‘Promote print!” – that is the message being given to everyone in the print industry as PrintNZ seeks to make buyers of print and the general public aware of how much print is a trusted, innovative and effective commercial medium, and the degree to which print is also a “green” environmentally-friendly choice.
Standards of achievement and numbers in enrolment continue to rise significantly in New Zealand’s print training programmes, as clearly evidenced by the richly competitive contest for the 2017 PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year Award.
Apprentice of the Year
Myra Anderson of printing.com was named this year’s PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year, with the Training Company of the Year being awarded to Soar Print Group and the Trainer of the Year bestowed on PMP Print print manager Tony Reid.
Interviewed immediately after receiving her award on stage in a glittering Pride In Print Awards Night at Christchurch’s Air Force Museum on May 12, Ms Anderson says she has “reached a goal”.
Winners of prestigious Specialty Awards and finalists in both the Trainer and Training Company of the Year have been announced at recent Training Graduation ceremonies held in Christchurch and Auckland.
Attended by over 200 graduates, employers, colleagues and family, the ceremonies also saw medals presented to everyone that earned a formal industry qualification during 2016.
These events are a fantastic opportunity to recognise everyone that has made a commitment to learning and completed their training during 2016, but the highlight of the night is being able to reveal and reward the finalists (and in some case winners) of the special awards – the cream of the crop.
PrintNZ's annual Industry Forum, recently hosted in Christchurch, was again a success and continues to deliver uniquely insightful presentations on various topics affecting our industry now and in the future.
Ruth Cobb, general manager of PrintNZ welcomed delegates to the Industry Forum 2017 and expressed much delight in hosting the event back in Christchurch. "It's great to be back in such a great city, the first time our Industry Forum has been held here since the earthquakes in 2011."
Warren Leslie became a life member of PrintNZ last week at the Auckland PrintNZ Industry Training Graduation. Ruth Cobb, general manager PrintNZ says, “This was a very special event being only the fourth life membership awarded in the last 17 years.
PrintNZ and industry training partner Competenz announced the remainder of the Top 5 Apprentice of the Year finalists at the North Island Training Graduation ceremony held last week in Auckland.
Apprentices of print and related industries celebrated their achievements during the recent Training Graduation hosted by PrintNZ in Christchurch and Auckland. Proud graduates filled the venues to receive their well-earned awards and qualifications from levels 2 through 5.
PrintNZ alongside its training partner Competenz are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Apprentice of the Year awards. These awards recognise apprentices who have completed their training in the previous 12 months, displayed a great passion and enthusiasm for our industry and excelled in their studies in completing their apprenticeship.
A renewed focus is adorning PrintNZ’s upcoming annual Forum, with the 2017 event to be held independently of the Pride In Print Awards night and further enhanced by the inclusion of the annual South Island Graduation Ceremony.
To be hosted at Christchurch’s Rydges Hotel on March 9, the Forum and South Island Graduation Ceremony are being given a unique pride of place through the move, explains PrintNZ general manager Ruth Cobb.
The speakers for the upcoming PrintNZ Industry Forum 2017 are confirmed and will bring insight into new technologies, case studies on the power of print when incorporated into marketing and communications activities, and ways to capture market attention.
A renewed focus is being placed on PrintNZ’s upcoming annual Forum, with the 2017 event to be held independently of the Pride In Print Awards Night and further enhanced by the inclusion of the annual South Island Graduation Ceremony.
October 19th 2016 was International Print Day - a celebration of the variety and vivacity of print around the world that manifested itself in a surge of global sharing and engagement, with more than 30 million timeline impressions in 24 hours. From sole traders to multinationals, more than 6,500 tweets were sent by more than 1,000 participants. While #IPD16 trended for three hours in the United Kingdom, #PrintSmart – the theme of the day – was prominent as print professionals, commentators, artists, schools and public bodies found new and creative ways to celebrate this diverse industry.
Print, paper and design professionals around the globe are taking part in a 24-hour social media event next week to emphasise to the digital world the industry's love for and dedication to print and paper.
Freedom New Zealand, World of Wearable Art, Nutrimetrics, Kathmandu, Harvey Norman and Countdown made history as being the first brands to be crowned in the recently added New Zealand categories on Friday night at the 25th Annual ACA Awards.
PrintNZ is to bid farewell to immediate past-president John Boyle at this September’s AGM, but is already preparing for the future with the recent board appointment of Images Unlimited managing director Jonathan Lewis.
Below you will find the latest issue of the PrintNZ Members newsletter. Happy reading!
Dunedin-based Southern Colour Print has fully illustrated the pride, initiative and quality of workmanship in the South by earning this year’s prestigious Pride In Print Supreme Award.
Stratex Group’s Sione Taueli Tonga was bestowed with the coveted PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year Award, Oji Fibre Solutions Hamilton facility manager Tony Antoniadis was named Trainer of the Year and NZME took out the Training Company of the Year Award in a gala celebration at SkyCity on May 13.
“Presence in the marketplace” is what earned Cuisine Magazine’s June/July 2015 the Publications Category Prize in the 2016 Pride In Print Awards.