June 2020 Rongoā Māori and Mirimiri has become recognized as a form of rehabilitation, and support has been given through ACC accreditation. Why is this a big deal?

Well, in 1907 the Tohunga suppression Act was put in place by the New Zealand government to replace Traditional Māori healers with Western Medicine. 

In 1962 as a result of being reviewed, the Tohunga suppression Act was repealed.

Practitioners have always provided Rongoā and healing regardless and were often sitting at the back of the hall or marae, we were always placed at the back... Until now!

How To Request Our Services Through ACC:

To access this pathway, you will need to get a referral from your GP or Physiotherapist, and if you are attending counselling sessions you can ask for our services to be added to your treatment plan.

To request our services, you can contact your Case Manager, email: assistedrecovery@acc.co.nz (physical injuries), assistedrecovery1@acc.co.nz (sensitive claim injuries) or call 0800 222 435 ext. 12, to speak with someone.

Use our details given below when requesting our services:

Service Code: Kawakawa Spa working under MTH10

Vendor ID: VBB856

Another option is, you can provide us with your Name, D.O.B, Claim Number, the injury related to your Claim, and we will request our services on your behalf. 



Who can access these ACC treatments?

Anyone with an active ACC Claim Number (less than 12 months old).

What can be treated?

Anything from Physical injuries to Sensitive Claim injuries.

What is your surcharge fee?

Absolutely nothing! And we even offer prescribed $10 Rongoā Māori when ACC clients attend their appointment/s.

How often can I come?

You are entitled up to 16hrs of approved sessions, but if less hours are needed then that is great too!

Does ACC help cover the cost of travel?

Yes, they do! Please follow the link provided for more information: Travelling for treatment and rehabilitation (acc.co.nz)