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A window into our sustainable organisation

21 July 2019

For Toimata, a sustainable organisation is one that cares for the environment and the people in its community. It is about caring for the people working in the organisation - nourishing them throughout their work and their lives. We strive to manifest ways of working...
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The new Enviroschools website is LIVE!

21 July 2019

With so many amazing stories, actions and learnings happening across Te Ika-a-Māui and Te Waipounamu Enviroschools networks, it is important to have an excellent online platform to share and celebrate their mahi. Over the past 18 months, Toimata have been rebuilding the Enviroschools website with...
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Collaboration and cross-sector partnerships help to develop Enviroschools Teacher Aide project

21 June 2019

The Enviroschools Teacher Aide (ESTA) project is an inspiring initiative established through idea-sharing, collaboration, and cross sector partnership between Toimata, three established Green-Gold Enviroschools, Work and Income NZ, Waitakere Improving School Attendance Programme, and Auckland Council. First advertised as a “Return to the Workforce” programme...
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Tuākana connect to taonga as they engage in biodiversity research

21 May 2019

The Tuākana (youth mentors) of Te Aho Tū Roa are a network of young Māori leaders throughout Aotearoa. Toimata provides support to tuākana to attend a range of events and projects in different whaitua, and tuākana in turn help to tautoko and facilitate Te Aho...
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Tamariki immerse in Te Reo Māori and Te Kura Moana

21 April 2019

Te Kura Moana is a year-long programme grounded in whakapapa and tikanga, and delivered entirely in Te Reo Māori. It has been co-developed by Mountains to Sea Wellington and Te Aho Tū Roa. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopua students When Mountains to Sea approached...
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Developing young leaders through Hui Whakapakari Tuākana

21 January 2019

“Tū Kaha, Tū Māia, Tū Rangatira!” Tuākana in wānanga at Te Mauri Tau Te Kāhui Tuākana o Te Aho Tū Roa is a network of amazing young Māori throughout Aotearoa, doing extraordinary things in their own spheres. By engaging the personal and professional connections of...
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Kaupapa collaborate together to deliver foundation for tamariki learning

21 December 2018

Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools collaborate in Mātauranga Māori, hāpori, and a wonderful wilderness journey. Te Aho Tū Roa has supported Te Kura Māori o Porirua to deliver Te Wao Nui ā Tāne - a programme taking tamariki out into the nursery to learn...
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Waterway restoration is a priority issue

21 October 2018

  Since 2014, Toimata has supported Enviroschools Northland to harness the power of community cooperation and regional partnerships to bring together WaiRestoration, a cofacilitated, community-led project that focuses on taking action locally to restore waterways and biodiversity. Water ecosystems are a good environmental indicator and...
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Relationship with Te Mauri Tau anchors Toimata kaupapa

21 June 2018

Te Mauri Tau is an educational, environmental and health organisation based in Whaingaroa/Raglan. They have been a founding partner of Toimata since the beginning of the Enviroschools Programme development in the late 1990’s. The relationship between our organisation and Te Mauri Tau anchors Enviroschools and...
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Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools