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Local Area Networks

Being part of an OTNZ-WNA Aotearoa local area network gives members a space to:

  • share information and ideas
  • discuss matters of common interest
  • network
  • socialise
  • provide and receive professional support
  • give feedback on issues relevant to the profession as part of an OTNZ-WNA consultation process.

Each group chooses where, when and how often to meet. Some groups are formal and professionally focused, and may even keep minutes, while others provide more informal and social interactions.

How do I join a LAN?

Most areas are organised into LANs with a convenor that is responsible for co-ordinating local get together’s. Check our list of current LANs to find contact details for the convenor and email them for details of upcoming LAN events.

Current LANs
Find out about LAN meeting and events in your area.  Read More...

How to start a LAN in your region
Talk to some of your colleagues where you work and live. Find out if there might be support for beginning a LAN. Find a venue and a suitable after work time to meet – often hospitals or rest homes are willing to allow a room to be used after work. Find a topic to discuss Read More...