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Award Nominations Now Closed

Annually, OTNZ-WNA presents four awards and a grant 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 closed on 30 June 2022. 

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.

Membership Renewals Now Open

It’s that time of year again! Membership renewals are now open at early-bird rates. 

If you’re not a member, now is a fantastic time to join. Benefits include professional indemnity insurance at market-best rates, access to world-class Occupational Therapy publications, and expansive networking and professional development opportunities every month. 

Click here to renew or join! 

Online Clinical Workshops 2022


We are excited to announce our biannual event, the Online Clinical Workshops 2022


We are doing things differently this year, and the workshops are to be presented by representatives of the OTNZ-WNA special interest groups (SIGs).


It’s a time for SIGs to shine! The theme is “Clinical Application” within the context of your SIG. To make the presentations more accessible, these will be held every Friday morning between August 12th and September 16th 2022.


We invite you to connect with others in your SIG and then submit an abstract application to [email protected]


Download the Call for Abstract form and information: Call for abstracts OCW 2022 – final – v2. Please fill this in using Adobe Acrobat Reader, save it and return by 5pm, Friday 29 April.

GETS Update – February

The newest Government Electronic Tender System (GETS) contracts have been published. Click here to view them.

Special General Meeting Called

To conclude the business of the 2021 Annual General Meeting, a Special General Meeting (SGM) has been called for 6pm, 25th of January 2022. Details can be found on the AGM page, with more information to come presently. Click above or paste this link into your browser: https://www.otnzwna.co.nz/otnz-wna/otnz-wna-council/agm2021/
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