Occupational Therapy New Zealand*

Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Supporting and representing occupational therapists since 1949

Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (Inc) provides services, support, representation and networking opportunities for occupational therapists. OTNZ has members across all occupational therapy practice areas within New Zealand and abroad.

Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (Inc) is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

* previously known as the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (NZAOT)



The 65th AGM will be held 1.30pm - 3.30pm on Friday 19 September 2014 at Spencer on Byron Hotel, 9-17 Byron Avenue, Takapuna Beach, Auckland.

TAKE ME TO FORMS for council nominations, notice of motion and proxy (NOTE: scroll down the page)


There are three vacancies on the OTNZ council

Have you considered standing for OTNZ Council?

Each council member engages in a governance role. This includes setting and achieving the guiding vision, mission and strategic plan. In turn the vision, mission and strategic plan set by the governance group direct the expectations and work focus of the executive director.

You can benefit from the difference you make!

Share your leadership skills and experience with others while growing and developing yourself.  By volunteering your time and expertise, you can:

  • Pass on your expertise and learn best practices from others
  • Develop leadership, governance and facilitation skills
  • Increase your profile in the community of occupational therapy


TAKE ME TO FORMS (scroll down the page)



Study Practical Ethics Online

IPE 102: Foundations of Ethical Thinking

Led by Dr. David Seedhouse, this 10 week online course is designed to enhance critical thinking in the context of professional practice. Cohort 3 commences August 1, 2014.


OTNZ members - $0.00

Non-members and non-OTs - $295.00

To register online for Cohort 3


The OTNZ Blue Sapphire & Diamond Occupational Therapy Anniversary Symposium and Soiree

Symposium and Soiree

CLICK HERE to register for the Symposium & Soiree

6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress 2015


APOTC 2015


LATEST NEWS: OTNZ members can register for APOTC at the super early bird price!

Please visit the APOTC website to register for this fantastic event.

Joining OTNZ

New members - please click here to join online

New student or retired members - please click here to join online

Renewing members - please use the link included in your invoice. If you haven't received an invoice for 2014-2015, please contact the OTNZ office


Member rates 2014-2015

Download hardcopy (pdf) member form for 2014 - 2015.

Poster of cost benefits of full membership

Do you work for a DHB?

If you are employed by a DHB or under the Allied, Public Health, & Technical Multiemployer Agreement, then you are entitled to a reimbursement. This may be at least $409.00 of your OTNZ membership subs. See MECA for detail specific to your DHB and work situation.


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Occupation occupies our body, mind and spirit. Meaningful occupation must drive our inquiry and distinguish our practice. Our therapies must engage mind, body and spirit - Suzanne M. Peloquin