Occupational Therapy New Zealand
Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Occupation and health

Occupation is all the things you do: Self-care, looking after others, leisure, work.  Occupation and health are linked. An occupational therapist is a registered health provider who uses the theory of occupation to improve well-being and quality of life. Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa is the national association representing occupational therapy professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand. Welcome to our website.

National Office

Level 3
93 Boulcott Street
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

T: +64 4 473 6510
F: +64 4 473 6513
E: nzaot@nzaot.com

OTNZ news

Lyle Duque 2015 Tsuyoshi Sato Lecture presenter at APOTC 2015

Introducing Lyle Duque

20/03/2015

Lyle Duque is the 2015 Tsuyoshi Sato Lecture Award recipient. He is a keynote presenter at the Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress in Rotorua, September 14-17.

Karen Molyneux OTNZ President with Dawn Mako

Graduate award winners for 2014 announced

15/04/2015

2014 OTNZ Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa graduate award winners are: Sophie Lister from AUT University, and Dawn Mako (nee Schwass) from Otago Polytechnic

Member update

Join now and make the most of the early bird reduction!

Membership early bird closes 30 April

Early bird concession ends 30 April 2015, so renew now to ensure you make the most of this reduction!

Our stories

OTNZ member, Faye Lloyd, (standing) Day stay coordinator for Aroahanui Hospice,  Palmerston North

Palliative care

Faye works with teenagers through to the older person with a wide range of life limiting diagnoses.

Making shopping easy

Introducing Shopmobility™

OTNZ member Shopmobility™ campaign increases independence.

Margo Forest (L) and Diane Henare of Whakamana Hauora (promoting wellbeing).

Living with chronic conditions

You are not alone with your condition - there are others out there who are managing.

The best-kept secret

Best-kept secret

Jessie Ackroyd tells the Gisborne Herald why she thinks occupational therapy is the best kept secret.

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OTNZ values

Occupational justice:
Fair access to resources to enable occupation
Biculturalism:
Equality between the tangata whenua (Māori) and the tangata tiriti (non Māori)
Integrity:
The quality of being honest and following our principles
Transparency:
Visibility or accessibility of information
Collaboration:
Work together in mutual effort and partnership towards goals
Professionalism:
High standards that characterise behaviour