Inspiring change for Tamariki

Tikanga Ririki: For facilitators

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Tikanga Ririki is a parenting model founded on kaupapa Māori that utilises our cultural and social strengths as a people. The model provides a framework for violence-free parenting for Māori whānau. It incorporates goals, beliefs and techniques for parenting.

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

Download the report on this research here


Why this Programme is an excellent investment for a Provider working with Māori

Tikanga Ririki is the best programme for providers who work with whānau. The returns from this Investment are significant for the organisation.

The programme connects facilitators and clients with their inheritance, their ancestry and their beliefs. The content has come directly from matauranga Māori. Ancient values and the beliefs, when applied to tamariki, are given a practical and modern application. The techniques for dealing with tamariki to guide them also help to guide any relationships.

The accredited facilitator, the Kaiwhakamana, will find that the programme may change their lifestyle and their personal relationships. They will find their practical experiences adds substance to  their deliveries and clients believe when they, too, find their whānau relationships improving.

The organisation will find that many boxes are ticked in their contractual outcomes related to client perserverance, finishing the Course and changes in lifestyle to do with tamariki-parent relationships.



NEW COURSE now open:

Manurewa – Auckland
Te Orokohanga – 2 Day Training

Where: 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

When: 15/16 May, 2017


Register now

Download the registration form here.

Please check your registration form is completed and signed by the applicant and manager and payment has been made, failure to do say may result in your application being declined.

Please email your completed registration to:

The Tikanga Ririki Accredited Facilitator Course

The Tikanga Ririki Accredited Facilitator Course is for those who want to become an accredited Tikanga Ririki Kaiwhakamana Ririki (Community Facilitator) with expertise in Māori parenting models and practices.

As an Accredited Facilitator you will have the skills to deliver the Tikanga Ririki Strengths-Based Māori Parenting Programme a quality parenting programme to parents.  the confidence of the community and your peers. The course will also assist with your Professional Development. Your practical application of the content personally will ensure your students will love this work.

Hear what some of the facilitators who have been through our Course have to say about the course their own words.


Tikanga Ririki Accredited Facilitator Course is delivered through a six-month cluster training with a mix of three workshops, two practice deliveries working with whānau, nine assessments, group and Course evaluations, as well as Post-Training  with e-based support.

While the Facilitators have a Manual from which to deliver each section of the programme to maintain its validity, there is scope for each to find the best way to deliver sections.


Anyone who works with whānau will benefit from undergoing the accredited facilitator course. Past participants have included:

  • Community and iwi workers
  • Hauora and social services staff
  • Teachers
  • And anyone who works with whānau

Course Structure

The course runs for 6 months including a mix of theory, assessment, field work and finally accreditation.


The trainers

The Mana Ririki National Facilitators deliver the Tikanga Ririki Programme throughout Aotearoa. They  know the impact that the Tikanga Ririki Parenting Programme can have. They are skilled in its delivery and are committed to ensuring that the accredited Community Facilitators can enable the building of strong Māori whānau to support and whakamana tamariki.

They bring a range of expertise and experience to the sector, as well as being great communicators and teachers!

Delivering in pairs across the country, meet our expanding team:


Michael Whareaitu

Ngāti Raukawa

Michael has long experience working with Māori in the social services sector, and is currently Kaihapai Toiora Māori, Public Health Services in Palmerston North. A trained kura kaupapa teacher, Michael also has a passion for and commitment to te reo and tikanga Māori. He has spent many years as a DJ on his local iwi radio station. His communication skills are evident when you meet him and he knows that the Tikanga Ririki programme content is the tool to help whānau engage and commit to building tamariki happiness and potential.

Te-Ahi-Ka-Mai-i-Tawhiti Pere (Ahi Pere)

Ngāti Porou

Ahi comes to the sector with a current teacher’s registration and 20 years of teaching in mainstream and bilingual schools. Her teaching skills are supported by a Bachelor of Education, Te Reo papers from Auckland University and Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Ahi is currently completing a Masters in Indigenous Education.

Combined with this academic side is Ahi’s engaging personality and her humour which ensure that she can cross cultures and age groups with ease.You will enjoy her style.