About Me

Stephanie Rodgers is a campaigner, communicator, and commentator on New Zealand politics.

She provides advice on messaging and communications strategy, media and social media, organisational culture and crisis management for progressive and community organisations.

She has been involved in campaigns including Stand With Pike and Keep It Public, the creation and rebranding of E tū, New Zealand’s largest private sector union, and has previously worked for the parliamentary Labour Party and Public Service Association.

Catch Stephanie on Twitter @bootstheory

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Blog posts

Do Good Thursday: End solitary confinement

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (formerly No Pride in Prisons) are campaigning to end solitary confinement in New Zealand prisons – or as Corrections insists on referring to it in the most Orwellian way possible, “directed segration”. PAPA says: Every year, thousands of New Zealand’s prisoners are put in solitary confinement. This means they are forcibly …

The immigration “debate”

There were a few drafts of this post, as I struggled with how to address Duncan Garner’s blatantly, deliberately, openly, provocatively racist column (no one makes that much effort saying how not-racist they are if they aren’t about to be super-racist). Deconstruct line-by-line? Parody (unnecessary given this excellent piece)? Flowchart showing all this has happened …

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I’m always interested in new projects, having a chat about your communications needs, speaking opportunities and media comment. Use the form below to get in touch or tweet me at @bootstheory.