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Lorelei Mason

Lorelei Mason (2021)

Lorelei is an experienced journalist, having worked in print, radio and television news for over 30 years. Her last position was as Health Reporter/Correspondent for TVNZ 's 1News for 23 years. During this time she won more than a dozen national and international journalism awards. Her prior reporting experience extends to positions at both BBC Television and BBC World Service Radio in London, as a presenter for Sky Television and radio journalist for Newstalk ZB in Auckland, 3ZB and The Press in Christchurch.

Since leaving TVNZ a few years ago Lorelei has managed her own Health Public Relations consultancy, representing Kiwi clients from the fields of health research, health charities, NGO s, corporates and health start-ups.


Tel +64 3 364 1199
Mob +64 21 279 2203


Alex Thorpe headshotAlex Thorpe

As Event Specialist for the University of Otago Christchurch campus, Alex Thorpe will manage end-to-end events that, for the main part, have an external impact.

Alex will also manage the 50th celebration events happening in 2023, celebrating 50 years of the University of Otago being in Christchurch.

Alex also supports low impact, low profile events that are coordinated by departments.


Mob +64 27 405 7356

Development and Alumni Relations Office

John Godfrey

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John is the Development and Alumni Relations Office representative based in Christchurch. In this role he is keen to engage alumni, friends and supporters of the University of Otago in Christchurch and surrounding regions. He has a particular role in seeking philanthropic support for the University's Christchurch Campus and for Medical Research.

John has worked as a fundraiser in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, and provided fundraising consultancy in Asia and the Middle East. His PhD explored the traditions and contemporary practice of philanthropy in India. He is currently the Chair of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand.

In addition to his work for the University of Otago, John provides consultant advice for health and cultural nonprofit organisations.


Mob +64 21 279 0237

Web support

Website support is now jointly provided by the Marketing Content and Publications Unit, the Web Design Team, and ITS' Applications Team.

For minor website edits, please contact the Marketing Content and Publications Unit:


For large or new website development, please contact your Marketing Adviser:


Timeframes and content approval

We understand that things crop up unexpectedly and you may find yourself needing some urgent marketing and communications support. In these instances, we will make every effort to meet your deadline. Otherwise, we respectfully request that you provide a minimum two-week turnaround for any work required.

When you receive your draft or proof from your advisor, it is important that any content is approved by all invested parties before the final draft moves to Design, Web Design, or the Marketing Content and Publications Unit.

If changes are made after the project has moved to these services then your project will move to the back of the queue. Your advisor will guide you through the process to avoid any unnecessary delays.

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