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Toi Ako Webinar

Exercising Hauora: Māori perspectives on maintaining wellbeing through physical activity  Indigenous peoples have long been physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially strong and resilient peoples. In Aotearoa (New Zealand), a deficit narrative of physical health and emotional wellbeing has been associated with Māori in spite of...

A Mātauranga Māori approach to physical activity while living in isolation, This Toi Ako Webinar is hosted by Atua Matua expert Dr Ihirangi Heke. This webinar coalesce three decades of working in the outdoor environment into contemporary examples of surviving the recently imposed isolation. Dr...

Cultural inclusion in NZ Rugby: Applying tikanga and mātauranga Māori in a sporting context A case study of tikanga and mātauranga Māori applied in a sporting context: the Bay of Plenty Steamers. As part of his PhD research, Dr Hapeta undertook research on cultural inclusion...

Māori have a unique relationship with the ocean that stretches back many generations to the arrival of the seminal voyaging canoes. Since that time, Māori have ridden waves on various types of surfcraft but while the literature identifies the therapeutic effects of surfing and place-based...