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"Rob excels in capturing complex, woolly or poorly articulated ideas and communicating their essence succinctly in plain language. His exposure to public health and its challenges makes him a subject expert on a range of topics such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs – and his writing about these topics demonstrates a genuine empathy for human dilemmas.

"He is exceptionally efficient, respects deadlines, is an amenable team member and has a dry sense of humour that makes him a pleasure to work with."

Warren Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer
Public Health Association of New Zealand

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"Rob, you were delight to work with. You 'got it' faster than any communications consultant I've worked with, taking minimal briefs and turning them into something newsworthy – fast. Your ability to do this even when you've had zero exposure to the subject matter is legendary. But more than anything, your great media connections mean you've exposed us to the right people. Thanks!"

Tim Antric, Executive Director
Public Libraries of New Zealand



"I have worked with Rob for the last six years on the Child Wellbeing Network bulletin. The bulletin’s success is a direct result of Rob's professionalism and reliability. His writing ability and eye for detail are real strengths, as is his technical knowledge. However, the main thing I value about working with Rob is his commitment to children's issues and the Child Wellbeing Network's kaupapa.

"Over the years I have worked with him Rob has been steadfast in helping us build awareness and understanding about child wellbeing through the bulletin. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him; he is an excellent, constructive problem-solver and his calm, capable manner make him an absolute pleasure to work with."

Andrea Jamison, Child Wellbeing Network


"Rob has become an integral and valued member of our team. He has worked to understand the nuances of our sector and his work is always of a very high standard. Rob is flexible, reliable and consistently delivers work to meet our deadlines for publications even when timeframes are tight for turn around.

"It is testament to the quality of his work that, not long after our team became a division of Te Pou Ltd, he also became a preferred provider for their communications requirements and now works across the whole of the organisation."

Dr Vanessa Caldwell, National Manager
Matua Raki

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"I have found Rob to be extremely diligent, responsive and reliable in all his dealings with both myself as General Manager for the service, but also with my staff who have reported on his performance as being very useful, timely and professional.

"Our service works within a very strong indigenous worldview and Rob has been sensitive and adaptable to our specific approach which demonstrates his capacity and capability to deliver to a range of audiences."

Zoe Martin-Hawke, General Manager, National Tobacco Control Advocacy
Hāpai te Hauora

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"The quality of the stories and the language used are well aligned to our organisation, and we feel confident that Rob is able to deliver what we need. He is proactive and able to just get on with the job... We have no hesitation in Rob working directly with services given his professional and respectful approach.

"I would recommend Rob for any journalism work you may have – he is our go to person!"

Angela Gruar, Manager Practice and Leadership
Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui

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"Rob has a unique ability to write about issues, capturing and expressing them in ways the everyday person can understand and relate to. His editing skills and ability to structure information added great value to the Coalition’s publications, as did his understanding of public health in New Zealand.

"He is easy to work with, approaches tasks with positivity and engagement, and has a great sense of humour. I have no hesitation in recommending him and the services of Windhover Communications."

Dr Prudence Stone, Director 2009-2016
Smokefree Coalition

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"On numerous occasions Rob has provided our organisation with a dedicated and professional service. The articles he wrote for us clearly captured and summarised the presentations given at our events. This has enabled us to feel confident we are communicating effectively with the Mental Health and Addictions sector about our initiatives. In addition to this, Rob is highly adaptable and fantastic to deal with."

Frances Russell, Project Lead
Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui



"When forming DTS we used Rob's skills to help us structure our website content. He also writes and designs regular marketing material and blog pieces for us. He is quick to understand what we want him to write about and his pieces are consistently engaging and entertaining. His turnaround time is also impressive.

"We intend to keep using Rob's services into the future and recommend you do too."

Steve Ritchie, Managing Director
DTS Ltd, the only seamlessly integrated trans-Tasman ISP

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"I've found Rob to be really easy to work with. He speaks to me in English, not in Geek, and delivers what and when we've agreed. It's very pleasant to work with someone like this. He does not suffer from the industry illness of over-promising and under-delivering!"

Gay Keating, Department of Public Health
University of Otago

"Rob was very important in helping me set up my business. He is always helpful. His work is of a high standard and very professional."

Karline DeBoer, Director
Research Services Ltd