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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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Check out our kaupapa He Kai Kei Aku Ringa!

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  • 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......

  • Our nutritionist, Zirsha Wharemate, shares her experience and knowledge around taewa, a traditional staple kai crop for Māori, and her successes in the maara this season. I can’t think of many things that are better than freshly dug new potatoes out of your own garden,......

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2 days ago

Toi Tangata
“The size of the māra won’t be able to feed us 100% from the whenua, but it’s about principles, it’s about learning- honing into maramataka and what’s happening in our immediate environment. Utilising whatever resources we have around us to make it work.”

- Te Kawa Robb

Check out the kaupapa at www.hekai.co.nz 

#HeKaiKeiAkuRinga

“The size of the māra won’t be able to feed us 100% from the whenua, but it’s about principles, it’s about learning- honing into maramataka and what’s happening in our immediate environment. Utilising whatever resources we have around us to make it work.”

- Te Kawa Robb

Check out the kaupapa at www.hekai.co.nz

#HeKaiKeiAkuRinga
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3 days ago

Toi Tangata
“In a literal sense, ‘he kai kei aku ringa’ refers to the nourishment that has come from someone’s hands. Someone has made time to tend their garden, to grow that kai, to give it all the love and care that it needs to be something, and then given it to someone else.”

-Te Kawa Robb

Check out the kaupapa at www.hekai.co.nz 

#HeKaiKeiAkuRinga

“In a literal sense, ‘he kai kei aku ringa’ refers to the nourishment that has come from someone’s hands. Someone has made time to tend their garden, to grow that kai, to give it all the love and care that it needs to be something, and then given it to someone else.”

-Te Kawa Robb

Check out the kaupapa at www.hekai.co.nz

#HeKaiKeiAkuRinga
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4 days ago

Toi Tangata

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa

Meet Te Kawa and his whanau!

Te Kawa Robb is an advocate for the protection of our taiao, from working in marine environments with rangatahi, to minimising waste. He and his small whanau are striving to connect to food systems in a way which acknowledges the whakapapa of the food they consume. Where has the food come from? Which soils did it grow in? Whose hands has it passed through? In doing so, Te Kawa hopes that we can illuminate and then reduce the ways in which our interactions with food systems might harm our local and national environments.

For Te Kawa ‘he kai kei aku ringa’ denotes not only the nourishment that has come from someone’s hands, but the knowledge and skills shared between people about how to consciously engage in food systems whether as gatherers, divers, hunters or even just learners.

Check out the other films and resources at www.hekai.co.nz

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Beautiful kōrero xxx

4 days ago

Toi Tangata
| Spotlight on Growing the Puna | Samantha Kamariera |

A descendant of te Taitokerau with links to Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri, Samantha Kamariera was brought up in Manawatu. A recent graduate of the University of Waikato with a degree in sports performance, she currently works part time as a rehabilitation coach and strength and conditioning trainer. 

We look forward to seeing her career grow. Sam’s kaupapa saw her explore Māori systems approaches. 

Read Sam’s journey here 👇
https://toitangata.co.nz/2021/03/16/growing-the-puna-samantha-kamariera/

| Spotlight on Growing the Puna | Samantha Kamariera |

A descendant of te Taitokerau with links to Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri, Samantha Kamariera was brought up in Manawatu. A recent graduate of the University of Waikato with a degree in sports performance, she currently works part time as a rehabilitation coach and strength and conditioning trainer.

We look forward to seeing her career grow. Sam’s kaupapa saw her explore Māori systems approaches.

Read Sam’s journey here 👇
toitangata.co.nz/2021/03/16/growing-the-puna-samantha-kamariera/
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Go Sammie!!!

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