Toi Tangata is a Māori agency which develops, delivers, and champions kaupapa Māori based approaches to health, movement, and nutrition. Combining indigenous knowledge with evidence based approaches, we create Māori derived frameworks to help inform our mahi in the health sector.

Vision

Our vision is for our whānau to be healthy, active, and able to achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

Our mission at Toi Tangata is to support whānau and communities to strengthen their capabilities and connectedness with knowledge and skills to  improve well-being.

What We Do

Toi Tangata develops and utilises working methodologies that are mana enhancing and empower whānau to understand, achieve, and excel in their own physical health and wellbeing.  We understand Te Ao Māori, and take a collective ‘whānau centred’ approach to ensure our knowledge and experience as a team will provide an ideal fit.

We aim to represent whanau by informing, educating, and advocating to agencies. We use quality and innovative information and relationships to improve whanau physical health and well-being.

Hui ā Tau

An important part of our work is creating a space and place for Māori, whanau, and Māori in the health sector to come together and be able to talk about alternative approaches that are evidenced from a mātauranga Māori base and are complimented by contemporary knowledge and science.

Nutrition is very different, physical activity and fitness is very different when you start from a Māori world view.
There are now so many Māori led events, Māori led services and Māori designed products that shape a new way of thinking about wellbeing.

Our national Hui ā Tau is a place where those initiatives are showcased, supported, and celebrated. It’s a fundamental value for us to continue to support those in the sector, and those who are there to offer the services to the communities, but also to carry us forward so we can continue to have an ongoing impact, we need to look at other innovative services that extend our vision and our mission as well.

Our Hui ā Tau is set to be held in Rotorua from Wednesday 21 February – Friday 23 February at the Apumoana Marae and we look forward to seeing you there. Watch this space for more information.

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Our very own Hannah Rapata from Growing the Puna talking about the mahi she has done around kai and the He Pī Ka Rere approach. Nice work, Hannah!

Our very own Hannah Rapata from Growing the Puna talking about the mahi she has done around kai and the He Pī Ka Rere approach. Nice work, Hannah! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kai Māori Kai Ora- Kitchen Table Talk with the whanau from Healthy Families Far North

Kai Māori Kai Ora- Kitchen Table Talk with the whanau from Healthy Families Far North ... See MoreSee Less

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And were off! The Hui ā Tau is well under way and we are loving connecting with everyone. Dr Ihirangi Heke is presenting on Ngā Taiao Whakapapa, Māori Environmental Systems, explaining how important it is to take a systems approach. He reminds us how Māori have always approached issues with whakapapa to guide and assess the situation through a wider lens.  #ToiTangata #HuiATau2018  @ Apumoana MaraeImage attachmentImage attachment

And we're off! The Hui ā Tau is well under way and we are loving connecting with everyone. Dr Ihirangi Heke is presenting on Ngā Taiao Whakapapa, Māori Environmental Systems, explaining how important it is to take a systems approach. He reminds us how Māori have always approached issues with whakapapa to guide and assess the situation through a wider lens. #ToiTangata #HuiATau2018 @ Apumoana Marae ... See MoreSee Less

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