Join Tāmaki Paenga Hira to celebrate Matariki with a discussion on health and wellbeing based around Te Whare Tapa Whā, the Māori health model. Have a post-Covid refocus on the holistic ways that health is embodied in the Māori world.
Māori health expert Sir Mason Durie developed Te Whare Tapa Whā as a model of health and wellbeing in 1982. This model encapsulates a Māori view of health and wellness. It has four dimensions: taha wairua (spiritual health), taha hinengaro (mental health), taha tinana (physical health) and taha whānau (family health). Different parts of a wharenui (meeting house) represent each dimension.
Take some time to watch Amiria Puia-Taylor, Precious Clark and Pio Terei and listen to their whakaaro (thoughts) on Matariki and this winter season of gathering, remembering and renewing.