Ā Mātou Mahi | Our Stories

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Tūtū Pai te Puehu o Whangape Indigenous Mapping Project

November 2020

Te Rarawa has a desire and vision to build a collection of stories or ‘Kete Pūrākau’, working in collaboration with hapū to share their own stories, as told by them from a mana whenua perspective. 

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Healthy Homes for All

October 2020

A pilot project undertaken in a Hamilton school has supported teachers to guide students through an exploration of what a healthy home for all living creatures is, and explore how we can create healthy homes for humans in ways that nourish natural habitats. 

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Kia Tau

August 2020

Toimata Foundation holds the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools. This short film, created by the Te Aho Tū Roa team, encourages us to pause, listen and connect with the natural world.

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The role of Toimata in a regenerative recovery

June 2020

As we look beyond the restrictions of COVID to a regenerative recovery, Toimata Foundation is engaging with our national and regional partners.  

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Te Noho Taratahi - The transformative experience of ‘lockdown’ and our network response.

May 2020

The disruption of COVID-19 meant the suspension of much of the busy activity that normally engages the attention of Toimata Foundation, Te Kāhui o Te Aho Tū Roa, and the National Enviroschools team. In response, team members re-grounded themselves in the kaupapa and its essence: connecting people to people, people to place.

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Hononga - Connection

April 2020

Enviroschools National Zoom hui reflection
The National hui for Enviroschools facilitators held April 22nd was delving into new territory for our national gathering – bringing together 120 people from our network- national team, regional coordinators and facilitators from around the motu in a low carbon way via zoom.

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2020 Toimata website Mauri Ora Mai Tawhito

Mauri Ora Mai Tawhito Wānanga

March 2020

The ‘Mauri ora mai Tawhito’ concept began through the realisation that Kaumātua and Kuia knowledge is an absolute taonga. Many of the solutions required for our current social and economic climate can be found within the experiences and inter-generational mātauranga Māori of our elders transferred or passed down over time.

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Te Ata Festival

February 2020

Te Aho Tū Roa collaborated in a new initiative to engage rangatahi Māori in Te Ata Festival, held in Porirua in February 2020 to showcase Māori performing arts.

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Noho Taiao

January 2020

Noho Taiao are experiential 3-day hui where rangatahi Māori who share a whakapapa connection get to stay together, explore their local environment, engage in experiential science activities and be immersed in the kōrero and mātauranga handed down from their tūpuna.

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Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools