Friday, September 14, 2012

Moving from journalism into public relations is usually considered going to the dark side – except when it’s PR for some worthy organisation like the Human Rights Commission, in which case it’s more like moving to the beige side. And, boy, as former Metro writer Gilbert Wong (the commission’s new “communications officer”) discovered, they do things differently in the public service. He was warned there would be a welcome. He expected tea and cake. He got a full-blown powhiri, complete with kaumatua. Tena koe, Mr Wong.

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