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Matika – Moving the Māori Nation

Whānau, hapū and iwi Māori improving their lives through active participation and healthier lifestyles.

Moving the Māori Nation promotes Whānau Ora through whakapakari tinana and is aimed at improving the wellbeing of whānau Māori

More Information

The Moving the Māori Nation Investment is for projects that:

  • provide or facilitate whakapakari tinana activities that affect positive behavioural and lifestyle change for whānau, or,
  • create opportunities for whānau engagement that lead to healthy lifestyles, such as, activities relating to nutrition, cooking, exercise, recreation and training and wider well-being.


More questions

If you, your whānau or a provider of healthy lifestyle activities is looking for ways to improve Māori wellbeing, contact us to find out how the Fund may be able to help.

You can get in touch through any of our regional offices.

Our Matika Stories

Across Aotearoa whānau, hapū and iwi Māori are improving their lives through active participation and healthier lifestyles. Read more about the gains that are being made for whānau, hapū and iwi through the support of the Matika – Moving the Māori Nation contestable fund.

KOHAFIT - Change for Change

A new health awareness and fitness programme that encourages the achievement of group goals as a whānau rather than individually.


He who stands, lives

The new Chair of Matika: Moving the Māori Nation chats to us about his new role before he left for the Rio 2016 Olympics.


Age means nothing

Nineteen kaumātua from Ōrongomai Marae took on Kaumatua IronMaori in Napier this year some for the second time.



150 Take Up The Mātika Moving the Māori Nation Challenge

150 participants from Āwanui-a-rangi and the Whakatāne Community have launched Hikoi ki te Hauora 2017.


Māori Movement Fitness Programme Launched

A Ngāti Ranginui Iwi health programme is producing exciting spin-offs with the launch of a unique Māori fitness programme in Tauranga recently.


Whakatāne community step up to healthier lifestyle
150 participants from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Whakatāne community took up a healthier lifestyle challenge - Hikoi ki te Hauora – and won


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