To be New Zealand’s leading provider of affordable blended and online education in the field of natural medicine, offering high quality education.
We provide support networks that facilitate learning by creating an environment for all students to achieve their full potential, fostering empathy and respect for all.
Te Whare Tapa Whā
The Naturopathic College of New Zealand upholds the principles of Te Whare Tapa Whā , the Māori model of health, which closely aligns to the principles of holistic healthcare. The Te Whare Tapa Whā model is an analogy for a person’s health. The four cornerstones (or walls) of the house represents different facets of our health – the mind, the body, the spirit and the family. The health of the land (whenua) and air (hau) are aspects of this model that are also part of a healthy environment:
- Taha tinana (physical health)
- Taha wairua (spiritual health)
- Taha whānau (family health)
- Taha hinengaro (mental health)