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I trust you all enjoyed the long weekend and made the most of the fabulous weather.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tania McDougall to the role of Pride In Print Awards Manager, with the campaign getting underway and ready to start receiving entries shortly.

We are two weeks into the new term of Government and waiting to see how exactly the Prime Minister will weave the Greens into that Government and what will make the action list for the first 100 days.

And it's been a year lacking in the ability to get together and celebrate so join us on 1 December where New Zealand Print and PrintNZ will co-host the NZP People in Print and Rising Star Awards.  It will also be a chance to view some of the work that won this year's Pride In Print Awards.

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Tania McDougall to the role of PrintNZ Events Manager.  Tania will be responsible for organising our industry events, the main feature of which will be her role as Manager of the Pride In Print Awards. 

Tania comes to us with over 20 years of industry experience at BJ Ball Papers, most recently as part of the Marketing team, responsible for their web marketing, promotions, events and brand management.    This experience makes her an ideal partner for the Awards programme and we are looking forward to having her onboard. Tania will work closely with both PrintNZ and the Awards committee to further evolve and develop the programme.

Tania describes herself as a bit of a paper geek who genuinely likes the touch and smell of a freshly-printed product and she is excited to get immersed in the Awards programme. She starts on 9 November.

Entry forms will be released shortly and we look forward to getting the campaign underway.


By late November, Parliament will be sitting again and Labour will be able to pass anything into legislation without the support of another party.  There is likely to be some focus on employment law with potential areas of change including increased sick leave, a new public holiday, fair pay agreements, minimum redundancy entitlements and abolishing the 90 day trial period.,

This is going to be a busy space and as your industry association we will be monitoring this closely and making our industry's voice heard. We may not be able to stop the proposed changes as Labour looks to keep some of its election promises, but it is important that the Government understands the impact they will have on business and consider moderation of the contents.  We may look to our members for working examples, or ask you to add your weight to some of the submissions by putting in your own.  We will keep you posted.


We are pleased to be working with New Zealand Printer to present the inaugural NZP People in Print and the Rising Star Awards. The awards recognise people who have made an exceptional contribution over the last 12 months, and those in our industry that are emerging talent.  This is a chance to celebrate those that have made a difference this year, no matter what the field.

Nominations are now open and can be made here.

The Awards will be presented at Sorrento, One Tree Hill, Auckland, on Tuesday 1 December. We would love to see the talent in our industry recognised so please put forward your nominations. Nominations from peers as well as self-nominations and nominations from suppliers are all acceptable.

As well as celebrating our wonderful people, we will be putting on an exhibition of the Pride In Print Awards category and process winners for 2020.  This is the first opportunity there has been for many years to see the work up close and personal.  And we will have details for the 2021 Awards programme available on the night.

Full details and booking information for the event will be provided shortly.

If  you get the chance, join us for the Reg Dixon Memorial Golf Day on Friday 6 November in Palmerston North.

You can download a player registration form here.  We also have a sponsorship registration form here but this year the day is mostly about taking some time out to breathe and coming along for a game.  


1.  Ban on Advertising Vaping Products - effective 11 November 2020
A reminder that from 11 November it will be illegal to advertising vaping products and nicotine pouch products.  You need to be aware of this for any work you may be doing for clients that could potentially breach this legislation.

2.  Commerce Act - Cartel Activity - change from April 2021
There has been a change to the Commerce Act which means cartel activity will become punishable by a prison sentence of up to 7 years. Cartel activity is where two or more businesses agree not to compete with each other and can take the form of price fixing, allocating markets, rigging bids or restricting the output of goods and services. 
Cartel conduct is already illegal but the law change means that from April 2021 the courts can impose a prison sentence of up to 7 years on individuals. Financial penalties can be up to $10 million dollars, three times commercial gain or 10% of turnover per year per breach. Individuals can also be banned from being directors or managing businesses.


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