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The new Enviroschools website is LIVE!

July 2019

Over the past 18 months, Toimata have been rebuilding the Enviroschools website with the help of digital strategists, The Family Farm, and we are excited to announce the website is now live!

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Collaboration and cross-sector partnerships help to develop Enviroschools Teacher Aide project

June 2019

The Enviroschools Teacher Aide project provides a unique opportunity for meaningful employment, on-going professional development, and up-skilling of individuals who have previously been on a solo parent benefit and unable to work. 

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Tuākana connect to taonga as they engage in biodiversity research

May 2019

Te Aho Tū Roa tuākana (youth mentors) of Ngātiwai descent have utilised an invitation to visit Māuitaha to observe the relationship kiore have with wildlife and explore possibilities for a bird sanctuary, while engaging in wānanga about the kiore, pūrākau of the island, rongoā, and the tūpuna who stayed there. 

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Tamariki immerse in Te Reo Māori and Te Kura Moana

April 2019

When Mountains to Sea approached Toimata to support the development of their project in Te Reo Māori, we were happy to tautoko their kaupapa through the help of our key Wellington Te Aho Tū Roa Poutautoko.

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Developing young leaders through Hui Whakapakari Tuākana

January 2019

Te Kāhui Tuākana o Te Aho Tū Roa is a network of amazing young Māori throughout Aotearoa, doing extraordinary things in their own spheres. Te Aho Tū Roa draws on these young leaders who volunteer their time to tautoko and help facilitate various Te Aho Tū Roa events around the country.

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Kaupapa collaborate together to deliver foundation for tamariki learning

December 2018

Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools collaborate in Mātauranga Māori, hāpori, and a wonderful wilderness journey.

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Waterway restoration is a priority issue

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.

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Relationship with Te Mauri Tau anchors Toimata kaupapa

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 early 2000’s. 

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May 2018

He kaupapa Māori tēnei e tautoko nei i ā tātou rangatahi nō ngā wharekura huri noa i te motu kia whanake rātou, otirā, kia whai hononga: Tātou ki a tātou, tātou ki ngā mātua tūpuna, tātou ki taiao e!

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Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools