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3 weeks ago

Toi Tangata

Koianake Sharples is the grandson of Sir Pita Sharples, the founder of Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa.

While the institute was created to offer the ancient art of mau rākau back to Māoridom, Koianake is imparting that knowledge today with keen learners in schools and in the community.

Along with his whānau whānui from Heretaunga and Hoani Waititi Marae, Koianake learnt under the tutelage of his Papa Pita and father Paora.

Koianake kindly shared some of his knowledge at our recent Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau.

Tirohia, wānangahia, tohaina!
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Kei whea mai koe!

Ka wani kē koe Koianake!

Tino rawe to mahi Nake rite ki tou Papa Pete me to dad Pai ki te rongo i to reo. Aroha ki to whanau darling ❤❤❤

Wow!!! Learning from a master! So tumeke for all you fullas

Koia Koianake Sharples 👏🏽

Love it


Mahi tika ana e koro Koianake rangatira o mahi

Miini e Koianake Sharples kua hiahia tonutia i te ao te kaupapa ma Toi tangata te raki kei kona TWTTOA e kokiri ana Mauri i te ora e te porou.

Churr Koianake

Derek Bartlett

Dennis Tamati

Dwb Brown

Awesome mahi!!! 🙌🏼

Mean breeva! less go

Andria Vagana is that you in this vid my cuz

Andria Vagana

Tane Huata 😍😍😍

Mean, Nake!

Is this still available

Raymond White

te tino o nga tino koianake!! so awesome to see brother!!

Tu much nake


Rawe, brother.

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3 weeks ago

Toi Tangata

As the traditional saying goes, "Ko te kai a te rangatira, he kōrerō - Discussion and dialogue is the food source of leaders."

There was definitely that and much more at our annual Hui ā Tau that was held in Napier a week ago.

With this year's theme centred around 'Pātaka Oranga - A Storehouse for well being,' we'd like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to the event that focuses on Māori approaches to physical activity, nutrition and public health.

"Nā tōu rourou, nā tāku raurau, ka ora ai te iwi - With our shared baskets of knowledge, the people will thrive."

Here's a look back at the final day of the event.
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Well done Whanau Whanui Tinana- Ora.🤼‍♀️🏋️‍♂️

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Our Latest Mahi

Registrations are now open for the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2020! Join us in tbe beautiful Hawkes Bay this February as we kick off our Hui ā Tau, an annual hui which helps provide focus and traction for the workforce on the positive kai, wai and kori tinana outcomes for our communities.

Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2020 Pātaka Oranga


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.