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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......

Traditional Māori physical activity is distinguished by a Māori cultural definition understood through mātauranga, with shared whakapapa to Atua, and practiced through tikanga. Despite a rich understanding and practice of Māori physical activity in a pre-European era, the violent colonial experience in Aotearoa has resulted...

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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDZmDyr1vsk Maara jamz: Mai te kakano ki te puawaitanga- The Pekepo-Ratu blueprint to mana motuhake in the home is the essence of this Toi Ako webinar. The Pekepo-Ratu whānau are not shy of mucking in and getting it done and are honest about the good, the...

We have looked at the current campaign policies of relevance to our mahi at Toi Tangata and the wider sector we engage with. Key kaupapa for us at the moment include actions that address food insecurity and the achievement of food security and sovereignty; the...

We are delighted to welcome Zirsha Wharemate (Ngati Ranginui), who is joining the team to provide technical nutrition advice to Toi Tangata.  Zirsha will commence this part time support to Toi Tangata from October while remaining in her role as an Oral Health Promoter for...

Ko Bree McCauley Scott tēnei Ko Taranaki me Hikurangi ōku Maunga Ko Waitara me Rangitāiki ōku Awa Ko Mātaatua tōku Waka Ko Ngāi Tūhoe me Te Āti Awa ōku Iwi Ko Bree McCauley Scott ahau  I tēnei o ngā wā kei taku tau whakamutunga ahau ki Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki...

Prep time:  10 mins  /  Cook time:  25 mins  /  Serves:  4-6 1kg small or medium yams, cut in half lengthwaysolive oil 2 tablespoonspure maple syrup 2 tablespoonsdukkah 1½-2 tablespoons Preheat oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Place yams on a tray, drizzle...

Prep time:  10 mins  /  Cook time:  15 mins  /  Serves:  8 -10 1kg brussels sprouts1 tbsp butter4 rashers streaky bacon, finely diced2 shallots or 1 small red onion, finely dicedsalt and ground black pepper, to tastejuice of ½ a lemon2 tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves Trim...

Healthier Lives has announced they will fund the maintenance of the OL@-OR@ programme (website and smartphone app) for a further 3 years. This is great news and means OL@-OR@ will be available for use by our Māori and Pasifika communities at least until late 2023....