Tu Te Akaaka Roa - New Zealand National Office


RANZCP New Zealand National Office
PO Box 10669
Wellington 6143
F New Zealand

Tel +64 (0)4 472 7247
nzoffice@ranzcp.org

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Mental health information is available at yourhealthinmind.org


The National Office in Aotearoa New Zealand shares its Māori name with the New Zealand National
Committee – also known as Tu Te Akaaka Roa. 

The Aotearoa New Zealand staff provide administrative support to Tu Te Akaaka Roa – The New Zealand National Committee (NZNC), the New Zealand Training Committee, as well as the wider range of Aotearoa New Zealand Faculty and Section Committees and the Vocational Education Advisory Body (VEAB). 

Support provided to Aotearoa New Zealand-based Committees encompasses external relations, internal and external policy, internal and external Aotearoa New Zealand communications, and strategic directions. 

Tu Te Akaaka Roa is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi; this commitment is reflected in this Committee’s and each member’s practice as well as through in the wider mahi (work) undertaken in Aotearoa. The Te Kaunihera (Māori Health Committee) works alongside the Tu Te Akaaka Roa in these efforts. Supported by staff in Melbourne with input from the NZ National Office, Te Kaunihera, also benefits from the experience, wisdom and leadership of Kaumātua, Ms Moe Milne.

Recognising the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

The College's position statement describes Te Tiriti within the context of improving hauora Māori (Māori health), and the steps the College is taking to meet its responsibiilities under Te Tiriti.

RANZCP Position Statement: Recognising the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi


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Recent policy and advocacy

Proposal to amend Pharmaceutical Schedule Rules on prescribing and dispensing of Class B controlled drugs/RANZCP NZ letter to Pharmac - Te Pātaka Whaioranga/December 2022. [PDF; 150 KB]

Mamaenga roa: Model of Care for people living with chronic pain/Join letter from NZ RANZCP and NZ College of Clinical Psychologists to Ministry of Health/December 2022. [PDF; 174 KB]

Proposal to fund Paliperidone three-monthly depot injection for people with schizophrenia/RANZCP NZ Letter to Pharmac - Te Pātaka Whaioranga/September 2022. [PDF; 127 KB]

OPCAT – Expectations for conditions and treatment of residents in health and disability places of detention – aged care, consultation/RANZCP NZ Letter to Chief Ombudsman Mr Peter Peter Boshier/September 2022. [PDF; 296 KB]

Draft Guidelines for Reducing and Eliminating Seclusion and Restraint Under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992/RANZCP NZ Submission to Dr John Crawshaw, Office of the Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services/October 2022. [PDF; 164 KB]

Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill Consultation/RANZCP NZ Letter to Social Services and Community Committee/November 2022. [PDF; 300 KB]

Public Consultation on Working for Families Tax Credits/ RANZCP NZ Submission to Ministry of Social Development/June 2022. [PDF; 145 KB]

Transforming our Mental Health Law, RANZCP NZ Submission to Ministry of Health, January 2022. [PDF; 411 KB]

Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill/ RANZCP NZ Submission to Tangi Utikere Chair of Health Committee/August 2022. [PDF; 138 KB]

Self-identification process to recognise gender on birth certificates/RANZCP NZ Submission to Department of Internal Affairs/ July 2022. [PDF; 111 KB]