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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...

Recreation Aotearoa - Te Whai Oranga has opened applications for the Outdoor Activity Fund. The fund (worth $1.5m over three years) is available to outdoor activity providers wanting to run programmes and activities that increase and enhance participation of rangatahi in outdoor recreation. Learn more...

Te Koronga is a Māori research excellence kaupapa based at the University of Otago. Dr Chanel Phillips and the Te Koronga team joined us at the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2022 in March and took some time to reflect on the kaupapa, sharing their...

Te Kahu Oranga Whānau and Foodstuff have partnered to open a brand new pātaka to create new choices and increase access to food for whānau in the far north. The new social supermarket, Te Hiku Pātaka, aims to open in Kaitaia later this month and...

Community Research has recently launched a podcast channel – He Kōrero – with Te Tiriti o Waitangi focused podcasts, Te Tiriti Kōrero. The channel is designed to share insights, ideas and new ways of thinking that can support the important work community leaders and organisations...

This panel kōrero brings together Hauiti Hakopa, Wiremu Sarich and Kuini Moehau-Reedy in a discussion about tākaro. They explore the very tūāpapa of tākaro – and how it emerges in te ao mārama. We explore tohu associated with this kaupeka – not only tohu from...

This panel korero brings together Jared Hiakita, Rangimārie Mules, and Haylee Koroi in a discussion about kai. They explore the very tūāpapa of kai Maori and pūnaha kai Māori (Māori food systems) more broadly. What tohu taiao are being observed, and what do these tohu...

This panel kōrero brings together Rereata Makiha and Chanel Phillips in a discussion about wai and reflects on traditional concepts about wai – the essence of life that aids our movement through this world – by looking into local stories about wai and the obligations...