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Toi Tangata, the art of human potential.

Toi Tangata is a national Māori agency which specialises in healthy living and healthy learning based on Māori knowledge. 

We draw from mātauranga Māori to inform, advise and empower people who are active in health and related social services.
Operating nationally and locally to encourage healthy and active lifestyles, Toi Tangata works with local and central governments, whānau, hapū, iwi, health professionals, advocates and supporters who are committed to making positive change for the health and wellbeing of our people.

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  • Toi Tangata welcomes the announcement of the major health reform revealed by Minister Little and Minister Henare on Wednesday morning. The establishment of a Māori Health Authority is a bold and courageous move in the right direction. This new Māori Health Authority will have the......

  • Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā ki te koupoutanga o te kaiwhakahaere matua hōu o Toi Tangata! E koa ana te ngākau kua kopoutia a Darrio Penetito-Hemara ki tēnei tūranga. Nō mātou te whiwhi i tēnei waihapetanga mai, me te aha, e......

  • It has now been over a year since Toi Tangata held its annual key event, Hui ā Tau. It seems like only yesterday, Māori health stakeholders were treated to wānanga in Napier, biking to the nearby star campus, taiaha and AKA workshops on the marae......

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20 hours ago

Toi Tangata
“My hope for that whakataukī ‘he kai kei aku ringa,’ is that my kids can confidently say that they have the tangible things of this world but that they also have the social capital, that connectedness to who they are.”

- Alex Hawea

To watch the full film, visit www.hekai.co.nz

#HeKaiKeiAkuRinga #ToiTangata #Hauora #TangataTuTangataOra #HauoraMaori #MataurangaMaori #Kai #CoDesign

“My hope for that whakataukī ‘he kai kei aku ringa,’ is that my kids can confidently say that they have the tangible things of this world but that they also have the social capital, that connectedness to who they are.”

- Alex Hawea

To watch the full film, visit www.hekai.co.nz

#HeKaiKeiAkuRinga #ToiTangata #Hauora #TangataTuTangataOra #HauoraMaori #MataurangaMaori #Kai #CoDesign
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2 days ago

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Ka rawe... proud of the next generation of Māori leadership

These leaders are the building blocks of a better Aotearoa 👏 🙌

2 days ago

Toi Tangata

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa

Meet Alex! Alex has lived in the West Auckland community for the last 20 years. Living in such a demanding urban centre means Alex is constantly walking a fine line between meeting the material and cultural needs of his whānau. The demands of working life mean there are fewer and fewer spare hours in the day – certainly not enough for Alex to grow and gather his own food.

When asked what ‘he kai kei aku ringa’ means to Alex, he discusses the presence of hākari (large structures for displaying feasts of food) used in former times as indicators of a hapu’s ability to feed their people. This set of circumstances presents both a challenge and an opportunity for Alex to think about how we might use technology, in the way of vertical, indoor or micro gardens to enable the continuation of manaakitanga.

To view the rest of the films, visit www.hekai.co.nz

#HeKaiKeiAkuRinga #ToiTangata #Hauora #TangataTuTangataOra #HauoraMaori #MataurangaMaori #Kai #CoDesign
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3 days ago

Toi Tangata
E te maire tū wao, e Tā Meihana, e tika ana kia turuturu te tōmairangi o mihi ki a koe, mōu i whakawhiwhia ki te hōnoretanga hirahira o te motu mō te nui o āu nā mahi. Inā hoki te nui o ngā hua o āu mahi e whāngai tonu nei i te iwi Māori, e te rangatira, ko Toi Tangata tēnei e mihi atu nei ki a koe.

Congratulations to Sir Mason Durie who received the insignia of New Zealands highest honour, the Order of New Zealand, at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington yesterday. His commitment and contributions to hauora Māori are both considerable and enduring and continue to guide us in our mahi at Toi Tangata. Tēnei te mihi nui ki a koe, e te rangatira.

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E te maire tū wao, e Tā Meihana, e tika ana kia turuturu te tōmairangi o mihi ki a koe, mōu i whakawhiwhia ki te hōnoretanga hirahira o te motu mō te nui o āu nā mahi. Inā hoki te nui o ngā hua o āu mahi e whāngai tonu nei i te iwi Māori, e te rangatira, ko Toi Tangata tēnei e mihi atu nei ki a koe.

Congratulations to Sir Mason Durie who received the insignia of New Zealand's highest honour, the Order of New Zealand, at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Wellington yesterday. His commitment and contributions to hauora Māori are both considerable and enduring and continue to guide us in our mahi at Toi Tangata. Tēnei te mihi nui ki a koe, e te rangatira.

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