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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......

For the last 12 months Toi Tangata has been trialling ‘The Or@ Ol@ mobile app,’ and what an awesome effort from all those who participated in the trial. We want to extend a big mihi to everyone who played a part in it- it is...

The Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2019 will take place in Tutukaka and Ngunguru in the rohe of Ngātiwai, from Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 of March 2019.  Located on the east coast of Whangarei, Tai Tokerau, the Hui ā Tau is an annual event...

Ko pukehokio tōku maunga Ko Mangapu tōku awa Ko Tainui tōku waka Ko Ngāti Maniapoto tōku iwi Ko Ngāti Kinohaku tōku hapū Ko Te Waipatoto tōku marae Ko Summer tōku ingoa Kia ora! I’m Summer Wright. I hail from the Waitākeres, but you can find my whānau in Otorohanga. I am a...

He Pī Ka Rere is a kaupapa Māori physical activity and nutrition approach to nurture and develop the whole being of a tamaiti in Early Learning Environments (ELE). Based on traditional techniques used by our tūpuna combined with a need to supply our tamariki with...

With the festive season upon us, there are so many opportunities to mix and mingle, so here are a few tried and true recipes for healthy beverages. Ingredients 4 cups of water 2 cups of your favourite fresh fruit (consider berries and watermelon) 1 tbsp...

Dr Mera Penehira ( Ngati Maniapoto) is Associate Professor at Te Whare Wananga o Awanui-a-Rangi and is currently training for the Waka Ama nationals. Mera maintains her māra kai, regularly contributing to a West Auckland local kapata kai! Here she shares one of her recipes...

Kua tae te wā kirihimete, a, kia kaha tonu tātou te nekeneke, te taakaro, te korikori i ngā hararei. During the holiday break let's remember to keep moving and have some fun with our whanau. Climb maunga, hikoi in the ngahere or kaukau in your roto,...

Toi Tangata kaimahi, Darrio Penetito-Hemara, was selected to compete in the Tag Football World Cup for the New Zealand Open Mixed team. The whakataetae took place on November 1st- 3rd  in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia with over 32 different countries represented. The team was fortunate enough...

The Cancer Society Auckland Northland hosted a one-day symposium -  Stop Cancer Before it Starts: Saving lives with effective tobacco, alcohol & obesity policies. This was the keynote event of Cancer Research Week 2018 and focused on three preventable risk factors for cancer: tobacco, alcohol and...

“Invest in people and in culture. That way you can have an organisation that can adapt and change for the future”         Chris Buxton, Stats NZ  Over the course of 2018, I had an opportunity to do some research into the impact of Emerging and Disruptive Technology and...