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: otnz@otnz.co.nz

OTNZ-WNA news

Sending Our Thoughts And Best Wishes.

16/11/2016

On behalf of our President Tangata Whenua, President Tangata Tiriti, Councillors and staff of OTNZ-WNA, we are sending our heartfelt thoughts and best wishes to all our members and their family and friends, as the result of Monday’s early morning 7.5 earthquake. Kia kaha Peter Anderson – Executive Director More about Sending Our Thoughts And Best Wishes. »

HASANZ update

06/12/2016

HASANZ update for OTNZ-WNA. It’s with great excitement that I can announce that OTNZ-WNA is now a member of Health & Safety Associations NZ (HASANZ). More about HASANZ update »

Member update

October OT Insight

October OT Insight out now!

20/10/2016

Please enjoy the October edition of OT Insight. This edition looks the importance of resilience and also features our Frances Rutherford Lecture Award recipient: Dr Linda Robertson. More about October OT Insight out now! »

Our stories

OTNZ-WNA 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. More about Palliative care »

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. More about Living with chronic conditions »

The best-kept secret

Best-kept secret

Jessie Ackroyd tells the Gisborne Herald why she thinks occupational therapy is the best kept secret. More about Best-kept secret »

Join us!

THRIVE:

  • Networking
  • Information
  • Research 
  • Advocacy
  • Fellowship, friends and inspiration
  • Savings
OTNZ website advertising page
free fonts free icons

Underpinning values

The values that underpin OTNZ-WNA are:

Occupational justice:
Fair access to resources to enable occupation
He huarahi ki nga taonga tukuiho he pumautanga o te mahi
Biculturalism:
Equity between the tangata whenua (Maori) and the tangata tiriti (non Maori)
Te nohoanga nga tahitanga o te tangata, ko te kii tuhono mo ake tonu
Integrity:
The quality of being honest and following our principle
Te rangatiratanga o te tika, me te whai ake ra o nga mātāpono
Professionalism:
High standards that characterize behaviour
Ko te taumata i whaia ko te ahua i wawatia
Collaboration:
Work together in mutual effort and partnership towards goals
He ringa raupa, ka eke nga hiahia, ka tutuki nga wawata i tumanakotia
Transparency:
Visibility or accessibility of information
Te kitenga ake, te huarahi hoki, o te mohiotanga