Occupational Therapy New Zealand
Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Occupation and health - ' Hazel Skilton' Work for your Life

'With patience and perserverance, and a burning faith in the benefits to patients of occupational therapy, the impossible can be accomplished.'  Hazel Skilton, 1949 Founder of the New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapists Association Inc.   

Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa is the national association representing occupational therapy professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand.                                       

We welcome our 2018 Clinical Workshops Premier Partners - PermobilAllied Medical  and the Occupational Therapy Board of NZ.     

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National Office

Level 3, 93 Boulcott Street Wellington. 

Reminder to Members - Please update your contact information in our Membership section of our website - Full Name, Email, Address and Phone details.  Early Bird Invoices will be issued 1 May 2018. Please include your Full Name and Address in your reference when making payment. 

For all enquiries please contact us - membership@otnz.co.nz  or call us on 04-473-6510.          

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OTNZ-WNA news

Helen Simmonds-Smith

New Horizons for OT Helen Simmonds-Smith

24/04/2018

Congratulations to Helen, OTNZ-WNA member invited by the Hon. Minister of Education to attend the Christchurch 2018 Education Summit. Helen represents OTNZ-WNA at the Ministry's 3 year Education Work Programme. More about New Horizons for OT Helen Simmonds-Smith »

Choosing Wisely - Harsh Vardhan

Choosing Wisely - Takes off in NZ! Harsh Vardhan Representative

24/04/2018

Harsh Vardhan, President Tangata Tiriti appointed 'Choosing Wisely' representative for Allied Health at Hutt Valley DHB shares his insights More about Choosing Wisely - Takes off in NZ! Harsh Vardhan Representative »

Member update

Self Assessment Tool Kit

OT CPPF/CMCE Self-Audit Tool

26/04/2018

Occupational Therapy CPPF/CMCE Self-Audit Tool - With the association’s gratitude for Carolyn Simmons Carlsson’s assistance, the CPPF/CMCE Self-Audit Tool is available for member's use. More about OT CPPF/CMCE Self-Audit Tool »

Our stories

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 »

Toileting accidents & fatal child abuse

The link between toileting accidents and fatal child abuse - Principal Otago Polytechnic Lecturer Rita Robinson PhD

Otago Polytechnic Occupational Therapy principal lecturer Rita Robinson reveals her research into societal assumptions and messages about toilet training, and how these affect adult behaviors. https://www.op.ac.nz/about-us/news-and-events/item/2587 More about The link between toileting accidents and fatal child abuse - Principal Otago Polytechnic Lecturer Rita Robinson PhD »

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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