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Author: Toi Tangata

He Pī Ka Rere is a kaupapa Māori physical activity and nutrition approach that nurtures and develops the whole being of a tamaiti in Kaupapa Māori Early Learning Environments (KMELE). This approach is based on traditional techniques used by our tūpuna and born from the...

You may have noticed lately that the morning light has been radiating through the bedroom blinds at about six in the morning. And though the tail of winter sometimes gives us a friendly reminder that Hine-Takurua has not yet relinquished her grasp, the inevitability of...

Callie Corrigan. For the fourth year running, our team have been leading Toi Tangata Summer Internship opportunities. These are a ten-week scholarships aimed at enabling students to explore a meaningful project and are worth $5,000. These internships are part of a number of strategies within the...

Upon arrival we were embraced by the warmth of the tropical island; a stark contrast to our Aotearoa winter. Although the warmer weather was eagerly anticipated during the training build up, it was also a daunting adjustment to acclimatise within two days before the competition...

No doubt you have all heard about the Pokémon craze going around the world at the moment.  It is an interesting exploration of what an increasingly digital universe can look like and how practical skills could easily fall away leaving children to chase imaginary animals...

Mason Ngawhika. Most of the developed world and large populations of the developing world are struggling with an obesity pandemic. Over-accessibility of energy dense foods coupled with an inactive lifestyle are the main culprits. One of the most harmful outcomes of obesity is the advent of...

Health was extremely important to te iwi Māori and indeed the whole Pacific. Where is the proof? It is ingrained in our tikanga and language. When we greet one another we say “kia ora”. Most people think this word means hello, but its connotations are...