Who we are
Tūtira Mai NZ began in the classrooms of a New Zealand secondary school. Each year students were taught Te Reo (Māori language) and tikanga (customary practices). Their responses were always inspirational. They soaked up everything including haka, waiata, karakia and Te Reo. A strong belief grew that their attitude could be an example of openness and acceptance of cultural difference.
Te Ao Māori was helping to shape young people (rangatahi) into leaders, brimming with confidence and ready to face challenges. Three years later Tūtira Mai NZ was launched utilising the same practices developed in the classroom to bring the same confidence, leadership and excitement to the businesses world.
Tūtira Mai NZ will ' stand together ' with organisations and groups wanting to connect with whānau, iwi and stakeholders to build partnerships using Te Reo Māori and culture.
We will show you how to use Te Reo, tikanga and Māori values to confidently, skill-fully and effectively forge authentic, real and deep relationships built on mana, respect and trust. We will do this by:
Boosting confidence through team building founded on cultural knowledge and understanding.
Energising and growing company culture through embedding Māori values into the everyday work environment.
Building culturally appropriate leadership skills based on knowing and understanding the Māori worldview.
Manaakitanga - Put others first
Whanaungatanga - Relationships that last
Tākoha - Give back
To advance Te Reo Māori and tikanga as fundamental workplace practices.