Wai Huka, Ehara i te Wai Reka

Toi Tangata are supporting a public health sector push
to reduce the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages particularly in Māori language learning environments. We have identified
a need to change the Māori term for sugary drinks from Wai Reka (Sweet Water) to Wai Huka (Sugar Water) to enable tamariki Māori to identify that there is sugar in the water and the pure water has been altered.
We are working with Kohanga Reo to develop helpful resources for Kaiako and Teachers to share in education settings.

Wai Huka, Wai Mauri Kore
We have worked with Agencies for Nutrition Action and community
groups to release a series of community stories highlighting key learnings from the success of whānau and communities throughout the country who have made positive change real by hosting Wai Huka Free events and working together to adopt new tikanga on Wai
Huka at Festivals, in workplaces and on Marae.
Papatuanuku Marae
Te Rā o Te Raukura