About Us

Our Strategy

The PSNZ’s purpose is to promote effective policies and practices to recognise and eliminate health inequities in Aotearoa and prioritise tamariki and rangatahi Māori.

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand | Te Kāhui Mātai Arotamariki o Aotearoa (PSNZ) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, founded in 1947 in recognition of the special health and developmental needs of children. As a multi-disciplinary society, we are able to develop and influence pathways for improving the health and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi at a local, regional, and national level. We work collaboratively with other societies, governmental departments and institutions that have similar goals.

The PSNZ uses Te Tiriti o Waitangi as overarching guidance, supported by the interconnected themes of improving equity; strengthening partnership and connectedness; and developing and supporting a culturally responsive workforce that has the skills and resources to implement nationally consistent models of care and quality service.

We believe this approach will enable tamariki in Aotearoa to flourish in health and wellness, acknowledging that tamariki must be considered in the context of their whānau.

Find out more about the PSNZ's Strategic Plan 2021 - 2026