What we do

The role of the Te Poari Kaikorohiti of Aotearoa, the Chiropractic Board is to protect the public by setting standards for chiropractic in Aotearoa New Zealand.

These standards are applied to:

  • all education programmes in New Zealand
  • chiropractors working in New Zealand
  • overseas educated chiropractors who wish to work in New Zealand.

Any person who wishes to practice as a chiropractor in New Zealand must meet these standards in order to become a chiropractor and then continue to maintain requirements to demonstrate they are competent and fit to practise chiropractic.

The Board is an organisation established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act. The board is made up of eight members, six of these are chiropractors and twoare laypeople. The work of the Board is supported by the General Manager/Registrar and staff.

When a chiropractor fails to meet the required standards , the Board will investigate and depending on the nature of the issue either aid them in meeting the standards or, if necessary, follow disciplinary processes.