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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......

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...

Kaihāpai He Pī Ka Rere / He Pī Ka Rere Facilitation Support Bay of Plenty region Full time 0.5FTE (20 hours per week)Fixed term to June 2023 We are looking for a Kaihāpai – He Pī Ka Rere to join our Toi Tangata whānau. This role...

Kaiārahi He Pī Ka Rere / He Pī Ka Rere FacilitatorBay of Plenty regionFixed term April 2022 - September 2022 Toi Tangata is looking for a Kaiārahi – He Pī Ka Rere to join our whānau and fill the position of our current Kaiārahi while on...

Pako salad (Tagalog language)  This salad was shared with our Kai Māori Kai Ora lead, Haylee Koroi by her friend David Garcia. It is good to have with rice, fried fish, or other seafood and has quickly become one of Haylee's favourite ways to use pikopiko!...

The Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau is a signature feature of the Māori nutrition and physical activity sector calendar. This year the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau was held online as a virtual event 9 – 11 November 2021. Like many organisations, Toi Tangata made...

Toi Tangata Kaiārahi Kai Māori Kai Ora, Haylee Koroi, made the move from Auckland to Hokitika earlier this year and has met, named, and can now easily identify at least 30 relatives, from ferns to trees, to shrubs and vines. It has been a beautiful...

In a collaborative effort with ACC, Toi Tangata is working on a project centered around regulating tamariki. Utilising pūrākau and kōrero tuku iho, Toi Tangata is currently testing with whānau how culturally empowered nurture and play creates the best possible environment for tamariki, mokopuna development....

Our taonga, He Pī Ka Rere, has been delivered across the motu in many settings, reaching numerous tamariki and whānau. This has also given the opportunity for kaiwhakahaere to create rauemi and consider any changes to our kaupapa over the years. We have drawn on...

A recent study involved interviews with Māori parents to understand their experiences with introducing first foods to pēpi and explore the values and practices of Māori whānau with infants during this phase.  Māori infants are differentially impacted by nutrition and health inequities that may begin in...

Serves: 4 Cooking time: 40 Ingredients 1.5 cups of long grain rice2 cups water2 Tbsp olive oil1 large onion4 garlic cloves1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger1⁄2 tsp chilli powder (optional)2 tsp ground cardamom (or 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon)2 tsp ground cumin2 tsp curry powder2 tsp ground turmeric1 Tbsp garam masala1...