Te Mana Hauora O Te Tairawhiti
Ehara taku toa
I te toa taki tahi
Engari he toa
In 1999 an informal group of smoke-free workers gathered together with the intention of establishing an informal network to promote collaboration and provide mutual support. Taki Tahi Toa Mano has been active since that time with the most notable evidence of collaboration being the 2003 A & P shows, a 2001 Quit and Win competition, support for the Form 1 & 2 Smoke-free Speech Competitions throughout Tairawhiti, Relay for Life 2004, and the development of a Strategic Plan 2003/04.
The group was initially intended to provide a support network for the Tairawhiti Smoke-free industry in its widest sense (Eg pharmacists, acupuncturists, Seventh Day Adventist Cessation Programme etc.), however Taki Tahi Toa Mano now consists of three Maori health providers, the Cancer Society, The National Heart Foundation and the Public Health Unit.
Today Taki tahi toa Mano has grown in numbers with an aim to become a Smokefree Tairawhiti by 2025.
Vision: Tobacco Free / Tupeka Kore Tairawhiti 2025
Mission: To create Healthy Supportive Environments through:
Values: Manaakitanga- Sharing
Whanaungatanga- Relationship Management
Pono - Commitment
Strategic roles and responsibilities