We
make
engagement
simple.

We are a youthful, experienced government relations firm that matches business with all levels of New Zealand’s political ecosystem.

We are a non-partisan firm that works to:

simplify the engagement process
speed up the engagement process
hold meaningful connections for real engagement

If you are looking for a firm that is well connected in the front and back office, will advocate publicly and privately, and is accessible to all levels and types of businesses, let’s talk.

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Who

Founder, Principal Consultant | Kaitūhono Ariki

Holly Suzanne Bennett

Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao

Holly is a zealous advocate of transparent, accessible government and has a keen interest in the effectiveness of New Zealand’s regulatory systems.

Graduating with a law degree from the University of Auckland Holly’s legal career started with the Ministry of Justice, where she worked at the coal face in New Zealand’s busiest court, before moving to Wellington to work in policy. Holly was admitted to the bar in 2013 and holds a current practising certificate.

More recently Holly worked on the other side of the industry in which she now operates: as a Ministerial Advisor and In-House Legal Counsel in the Beehive.

An avid networker and proud millennial, Holly continues to look for ways to innovate government relations in Aotearoa, ensuring the expert industry is something everyone can access.

Analyst | Kaitātari

Logan Emery

Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa, Waikato Tainui

Logan is fervently devoted to helping others thrive and is backed by a dynamic set of skills and experiences.

A true red and black Cantabrian, born and raised in Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Logan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Marketing from the University of Canterbury in 2019.

Awarded a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia in 2018, saw Logan spend time studying and working in Singapore, before returning to Aotearoa in mid-2020 to establish his own contact tracing start-up and kick-start a career in digital marketing with a focus on client communications.

Logan has volunteered with a number of youth-led, not-for-profit organisations, in an effort to bring younger voices to national kaupapa. He credits his overseas experience as the catalyst for his cultural awakening and is driven by a desire to see all New Zealanders succeed nationally and internationally.

Associate Consultant | Kaitūhono

Gemma Turney

An experienced civil servant, Gemma has worked in the public sector for the majority of her career.

A born and bred Wellingtonian, Gemma completed a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington.

She has a particular interest in parliamentary procedure and supporting an accessible government, working as an aide in the Office of the Leader of the House in both the 51st and 52nd Parliament’s managing legislative procedure.

In addition to her public sector experience, Gemma has both worked and volunteered in the non-for-profit sector assisting a number of government-funded community organisations.

Special Advisor

Mark Rehua Bennett

Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao

Mark is a 40 year veteran of New Zealand’s broadcasting industry, sharing his expertise as a specialist advisor to those who require support in public relations and communications.

When Mark joined New Zealand Broadcasting in the late 1960s, he was their youngest announcer at just 18 years of age. Career highlights include working as a news anchor with TVNZ, hosting long running entertainment shows such as I Like That One Two, and assisting in the establishment of Aotearoa Radio: a strong, commercially viable mouthpiece for Māoritanga.

A serial entrepreneur, Mark has built many businesses from scratch, including establishing the first-ever sales division for a Māori radio station in New Zealand through his company The Sales Machine.

Why

Kia tātai pūmanawa ki te ora

Awhi binds (tātai) different talents (pūmanawa) together for the wellbeing of everyone involved (ora). By acting as the central force that joins these people together, Awhi brings social and economic good to all who choose to engage.

What People Say

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