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“The absence of an illness isn’t the same as wellbeing and recovering from an illness doesn’t mean that wellbeing has arrived; it means that you have recovered from an illness. If you run a marathon, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are well, it means you...

'Whakapūpūtia mai o mānuka kia kore ai e whati' Cluster together the branches of the manuka tree, together they are strong and are not easily broken. Miharo pai ana i nga korero i puta i te hui i nga wiki kua pahure! Rangatahi Tū Rangatira held their annual...

The team at Toi Tangata recently held our one day Symposium “Working the Kūmara Vine” at Te Māhurehure Marae (Pt Chevalier, Tāmaki Makaurau). Around ninety participants across a range of sectors attended the symposium. Of the participants, around half were first time attendees of a...

When I first met Hariata the first thing that struck me (and if you’ve ever seen Hariata you’ll know what I’m about to say) was her hair. Big hair, big personality. I then learned quickly that if you’re around Hariata, be prepared for moments of...

Ora began here at Toi Tangata in 2015 as the whānau navigator for the Bariatric Service project, He Awatea Hou. In this role, she excelled, making her various clients feel comfortable during an often difficult time of their lives. Ora is an empathetic soul with...

With an increasing focus on data driven decisions, various governmental arms are increasing the pressure to get health providers and community organisations to focus on the numbers. The idea of ‘outcomes’ is a big part of the government mantra to get ‘more with less’ and...

At the base of Taumarumaru Pā, one of the three pā sites situated within Taumarumaru Reserve, stands a Pohutukawa tree that became our first “classroom” for the day with Wiremu Sarich.  Wiremu is a Youth Educator at Te Oranga - Te Runanga of Te Raukawa...

Here at Toi Tangata, we love to encourage movement and activity. Whether you like playing with your kids, connecting with the taiao or are a high performing athlete; we want you to huff and puff! The guidelines we’ve listed below are for a minimum of 30...

Toi Tangata has just released a revised edition of its popular health resource, Toi te Kupu. First published in 2014 as a collaborative effort between the NZ Heart Foundation and Toi Tangata, Toi te Kupu was developed to help normalise te reo Māori in and around...