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Growing the Puna Report | Zayden Tane - Toi Tangata
 

Growing the Puna Report | Zayden Tane

Ko wai au?
Ko Kakepuku te maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Tainui raua ko Takitimu ngā waka
Ko Ngāti Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Ruapuha Uekaha te hapu
Ko Tokikapu te marae
Ko Zayden Hare-Purangi Tane ahau.

I tipu ake ahau ki Tauranga Moana, Tauranga tangata, no reira ko Tauranga Moana tōku kainga noho. Ahakoa ko Tauranga tōku kainga noho, i te taha o tōku pāpā, taku ara rā, ko Tūrongo; I wawaea ki Te Tai Rāwhiti, Ko Māhinaarangi! I au e! Ko te rua rā i moe ai a Raukawa. Nā Raukawa ko Rereahu; Nā Rereahu ko Maniapoto; He ara tau-tika mai ki ahau no Ngāti Maniapoto. I te taha o tōku māmā ka tū ana au ki runga i tōku maunga ko Maunga Haumie, tiro whakararo ki te iwi o Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi ki roto i tōku marae ko Mangatū, ā no Whatatutu ki Tūranginui-a-Kiwa ahau.

I haere ana ahau ki ngā kura kaupapa Māori mai i te wā he tamaiti noiho ki te wā i wehe au i te kura tuarua, ko Te Wharekura o Mauao. Ngā mea pai kia ahau ko te whutuporo, pā whutuporo me te whutuporo taki whitu. I te wā ki roto tonu ahau ki te kura, tē pīrangi au ki te haere ki te whare wānanga, engari i taku tau whakamutunga i haere ana au ki Ōteputi ki te titiro ki Te Whare Wānanga o Otākou mo ngā putaiao, ā i mohio ana ahau ko tēnei taku huarahi i te ao.

Zayden’s project was based around kaupapa kori tinana and kai Māori that Toi Tangata delivers in relation to Te Mārautanga o Aotearoa and the New Zealand Curriculum.

Physical activity and nutrition are two critical factors in achieving healthy living as a young person and into adulthood. Physical activity is a broad term that ranges from simply walking around the block, to participating in team sports. Physical activity improves blood flow, body mass index (BMI) and numerous other health benefits. Nutrition is obtaining the food necessary for health and growth, therefore providing people with the correct nutritional education and physical activity will improve the health of the New Zealand population.
Kaupapa kori tinana and kaupapa kai Māori are physical activity and nutrition through a kaupapa Māori lense. This can include kaupapa Māori activities such as māu rākau, waka ama and kapa haka. Kai Māori, kai ora can be identified as Māori methodologies in regards to nutrition such as gathering, hunting, fishing and mahi māra. These strategies for good health have been traditionally used for generations in Te Ao Māori.