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Growing the Puna

Toi Tangata would like to introduce and welcome four new summer Interns for this year's Growing the Puna intake. Growing The Puna internships aim to provide opportunities for two students to participate in the development of an innovative approach to physical activity and nutrition in project...

Picture this, if you will. Lush green bush and fanned ferns peppered with cicada and bird song, all underscored by the persistent rush of a nearby waterfall. Air, fresh from its dance with the rākau filling your lungs. It may not be your standard surroundings...

Zayden Tane (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāriki Kaipūtahi) My project is based around kaupapa kori tinana and kai Māori that Toi Tangata delivers in relation to Te Mārautanga o Aotearoa and the New Zealand Curriculum. The project included a literature review, the two curriculums in Aotearoa/New Zealand, He...

Kurt Grayson (Ngāti Porou)  My journey with wai started like everyone else’s; suspended within mother’s sacred waters. This then followed the natural progression of life with the need to drink water and stay hydrated. In turn, playing in and around water became a large part of...

Te Mauri o te Wai Internship Overview Kurt Grayson (University of Auckland, Ngāti Porou)  My project investigated different approaches to Wai Māori in order to look after its mauri, and in turn, to look after us as people. Literature Findings Water Quality Our waterways have been classed as a clean...