Section Two / Te Wāhanga Tuarua

Te Wāhanga Tuarua / Section Two – Te Whānau Tuatahi me Ngā Atua / The First Family and the Super Beings 

Purpose Statement and Learning Outcomes: 

This paper has 5 exercises in this Section. Te Wāhanga Tuarua introduces a basic understanding of Te Āo Māori Whakatipuranga and identifies parenting lessons from Ranginui and Papatūānuku. It will relate their lessons to today’s parenting methods and you will learn the beliefs of the Atua learned by our tīpuna for raising your ririki. 

Purpose Statement 

Tikanga Ririki was developed by the Te Kāhui Mana Ririki Charitable Trust (operating as Mana Ririki) after its establishment in 2007. The repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act created national debate in NZ about child abuse. The outpour of public grief that followed the death of three-year-old Nia Glassie focused the nation’s attention on Māori child abuse in particular. The waiata “Nia” by Maisie Rika marks this event. 

The Trust was formed as the result of a three-day Māori Child Abuse Summit of providers called in response to these events. The goal of Te Kāhui Mana Ririki Trust is to eliminate Māori child abuse. 

Nō reira e ngā Kaiwhakamana Ririki kia māia, kia ū, kia manawanui! 

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