The Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2019 will take place in Tutukaka and Ngunguru in the rohe of Ngātiwai, from Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 of March 2019.  Located on the east coast of te Tai Tokerau, the Hui ā Tau is an annual event which helps provide focus and traction for the workforce on the positive kai, wai and kori tinana outcomes for our communities.

The theme Navigate, Innovate, Elevate draws inspiration from the preparation and journeys our ancestors took, to the journeys of our contemporary leaders, navigating the various systems and approaches. It highlights the need to innovate for the evolving world and elevate our people so they can flourish.  

The whakatauki ‘he moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka, a choppy sea can be navigated by a waka’ also reflects this theme, acknowledging the changing and challenging environment that we currently find ourselves in and how it can be navigated by collaboration, innovation and strategy. The waka encapsulates the long history of Māori as ocean voyagers, navigators, and innovators and is a great symbol of commitment and kotahitanga.

The Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2019 provides an opportunity to connect Iwi and health promoters, Māori academics, tertiary students, community leaders, youth workers, teachers, policy makers, researchers, independent businesses and health practitioners from across the motu for kaupapa Māori practices to be promoted, shared and developed.

The event offers two and a half days of thought-provoking kōrero, interactive workshops, structured physical activities and pecha kucha style presentations, which will challenge how we can successfully navigate these current times to build a resilient, prosperous and sustainable future through mātauranga Māori approaches.  

With an exciting line-up of keynote speakers and workshop presenters, their contributions will challenge hui participants to consider ways in which we can move towards a future involving Māori systems thinking, moe, Kai Māori Kai Ora, kori tinana and digital innovation while being equipped to respond to the changing times in a way that enables Māori to prosper and flourish in a changing world as Māori.


Dr Anne Marie Jackson
Dr Ihirangi Heke
Moe Milne
Megan Tunks
Lee Timutimu
Joby Hopa

More speakers will be announced over the coming months. Watch this space!

4 MARCH 2019 - 6 MARCH 2019

11.30am - 12.30pm


Whangarei, NZ


Thought provoking kōrero


Register today!


We have an exciting line up for the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2019!


11.30am Powhiri

12.30pm Kai and registration

1.15pm Whanaungatanga

2.15pm Keynote Speaker

3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.45pm Workshops

5.00pm Toi Tere

6.00pm Dinner

7.00pm Keynote Speaker / Hīkoi Haukainga


7.00am Karakia

7.30am Breakfast

8.45am MC Kōrero and activity

9.00am Keynote Speaker / Panel

10.00am Workshops

11.ooam Morning Tea

11.15am Workshops

12.00pm Keynote Speaker

1.oopm Lunch

2.oopm Workshops

3.30pm Afternoon Tea

4.00pm Workshops

6.00pm Dinner


7.00am Karakia

7.30am Breakfast

8.30am MC Korero

8.45am Speaker

10.30am Morning Tea

10.45am Speaker

12.00pm Lunch

12.30pm Tangaroa Workshop to Poor Knights (Perfect Day trip)

Toi Tangata reserves the right to change the programme at any time.

Scholarships available

We have a small number of scholarships available for the conference registration fee.

Hinemoana & Tangaroa

This will be a workshop to learn about the history of the area with a kaikōrero from Ngātiwai.

Want to present with us?

We invite you to send in a 60 second video proposal for a workshop or presentation.


Standard Pass

Full conference access
Kai all days (excludes marae breakfast)



Standard Pass + Accommodation

Full conference access
Kai all days
Accommodation at Ngunguru Marae


Premium Pass

Full conference access
Kai all days (excludes marae breakfast)
Hinemoana & Tangaroa Workshop


Premium Pass + Accommodation

Full conference access
Kai all days
Accommodation at Ngunguru Marae
Hinemoana & Tangaroa Workshop



Ngunguru Marae

Stay onsite at the Ngunguru Marae, located in Ngunguru at 60 Waiotai Road. Be in quick though, spaces are limited to 50 on a first in first served basis.

Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka

100% owned by Ngātiwai Trust Board, Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukaka is a 4 minute drive from Ngunguru and a great accommodation option for hui participants.

Tutukaka Holiday Park

A 5 minute drive from Ngunguru, the Tutukaka Holiday Park offers a selection of self-contained cabins, standard cabins, and powered or non-powered camp sites for the adventurous!


Ngunguru Marae


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