A plane flying into the distance

Have you ever traveled on a Red-Eye flight?

A quick trip to Wellington from Auckland saw me red-eyed and bushy-tailed, as a delegate to the Wellington Addictions Leadership Day on Thursday 17th March 2016. Up at the crack of dawn to snag a Jetstar flight scheduled for 5.20am, meant arriving at the airport for check-in 2hrs beforehand, just enough time to grab a bite to eat and find a seat for the days agenda. The day was action packed and filled to the brim with interesting speakers. Naturally, I was on the lookout for fellow gambling harm colleagues, then to my pleasant surprise, I met up with Netini Vaeau; Tupu Alcohol, Drugs &...

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2016 IGC : Pre-Conference Indigenous Workshop

Since the 2016 International Gambling Conference (2016 IGC) in held 8-10 February 2016 at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, there have been moments of great insight to the notion of building a ‘knowledge economy’. It’s had me thinking about the way in which we share and exchange knowledge or intelligences both from person to person and culture to culture. The indigenous pre-conference workshop explored a range of topics to enhance ‘indigenous ways of knowing’ something that has become known more as the ‘knowledge economy’. Each indigenous speaker added to the collection of...

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