Toi Ako Webinars

Toi Ako has been overhauled for 2018 and now delivers on a Webinar Wednesday basis. We have a range of fantastic speakers and knowledge gatherers to share with you.

Toi Ako webinars are free sessions conducted in a seminar style presentation held online. These webinars are dynamic, easily digested and brief training sessions that enables Toi Tangata to be responsive and meet the needs identified by the sector. This provides a fluid opportunity for interested bodies to engage throughout Aotearoa.

After the ngako, or main part has been delivered, a forum to communicate, discuss and connect over the content with both the facilitator and other viewers will be available. Don’t know how to connect to a webinar? Watch our YouTube video here.

We are looking to increase promotion of the Toi Ako webinars and work in collaboration across and within sector expertise to deliver powerful and timely messages to the workforce on key Māori nutrition and physical activity kaupapa. Check for updates in the new year and if you want to share your mahi with our network, contact erina@toitangata.co.nz for more information.

Check out our calendar for other training workshops and events.

Does a weight focused approach align with the Māori view of health? Dr Isaac Warbrick shares his whakaaro and insights on obesity and weightism, honing in on whether ‘weight’ and ‘weight loss’ are appropriate ‘health’ measures for Māori. Because of the association between body weight......

This webinar is an opportunity to learn, workshop, and apply effective forms of communication with guest presenter Layla Lyndon-Tonga. Layla will cover Mail Chimp and how it can be used to connect and communicate with stakeholders. The design features of Mail Chimp that enhance the......

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu. Do nutrition labels help us to choose healthier foods? What difference do the new Health Star Rating labels make to food choices? Callie Corrigan from Toi Tangata interviews Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu from the University of Auckland on the results of......

Nita Brown. It is a word that many of us have heard of before. A word that many of our people have had firsthand experience with, whether from a frightening and traumatic life experience, or a life filled with chances and hope of recovery. Stroke......

Hariata Tai Rakena. What does living well and being happy have to do with positive continuation of whakapapa? ​Hariata has been a part of the team at Toi Tangata for over three years since her introduction in the first summer student internship in 2013/2014. All......

Crystal Pekepo. Metaphoric poetry always has a way of resonating with Māori. Although it is easy to identify huahuatau (metaphor) in written or communicated kōrero, it is not always easy to physically interpret, especially when we attempt to apply huahuatau in our respective roles in......

Associate Professor Maui Hudson (University of Waikato) – Facilitator Professor John Oetzel (University of Waikato) Dr Nina Scott (Waikato DHB) Dr Jeff Foote (The Institute of Environmental Science and Research) Moana Rarere (National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis) Global health inequities between indigenous and......

Cameron Ormsby. Cameron Ormsby works for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board as a health protection officer, a role which has a strong emphasis on environmental health. The focus of environmental health is to look at the link between the health of the environment and......

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......

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......

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......

Rangimārie Mules. Problem-solving and innovation has been part of our story as Māori for generations; from Tāne Mahuta who sought to bring the first human form into the world as Hineahuone, to Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga who restrained the sun, brought fire into the world and searched......

Fiona Wilson. Toi Poto presents a webinar that will introduce participants to the ‘Money Equation’. Financial knowledge is the ability to make informed judgements and effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. It will provide a greater understanding of the mechanics and jargon of......

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......

Darrio Penetito-Hemara. Wai Ariki is a strategy put in place to solidify Toi Tangata’s organisational water aspirations and social obligations. Our vision is to connect people to the whakapapa of Wai. Through this webinar you will be able to see and understand a number of......

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 •......

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.......

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.......