Flinch News

On 06 July, 2020, during the COVID lockdown we were approached by the International Atomic Energy Agency Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) to produce this short video about global efforts to address the increasing threat posed by ocean acidification. We used a series of Zoom interviews with scientists from all around the world who are working together to understand and address one of the main threats to our global ocean. 

On Friday, 17 April, 2020, Flinch supported efforts by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy to highlight the launch of the Ocean Genome Blue Paper on BBC World.  Flinch is proud to be supporting efforts to boost investment into global ocean science and potential biodmedical breakthroughs in the fight against Covid19

On Thursday, 19 March, 2020, Flinch supported the publication of this feature article in the Atlantic Monthly on the campaign to Save the Manumea: 


On Tuesday 10 March, 2020, Flinch supported UNESCO to launch the latest phase of its global campaign in support of Comprehensive Sexuality Education.  In this latest video we travel to Chile where the Zenteno family talk about the importance of respect and equality in sexual relationships:



On 27-28 February, 2020, Steve Menzies from Flinch participated in a 2-day workshop in Copenhagen with some of the world’s leading ocean-science foundations, including REV Ocean, Ocean X and Schmidt Ocean Institute. This workshop was designed to develop strategies in support of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development which is scheduled to begin in January 2020: 


On Monday, 16 December, 2019, Flinch provided pro bono support to produce this fun little video with Predator Free Miramar. The video is designed to celebrate community efforts to make the Miramar Peninsula free of predators in 2020.  We'd like to give a big thanks the following organizations for supporting the production of the video: Zealandia; Fidels Cafe; Miramar New World; Weta Cave; Larder Cafe; Worser Bay School. 

On Monday, 18 November, 2019, Samoa's Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Hon Afamasaga Lepuiai Rico Tupai, presented Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs with a special framed print of the Manumea. The special #200, of only 200 prints, was produced as part of the Save the Manumea campaign to symbolize the number of birds still thought to exist in the forests of Samoa.  

On Thursday 24 October, 2019,  Steve Menzies from Flinch gave a keynote presentation at the Griffith University Change 2019  conference in Brisbane on the campaign to Save the Manumea, the National Bird of Samoa:   


"I was super impressed with the way Steve thinks and engages with stakeholders to truly deliver profound outcomes and impact. It was great to learn about how small ideas can grow into large campaigns that also increase collective social capital in communities and deliver broader social benefits to communities and the environment."


- Dr Johanna Nalau, Climate Change Adaptation Scientist, Griffith University

On Saturday 27 July, 2019, the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and the Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, officially launched the campaign strategy to "Save the Manumea" - the National Bird of Samoa.  Flinch is now working with its partners in Samoa to help reduce consumption of the Lupe (Pacific Pigeon) in order to reduce the risk of any Manumea being killed as by-catch. Read our Strategy 

On 15-16 May, 2019,  Steve Menzies from Flinch Marketing chaired the Communications Planning Group at the first Global Planning Meeting for the "UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development",  at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.  This group was tasked with designing the communications planning framework for the Decade, which runs from 2021-2030.