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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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  • Facilitator-He Pī Ka Rere, Bay of Plenty Region Full time 1FTE 40 hours per weekFixed term to June 30 2022 Toi Tangata is looking for a Kaiārahi – He Pī Ka Rere to join our whānau and fill the position of our current Kaiārahi while......

  • Wikitoria Burdon and Raiha Johnson are creating tomorrow’s leaders at Invercargill’s Waverley Park School with the He Pī Ka Rere programme. Teachers Raiha Johnson (Te Rarawa) and Wikitoria Burdon (Te Rarawa), of Waverley Park School in Invercargill, are fierce advocates for te reo me ona......

  • Te Hā Oranga has recently launched the Hauora Hub, an exciting new online hauora Māori provider directory that was developed in collaboration with the Waitematā District Health Board (WDHB), Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, and a range of Māori providers.......

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15 hours ago

Toi Tangata
Puawai Winterburn Chapman is the personification of BOSSWAHINE.

Puawaitanga delivered a workshop for the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021 that demonstrated how 
Fit Wahine is a safe and fun environment for wahine to shed their whakama, remove the excuses and barriers, and get moving. 

Whānau definitely experienced an energetic and action packed session attached with some sass!

Ka tū rā te taikākā!

#ToiTangataHuiĀTau #ToiHui #FitWahine

Puawai Winterburn Chapman is the personification of BOSSWAHINE.

Puawaitanga delivered a workshop for the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021 that demonstrated how
Fit Wahine is a safe and fun environment for wahine to shed their whakama, remove the excuses and barriers, and get moving.

Whānau definitely experienced an energetic and action packed session attached with some sass!

Ka tū rā te taikākā!

#ToiTangataHuiĀTau #ToiHui #fitwahine
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18 hours ago

Toi Tangata
🏃🏽 Kōkirihia te kori 🏃🏽

Delivering an interactive workshop and kōrero on Māori play with the desire to retain, reclaim, and restore traditional practices, Nikki Penetito-Hemara shared a workshop that breathed life into the aspirations of Māori play. 

Nikki spoke of the opportunity to enhance te reo Māori and restore mātauranga that solidifies strong cultural identity, restores cultural practices, and connects with whakapapa that deepens levels of mātauranga through play.

She also reminded us “Tā te tamariki tāna mahi wāwahi tahā. It is the job of the children to smash the calabash.” 

In order for these approaches to be authentically and uniquely activated we must open opportunities for tamariki to explore, break rules, imagine and try new things!

Kōrero captured and illustrated by the League of Live Illustrators.

Recording coming soon!

#ToiHuingataHuiĀTau #ToiHui #TakaroMai #SayYesToPlay

🏃🏽 Kōkirihia te kori 🏃🏽

Delivering an interactive workshop and kōrero on Māori play with the desire to retain, reclaim, and restore traditional practices, Nikki Penetito-Hemara shared a workshop that breathed life into the aspirations of Māori play.

Nikki spoke of the opportunity to enhance te reo Māori and restore mātauranga that solidifies strong cultural identity, restores cultural practices, and connects with whakapapa that deepens levels of mātauranga through play.

She also reminded us “Tā te tamariki tāna mahi wāwahi tahā. It is the job of the children to smash the calabash.”

In order for these approaches to be authentically and uniquely activated we must open opportunities for tamariki to explore, break rules, imagine and try new things!

Kōrero captured and illustrated by the League of Live Illustrators.

Recording coming soon!

#ToiHuingataHuiĀTau #ToiHui #TakaroMai #SayYesToPlay
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5 days ago

Toi Tangata
🧒 He Pī Ka Rere 🐤

Teachers Wiki Burdon and Raiha Johnson joined us to deliver a workshop at the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021. 

Together, they deliver He Pī Ka Rere in a kura auraki in Murihiku (Invercargill). Through their collective magic they provide opportunities for tamariki Māori to have uplifting experiences that validates their place in te ao Māori and reconnects them with whakapapa Māori, pūrākau, mātauranga as well as kori tinana.

Wiki and Raiha shared stories of young kaitiaki and how they empower tuākana (year 5 and 6 students) in the He Pī Ka Rere kaupapa . This approach has helped grow thriving young leaders through sharing and activating this amazing kaupapa among whānau, younger students and teachers.

“Māori success and Māori achievement is more than just academic data.”

Kōrero captured and illustrated by the League of Live Illustrators. 

Recording coming soon!

#ToiTangataHuiĀTau #ToiHui

🧒 He Pī Ka Rere 🐤

Teachers Wiki Burdon and Raiha Johnson joined us to deliver a workshop at the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021.

Together, they deliver He Pī Ka Rere in a kura auraki in Murihiku (Invercargill). Through their collective magic they provide opportunities for tamariki Māori to have uplifting experiences that validates their place in te ao Māori and reconnects them with whakapapa Māori, pūrākau, mātauranga as well as kori tinana.

Wiki and Raiha shared stories of young kaitiaki and how they empower tuākana (year 5 and 6 students) in the He Pī Ka Rere kaupapa . This approach has helped grow thriving young leaders through sharing and activating this amazing kaupapa among whānau, younger students and teachers.

“Māori success and Māori achievement is more than just academic data.”

Kōrero captured and illustrated by the League of Live Illustrators.

Recording coming soon!

#ToiTangataHuiĀTau #ToiHui
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Wow! Awesome mahi you two!🤎

Wananei korua tahi!

Ka mau te wehi korua👏👌😀😀

Wiki Burdon 😉

Love your mahi Aunties ❤️

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6 days ago

Toi Tangata
👶  He Oranga Wairua, He Tikanga Aroha: Neuroscience through a cultural lens 👶

“Children are made to move!”

Whaea Deb Rewiri joined us on day two of the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021 and shared some thought provoking kōrero that is crucial as we navigate the current environment and life changing experiences with many whānau in lockdown with our tamariki. 

Sharing her knowledge on a kaupapa māori approach to neuroscience, Whaea Debs discussed the important role of whānau and hapū surrounding and embracing our tamariki in order to build their potential. 

As Whaea Debs says, “focus on the potential and not the problem.” 

By bringing these village raising constructs forward into the modern world and creating positive environments, we can build long lasting positive effects on our pēpi to have a greater impact on growing their potential within.

Kōrero captured and illustrated by the League Of Live Illustrators.

Recording coming soon!

#ToiTangataHuiĀTau #ToiHui

👶 He Oranga Wairua, He Tikanga Aroha: Neuroscience through a cultural lens 👶

“Children are made to move!”

Whaea Deb Rewiri joined us on day two of the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021 and shared some thought provoking kōrero that is crucial as we navigate the current environment and life changing experiences with many whānau in lockdown with our tamariki.

Sharing her knowledge on a kaupapa māori approach to neuroscience, Whaea Debs discussed the important role of whānau and hapū surrounding and embracing our tamariki in order to build their potential.

As Whaea Debs says, “focus on the potential and not the problem.”

By bringing these village raising constructs forward into the modern world and creating positive environments, we can build long lasting positive effects on our pēpi to have a greater impact on growing their potential within.

Kōrero captured and illustrated by the League Of Live Illustrators.

Recording coming soon!

#ToiTangataHuiĀTau #ToiHui
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