Updates of interest

Water Safety

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The Toi Tangata team is looking forward to getting out into the moana these holidays. Whether you are free diving, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming in the moana, awa or local pool, Water Safety NZ has some useful tips. Check out their resources here.

Drowning Prevention Auckland has established some life jacket hubs – enabling people to make use of the lifejackets to enable whanau to be safe. Check the locations here.

Check out Ngāti Porou Lifesaving club championing water safety for our whānau in Tai Rawhiti.

Covid 19 Kai Research

Seven weeks of home-cooked meals: changes to New Zealanders’ grocery shopping, cooking and eating during the COVID-19 lockdown. Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Dr Sarah Gerritsen et al were involved with research which looked at the change of food environments as a result of Covid. View their findings here.

Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa

Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa is committed to a bicultural future and has co-designed a process that honours its commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Two working streams were formed to provide a Māori specific view and a general view. These perspectives have been facilitated by the Futures Working Group (Working Group) and Te Tuarā Futures  (Te Tuarā).

There are two progress reports from Te Tuarā. The first Te Tuarā report describes the conversation and questions that emerged from the first set of workshops that reflected on the challenges of current approaches and aspirations for the future of physical activity and wellbeing from Māori perspective. The second Te Tuarā report examines in more detail what the future might look and feel like for Māori, and how that future might be realised.

Marae Food Safety Guide

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The Marae Food Safety Guide – Te Kai Manawa Ora was developed by NZFSA, public health units and Maori health providers and was written in response to requests for more information from whānau, hapū and Iwi following the release in 2004 of NZFSA’s Hangi Guide.

You can download the guide here or visit the MPI website for more information.