Useful organisations

Occupational Therapy New Zealand Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa
OTNZ-WNA is the national association representing Occupational Therapy professionals in Aotearoa New Zealand. Their mission is to support members to excel professionally and promote occupation by providing resources, education and representation.

Ministry of Justice – criminal records
Find out more about criminal convictions and Police reporting from our Justice Department.

Immigration New Zealand 
We don’t provide immigration advice – find out about requirements for moving to New Zealand through Immigration New Zealand.

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 
The statutory law we must adhere to. The HPCA Act is intended to protect the health and saftey of members of the public by providing mechanisms to ensure the life long competence of health practitioners.

Mauriora Health Education
Mauriora Health Education offers the Foundation Course in Cultural Competency (Maori) necessary for competence assessment.

Health and Disability Commissioner
The Health and Disability Commissioner’ss office has been set up to protect anyone who uses health and disability services. The agency will help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services.

Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health seeks to improve, promote and protect the health and well being of New Zealanders. The Ministry works in partnership with other public service agencies by engaging with people and their communities in carrying out these roles.