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Writer for policy development projects, NZ Government websites and content editing projects including:

  • NZ Defence Force, Defence Fuels Authority Policy Review Project, 2020 (Policy Writer).
  • Human Rights Commission, Ministerial Review – Policy Review Project, 2019 (Organisational Policy Writer).
  • NZ Police Iwi Community Panels/Te Pae Oranga Project, 2018 (Senior Policy Writer).
  • MBIE Health and Safety Event Reporting Project, 2017 and 2018 (Senior Technical Writer).
  • NZTA Hyperion Replacement Project, 2016 (Senior Advisor – Change Comms/Relationship Management).
  • Immigration NZ Website Redevelopment Project, 2015 (Senior Writer).
  • Consumer Affairs Consumer Law Review Project, 2014 (Writer).
NZ Defence Force:
  • Writing a Defence Fuels Management Policy to help Defence manage fuel across the Airforce, Navy and Army. This includes project managing the policy review; and revising and writing all policy and guidance documents to ensure consistent management of fuels across the NZ Defence Force.
Human Rights Commission:
  • Writing 20 new best practice, exemplar policies to help improve the culture of the Commission and share with other organisations as templates. The new policies include:
    • Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policies (including prevention of and response to bullying and sexual harassment).
    • People Policies (Flexible Working, Code of Conduct, Leave guidelines, Protected Disclosures, Privacy, Performance reviews).
    • Finance Policies (Sensitive Expenditure, Travel, Conflict of Interest and Risk Management).
    • Communications, Media and Information Management Polices (ICT devices, Information Systems, News Media, Social Media).
  • Developing procedures including checklists, guidelines, a complaints process, flowcharts, Power Points and FAQs.
NZ Police:
  • Writing a plain English Policy and Police and Provider Standards for Te Pae Oranga.
  • Writing guidelines, processes, forms, templates, procedures and checklists.
  • Developing and implementing a Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Plan.
Victoria University of Wellington:
  • Reviewing, editing and rewriting the BRANZ report on: “Accurately calculating thermal performance in timber-framed medium density housing in New Zealand: Testing thermal calculation methods”.
Immigration New Zealand (MBIE):
  • Converting technical visa content into plain English content for the new Immigration New Zealand website.
Business.govt.nz (MBIE):
  • Converting technical material from multiple government agencies into easy to read summaries for a new Compliance Matters tool. 
Maritime NZ:
  • Analysing and re-writing a Maritime NZ incident response plan – Logistics into plain English. This plan is used by incident responders. 
Standards New Zealand:
  • Promoting the benefits of NZ and international standards in plain English, including content for the 
  • Touchstone website, feature articles, case studies and social media/LinkedIN updates.
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