Inspiring change for Tamariki

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PRAISE / WHAKAMIHIA

Help them to be good. Smile. Praise – pai, good, reka, choice, great, well done, tumeke, great!

Try these techniques to stop your own anger when children do things you don’t want them to do.

Tamariki are ataahua

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LEARN FROM THE PAST

Our tupuna knew that the strength of their future lay in investing in their children.

Find out more about Tikanga Ririki, the way that our ancestors raised their children.

Tamariki are tapu

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OUR BELIEFS COME FROM OUR tīpuna

They believed that tamariki grow into happy, loving adults when the people around them value them.

Read about the values that Tikanga Ririki, the way our ancestors raised their children, is based on.

Tamariki have mana

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GO / HAERE

Getting angry? Going to lose it? Haere! Walk away.

Try these techniques to stop your own anger when children do things you don’t want them to do.

Tamariki need aroha

Newest First

The 2016 Kaupapa Māori Parenting Conference is to explore how cultural strategies for parenting have expanded in number and ingenuity to empower whānau, families to raise their tamariki children in violence free, loving and nurturing ways as our tipuna, ancestors did.

Find out more about the conference

Tikanga Ririki: A strengths-based parenting programme

Tikanga Ririki is a parenting model founded on kaupapa Māori that utilises our cultural and social strengths as a people.

The Tikanga Ririki Strengths-Based Māori Parenting Programme is based on evidence found in Mana Ririki’s research into traditional Māori parenting.

Find out more about our Tikanga Ririki Parenting Programme

Research

We are developing an evidence-base of kaupapa Māori research for policy-makers and providers.

Read more about our research

Advocacy

Too many of our Māori tamariki (children) suffer maltreatment. We are a national organisation established to advocate for tamariki and provide a Māori-led response to Māori child abuse.

Read more about how we advocate on behalf of our tamariki

Tikanga Ririki Accredited Facilitator Course

The Tikanga Ririki Accredited Facilitator Course is for those who want to become a Tikanga Ririki Accredited Facilitator with expertise in Māori parenting models and practices.

Find out more about the Accredited Facilitator Course

Communications

Ririki is committed to developing powerful and persuasive communications that promote positive, violence-free parenting in Māori whānau and communities.

Read more about our communications