Ā Mātou Mahi | Our Stories

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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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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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Hinonga Inanga

August 2019

Whakatina te kaupapa Hinonga Inanga ki ngā reanga 9 + 10 o Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori i te tīmatanga tau. Ko Te Kawa Robb, ko Liz Gibson ngā kanohi mō Whitebait Connection, ā ka mahitahi ki te hora i te hōtaka nei ki te rohe o Te Awakairangi, ki te awa o Waiwhetū.

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Toimata CE Heidi Mardon awarded membership to the New Zealand Order of Merit

July 2019

Heidi Mardon’s contribution to the development of environmental education in New Zealand has been acknowledged in a ceremony, where she was awarded membership to the prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit. 

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A window into our sustainable organisation

July 2019

Toimata believes in taking action to manifest our kaupapa as a sustainable organisation. We have created a work environment that is safe and supportive to the physical, emotional, and mental health of our staff, and embodies our kaupapa.

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Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools