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

SHOW YOUR ABILITY FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018

21/12/2017

Make a note in your diary! The shows keep growing and growing with record total numbers of attendees in February 2017 - with 2,163 people, a staggering 30% increase on the total figure from 2016. More about SHOW YOUR ABILITY FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 »

Abstracts for the 2018 Clinical Workshop now open!

13/12/2017

Abstracts for the 2018 Clinical Workshop now open! The Local Organising Committee warmly invite you to submit an abstract for the 16-19 September 2018 Clinical Workshops at the Napier Conference Centre. More about Abstracts for the 2018 Clinical Workshop now open! »

Member update

2018 is a great year for awards and grants.

11/01/2018

2018 is a great year for awards and grants. These grants and awards acknowledge hard work and provide funding for research related to occupational therapy practice. More about 2018 is a great year for awards and grants. »

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 »

OTNZ-WNA Te Tiriti/Treaty Relationship Governance Model

OTNZ-WNA Te Tiriti/Treaty Relationship Governance Model

Learn more about the journey OTNZ-WNA are on implementing the Treaty Relationship Governance Model on youtube at http://www.communityresearch.org.nz/webinar-treaty-voyages-hows-organisation-faring/ More about OTNZ-WNA Te Tiriti/Treaty Relationship Governance Model »

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

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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