Welcome…

Welcome to Kaha Media, a company which can help you reach the people you need to reach.


He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!
– Māori proverb

GarethDuggan


My name is Gareth Duggan, and I have 20 years’ experience working in and with the media. I have created Kaha to enable me help those who need communications advice and expertise. The word Kaha is a Māori word meaning strength.

I was born in the UK and raised in New Zealand, which is where that proverb comes from. The Māori have a deep and fascinating culture, from canny military innovations to navigating the Pacific in canoes, and the proverb hints at a firm grasp on what is important in life: He tangata! It is people.

Communications is not about strategies or ad buys, social media or message plans. It is about people. Everything else is a tool used by people to reach people.

I’ve worked for the Press Association and helped found www.stuff.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest news website. Later I handled media relations for the NHS trust which was simultaneously building Europe’s largest teaching hospital and treating dozens of severely injured military personnel.

So I know my way around both sides of the media. I also have a strong social conscience, and I see communications as a way of empowering people.

I know words, I know images, and I know social media. But most of all I know about people. And I’m all about helping you to get your message out to the audience you want to reach. I know it’s important and I can help.