Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

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Welcome to Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

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Our Mission: To support members to excel professionally and promote occupation by providing resources, education and representation.
Kaupapa Mātāmua: He tautoko i ngā mema kia tino eke ki ngā taumata ngaio, kia whakatairangatia te ngangahau mā te hora rauemi, mā ngā akoranga me te tū hei māngai.
Our Vision: Occupational Therapy is accessible and valued by all.
Wawata Mātāmua: E wātea ana te Whakaora Ngangahau ki te katoa, me te whakamanahau hoki a te iwi ki ōna painga.
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Award Nominations Now Open

Annually, OTNZ-WNA presents five awards and grants to Occupational Therapists in Aotearoa making a difference and raising the profile of the profession. The five fall into several different categories, and are given to members either nominated by their peers or, in the case of the Graduate Award, their grades. 
The four awards available are:

The Hazel Skilton Founder’s Award
The Frances Rutherford Lecture Award
The OTNZ-WNA Hazel Skilton Research and Education Grant
The OTNZ-WNA Achievement Award
The OTNZ-WNA Graduate Award

Details can be found under Awards and Grants on the website, along with the nomination process for each. We encourage our members to begin the nomination process now – all forms are to be sent to [email protected] 
Applications for all awards close 30th June. 

Online Clinical Workshops ’22

Counting down to the OTNZ-WNA 2022 Online Clinical Workshops!

12 August – 16 September 2022


We have received a fantastic number of high quality abstracts for our August-September workshops.
Very soon we will be releasing programme details and dates to lock in your diaries.
You can expect: 

-High quality evidenced based presentations

-Practical, clinically applicable Occupational Therapy learning

-Presentations from skilled and experienced Occupational Therapists

-A chance to learn and ask questions in a supportive professional forum


Watch for programme and registration details to be released soon.