Ā Mātou Mahi | Our Stories


21 September 2021

The kaupapa of this project is to be an example of sustainable systems for living at home. This is a partnership between Te Aho Tū Roa (Toimata) and Ōnuku Trust to build resilient local food systems. A composting system where human waste is broken down to...
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Integrated mātauranga Māori with ecological building at Wellington East Girls’ College

21 August 2021

Teachers at Wellington East Girls' College are focused on bringing indigenous knowledge and approaches into their curriculum. They have integrated mātauranga Māori with ecological building and science, adding depth and meaning to the students’ experience. Choosing to tackle the idea of ecological building and design...
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Tairāwhiti Enviroschools WaiRestoration video

21 July 2021

The wonderful collaboration of Tairāwhiti Enviroschools with Tūranga Ararau, Te Kaunihera o te Tairāwhiti/ Gisborne District Council, HB Williams and JN Williams Trusts,  Department of Conservation, Gisborne Airport and Tairāwhiti Environment Centre has empowered young people of this area to engage in building knowledge and skills...
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Empowered to make a difference: profiling an Enviroschools graduate

21 July 2021

Ben Carson is a recent graduate of Kāpiti College. He was an active participant in the Enviroschools Network through the college’s Eco Action Group. To him, student empowerment means recognising and realising our capability to create change. He says that the Eco Action Group and...
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Tai o Hī Tai o Hā

21 June 2021

As the inaugural Tai o Hī Tai o Hā – Wānanga Toi Series, this kaupapa was a huge success bringing together a core group of talented young Ngāpuhi taiohi for four week-long wānanga, exploring various Toi Māori o Ngāpuhi along side established Ringatoi from Ngāpuhi....
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New Partnership with Earthwise Boosts Community Projects for Toimata Network

21 April 2021

Toimata Foundation is pleased to have partnered with Earthwise, a locally owned business based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland that has been making eco-friendly household cleaning and body-care products for over 50 years.    Earthwise is providing funding for sustainable action and innovation projects across the...
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Hinonga Rimurimu

21 January 2021

In Te Upoko o te Ika, Hinonga Rimurimu is a journey of learning and connection to taonga of the moana. A collaborative project involving Te Aho Tū Roa, Greater Wellington Regional Council, NIWA and Mountains to the Sea Wellington, with input from Victoria University.  ...
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Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop

21 December 2020

Living our Toimata values:  Twenty three staff and board members of Toimata Foundation and Te Mauri Tau came together at Hui Te Rangiora Marae in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton for a two-day workshop facilitated by Tangata Tiriti/Treaty People. The aims of the workshop were to: • Bring the...
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Wise Words from a Leader of Action Learning

14 December 2020

In an Enviroschool, effective leadership and role modelling are key to enabling empowerment of all learners.  Enviroschools allows both students and teachers to engage in learning and action in local settings. We believe that creating healthy, sustainable communities involves all of us, and that through...
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Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools