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Te Puna Kaitaka encourage te reo Māori

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Te Puna Kaitaka (Māori Students Pharmacy Association) held a quiz night on Tuesday 12 September to create awareness for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (the week of speaking Māori).

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Wellington pharmacist goes full-circle, promoting pharmacy to Pasifika community

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Wellington pharmacist Kasey Brown has been appointed to a part-time role at the School of Pharmacy as Pacific adviser.

It’s a natural progression for the New Zealand-born Samoan who was a member of the Pacific Island Health Professional Students’ Association throughout her Bachelor of Pharmacy Studies.

Her passion for both Pacific and Māori health was also strengthened during the almost five years she lived in Gisborne, working in both hospital and community pharmacy.

“I have a much better appreciation for the culture as I have been literally immersed in it, with visits to marae up the coast, pōwhiri, food experiences and Te Reo [the Māori language],” Kasey explains. 

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Years of postgrad study culminates in Master's degree for specialist pharmacist

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Rajeshni has been a specialist paediatric pharmacist at Kidz First Hospital in Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, since 2009.

Since graduating with her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the school in 2002, she has accumulated a wealth of experience in a wide variety of pharmacy practice in hospital and community pharmacy both in New Zealand and the UK and, together with continual postgraduate study, has achieved the necessary skills for her role.

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Speed-dating at the Hunter Centre

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Māori Heath Workforce and Development Unit Speed-dating evening was held at the Hunter Centre (20 July 2016) for Māori Health Science First Year (HSFY) students. The School of Pharmacy was invited to speak to the students. The School of Pharmacy was represented by school Kaiarahi, Lisa Kremer, Ngā Kaitiaki o te Puna Rongoā (Māori Pharmacists Association) member, Kevin Pewhairangi (Wellington) and three Māori students, one from each year.

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School of Pharmacy students play a major role in “Against the Current”

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Otago Malaysian Students’ Association (OMSA) musical theatrical performance, titled Malam Malaysia 2016 - Against the Current, was a sell-out success this year with a gathering of about 470 at the Teachers College Auditorium (TCOL) on the 3rd of September. 113 University of Otago Malaysian students formed the cast and crew with 25 of them from the Otago School of Pharmacy.

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