Ko wai matou? | About Us

Toi Tangata is a Māori agency that develops, delivers, and champions kaupapa Māori based approaches to kori (physical activity) and kai (nutrition).

Toi Tangata 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. We operate nationally and locally to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. We work 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.

Te Pae Tawhiti | Our Vision

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora

Our whānau are healthy, active and able to achieve to their full potential.

Te Pae Tata | Our Mission

Mā te mātauranga tuku iho, ka tipu, ka ora, ka toi tangata e!

To unleash Mātauranga Māori concepts for all people to be healthy and active!

Ngā Whainga Matua | Key Priority Areas

Ngā Manukura | Leadership

We provide services, advice and support to develop the leadership capability of the health workforce in whānau, communities, and across the health and social services sectors.

Te Mana Whakahaere | Autonomy

We provide services, advice and support to strengthen the self-determination of whānau, communities and organisations.

Toiora | Healthy Lifestyles

We actively promote healthy and active lifestyles in a wholistic way.

Mauriora | Cultural Identity

Our activities are underpinned by Māori ways of knowing and being. Mātauranga Māori and Kaupapa Māori are utilised as catalysts for positive change and development.

Waiora | Physical Environment

Our activities will be consistent with Kaitiakitanga. We will encourage and exemplify positive environmental practices.

Te Oranga | Participation in Society

We recognise that full participation in society for Māori and all peoples are the result of a range of different impacts and influences. Working across sectors will likely increase positive outcomes. Collaborative relationships with other organisations and stakeholders will be pursued to achieve the best possible results for Māori and the wider population.

Our Services

Professional Development

Research and Policy Advice

Nutrition and Physical Activity Programme Design



Facilitation of Maramataka Wānanga


Resource Development

Research Partnerships


Hui ā Tau

Co-ordination of Atua Matua Wānanga