News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


International drug expert visiting Wellington

17 February 2017

International drug expert visiting Wellington

An international expert in cannabis and other drugs’ effects on the brain will be speaking in Wellington next week.

Dr Mark Montebello is the senior staff specialist in addiction psychiatry at the South Eastern Sydney Drug and Alcohol Service. He is also a lecturer in the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Dr Montebello will present a series of workshops for mental health staff and specialist clinicians during his four day visit. He will also hold a public lecture about methamphetamine on Wednesday February 22 from 6-7pm at Victoria University’s Rutherford House in Bunny St in Wellington.

Mental health, addictions and intellectual disability service 3DHB general manager, Nigel Fairley, said the service was fortunate to secure the services of a high caliber speaker.

Dr Montebello is coming to Wellington as the 2017 Buckle Fellow. The Chad Buckle Fellowship was set up in 2003 by the Capital & Coast District Health Board to bring an international expert in mental illness to share with mental health staff and the public latest research findings and practices.

For our latest news, visit or

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>


Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Set In Stone

Tthere are over a thousand public war memorials scattered around the country, commemorating over 30,000 New Zealanders who have died in wartime, and most of whom are buried overseas. More>>>More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland