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Youth Development Approaches

Core Competencies #9 – Practices Whai Wāhitanga

This session explores the Core Competency 'Practices whai wāhitanga – creating space for youth participation'. This is informed by the Mana Taiohi principle of Whai Wāhitanga.

Youth Development Approaches

Core Competencies #6 – Explores Hononga/Identity and Strengthening Connectedness

Join Simon Mareko and a group of Pasifika men as they explore Hononga – Identifying And Strengthening Connectedness. This session includes reflections on past quality connections, methods for fostering quality connections and other pearls of wisdom.

Youth Development Approaches

Core Competencies #5 – Prioritising Whanaungatanga/Building Quality Relationships

This session explores prioritising whanaungatanga - the building of quality relationships. This is related to the Mana Taiohi principle of Whanaungatanga.

Youth Development Approaches

Manaakitanga 101

Join Sharon Davis as she discusses her article from Kaiparahuarahi on the power of Manaakitanga.

Youth Development Approaches


Manuia le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa! Tune in to the sweet soulful heart that is Fati Tagoaias he discusses his Kaiparahuarahi article on Hononga.

Youth Development Approaches


Join us to hear from these amazing wahine toa in Nikki Hurst and Annabel Prescott in their discussion of Whakapapa.

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Cultural Approaches

Tikanga Series #4 – Pōwhiri Process – Wero

The pōwhiri process is introduced beginning with the wero (challenge) including: What to consider before entering into a relationship with tangata whenua, hapū and Māori? Rules of engagement. Who are we are approaching? How does this relate to youth work?

Cultural Approaches

Tikanga Series #5 – Pōwhiri Process – Waharoa/Karanga

This training session will continue on the discussion of the pōwhiri process with a particular focus on Waharoa/Karanga with connections made to working with youth

Youth Development Approaches


Hear how Jono Harrison of Dannevirke fame, utilised whanaungatanga in a rural context!

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