Intermediary Communications is to represent Bodywall, a New Zealand designed and manufactured fitness and rehabilitation system.

The Auckland based public relations consultancy will provide Bodywall with a coordinated marketing communications strategy, advice on rolling out a franchisee recruitment programme and public relations guidance.

‘We are extremely excited about working with Bodywall,’ says Peter Boyes, Managing Director of Intermediary Communications. ‘One of our specialist areas is healthcare communications and their wellness training system is unlike anything we have come across before. They have a really interesting story to tell.

‘Our goal is to educate the public on the benefits Bodywall can offer from a fitness, rehabilitation and overall wellness perspective. We will also be striving to increase brand recognition among potential franchise holders.’

The idea for Bodywall first came about in 1999, when founder Chris Toal, a qualified therapeutic masseur, became frustrated at treating large numbers of injuries that could easily have been avoided by releasing tension within soft tissues.

Using force supplied by your own muscles Bodywall provides a low impact, high intensity workout, working on your limbs and core at the same time. All training sessions are with a qualified personal trainer who works alongside clients to set and achieve their training goals.

The versatility of the training system means that it can cater to a wide variety of different fitness levels and needs. Clients can include anyone from a professional rugby player wanting to rebuild strength in an injured leg to someone simply wanting to lose a few pounds and develop some basic fitness.

More information on Bodywall can be found at

Intermediary Communications is part of one of New Zealand’s largest independently owned communications partnerships. The team has managed projects in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific markets. More information can be found at


A new pair of hands is taking over at Lumino The Dentists Smile by Design in Whangarei. After 37 years Dr Harvey Stephen is handing over to local lad, Dr Matthew Ross.
Matt was born and educated in Whangarei and is the son of a prominent lawyer. He graduated from Otago University in 1996 and has 3 ½ years overseas experience and 9 years working locally in Whangarei.

Harvey Stephen says: `Matt has a reputation for being a caring and gentle dentist with a good chair-side manner and I’m sure he will provide great service and will keep up with the ever-changing trends in dentistry. His commitment to dentistry in Whangarei is indicated by his position as Secretary of the Northland branch of NZDA, and no doubt will one day be its President. I shall be taking a break for a few months before returning to the practice part-time.’

Matt adds: `I’m really looking forward to the challenge of running my own business, with Harvey’s mentoring and support. Lumino has given me the opportunity to take the reins of a state of the art practice in a great location in my home town of Whangarei. There will also be some familiar faces; Julie our practice manager will still be welcoming clients and answering queries; Jodie will still be assisting at chair-side and Pauline is still available for cleaning and oral hygiene advice.’

Matt and his wife Serena have two little girls and a newborn son. Matt offered adolescent services at his previous practice in Kensington and intends to take a contract with the District Health Board under the dental benefit scheme, which means that the Whangarei practice will once again provide free treatment to adolescents up to the age of 18.

Being part of a national network of dental practices means that clients at Lumino Whangarei have access to a wide range of special offers and services. Currently Lumino has teamed up with Q Card to help people budget for their oral health care with a 12 month interest free plan for treatments of more than $1,000. The offer is available for a limited period.

The latest initiative follows a study of over 18,000 people by the University of Otago in Wellington which showed that 23% of New Zealanders had put off going to the dentist in the last 12 months.

For further details of the Q Card offer and participating practices visit or call Lumino’s free phone number 0508 LUMINO (0508 586466)

To find out more about Lumino The Dentists, visit


Rhino Repair Cream was featured in the 'Father's Day' special edition of Viva today. Janetta Mackay described it as:

'The sort of handy use-for-everything cream everyone should have in their cupboard. It's made by South Island based Oasis Beauty from natural and organic ingredients and is a good all purpose moisturiser and a skin soother for mild eczema and sunburn that's said to deter peeling. Has a slight smell of manuka honey.'

A pretty impressive write-up, especially given the larger, more established brands that Rhino is sharing a page with (L'Oreal, Chanel, Clinique etc)

Take a look at the Viva article on the news page of the Intermediary website

More information on Oasis Beauty can be found at