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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......

Callie Corrigan. For the fourth year running, our team have been leading Toi Tangata Summer Internship opportunities. These are a ten-week scholarships aimed at enabling students to explore a meaningful project and are worth $5,000. These internships are part of a number of strategies within the...

Martin Dutton. Senior Ministry of Health Advisor, Martin Dutton, presents information on the MOH Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand adults. This webinar touches on the presentation Martin gave at our Hui-ā-Tau earlier this year in February and also includes information on the next step for the...

Upon arrival we were embraced by the warmth of the tropical island; a stark contrast to our Aotearoa winter. Although the warmer weather was eagerly anticipated during the training build up, it was also a daunting adjustment to acclimatise within two days before the competition...

This is a question that I am often confronted with. Breakfast is often touted as being the most important meal of the day and many experts in the area of nutrition react in a way that the sky may indeed cave in if one should...

No doubt you have all heard about the Pokémon craze going around the world at the moment.  It is an interesting exploration of what an increasingly digital universe can look like and how practical skills could easily fall away leaving children to chase imaginary animals...

Mason Ngawhika. Most of the developed world and large populations of the developing world are struggling with an obesity pandemic. Over-accessibility of energy dense foods coupled with an inactive lifestyle are the main culprits. One of the most harmful outcomes of obesity is the advent of...

Health was extremely important to te iwi Māori and indeed the whole Pacific. Where is the proof? It is ingrained in our tikanga and language. When we greet one another we say “kia ora”. Most people think this word means hello, but its connotations are...

Earlier this year Toi Tangata launched a new initiative, He Awatea Hou, a programme which draws on the strength of the whole family to support the journey of bariatric clients. This project is funded by the Ministry of Health, with Quigley and Watts leading the...

Team Bros Multi-Sport Group is a gathering of like-minded people who are on a mission to be fit for purpose, better than their best and who support each other along the journey. We took time to look back over the last 12 months of the 2015-2016 triathlon season and reflect...

Right now, health equity is a hot topic in health. The term itself demands attention and makes the speaker sound clever, but what is it and how do you do it? Unfortunately, health equity is not something you can download and receive step-by-step prompts to...