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Toi Tangata welcomes the announcement of the major health reform revealed by Minister Little and Minister Henare on Wednesday morning. The establishment of a Māori Health Authority is a bold and courageous move in the right direction. This new Māori Health Authority will have the......

Thursday 11 February 2021For immediate release The first 1000 days of life have the potential to set us up for good health across our lives and are when good nutrition can have the greatest impact. But while good nutrition in early childhood is essential for......

Māori Touch NZ is delighted to announce the 21st Māori Touch Tournament, which will take place on the 5 and 6 December 2020 at Rotorua’s International Stadium. Proudly hosted and organised by the Rotorua Touch Association, the new venue has enabled the tournament to proceed......

Toi Te Kupu is a renewed Māori-to-English and English-to- Māori dictionary about kai, cooking, our body and our mind. The resource was developed by the Heart Foundation and Toi Tangata to empower everyone in Aotearoa to have conversations with tamariki and mokopuna about the importance of food and......

Low iron levels are common in women, not only during pregnancy, but for all women who have demanding lifestyles. As a mum of four, Toi Tangata Kaiwhakahaere Rautaki Renei Ngawati understands the challenges of trying to meet the nutritional requirements of not only her children......

Unhealthy takeaways have no mauri. That’s the bold message Toi Tangata wants to send to whānau who now have the option of buying take out food again.    Chief Executive Megan Tunks says, “McDonalds, KFC and the like are heavy in saturated fat and sodium. These......

Monday 16 September 2019 For immediate release Toi Tangata congratulates Tūnohopū Marae of Ohinemutu, Rotorua, for their leadership in adopting a fizzy drink and plastic bottle ban and challenges other marae to follow suit.  “Embracing this kaupapa is an awesome step in supporting the wellbeing......

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9:48 am Press Release: eHealthNews.nz A healthy lifestyle app developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year. Ol@-Or@ is a mobile app and website co-designed by Toi Tangata, the Fono Health & Social Services,......

Thursday 1 February 2018 For immediate release Toi Tangata is proud to announce the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2018 which is to be held 21-23 February 2018 in Rotorua. Toi Tangata is a national Māori agency which develops, delivers and champions kaupapa Māori based......

Tuesday 4 April 2017 For Immediate Release The Toi Tangata Symposium 2017 brings together visionaries from around the motu for a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity to share and inform kaupapa Māori health approaches, create opportunities to share innovative ideas, and make new connections within and across......

Monday 19 December 2016 For immediate release Toi Tangata has just released a revised edition of its popular health resource, Toi te Kupu. Toi te Kupu, the Māori health dictionary, was first published in 2014 as a collaborative effort between the NZ Heart Foundation and......

Monday 5 December 2016 For immediate release Toi Tangata is delighted to announce the appointment of Megan Tunks as its new CEO, effective 9 January 2017. Megan (Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Ngāti Paekau), Te Whakatōhea (Ngāti Patu, Ngāti Ngahere)), brings valuable experience to this key role and......

Thursday 24 November 2016 For immediate release Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura congratulates the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board for their leadership in adopting the replacement of sugar-sweetened beverages with healthier alternatives in Council facilities and Council-run events. The local board adopted the policy at their board meeting......

With the recent introduction of ‘treat food,’ soft drink and ‘gaming’ advertising on its channels, Māori Television is facing fierce condemnation from the Māori film and health sectors. Toi Tangata is among the critics of this new decision maintaining that odds are constantly stacked against......

MEGAN TUNKS: Rerekē But Necessary Rerekē is a word that comes to mind to describe the situation that we all find ourselves in. Social distancing and isolation, not something that goes hand in hand with our collective whānau values and principles. Heoi anō, for the...

Facilitator-He Pī Ka Rere, Bay of Plenty Region Full time 1FTE 40 hours per weekFixed term to June 30 2022 Toi Tangata is looking for a Kaiārahi – He Pī Ka Rere to join our whānau and fill the position of our current Kaiārahi while on parental...

Serves: 4Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil8 lamb chops or cutlets300g couscousVegetable stock1 carrot1⁄2 red onion1 handful fresh parsley1 handful fresh corianderZest and juice of 2 lemons50 g toasted seeds or nuts50 g dried fruit either cranberries or raisins130g baby leaf spinach1⁄2 tsp honey4...

Serves: 4Cooking time: 35 Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil500g ground pork (or beef)1 onion2 medium zucchini3 Tbsp olive oil1 Tbsp ground chili powder (optional)1 tsp ground cumin1⁄4 tsp dried oregano2 Tbsp tomato paste1 can chopped tomatoes1 cup vegetable brothSalt and pepper10-12 taco-size corn tortillas50 g grated cheeseSalad1...

Wikitoria Burdon and Raiha Johnson are creating tomorrow's leaders at Invercargill’s Waverley Park School with the He Pī Ka Rere programme. Teachers Raiha Johnson (Te Rarawa) and Wikitoria Burdon (Te Rarawa), of Waverley Park School in Invercargill, are fierce advocates for te reo me ona tikanga...

Te Hā Oranga has recently launched the Hauora Hub, an exciting new online hauora Māori provider directory that was developed in collaboration with the Waitematā District Health Board (WDHB), Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, and a range of Māori providers. “This...

Tamariki in the rohe of Taranaki now have new ways to be active thanks to Sport Taranaki and Tui Ora Whānau Health & Well-being who hosted a He Pī Ka Rere wānanga in July. Whānau and kaimahi from seven kōhanga reo of Taranaki came along...

To celebrate Matariki, Te Purapura o Ngāti Awa ki Rangitāiki me Kawerau hosted Te Rā Whakahirahira o Matariki. Bringing together kaimahi, tamariki and whānau from all nine kōhanga reo within the purapura, the whānau friendly event offered korikori stations and activities associated with ngā atua...

Our Kaiārahi Training and Nutrition Lead, Haylee Koroi, has recently moved to Hokitika and is getting to know her new surroundings. Read on to hear about her observations and how she has recently picked up the foraging bug!  The kōwhai flowers are blooming bright yellow in...

There is no set outcome when designing with and for the community. Read on as our Kaiārahi- Design, innovation, research lead, Crystal Pekepo-Ratu explores the Toi Tangata take on co-design - Toi Manarau.  Co-design is a commonly used design approach which has been gaining popularity in...