Robert Gorter visits New Zealand (July 2009)
Robert Gorter visits New Zealand from July 2nd through 12th, 2009. The purpose of this visit was to meet with various colleagues and groups of people in the medical field and faculty members of the University of Auckland, the capital of New Zealand, active in the field of internal medicine, oncology and infectious diseases.
Dr. Gorter was accompanied by Mr. Dawood Khan most of the time. Mr. Dawood is a long-time friend and a Pakistani citizen from Lahore. Dawood grew up in Australia and is now finishing up his education in business administration. He was very helpful to Robert Gorter in sorting things out like addresses and finding the way by car or public transportation. Also, he has offered to translate the website of Medical Center Cologne in Urdu, the main language spoken in Pakistan.
Most helpful was Dr. Roger Leitch from Auckland and his wife Gertrude. Gertrude is a registered nurse from Austria and met Roger Leitch during his training in Anthroposophical Medicine at the Ita Wegman Klinik in Arlesheim in Switzerland. She still speaks German with a strong Austrian accent. During his stay, Gertrude organized several dinners at their house to make it easier for Robert Gorter to meet with new friends, other colleagues and therapists.
On two different occasions, Robert Gorter visited theAnthroposophical Society in Auckland, and met besides members of the Society also the local curative eurythmist, another doctor besides Dr. Leitch and Gertrude, another registered nurse and two art therapists at the newly renovated building of the Auckland Anthroposophical branch.
At one occasion, Robert Gorter was invited for dinner to the house of Dr. Roger Leitch and his wife Gertrude (who is an excellent cook) to meet several members of the Anthroposophical Society to get introduced and plan future collaborations.
At the last evening of Robert’s stay, a dinner meeting had been organized at the house of Prof. Mark Thomas and his wife Mimi, who is a Family Practitioner herself. Their son Sam cooked a delicious vegan biodynamic dinner. At the diner table, possible future projects were discussed and outlined.
Robert Gorter visits New Zealand again
Robert Gorter will most likely still return to New Zealand before the end of 2009.
Dr. Gorter and Dr. Roger Leitch visited the Anthroposophical Society in Auckland twice, and met besides members of the Society also the local curative eurythmist, another doctor besides Dr.Leitch, a nurse and two art therapists. At this pictures a few of those present at one of the meetings in the building of the Auckland branch