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In 1962 as a result of being reviewed, the Tohunga suppression Act was repealed.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, Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor, 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 directly if you have one or call 0800 222 435 ext. 13 (sensitive claim) or 0800 222 435 ext. 12 (physical injury) to speak with someone.

Use details below when requesting our services:

Vendor ID: VBB856

Service Code: MTH10

Another option (although slower) is, you can provide us with your Name, D.O.B, Claim Number, the injury related to your Claim, and we will request services on your behalf. Acc will then contact you to confirm your wanting to go ahead with treatment once approved.



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. 
nb: price increases to $15 per rongoā, August 1st 2023

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)