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New Media Advisor for AgResearch

New Media Advisor for AgResearch

24 July 2008

The person who is responsible for AgResearch’s monthly newsletter Intouch, today also takes over the role of Media Advisor for AgResearch.

Norma Odendaal takes over from Mike Eng who is joining CPIT in Christchurch after being AgResearch’s media advisor for just over two years.

Norma joined AgResearch in November last year. She has a strong media background having been a seasoned journalist both in New Zealand and South Africa and a lecturer in journalism at Canterbury University. She also has a very valuable network of her former students who are now working journalists throughout New Zealand.

Norma is based in Invermay – AgResearch’s Dunedin campus - but will be closely working with the Corporate Affairs office in Lincoln where the Corporate Affairs Manager, Allanah James, is based.

Norma can be contacted on (03) 489-9008 or on her mobile 029 489 9139. Note that this mobile number is the existing number for all media inquiries. The email address for all media enquiries is


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