health and wellbeing
DECEMBER 01, 2021 - PRESENT
THMCT’s aim is to build on the promise that our pilot of traditional Rongoā Māori services (in partnership with and funded by Northland DHB) at Kaitaia Hospital is showing while also enhancing the mahi THMCT is putting into supporting the development and growth of our Rangatahi.
The traditional practice of Rongoā Māori encompasses a holistic view of health and wellbeing, incorporating physical, spiritual, psychological and family aspects. The practice is uniquely designed to suit the individual and whānau who come through the doors and is a preventative care plan which recognises the reciprocal relationship between people and the environment.
To continue to be able to promote holistic and inclusive health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals, their whānau, hapū and iwi as well as expanding the minds and opportunities for the rangatahi or Te Tai Tokerau, THMCT is proposing providing a private training enterprise to provide education, skills, and workforce development in all aspects of Rongoā Māori.
This ability to learn more about Māori medicine and the history and practices of hauora Māori will have multiple benefits to the Te Tai Tokerau and wider community of Aotearoa by:
— Creating resilience for traditional Rongoā Māori services by increasing both the number of practitioners and awareness for patients.
— Empowering our future leaders with skills connected and delivered in a Māori cultural context and enhance their identity as Māori.
— Increasing knowledge in our rangatahi and their whānau about enhancing their wellbeing, avoiding future negative health incomes through preventative wellness plans.
— Contributes towards transforming Hauora Māori from a significant health risk to a great achievement.
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te houtaewa challenge
The youth version of a Marathon Team Relay. Exactly the same in terms of requirements to participate but sponsored by Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust to ensure that this korero will be here for Mokopuna of tomorrow.
This is created by Tamariki for Tamariki, following in the footsteps of our Tupuna and the Wero “Te Houtaewa Challenge”, known for his incredible athletic abilities.
In teams of six, you will form a relay team where you will all participate in the 42km Marathon course, each completing 6km of the journey towards the finish line of Paripari Domain, Ahipara. At the end of the relay, you will be welcomed into a festival where your whanau and friends are encouraged to come along to help cheer you and your team in.
Anyone that’s a taitamariki/youth!
Taitamariki/youth is any persons between the ages of 13 – 22 years old, so anyone aged between 13 – 22 years old can enter and be part of the Taitamariki Ultra Team Relay Challenge.
We want this challenge to be inclusive to all youth in our community so we encourage anyone in this age range to come together, form a team and take part in the challenge!
We want to break down the financial barriers for our taitamariki (youth) in order for them to be a part of this challenge! Register a team and together decide, what and how you will contribute.
KOHA – (Maori custom of a gift, present, offering, donation, or contribution) toward this event.
It is up to you to form a team! You can team up together with classmates from school, like a sports team, as a church group, as a whanau or just as a unique team!
Some things to know
The challenge takes place on Saturday 19 March 2022 at 8:15 AM.
The challenge begins at Hukatere on Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach) and finishes at PariPari Domain, 163 Foreshore Road, Ahipara. 19
As this race takes place on Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach), we recommend 4×4 wheel drive vehicle in order to handle the soft terrain.
The relay is a 6-person team with each team member running a distance of 6km. The changeover will be in accordance with standard rules whereby athletes must touch hands in the designated transition area.
In case of injury or illness during the race which forces the athlete to abandon the competition, the next stage runner may start immediately after an official has verified the situation.
All participants are expected to carry a kumara and every team relay member to collect and carry the additional kumara at each designated station. Teams must All cross over the finish line together. All participants are to “return a kumara” to the Village Pātaka.
Your team must supply their own 4×4 vehicle with a designated team driver who will be there to support the running members by driving along the beach to the start point of each leg.
Ko tōu reo, ko tōku reo, te tuakiri tangata.Tīhei uriuri, tīhei nakonako!Ko Kurahaupo te wakaKo Pohurihanga te rangatiraKo Maungapiko te maungaKo Parengarenga te moanaKo Waiora te maraeKo Ngāti Kuri te iwiHe uri tēnei nō ngā iwi o Muriwhenua. Kua roa nei te wā e noho ana ki te rohe o Ngāti kahuwhakaako tamariki ana.