Inspiring change for Tamariki

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The Tikanga Ririki Parenting Programme is drawn from traditional Māori parenting sources before the changes that came when the first visitors arrived.

They saw fearsome looking men as fathers caring for their sons 24/7. They saw that the children were never hit, insulted or shouted at. The children were happy, unafraid of strangers, curious, creative, adventurous and talkative so much so that these European men said that they were half a man by school age.

The Tikanga Ririki Parenting Programme explains the reasons why the children were treated so carefully. These beliefs came from ancient ceremonies ultimately from the atua who controlled the tipuna world, in waiata, pāo, kōrero, and wānanga.

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You will learn about the tipuna world to begin to understand how they and why they treated their children as special gifts. In this way you become part of the culture of Māori and if you are Māori, then you become part of your own heritage. This is the essence of the Tikanga Ririki Programme.

The Tikanga Ririki Programme is structured so that you can learn about violence free parenting in steps to help your understanding.

If you want to learn about Tikanga Ririki parenting

you can contact one of the organisations which have accredited Tikanga Ririki facilitators in the region below.

Ask when their next Course is. You can attend the Course at no cost.

The Tikanga Ririki parenting programme is available in a few regions at this time:

Region
Organisation
Contact
Tairawhiti Ngati Porou Hauora 06 864 6803
Te Whare Hauora o Te Aitanga a Hauiti 06 862 6629
Tairawhiti REAP 06 868 4186
Manawatu Te Rūnanga o Raukawa Inc. Levin 06 368 8678
Whakapai Hauora, Awapuni
Te Wakahuia, Highbury
Te Tihi 06 354 9107
Te Aurere a Te Tonga 0508 326 459
Te Mana O Te Tangata
Wellstop Wellington to Wairarapa
Rotorua Tipu Ora (Manaaki Ora) 07 348 2403
Te Rōpu a Iwi o Te Arawa 07 348 1231
Tipu Ora 07 3482400
Korowai Aroha 07 3488454
Tokoroa  Raukawa Charitable Trust, Tokoroa 07 885 0260