Toi Tangata is a national Māori agency that enables whānau physical health and wellbeing. Specialising in positive health, the team works hard to create meaningful connections to kaupapa oranga Māori.
The kaupapa of oranga Māori is expressed in the whakatauki Tama Tū Tama Ora – Through Physical Well-being We Thrive.
Tama Tū represents all Māori physical elements of our environment; our food and our movements that create oranga for our people. Tama Tū supports the understanding of the concept, ‘through physical wellbeing we thrive’.
Tama Ora is the mana, tapu, and mauri of total oranga and draws on mātauranga Māori that enables well-being. It is our understanding of the metaphysical elements that relate directly to the total well-being of an individual and their whānau.
Toi Tangata aims to develop and provide a range of communication platforms and innovative tools and resources that support wellbeing messages and information.
We endeavour to lead and facilitate active spaces of influence which enable creative solutions to improve nutrition and activity wellbeing.
We aim to strengthen our internal systems and effectiveness, grow new products and services as we increase our ability for future sustainability.
Toi Tangata strives to provide a range of innovative Māori centred nutrition and physical activity training and professional development opportunities to a range of audiences and settings.
We strive to establish new and build on existing collaborations with a range of national, international and regional organisations/groups to support, influence and enable positive wellbeing outcomes for whānau