8th National Addiction Symposium

8th National Addiction Research Symposium

This one day event has been held annually around the country since 2010 and is a collaborative venture between the Universities of Auckland, Otago, Massey, Victoria and from this year, Auckland University of Technology, and is supported by Matua Raki. Hāpai te Hauora were pleased to attend this year to be part of the symposia joined by other senior researchers, clinicians, students and others in the addiction fields. The symposia was extremely interesting with a great range of topics showcasing addiction-related research in New Zealand, the outstanding line up included research presentations...

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Introducing the new National Coordinators

Welcoming our new National Coordinator for National Coordination Service, Rebecca Ruwhiu-Collins and our new Workforce Development Coordinator for the Public Health Workforce Development Service - Te Kākano, Stephanie Erick.

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National Training Forum Program

​ The National Training Forum for Gambling Harm Minimisation is a three day training forum hosted in Auckland for the national preventing and minimising gambling harm workforce. Here is the program for the 3 days. We look forward to seeing you all there! ​ National Training Forum - Online Programme ​ National Training Forum Programme - PDF's for download Download Day 1 Programme Download Day 2 Programme Download Day 3 Programme

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Auckland Gamble JAM February Meeting: 13 Feb 2017

I had the privilege of joining the Auckland Gambling practitioner’s joint agency meeting this week, which was hosted by TUPU Problem Gambling Services in Kingsland, Auckland. Around the room there were clinical practitioners and community practitioners side by side discussing matters of importance regarding the very important “duty of care” that many practitioners in the field take seriously. Unfortunately, I missed out on the beginning part of the meeting due to an incessant cell phone which at times can be lifesaving and other times like carrying a heavy stone around in one’s handbag. I did...

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