Toi Ako ki Kirikiriroa

This one day Toi Ako Wānanga ki Kirikiriroa is centred around kai oranga and Māori systems thinking.
Grounding our knowledge and experiences of water bodies, Tangaroa Ara Rau invites us to look at the many pathways of Tangaroa. In the ways that Tangaroa sits in relation to the moon, moving the tides in and out, Tangaroa is depicted as the Atua of human movement, as water constitutes 80% of the human body. On the other hand, Tangaroa Ara Rau draws from the longer whakataukī, ‘Ko Tangaroa Ara Rau, ka kaheko te tuna i aku ringa’ an ode to kai, and the urgency with which we must reclaim ancestral food practices.
Toi Ako ki Kirikiriroa Wānanga has a strong focus on kai oranga and Māori systems thinking with renowned speakers, including Dr Isaac Warbrick and Pania Newton, and a workshop with Kāhui Māori. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the upcoming generation of the nutrition and physical activity workforce as well as take part in the launch of an exciting new kai resource, He Kai Kei Aku Ringa.
This Toi Ako Wānanga is an opportunity to connect Iwi and health promoters, Māori academics, tertiary students, community leaders, youth workers, independent businesses and health practitioners from across the motu where kaupapa Māori practices will be promoted, shared and developed.
Numbers have been capped at 50 participants.

Summarised Programme

9.00am – Karakia and mihi
9.15am – He Kōrero | Pania Newton
9.45am – Launch of He Kai Kei Aku Ringa
10.30am – Kapu tī | Kai paramanawa
10.45am –  Isaac Warbrick | Growing the Puna students
12.45pm – Kai o te ranui
1.45pm – Workshop I Kāhui Māori Māori Systems Thinking in Action
4.30pm – Closing karakia
*Toi Tangata reserves the right to change the programme at any time.