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NZHPA Discussion List

A closed discussion list for members of NZHPA

If you are a paid member of NZHPA you are eligible to join this discussion list. The benefits include sharing clinical questions with your colleagues, finding stock, offering stock, requesting research collaboration, sharing protocols and procedures and much more. The list is very active with an average of 30+ postings a week. Don't miss out !

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There are also several specialist email groups that are available to join - further information available in the Members Section (see MICP Resources and Mental Health SIG Resources )
There is also a Pharmacy Purchasing email group. For details on joining, please contact another hospital pharmacy purchasing department or the Pharmacy Technician SIG convenor.

Code of Conduct of the List

  • Do not engage in illegal actions, including but not limited to violating legislation, libel, or posting copyrighted materials.

  • Do not use the mailing list to market or sell services or products, or to post other commercial messages (finding and offering stock between hospitals is allowed)

  •  Do not use the mailing list to advertise job vacancies (unless granted permission from the NZHPA President or Communications Officer )

  • Be kind. Do not attack others or use defamatory language.

  • The NZHPA and email list participants are prohibited from using or reproducing postings outside of the list except with the explicit permission of the person who is posting.

  • Attachments to postings are allowed, but we don't offer virus protection on attachments. Participants download and open attachments at their own risk.

  • If you are unsure whether your post contains suitable material contact the relevant SIG convenor or Communications Officer of the NZHPA to clarify.

  • Lively discussion/debate is encouraged (the list is not moderated).


Who can join? 

Subscription is free and restricted to NZHPA members. You'll be removed if you are no longer a member of NZHPA.  When you have subscribed you will receive a password which you can change. This password will allow you to access the list archives and to change your personal options.

How can I subscribe?

When you join NZHPA you are automatically subscribed unless you actively "opt out" of joining the list (tick the opt out box). 

If you are already a member but not subscribed to the list you can request joining via 

I've forgotten my password.

Go to and enter your email address (but not your password) and press the 'Remind' button.  Follow the instructions on the email you receive to complete the reminder process.

How can I unsubscribe myself from the list?

Go to and enter your email address (but not your password) and press the 'Unsubscribe' button.  Follow the instructions on the email you receive to complete the unsubscribe process.

How do I reply to a list email? 

When you receive an email from the list, the sender of the email will be identified in the "from" field " on behalf of'. However, when you reply to the message it will be sent to the whole list to read. If you wish to only reply to the sender of the message you will have to paste their email address in to the "to" field.

How do I send a new message? 

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If you get 'bounce back it will be because your email address has not been recognised and you are unlikely to be a current NZHPA member, email to get it sorted out. 

How do I change my membership options? 

You can change settings like receiving messages as a digest rather than individually.  Log in here to change these.

How do I find previous messages posted? 

To access the archives go to and enter your email address and password.