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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......

Dr Anna Rolleston (Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Pukenga) combines a robust scientific and academic background with an understanding that change comes from within, and that we often need a good deal of support to facilitate that change. She is an inspiring speaker whose...

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...

A fun, free challenge to encourage you and your colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. It’s all about participation – which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more? Organisations across the...

After a three-year consultation process and three years of revisions, Canada's new 2019 Food Guide has officially been announced. The newly released guide has reduced the conventional four food groups to three — wholegrain foods, fruit and vegetables, and protein foods (incorporating the traditional meat, fish...

Developing Māori capability and knowledge is the prime focus of Ngā Kanohi Kitea community research grants. The grants provide opportunities for iwi, hapū and other community groups to address community-identified health needs.   Full project grants are available and range from $50,000 to $200,000. It is expected...

Maramataka first began as a Māori system of awareness of the natural environment and its potential abundance. It comprises thousands of years of observations and knowledge and is the science of the moon energies. Traditionally, Māori used it to improve their fishing, hunting and gardening...

We have a small number of scholarships available for the conference registration fee. 4 rangatahi scholarships and 3 unwaged/charitable trust scholarships. Criteria: Actively working or studying kai, wai, kori tinana in this kaupapa/space Unwaged, charitable trust, student Apply Here Successful applicants will be expected to provide a one...

Do you have a project, short presentation or workshop that you'd like to showcase at the Hui ā Tau? We invite you to send in a 60 second video proposal  Make sure it includes: Your name A description of the project/programme or activity Outcomes you’ve...

This workshop is an opportunity to experience Aorangi and Tawhiti Rahi (the Poor Knights Islands) from the Perfect Day boat and learn about the Māori history of the area with kaikorero from Ngātiwai. An exciting opportunity to get into the water, take part in some...