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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......

During this workshop Te Kawa shares some of the principle drivers of his work, which is first and foremost a journey towards better understanding whakapapa as it is expressed through taiao. What atua govern the various realms of taiao and how these atua are reflected...

During this workshop, Te Irirangi and Pene Tawhara share their joint kaupapa, Hine Tū and Tama Tū, fitness and well-being programmes created to stand alongside each other. While Tama Tū focuses on supporting men’s health, Hine Tū focuses on women. They discuss the philosophy behind...

During this workshop, Ngaio shares his whakaaro and experiences within his mahi with Ngāti Kahungunu, specifically the intrinsic connection between hauora of humans and the wellbeing of the taiao. He discusses the rights and responsibilities of tangata whenua when it comes to the management of...

In this workshop Sam shares some of his formative experiences, from his early experiences hunting with his grandfather to his eventual return to the East Coast to do conservation work in his region. Sam shares some of the monitoring methodologies he uses to measure ecosystem...

Wade Sharland was one of the successful applicants to the Growing the Puna kaupapa for the summer of 2021/2022. He shares his experience and whakaaro from the haerenga the ohu recently embarked on. Six o’clock on a Tuesday morning in the backdrop of Mangawhai, the interns...

As we settle into our new whare in the Hokianga we reflect on our time spent in Kokatahi, Hokitika.Living in the shelter of Te Tiritiri-o-te-moana (the southern alps), the reflections of lake Kaniere and the embrace of the Kokatahi ngahere, you learn in no uncertain...

The Toi Tangata Growing the Puna internship is aimed at fostering mātauranga Māori and whanaungatanga between tertiary students, community, and the health sector that provides opportunities for tertiary students to participate in the development of innovative approaches to physical activity and nutrition in kaupapa that...

Renei Ngawati (Ngāti Hine) shares her whakaaro on the Te Ara Whetū online conference and how the normalisation of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga in health settings is now being discussed more openly without coded descriptions of cultural safety. During the recent Te Ara Whetu...

Serves: 4Cooking time: 30 - 35 Ingredients 4 medium potatoesKnob of butter2 Tbsp olive oil2 leeks400g mushrooms3 cloves of garlic600g chicken thigh fillets2 Tbsp Dijon mustard1 tsp Worcester sauceSalt and pepper2 ½ cups milk4 ½ Tbsp cornflourFew Tbsp warm water Greens 2 cloves of garlic200g green beans80-100g Spinach or...

Serves: 4Ingredients 1 white onion2 cloves of garlic1 carrot500g beef mince1 tsp soy sauce1 egg½ cup breadcrumbs1 Tbsp olive oil1 jar tomato pasta sauce (500 g jar)1 can chopped tomatoes1 tsp oregano½ cup water1 bag pasta To serve Handful of grated cheese  Salt and pepper Method Bring a large pot of...