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Hui a Tau this week!!

Published March 7 2016

Looking forward to catching up with everyone this coming weekend at Owhata marae, home of Matua Hiwinui Heke.


Here’s a great quote from the speech given to us by Hon Tariana Turia who was Associate Minister of Health when she visited with us at Hui a Tau 2014! Click here for full speech here.


“In all these ways you are doing what you can to help whanau keep themselves well. You know, better than most, that for too many of our whanau, medicines play a vital role in mitigating risk factors and treating illness, both chronic and acute.

And you also know, better than most, that often our whanau don’t receive substantive engagement from health professionals in such a way as to understand their health conditions and the place of medicines in improving outcomes. This has two important edges to it:
• The need for whanau to make informed decisions about their own health and wellbeing
• Enabling whanau to achieve independence with medicines optimisation.

By medicines optimisation I am thinking about the challenge of keeping well while also ensuring that medicines are not prescribed or repeated inappropriately leading to unnecessary exposure to a medicine.

Such practices can sometimes cause adverse side-effects – and of course that in itself can undermine confidence in medicine-taking practice by whanau.”


In what ways can you help whanau to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and achieve independence through medicines optimisation?? Bring your whakaaro to the hui!


If that doesn’t inspire you and remind you why you choose pharmacy then check out the video of our members here!



See agenda below.. see you there!


Saturday 12 March 2016

10.00am Powhiri

10.30am Morning tea

11.00am Whakawhanaungatanga

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Ātene Andrews (Pharmac) Hiwinui Heke Scholarship presentation

1.30pm AGM

3.00pm Team events

7.00pm Red Theme Dinner, guest speakers and award ceremony, Quiz night and games



Sunday 13 March 2016

7.30am Wake up

8.30am Breakfast

9.00am Waiata practise and presentations from members

11.00am Clean up Marae

12.00pm Lunch/ Poroporoaki

1.15pm. Transfer by Supershuttle to Rotorua airport thsoe departing on flights