The New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists

Championing the profession of whakaora ngangahau/occupational therapy.


OTNZ is the touchstone for whakaora ngangahau/occupational therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand: empowering individuals, whānau, organisations and communities to achieve health and wellbeing through occupation.


The values that underpin OTNZ are:

  • Occupational justice: Fair access to resources to enable occupation.

  • Biculturalism: Equity between the tangata whenua(Maori) and the tangata tiriti(non Maori).

  • Integrity: The quality of being honest and following our principles.

  • Professionalism: High standards that characterize behaviour.

  • Collaboration: Work together in mutual effort and partnership towards goals.

  • Transparency: Visibility or accessibility of information.

Therapists who are registered under The New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists