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Toiora — our ability to lead healthy lifestyles

Toiora is where we source our health from, where we draw our knowledge of wellbeing from. It is the connection between what we 'do' and how those behaviours and choices impact our wellbeing. Toiora is whānau, whakapapa and hauora all intertwined.

Ways to connect to this whetū

  • Find a person or some people in your class or workspace who support your learning. They might be someone you can study with or just someone who is there for a chat when you need it. 
  • Make an effort to kick a habit that is not positively impacting your life. Whether it's only for one day a week or it's for good, every effort is meaningful! 
  • Prioritise your wellbeing, even when you’re stressed and busy. Whether it's having karakia before a hui, listening to good music or a podcast or taking a short walk when you get home, seize the moments to do things that make each day a little easier and have a positive impact on your wellbeing.
Toiora Feature Connor

“Living well is about doing the simple things like drinking a lot of water, eating regularly, connecting with friends or with groups, talking through any concerns, and making time for things that aren’t study–related.”

Connor - Bachelor in Motion Design

Explore each whetū of Te Pae Māhutonga

Mauri ora | cultural identity
Waiora | physical environment
Toiora | healthy lifestyles
Te Oranga | participation in society
Ngā Manukura | leadership 
Te Mana Whakahaere | autonomy


Knowing where Te Pae Māhutonga is, tells us where we are. We can learn and work best when these different areas of our oranga (health) are supported. Some of them may be stronger than others at different times – you may need awhi, guidance or simply time to explore different aspects of Te Pae Māhutonga throughout your journey and at different times of your life.

Learn more about Te Pae Māhutonga