Section Three / Te Wāhanga Tuatoru

Te Wāhanga Tuatoru / Section Three – Ō tātou whakapono mō ngā ririki / Our beliefs about children
Purpose Statement and Learning Outcomes:

This paper has 5 exercises in this Section. Te Wāhanga Tuatoru will introduce and provide you with a good understanding of the tīpuna beliefs about ririki. It will also identify the parenting rules which have come from the lessons of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.

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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