Chief Writer - Council Citywide Newspaper at Manukau City Council2006 - 2006 | New Zealand
Chief writer for Manukau City Council's citywide newspaper to residents and ratepayers and businesses.
Speechwriter and Annual Report Writer at Manukau City Council2006 - 2006 | New Zealand
Speechwriter for Mayor Sir Barry Curtis. Also assisted with annual report writing.
Vienna Richards's Education:
Auckland University of Technology1998 – 2000Bachelor of Communications StudiesConcentration: JournalismActivities: Graduated 2001. Vienna Richards also did papers in digital technology, multimedia, TV and radio journalism, mass communications and PR.
Vienna Richards's Interests & Activities:
Reading, movies, film, walking, exercise, art, family, genealogy, travel, culture, languages, learning new things, children, writing.