Toi Ora Motuhake

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Toi Ora Motuhake

The launch of our tagline Toi Ora Motuhake reflects our commitment to the oranga of our hapori. Its purpose is to build an emotional connection with our hapori and empower our whānau to take control of their oranga. Toi Ora Motuhake reminds us of our ancestral connections through our whakapapa to the tipuna Toi-te-hua-tahi. To the whenua, Te Moana o Toi, to our mana motuhake. It embodies our mission to support whānau and encourages our hapori to stand strong againt the winds that set out to challenge us.  

 

Toi

This connects us to our tipuna Toi-te-hua-tahi also known as Toi-kai-rākau. It anchors us firmly in Te Moana o Toi creating a profound sense of place and identity.

Toi also relates to the powerful symbolism of Te Toi o ngā Rangi – the highest of the twelve heavens that Tāne Mahuta climbed to obtain the three baskets of knowledge – Te Kete Tuatea, Te Kete Tuauri, Te Kete Aronui.

By weaving together whenua, whakapapa, and pūrakau it reminds us of the greatness passed down to us from our tipuna and atua. 

Ora

Represents our dedication to the oranga of our people. It expresses a sense of purpose which expands beyond Hauora and Paeora to Toiora. 

 

Motuhake

This emphasises the importance of Mana Motuhake or self-determination. Being independent from the Crown to claim mana motuhake over all aspects of their hauora.

“Nō mai rā anō ka werohia te Kāwanatanga e Ngai Māori.

We have stood strong against forces set out to challenge us, dictate to us, on how to tiaki our tinana, wairua, hinengaro and whānau. 

My tipuna navigated the South Pacific in search for a better life for our people.

We have looked to our pūrākau to guide us and listened to the taiao to sustain us. 

The answer to hauora lies in our indigenous knowledge, our mātauranga, in our connection to the land and sea, and to each other. 

It’s time to direct our waka towards our collective health.

To write history on our own terms.

So that our tipuna decisions live on in us, their uri whakaheke.

It’s time to claim our kōrero and do more than survive.

It’s time to thrive.” 

Toi Ora Motuhake. E tū. E tū!

Toi

Ko te pou tuatahi ka poua ki te whenua, wai hoki ki tō tātou whakapapa ki te tipuna o Toi-te-hua-tahi also known as Toi-kai-rākau. This kupu in our tagline roots us firmly in Te Moana nui ā Toi creating a profound sense of place and identity that ties in with our whakapapa. 

Toi also provides a powerful symbolism of Te Toi o ngā rangi – the highest of the twelve heavens that Tāne Mahuta climbed to obtain the three baskets of – Te Kete Tuatea, Te Kete Tuauri, Te Kete Aronui.

By weaving together whenua, whakapapa, and pūrakau it reminds us of the greatness passed down to us from our tipuna and atua Māori.

Ora

This statement expresses a sense of purpose and core business of oranga. It also expands beyond Hauora and Paeora to Toiora. 

Ki te whakakotahi i ngā kupu e rua ka puta ko toiora, which refers to well-being.

Motuhake

This emphasizes the importance of Mana Motuhake or self-determination. Being independent from the Crown to claim mana motuhake over all aspects of their hauora. The kupu Motuhake has wider political and cultural connotations. 

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