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News from Member Organisations June 2022 - New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand – WFOT News Letter – June 2022

In the coming issues we look forward to sharing some of the following features about Occupational Therapy in New Zealand:

  • Current issues in Aotearoa / New Zealand affecting Occupational Therapists
  • New Zealand Occupational Therapist Profiles
  • Updates on international collaborations
  • Understanding Te Tiriti O’Waitangi – Working in equal partnership


Current Issues

We are in a climate of change here in New Zealand, especially with regard to our Health System. The Government is introducing a new health structure, one which includes a Maori Health Authority with the aim of reducing health inequalities for Maori, NZ's indigenous people.

On another level, the Unions are pressing the Government on issues of pay equity for Allied Health Professionals, including Occupational Therapists. Many of us have joined the campaign to demonstrate how invaluable we are to supporting better health outcomes.

Regards from Aotearoa / New Zealand