Stephen Blyth

Communications Manager

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Current role spans all aspects of communications for established NGO pushing for an Aotearoa New Zealand free from drug harm. Responsible for website, social media, print publications, media liaison, comms strategy and more. Have worked as a freelancer, advisor and manager in and for community organizations since 1993. Helped create CommunityNet Aotearoa website in 1998, and been hooked on potential of internet to support social change ever since. Co - organiser NetSquared Wellington since May 2012. When not earning a livelihood I can be found in our backyard garden or bouncing on the trampoline with my two children. I live on the stunning Kapiti Coast, in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.


Massey University
Extramural, New Zealand
Master of Arts (Hons), 1999
Social Policy
1998 To 1999
Dissertation: Shifting to a sustainable city? : citizen participation in Wellington's Our city-our future strategy

University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), 1990
History, politics
1987 To 1990

Job History

NZ Drug Foundation
Communications Manager
August 2014 - present

Common Knowledge Aotearoa NZ
Instigator/ roving advisor
June 2007 - present

NetSquared Wellington
May 2012 - May 2017