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. 

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  • Since Joe McLeod’s arrival in the North at Waikarā marae alongside Toi Tangata in 2022, it had been our mission to see him return to share his knowledge across the wider Tai Tokerau region. For over a year we planned and finally, in March and April of 2024,......

  • Our journey alongside Kaimoana Queens began in July 2023 as we prepared for the first wānanga at Te Whakamaharatanga Marae, Waimamaku. Led by founders Hayley Taotua and Karis Vesey, a group of wāhine Māori from, or living in, the Hokainga prepared for the wānanga: organising kai,......

  • Exploring how to integrate te reo Māori, pūrākau, and tikanga into a gym environment, Matiu Spring joins our 2024 Growing the Puna internship I te taha o tōku pāpa,Ko Panguru te maunga,Ko Whakarapa te awa,Ko Hokianga nui-a-Kupe te moana,Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka,Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi,Ko......


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3 days ago

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If you missed out on the webinar, Intergenerational Intimacies: A whakapapa conceptualisation of kai, Haylee Koroi and Hana Burgess in conversation with Naomi Simmonds, here is your chance to check it out!

Thank you so much to all those who came along and shared their beautiful memories and thoughts about kai with us. We felt everyones wairua through the screen 🌱 There will be other iterations to come, alongside guest speakers, so watch this space!
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1 week ago

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From August 2023 to April 2024, we had the great privilege of co-hosting, alongside Kaimoana Queens, a three-part wānanga series - Nāku te Rourou, Nāu te Rourou, Ka Ora Ai te Iwi.

Across the three Te Taitokerau based wānanga, over 120 wāhine attended - from rangatahi to pakeke to kuia. Wāhine had opportunities to learn a variety of practical skills including gathering, preparation, and cooking of various kaimoana, to the wider principles of safety and kaitiakitanga.

Importantly, these wānanga have been a space for wāhine to sit together, to kōrero, and to grow and learn in the context of community. Wāhine Māori are undoubtedly movers and shakers within our hapori, and this is true of Kaimoana Queens and the roopū wāhine that lead it with such beautiful intergenerational vision and practice.

Toi Tangata is grateful to have worked, grown, and learned alongside Kaimoana Queens. Their work continues to deepen and clarify our own visions of how whānau can be in good relation with kaimoana - and by extension with our atua moana, with our oceans, and with the communities that steward them.

Ka nui rawa te mihi!
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Awesome as kaupapa whānau!

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Check out this awesome pūrongo of Joe McLeod and his team at E Kai Māori as they share the kaupapa of Ngā Kai Tuatahi o te Motu - ōnā whainga, me ōnā hua whānui! You'll also see our own Kaiārahi, Kai Māori Kai Ora, Haylee Koroi as she shares why this mahi is so important. ... See MoreSee Less

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Herewini Herewini Paora Puru Ngaire Raumati mo te waananga kohi kai

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