Toi Tangata August 2016 Update

Kia ora koutou katoa, kia ora kia tātou te whānau, ngā whanaunga me ngā piringā kārangamaha, kia ora ki te hunga māuiui,te hunga e noho ana i te pōuritanga, kia ora, kia ora, kia ora kia tātou katoa!

I’ve drawn on the story written by our in-house innovator Mason Ngawhika to frame the greeting to this karere, ‘Kia ora’.  The article gives insights into the application of te reo me ōna tikanga for contemporary health and wellbeing reminding us why Māori leadership in health and wellbeing approaches is vital and necessary. If you haven’t heard of Team Bro’s you may have seen them in their bright orange gears representing at different events around the motu. Team Bro’s co-founder Kerrie Blackmore shares a few of the Brofiles from their very brofessional awards dinner held recently, demonstrating again what Māori community leadership and a passion for physical activity can achieve. The He Awatea Hou pilot is up and running providing support to clients of bariatric surgical services, and their whanau, across two District Health Boards. Our Kaitautoko Ora Hohaia shares some insights into the journey so far, this story highlights again the power of relationships and networks of people in supporting oranga.
Keep an eye out for what we have coming up, the

next webinar features our Toi Tangata Distance Nutrition Service.  If you are part of a Whānau Ora collective this webinar will demonstrate how the Distance Nutrition Service can add value to your diabetes management programmes.

In our next issue, we invite Jade Temepara from Kākano Cafe and Cookery School to share her insights into the kaupapa of Kai Māori Kai Ora by looking at the notion of heritage seeds and the link to whakapapa.  

Leonie Matoe
Toi Tangata Kaiwhakahaere Matua

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