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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...

Enoka Wehi (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki , Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Whakatōhea me Ngāi Tūhoe) I am from a small settlement known as Whāngārā, approximately 35km north of Gisborne on the beautiful East Coast. Whāngārā is my slice of paradise. I finished high school at Ngā Puna...

Ko wai au?Ko Kakepuku te maungaKo Waikato te awaKo Tainui raua ko Takitimu ngā wakaKo Ngāti Maniapoto te iwiKo Ruapuha Uekaha te hapuKo Tokikapu te maraeKo Zayden Hare-Purangi Tane ahau. I tipu ake ahau ki Tauranga Moana, Tauranga tangata, no reira ko Tauranga Moana tōku kainga...

Snacking is a common eating behaviour and offers us extra opportunities to consume healthful and nourishing kai. Yet a recent study from the University of Otago has found that these opportunities are commonly missed. The research found that, on average, 12-year-old children snack on unhealthy...

We are looking for a Projects and Team Coordinator to join our team. The position will undertake coordination of the team and assist with further development and extension of our current programmes. The role will help implement the Toi Tangata strategy, taking the ideas and action...

Water Safety The Toi Tangata team is looking forward to getting out into the moana these holidays. Whether you are free diving, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming in the moana, awa or local pool, Water Safety NZ has some useful tips. Check out their resources here. Drowning Prevention...

Fizz Free Whānau is back! Join us & go fizz free for the month of February 2021. The challenge is simply to phase out sugary drinks for the month of February. This challenge can be taken up by an individual, sports group, whānau or even marae!...

Two Toi Ako events will run back to back taking the place of our normal Hui ā Tau due to risks associated with Covid. Thursday 18 February 9.30am-5pm will still be held in Kāwhia at the Kāwhia Community Hall with the theme Kāwhia Moana Kāwhia...