Inspiring change for Tamariki

Our training team

The Mana Ririki National Facilitators deliver Tikanga Ririki across the coutry. The team have a commitment to building strong Māori whānau and know the impact that the Tikanga Ririki Parenting Programme can have.

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

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 a Health Promoter with Whakapai Hauora in Palmerston North. A trained kura kaupapa teacher, Michael also has a passion for and commitment to te reo and tikanga Māori, and spent many years as a DJ on his local iwi radio station.

Meet the rest of our Team here…