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Toi Te Kupu - He Papakupu Toiora

Toi Te Kupu covers a broad range of terms focused on encouraging healthy heart activity and nutrition. Shown in te reo Māori and English.


Toi Te Kupu is a Māori-to-English and English-to-Māori dictionary about kai, cooking, our body and our mind, first published in 2014 in partnership with Toi Tangata. A new update to this resource has been completed and the 2020 version is now available to order.

The dictionary includes:

  • New stories of the Atua and the foods of Tāne, Tangaroa, Haumia and Rongo
  • Kupu (words) for everyday foods including fruits and vegetables, wholegrains, dairy, meat and eggs
  • Kupu for parts of the body and some common health terms
  • Kupu for whānau-focused activities, from sports to general play and the equipment needed.