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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......

400g chopped tomatoes2 cloves crushed garlic1tlbs balsamic vinegarblack pepper500g kumara, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons reduced-fat spread   ¼ cup trim milk 2 large (200g each) chicken breast fillets, halved horizontally ¼ cup plain flour 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1...

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...

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...

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...

Ever wanted to connect at conferences but you didn't get the opportunity to approach people or you didn't know how to go about it? That’s where Toi Tere comes in! Toi Tere is the Toi Tangata take on speed networking that’s highly efficient and gives...

We have a limited number of scholarships available for the conference registration fee. 4 rangatahi scholarships and 3 kaimahi scholarships, sponsored by the Health Promotion Agency. Criteria:1. Actively working or studying kai, wai, kori tinana in this kaupapa/space2. Unwaged, charitable trust, student Successful applicants will be expected to provide...

Ko Kahurānaki, ko Moumoukai, ko Tarawera me Tūwatawata ngā Maunga WhakahīKo Ngaruroro, ko Nūhaka, ko Te Puarenga me Whirinaki ngā Awa KoioraKo Houngarea, ko Manutai, ko Te Paakira me Murumurunga ngā MaraeKo Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao me Ngāti Whare ngā...

Pania Newton ( Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Waikato, Ngati Mahuta) holds a Conjoint Degree in Law and Health Sciences and is currently working towards completing her Bachelors Degree in Tikanga Maori and Social Sciences for Public Health. Pania also holds a number of qualifications from Te...

Matua Rereata Makiha (Ngāti Whakaheke, Te Aupōuri, Te Arawa) was born and raised in the Hokianga, where he attended Northland College. He studied Social Sciences at Victoria University Wellington and Māori Business at the University of Auckland, where he was awarded the Dean’s Prize. Rereata is...