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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......

Earlier this month and back for a second year, Toi Tangata held a wānanga at Waihi Community Marae and participated in the multisport event The Nugget. With a curious name like ‘The Nugget’, it is easy to be confused about what it may be. Starting...

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we farewell one of our kaimahi as she leaves the familiar comfort of home in search of wondrous adventures abroad. Jessica, of Ngāti Pare and Ngāti Raukawa descent and mokopuna of the great All Black Sir Colin...

Winter, I have heard so much about how refreshing it is to see snow, see frost and how everyone loves wearing their favourite jackets. Somehow my body misses the point of winter, and my mind is also a bit slower at thawing out. On the...

Dr. Ihirangi Heke. Earlier in 2016 Dr Ihirangi Heke took on a hearty month-long challenge, cycling the length of New Zealand. Although this event alone is an exceptional feat for anyone, in the familiar Heke ‘challenge by choice’ style, he also sought to connect with as...

Following a change of guard in 2015 the governance team of Te Hotu Manawa Māori Trust (THMM) and Toi Tangata has affirmed the organisation’s strategic direction in order to sustain ongoing impact. “It’s a unique situation with so many board members joining the mix all at once, however,...

It's the time of year to get your crock-pots out. This is a lovely winter warmer that you can start early in the day and leave simmering until dinner time. Summary Prep Time: 20 minutes preparation, 8 hours cooking (on low) Yield: 6 Ingredients 1 bacon hock 1 kūmara,...

The Toi Tangata Innovation Award is tailored to those who have pushed knowledge limits and inspired new ways of knowing. It embodies the idea that innovation is a key competency needed for a better future. This award includes new knowledge creation, the conversion of thought leadership...

It’s always exciting when two awesome kaupapa join forces and it’s been no different with the collaboration between Toi Tangata and Cinco Cine. Over the past few months Toi Tangata has been working with and supporting the Cinco Cine roopu Pūkana around kaupapa Māori focused physical activity and nutrition. This support has...

Wai Ariki: Our water, Your Future is a contribution towards building content and understanding around wai Māori. Wai Ariki has been developed to provide communities throughout Aotearoa with sound data, information and knowledge to make sure we sustain the health of our land, waterways and...

With colder months around the corner, this easy and quick chicken loaf is ideal for whānau. You can substitute ground beef in this meatloaf recipe if you wish, but you save the calories by using ground chicken. This recipe has a great flavour, texture, and...