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.