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master of ceremonies - Tuari Potiki 

Tuari Potiki has had a rich involvement across the education, justice, mental health and Māori health sectors for well over 25 years. Before taking his current position as the Director of the University of Otago’s Office of Māori Development in 2012, Tuari was previously the General Manager of Strategic Operations with the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation. Of Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe and Waitaha descent, Tuari is also the Chairman of the Drug Foundation. He has also served as a Board Member of the Southern District Health Board, the Canterbury District Health Board and the Canterbury Community Trust. In 2013, Tuari was appointed to the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship. He has also previously been an Executive Member of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz). He was also the Senior Māori Advisor to the National Addiction Centre who sit within the University of Otago.

preconference meetings wednesday 12 september

Māori Hui - Hinemoa Marae, Owhata; 9am - 4pm click here to register

DRUA Fono  - Energy Events Centre - 10am - 4pm click here to register

mc - Saveatama Eroni Clarke

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Working with Asian in Addiction Context - Energy Events Centre; 10.30am - 4pm click here to register 

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