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External Engagement


Lorelei Mason (2021)
Lorelei Mason.

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, NGOs, corporates and health start-ups.

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

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Nina Lamb (2019)
Nina Lamb.

Nina Lamb provides marketing advisory services and outputs within the Division of Health Sciences at University of Otago, Christchurch.

As the primary marketing point of contact for the Christchurch campus, Nina provides advice and support to portfolio leaders and managers that strengthens the strategic and operational marketing endeavours of the University.

Contact Nina for support with:

  • Strategic marketing plans
  • Creative design
  • Digital and print advertising
  • Brochures and flyers
  • Website management
  • Digital screens
  • Paid social media campaigns

Nina works collaboratively with the Christchurch based Communications Adviser and Events Coordinator and is supported by the Marketing Services team in Dunedin, to deliver a seamless provision of services for her client portfolio.

Nina Lamb
Mob +64 21 279 0465

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Paula de Roeper (2019)
Paula de Roeper.

As Event Coordinator for the University of Otago Christchurch campus, Paula de Roeper will manage end-to-end events that, for the main part, have an external impact. Paula will also support low impact, low profile events that are coordinated by departments.

Events managed end-to-end include:

  • Public Lectures
  • IPLs
  • Marketing expos
  • Events around graduation
  • Alumni, fundraising and donor stewardship events
  • International delegations
  • Student welcome and orientation

Paula de Roeper
Mob +64 27 316 0571

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Development and Alumni Relations Office

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John Godfrey.

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.

John Godfrey
Mob +64 21 279 0237

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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:


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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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