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We aim to share stories that support positive lifestyles, reflects the journey to wellbeing, and connects all communities to kaupapa oranga Māori.

 

Achieving positive change through mātauranga Māori requires collaboration and encouragement so we want to champion and celebrate our people who are living healthy lifestyles while providing inspiration for those who need support.

 

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The Mātaiao collective embarked on their first wānanga of the year, anchored by whakawhanaungatanga with kura Māori around Tāmaki Makaurau and integrating a taiao centric way of thinking. This collective expanded after the initial gathering in October 2023 at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te......

We wish to welcome Koianake Yates (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Konohi, Te Rarawa) to Toi Tangata. Koianake will be joining our team as Kaiarahi Mātaiao ki Tāmaki (Mātaiao ki Tāmaki Lead Facilitator) while Chrissy is on maternity leave. Haramai rā te toki o Te Kikiri o Te Rangi, e......

The National Science Challenge Healthier Lives campaign hosted a Kōrero Tahi hui on 13-14 February at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. Research projects that had been supported by the Healthier Lives research grants presented progress on their research to date.  Toi Tangata, alongside South Wa...

He tōpūtanga a Te Hono o ngā pakihi nō te rāngai kai me te weu o Aotearoa, ngā iwi me ngā māngai kāwanatanga e whai nei kia tū hei tauira mō te ao i te rāngai ahu matua. He tōpūtanga a Te Hono o ngā......

I te 13 o Pēpuere karangatia ai e tētahi kāhui toa taiao he wānanga ki runga o Tāheke Marae, ki ngā pariparinga o Ōkere. Ko tana kaupapa, ko te kāpui i ngā kaikōkiri o ngā take taiao i ngā rāngai rerekē, ōna pānga ture, toi,......

We were thrilled to bring back the Hui ā Tau ā tinana in 2024, marking the first in-person gathering since 2019. This time we ventured to the picturesque Ōtepoti (Dunedin) in Te Waipounamu where we found inspiration at the beautiful Arai te Uru Marae, and......

Coming together with others who have a shared understanding of Te Tiriti and those who are resisting our Government’s oppressive agenda was a significant motivator in heading to Waitangi this year. Listening to mātanga share their experiences – and lay challenges in pursuit of rangatiratang...

At the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2024, we listened to the narratives of Christina Hokianga and Jack Fraser as they shared their experiences with Hīkoi4Life. A week later, our kaimahi Chelsea had the opportunity to be in attendance with Les Hokianga, founder of Hīkoi4Life, as he took......

At the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau in January held in Otepoti, our Kai Māori Kai Ora Kaiārahi, Haylee Koroi, presented the paper ‘Intergenerational Intimacies: A whakapapa conceptualisation of kai’ co-written by her and lead author, Hana Burgess with visual storytelling by Sonya Milford and......

Toi Tangata proudly supported the Waka Ama Nationals 2024 week-long event, January 15 to 16. Waka Ama, also known as outrigger canoeing, holds its sprint competition at Lake Karapiro every year and accommodates all ages from as young as five years old to kaumatua. Partnering...

For our 2023/24 Growing the Puna intake, we welcome two new interns to the Toi Tangata whānau: Erana Barlow (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Hikairo) and Steph Jasperse (Kai Tahu, Waitaha). We look forward to sharing our 10th year of Growing the Puna with Erana and Steph. Erana Barlow Ki te taha o t...

From the 16th-19th of November, Kaimoana Queens, in collaboration with Toi Tangata and Moana Futures Ltd, hosted their second wānanga, Nāku te Rourou at Ngaiotonga Marae, Whangaruru. The amazing tangata whenua led rōpū, Moana Futures, facilitated an evening session on Thursda...

Our Toi Tangata research team has been working alongside Hauora Māori over the last few months to prepare for implementing hauora based programmes in hāpori Māori in early 2024 as part of phase three of the National Science Challenge – Healthier Lives Implementation Network. Alongside......

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Dive Otago for the upcoming Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2024. Led by Virginia Watson, the Dive Otago team has been dedicated to the commendable task of enhancing skills and imparting knowledge to whānau in and around......

In November, the Toi Tangata team and our two Summer Interns had the privilege of being hosted by Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa for a Mātaiao wānanga. Immersed in the rich narrative of Hātūpātū, we embarked on a journey retracing some of his footsteps......

Toi te kupuToi te manaToi te whenuaMauri ora! He whakautu tēnei ki te wero reo o taku hoamahi, Renei Ngawati. I tērā tau, i tuhia e ia tētahi kōrero i roto i te reo Māori anake. He wero mōna ki te whakamahi te reo e......

Earlier this year, we supported an event with Ngāpeke Permaculture in Welcome Bay, Tauranga, focused on kai, moving and playing in te reo Māori with Tutarawānanga Kōhanga Reo. Ngāpeke Permaculture is primarily led by wāhine Māori who are determined to restore their wh...

Growing up in Heretaunga and being heavily sports-orientated, there wasn’t much opportunity to experience and engage with the endless avenues of science or tertiary education. However, with the experiences I’ve gained and the connections I’ve forged along the journey, I find myself i...

Nō Poteriwhi ngā ture o te riri, hau! Nō te waoku, ka ngiha ka nguha ka ngangana e! Widely known within history books as a ‘triumph for the Māori’, the 1864 battle of Pukehinahina celebrated its 159th year commemoration on Labour Day this year. A......

“He whenua pukepuke, he maunga kōrero” In early October, our Mātaiao ki Tamaki team facilitated their very first wānanga at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kotuku. A mix of kura and organisations attended this wānanga, including Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o ...