NZSN is the leading professional organisation for qualified Naturopaths and for students enrolled in an accredited naturopathic college.
The Naturopaths and Herbalists of NZ (formally known as New Zealand Society of Naturopaths Inc.) was established in 1989 in response to a growth in interest in the natural health profession.
Our Mission Statement
The Society aims to:
Ensure Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine is visible and accessible for all New Zealanders.
Provide the public with a resource of qualified and professional members.
Promote naturopaths, and be recognised as valuable partners in the health care system.
NZSN maintains its high standards and professionalism by:
Only accepting members who meet our high standards of education and have qualified through accredited colleges.
By having a Code of Ethics and Rules of Practice to ensure professionalism is maintained.
Ongoing, reciprocal, communication and support to our members.
Respect for clients and colleagues.
Providing members with a network that includes relevant resources and services, public relations, professional and continuing education opportunities, member meetings which contribute to continuing education, a highly professional website, and positive leadership for the promotion and advancement of the profession.
Comprehensive liability insurance for our members.
Fostering a relationship with Southern Cross Healthcare meaning that Southern Cross beneficiaries (on the Wellbeing plan) can claim back consultations costs (to a maximum of $400 per year) with Naturopaths registered with the NZSN.
Facilitating relations with other organisations in the Natural Health Industry.
Our Aims are to provide support and opportunities now and in the future, for our members.
NZSN aim to investigate registration and regulation at a government level for the modality of naturopathy.
NZSN aim to encourage further education of members within the profession of naturopathy.
Our Members are qualified Naturopaths and students of Naturopathy studying for a Level 6 Diploma or higher.
NZSN hold and maintain the largest register of qualified naturopaths in New Zealand.
We accept full members, unwaged members, associate members, new grads, and student members who meet our criteria.
We provide for our members:
Our Committee are made up of dedicated members who volunteer their time and energy towards insuring that the needs of members and the society are fulfilled.
- Professional Membership & Registration
- Continuing Education Opportunities
- Discussion Forum
- Business Promotion
- Southern Cross Healthcare
- EBS Education Benevolent Society
- Comprehensive Liability Insurance Package
Naturopathic Liability Package
A joint initiative is in place between NZSN and TIB to offer a Liability Insurance Package to members of the Society.
This package is comprehensive and covers any perceived risks of exposure to the Naturopaths.