Toi Tangata is a Māori agency which develops, delivers, and champions kaupapa Māori based approaches to health, movement, and nutrition. Combining indigenous knowledge with evidence based approaches, we create Māori derived frameworks to help inform our mahi in the health sector.



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.

5 days ago

Toi Tangata

Mutuwhenua tonight is a very cautious time... its a chill at home, don't make rash decisions kinda moon. Tomorrow is coming fast enough, plans can wait until the morning.
"Te Whiro o Pipiri" tomorrow marks the accepted New year Tau hou Maori and debates about when Matariki rising occurs will be answered in the next few weeks.
Tonight is a clear sky and the potential to spot Puanga in the east should be relatively simple by locating Tautoru (the "big pot" constellation) and above that sits Puanga, the whetu that Tai Hauauru west coast identifies with.
To find Matariki is a lot more difficult as there is only a small window of time before dawn, to locate it. Choose a high position above morning fog and mist, take a blanket and chair, no fires to be lit.
North (or left) of Tautoru is Te Ra o Tainui a triangle shaped constellation. The Greeks where they live, see an inverted triangle constellation and called it Taurus. North (left) again of Te ra o Tainui at approximately 5am you may see a smatter of tiny stars just above the horizon. It will be hard to see at first, so its important to stay still and stare at the Horizon until you can faintly see the specks of stars called Matariki… depending on the brightness, the stronger it is foretells a strong harvest. This is true for I have experienced excellent conditions and production each time Matariki has shone bright...
just keep looking until you see it, or wait for a week so that Matariki is higher above the horizon and its dawn glare, making it easier to locate.
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