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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......

A self-proclaimed ‘kai activist’, Davina Thompson aims high within the kai and movement world and does the mahi to back it up. Working under the WeroFit trust as a Kaiwhakaora she delivers health, fitness and Crossfit to schools, marae, online and in her iti gym...

Salsa is a great topping for a piece of fish or chicken. A good salsa is packed with colours and flavours that bring food alive. Where there are lots of natural fresh colourful fruits and vegetables in a meal, as in a salsa, there are...

The next closest thing to an actual hangi, great tasting and easy to make and share with the whānau. Summary Servings: 6 Source: Nga Miti He Kai Reka Prep time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 kg Boneless brisket 4 Lamb shoulder chops 2 Celery stalks (diced) 1/4 Pumpkin 4 Potatoes 1/2 Cabbage (shredded) 1 cup Water 1 cube Beef stock 1 bunch...

Mason Ngawhika. The third webinar in the Toi Poto series where we discuss wai (water) from a Māori perspective. Disscussion Points • The whakapapa of wai • Types of wai • Wai Māori • Atua and kaitiaki connected to wai • The mauri of wai • Hydration during physical activity • The role wai plays...

Mason Ngawhika This month we are moving on to reading food labels hosted by Mason Ngawhika. This webinar aims to provide the ability to interpret health claims that are on a food packet, the important nutrients to focus on, and the skills needed to make an informed choice. The nutrients...

Jessica Meads. This month we are kicking off the series with a webinar addressing dietary trends seen in the community. Our in-house dietitian Jessica Meads will be facilitating this session. Dietary trends, fads, and different patterns of eating are becoming more and more common within our communities. The diets...

Pie is simple and tasty as! I made this into two dishes. One for the vegetarian in my life and the other for me. It was sooo good the vegetarian was trying to eat my bigger pie. Highly recommend pairing this with a fresh salad...

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 vulnerable...