Tāne Ora Alliance (TOA) is a movement that seeks to Unlock the Potential for Māori men to positively participate and contribute to society. Prof Sir Mason Durie notes that “we are good at practicing a Tikanga on the Marae” and therefore need to apply the same principles to everyday life – such as establishing meaningful and sustainable relationships.
TOA THE PROGRAMME
TOA is also a programme that is balanced across the four aspects of wellbeing more commonly referred to as Te Whare Tapa Whā. In practical terms, this means that TOA workshops encompass all aspects of the men’s health, including their physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural. Men receive extensive gym training and evaluations, cooking and nutrition classes, experience with traditional Māori weaponry and the spiritual ties that come with it, and lessons about their Whakapapa (genealogy) and Whenua (their connection to the land). A highlight of the programme is the establishment of hononga (connections) between participants and the formation of a long-term Brotherhood.
TOA has now successfully run 3 programmes: TOA (Palmerston North), TOA 2.0 (Palmerston North), TOA Tamakinui a Rua (Dannevirke), with intentions to expand to other localities nationally through a series of Māori Men’s Health Workshops in 2017.
For an example of the the TOA programme click here
TOA FEILDING, RANGITĪKEI / OROUA
Start Date: 11th August 2017
TOA hosts different events throughout the year to promote Māori Men’s Health. Watch this space as TOA releases more information about events that will travel around the country and be held regionally within Manawatu.
TOA is now offering the public a chance to be a part of the TOA whānau and support the TOA kaupapa by purchasing your own TOA apparel!
TOA Sweatshirts – $60
TOA Bags – $40
TOA Bottles – $15
To Order your merchandise please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about TOA please contact us.