Inspiring change for Tamariki



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



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



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



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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Tikanga Ririki Course for Facilitators

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.

A tribute to Sir Toby Curtis, previous Trustee / Leader / Guide

18 August 2022

E mihi ana ki te whenua, e tangi ana ki te tangata. Kei te mātanga o te kōrero, te tohunga o te whakaaro nui, i takea mai i Hawaiiki nui, i Hawaiiki roa, i Hawaiiki pāmamao, e Tā; whakangaro atu i tēnei ao. E kore tāea te ūkui i o tapuwae, i takahia i ngā wāhi uaua, i ngā wāhi taumaha. Hāere mai, hāere.

Te Kāhui Mana Ririki Trust acknowledges with sadness and respect, the passing of Tā Toby Curtis. Our patron Emeritus Professor Kuni Jenkins, leads our tribute to a humble rangatira and fierce advocate of tamariki Māori.

As a past trustee, Tā Toby joined Te Kāhui Mana Ririki to add his voice, mana and drive to the campaign of violence free whānau. Tā Toby and the Trustees gave voice to the voiceless, and shone the light on the invisible amongst us, so that we could see, so that we could hear, them. Even those beyond the grave.

We will continue to tell the story of Tā Toby. A story of true servanthood, humility and generosity of spirit. A story with a wisdom to imitate, and a wisdom to perpetuate. A wisdom created and passed down from Hawaiiki.

The whakatauākī gifted to Te Kāhui Mana Ririki by the late Archdeacon Dr. Hone Kaa, speaks of the hope and deep desire of Te Ao Māori for their mokopuna.

“E tipu, e ora, e hua” – “Grow, be healthy, be productive.”

We continue to work and strive to shape our world as a place for this deep desire to be fulfilled.

Kei te waka o Te Arawa, tangihia o koutou tangi. Ka maringi noa ko ngā roimata i tēnei reanga mōrehu a tātou e mimiti haere nei. E hika ma, tēnā tātou katoa.

Tikanga Ririki: A strengths-based parenting programme

Tikanga Ririki is a programme developed for Māori parents, though it can be used by all parents.

As a parent, you will find the programme will help with your guidance of your children and your relationship with their father.

Find out more about our Tikanga Ririki Parenting Programme


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

Read more about our research


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


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