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It is with a sad and heavy heart that we farewell one of our kaimahi as she leaves the familiar comfort of home in search of wondrous adventures abroad. Jessica, of Ngāti Pare and Ngāti Raukawa descent and mokopuna of the great All Black Sir Colin...

Following a change of guard in 2015 the governance team of Te Hotu Manawa Māori Trust (THMM) and Toi Tangata has affirmed the organisation’s strategic direction in order to sustain ongoing impact. “It’s a unique situation with so many board members joining the mix all at once, however,...

It’s always exciting when two awesome kaupapa join forces and it’s been no different with the collaboration between Toi Tangata and Cinco Cine. Over the past few months Toi Tangata has been working with and supporting the Cinco Cine roopu Pūkana around kaupapa Māori focused physical activity and nutrition. This support has...

Ko te wahine he whare tangata, he waka tangata. Within the female is the nurturing home of humankind and the channel from the spiritual to the physical (Herangi-Panapa, 1998) Whare tangata is the house of humanity and is seen as the womb of the earth. E kura is the...

The importance of iron for us links back to Papatūānuku and Tānemahuta and their search for the uha tangata or the female element. Papatūānuku has a unique composition of rock, granite, dirt, mud, stone, sand and metals that make up her body. Lava, water and...

The annual Te Arawa Games were recently held in March and saw generations of whanau compete over three days for the overall winner's title. Close to 1,500 people went head to head in a range of sporting events and activities as they represented their hapu...

Kua eke tetahi o te tima o Toi Tangata ki te Taumata I te whakataetae kukume ripene! Toi Tangata kaimahi, Darrio Penetito-Hemara competed in the Trans-Tasman Tag Test series for the New Zealand Open Mixed team earlier this month. In comparison to Australia, whose teams have long...

The concept of Te Arawa Games was built on the guiding principles of Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa with the intention of providing an opportunity for whānau, hapū, iwi and marae to be physically active. Fast forward to 2016 and the annual event run...