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2017 School of Pharmacy Reunion

Calling all the 7's!! Graduates of class years ending in 7 will celebrate milestone reunions this year! The School of Pharmacy invite all graduates and staff from years 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007 and 2017 to join us back on campus to unite together in celebration.Reunion-poster-232

It may seem like only yesterday that you were waving goodbye to your classmates and starting your new journey as a graduate… but before you know it, the years have flown by. You lose touch and wonder how you can get reunited. Come along to the 2017 School of Pharmacy Reunion on Saturday 18th November 2017 to reconnect with your old class mates and to make new acquaintances.

We invite you back to reacquaint yourself with Otago and offer you a schedule that is flexible and can be tailored to suit you.  If you arrive early, please join our meet and greet session at the Captain Cook Hotel on Friday 17th November 2017.   Our official 'check in' begins at 10:00 am on Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Adams Building. Come along and receive your goodie bag, meet our current staff and students and find out what else we have in store for you! We will tour the school and chat about the good old days!

With such a vast range of years, we hope to help strengthen the Pharmacy profession by providing an opportunity to network, have fun and spend time with like minded people!

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Schedule of Events

Friday 17th November 2017

7:00 pm - Meet and Greet at the Captain Cook

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For those of you that arrive in Dunedin the day before the main activities start, we are meeting at The Captain Cook Hotel for drinks and nibbles. We would love to see you there!

Booking available on registration.  Book to receive a drink on arrival and shared nibbles.

Cost: $15

Where: 354 Great King Street, North Dunedin

Saturday 18th November 2017

10:00 am - Check In at the School of Pharmacy

Adams Building-232Check in with event organisers and receive your goodie bag! Meet some of our current staff and students and network over coffee and snacks before touring our school.Tours of the school will start from 10:30 am, concluding at 12 pm.

Cost: Free

Where: Room 713, 7th Floor, Adams Building, 18 Fredrick Street, Dunedin. Get directions.

12:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Design your own afternoon

We want to make your day fun and flexible with guided and self-guided options. Take the afternoon to reacquaint yourself with old friends and the Otago campus. Organise lunch at your favourite hangout or choose from one of our optional Saturday activities.

Need help organsing lunch? We can help you reconnect with your old class mates, make reservations and anything else you might need a hand with.  Send your ideas to pharmacy.events@otago.ac.nz.

Don't know where to dine? Check out our list of favourite restaurants.

Need more options? Visit the Dunedin website.

Saturday Activities

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Saturday Activity One

Speight's Brewery Tour and Lunch - $60

Begin with a two course lunch and a 12oz beer of your choice followed by a 90 minute tour of Dunedin's famous and historic Speight's Brewery.

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Saturday Activity Two

Monarch Cruise - $75

A full commentary about the wildlife, history and geology as the boat explores the stunningly beautiful and rugged coastline close to the entrance of the Otago Harbour.

Find out more

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Saturday Activity Three

City Tour - $30

A guided, two-hour walk which traces Dunedin's development, visiting key sites and buildings including the Octagon, First Church, St. Paul's Cathedral and Dunedin Railway Station.

Find out more

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Visit your College

On your registration form you will be given the option to select your college and if you would like to visit during your time in Dunedin. Times will be set throughout Saturday and Sunday depending on what suits your schedule and how many people would like a tour of each college. We will email you with confirmed visit times or you can visit our reunion Facebook group page to keep up to date with activity and tour times.

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Recommended Dunedin Restaurants

There are lots of beautiful restaurants and food options in Dunedin.  These are a few of our favourites:

6:30 pm - Banquet Dinner at the Staff Club

15_staff_club_and_clocktower_232Whether you have been on a boat cruise, toured a brewery or retired to your hotel for a rest, we will all reconvene at the Staff Club for a banquet dinner. Located beside the Leith, the Staff Club is the ideal venue for our reunion dinner. We invite you all to join us to enjoy good food and drink in the heart of campus! This is a great opportunity for you to get together with your class and organise a fun presentation. Contact pharmacy.events@otago.ac.nz for assistance with a presentation.

Optional Saturday Activities Continued

12:15pm - Saturday Activity One - Speight's Brewery Tour and Lunch

You can either walk down to the Speight's Brewery or catch a shuttle that will be running from the Adams Building throughout the day. After a two course lunch and a beer you will take a 90 minute tour of Dunedin's famous and historic Speight's Brewery. Tour includes a sampling of six Speight's beers.

You must be wearing covered and flat soled shoes for this tour. Download a Tour brochure for more information.

Visit our reunion Facebook  group page and let your classmates know what activity you have chosen by joining your activity event.

Where: Speight's Brewery, 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin.

Cost: $60.00 per person

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1:15 pm - Saturday Activity Two - Monarch Cruise

Leaving from the Adams Building at 1:15pm, you will travel to Wellers Rock to board the Monarch and cruise around the Otago Habour. The Monarch crew give you a full commentary about the wildlife, history and geology as the boat explores the stunningly beautiful and rugged coastline close to the entrance of the Otago Harbour. You will see uninterrupted views of the world's only mainland nesting place of albatross. You may be lucky enough to see the Northern Royals soaring and banking on three meter wings. Watch the NZ Furseals breed, fight and play on the rocks around their breeding rookeries. The endangered and impressive NZ Sealions are returning to the sandy beaches around the area. Out at sea you can spot rarely seen ocean birds including other albatross species and petrels, and you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.

Don't be put off by cold, damp or windy days, the local wildlife love it - we often see more activity in a cool southerly wind!

Transport will leave the Adams Building at 1:15 pm arriving at Wellers Rock by 2 pm.  Transport will then bring you back to the School at 3:45 pm.

What else you should know...

  • Warm jackets are provided and the aft deck is enclosed and heated.
  • Binoculars, commentary, and multi language information sheets are provided.
  • Souvenirs and refreshments can be bought from our fully licensed galley.
  • Most tours are suitable for people with limited mobility (please email monarch@wildlife.co.nz if you are unsure).

Find out more about this trip on the Monarch website.

Visit our reunion Facebook group page and let your classmates know what activity you have chosen by joining your activity event.

Cost: $75.00 per person

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1:30 pm - Saturday Activity Three - City Tour

A guided, two-hour walk which traces Dunedin's development, visiting key sites and buildings including the Octagon, First Church, St. Paul's Cathedral and Dunedin Railway Station. Highlights include street art and visits to repurposed heritage buildings. Fun and informative, and a great way to reacquaint yourself with Dunedin. Coffee is included.

The walking tour will start from the iSite office in the Octagon at 1:30 pm and takes about 2 hours.

Visit our reunion Facebook group page and let your classmates know what activity you have chosen by joining your activity event.

Cost: $30 per person

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Accommodation

You will need to book your own accommodation. Listed below are a few options that we recommend and that offer a special alumni rate. Please book before Monday 2nd October quoting 'School of Pharmacy Reunion' to secure your booking at our Alumni rate.

For further options please visit the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre website or fill out the Dunedin i-Site booking request form.

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Executive Residence Boutique Hotel

$159.00 inclusive p/n without breakfast.
$15.00 continental breakfast

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Allan Court Motel

Blocked 10 – 1 bed apartments
$145 inclusive p/n

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315 Euro Motel

Studio Apartment - $145
1 bed apartment suite - $165

Tour and other activities

Find out about tours on offer between 17-19 November 2017, as well as information on do-it-yourself tours either before or after our reunion at the Dunedin i-Site website.

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Register

Book and pay online to secure your ticket to the 2017 School of Pharmacy Reunion.

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Contact Us

Tel 64 3 479 7275
Fax 64 3 479 7034
Email pharmacy.events@otago.ac.nz


Postal address

School of Pharmacy
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


Physical address

School of Pharmacy
University of Otago
Adams Building
18 Frederick Street
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Pharmacy reception is on Level 7 of the Adams Building, 18 Frederick Street.

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