Māori Health Promotion

Rangatahi Tu Rangatira recognises there are many things that affect people's wellness.

We promote a holistic approach to mauri ora offering information and support with the following:

RIIR provides information to providers and rangatahi about:

  • Playing traditional Māori games
  • Promotion of various Māori models of health, i.e. E Tipu e Rea, Whare Tapawhā, Korowai Oranga, Te Wheke, Mauri Oho - Mauri Tau, Whānau Ora [link each term to more info]
  • Building physical activity programs on Tikanga Maori Values
  • Smokefree playing areas and support for Aukati KaiPaipa
  • Disability support
  • Physical activity and nutrition benefits and guidelines
  • Ngā rourou e toru and the four food groups healthy eating models
  • ACC injury prevention
  • Warm up and cool down principles
  • FITT principles of training
  • Sports from a Maori view
  • Immunisation information
  • Wellness checks
  • Cancer society information and links
  • National heart foundation information
  • Diabetes
  • Breast Feeding

Ngā Taonga Tākaro (Traditional Māori Games) 

 Taonga (treasure, anything prized, including socially or culturally valuable)   Tākaro (sport, game, recreational activity) 

The following information covers a select few tākaro. These are provided as a starting point and offer an insight into the scope of traditional training methods. Each one has a purpose and develops a wide range of skills physically and mentally. 

We acknowledge and thank all those people that have contributed to this kaupapa, and continue to do so in an effort to bring this knowledge base out of the darkness and into the light of day once more.

E kore ēnei Taonga e ngaro he kākano I ruia mai I Rangiātea

Rangatahi Tū Rangatira utilises traditional Māori Tākaro as a way of engaging with rangatahi. Tākaro develop and encourage Hauora (wellness) as well as leadership skills. The following Tākaro can be utilised and adapted to suit a variety of ages, skill levels, as well as fitness levels. Tikanga Māori (Māori values) are essential and are inter-woven into and throughout all Takaro and activities.

 All Tākaro have a Whakapapa (genealogy), a connection to Te Taiao (the environment) and therefore a connection to the "world view" of the Tupuna (ancestors) who created them. Please be respectful of that connection and be mindful of that when you utilise the Taonga (treasures) provided here.

We encourage the use of the TATŪ process (Negotiation of the way two teams will play "rules" and conduct themselves) This is an important part and function of all Tākaro.

If you have any information you would like to share with us and others, feel free to contact us. Mauri ora!


Utilising Kaupapa Māori approaches that inspires rangatahi leadership and wellbeing

Rangatahi Tū Rangatira (R2R) is a National Training Provider.

Our focus is to promote cultural and physical wellbeing for rangatahi Māori, and to encourage the development of rangatahi as future leaders. 

Our training support involves coordination and delivery of Ngā Taonga Tākaro wānanga, education sessions, regional provider update trainings, and event support throughout Aotearoa.

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  • Ki o Rahi
  • Matimati
  • Horo Hopu
  • Tapu ae
  • Tī Uru
  • Poi toa

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