Founded in 1996 by former London journalist Fiona Woodham, Southern PR is a Queenstown-based full-service public relations and communications consultancy. We earn media exposure for our clients through results-driven communications and marketing campaigns for a wide range of businesses throughout New Zealand.

It’s our business to communicate client messages accurately to their audiences through all relevant channels. Our clients rely on us to protect their reputations, build their brands, and represent their messages and products while proactively identifying opportunities.

We’ve been in business for over 24 years and have an outstanding record of client retention thanks to a culture of trust, reliability and results. We help clients navigate and communicate through today’s complex media world, offering full PR support and direction and identifying and forging complementary business relationships across a full range of business sectors.

Our areas of expertise include media liaison, social media, crisis management, marketing, specialist writing, events and awards. We’re the guardian for our clients and their brands.

Fiona Woodham | Company Director

Fiona has been at the helm of Southern PR for more than 24 years, and has a strong journalism background including many years as a Fleet Street journalist working at a national newspaper level. Fiona is known for strong interviewing and writing skills with exceptional attention to detail, media relations, sales and marketing skills. She has an impeccable and intuitive knowledge of ‘the story’ and where it should be placed and has strong media relationships throughout New Zealand and Australia. Email LinkedIn

Mandy is an award winning former journalist. After making the move into the PR world she has thrived in building relationships with media to grow client brands and awareness. Mandy is our social media Queen and loves executing social media campaigns for clients, developing creative and cohesive work, which cuts through the noise, no matter what resources are available. 


  • Fiona Woodham
  • Mandy Cooper