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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Addiction Research Symposium May 2017

The Addiction Research Symposia are an annual event run in collaboration between the Universities of Auckland, Otago, Massey, Victoria and Auckland University of Technology, with support from Matua Raki.

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21 August 2017

By Robyn Shearer

Around the sector

Throughout my career working in the health sector I have known about the challenges of managing expectations. The public purse is never big enough to meet expectations and rationing is part of running a tax payer funded health and disability system.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Matua Raḵi Addiction Peer & Consumer Days

Matua Raḵi hosts a series of Addiction peer and consumer days designed to strengthen the peer and consumer workforce. The most recent was at the Saint Columba Centre in Ponsonby, Auckland on 8 June. It was a comfortable venue and we enjoyed some interesting presentations and shared delicious food.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

We are Family: Stories from family & whānau

Problematic use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) affects people across all walks of life and at all stages of life. Being affected by someone else’s problematic use of AOD can be challenging, shameful and lonely. Silence divides us and diminishes our strength.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

International Drug Policy Symposium

The Through the maze: Health drug law symposium held at the Beehive 5-6 July has kick started an urgent discussion about the need to shift to drugs law underpinned with health principles. Stephen Blyth provided this report.

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21 August 2017

By Matua Raḵi

Working with Māori, an e-learning tool

Increasing the cultural competency of our health workforce is an important part of ensuring that health workers are competent practitioners when working with tāngata whai ora and whānau, in their various roles.

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