Editorial

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The New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy is proud to publish the Plenary and Keynote session presentations from the NZAOT Conference: Dancing Jandals. The Frances Rutherford Lecture will be published in the next edition--something to look forward to reading. The Conference, which was held in Wellington in September, 2006 was a great success and as Editor of the Journal, I am very pleased to be able to publish these stimulating presentations. I am grateful to the authors for the extra effort they put into preparing them for publication so that therapists around the country, who were unable to attend the conference, have an opportunity to read them. The papers, which are published as presented at Conference, include:

Plenary Session 1: Te Kani Kingi The Treaty of Waitangi and Maori health

Plenary Session 2: Gail Whiteford Autonomy, accountability and professional practice: Contemporary issues and challenges.

Keynote Address 1: Ann Wilcock Active ageing: Dream or reality?

Keynote Address 2: Gail Whiteford The Korn Unfurls: The emergence of diversity in occupational therapy thought and action.

We also have advice from Clare Hocking and Valerie Wright St. Clair for authors writing for publication. This is a topic which will, I am sure, be well received. I encourage you all to read this article. It may give you the confidence to write about your practice and share your knowledge with others. …