Kei tua i te kiri – Hamilton

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Date(s) - 22/08/2019 - 24/08/2019
All Day

Houchen Retreat


Let’s make Aotearoa New Zealand the best place in the world for children.

A unique opportunity to gain learning and strategies drawing from the philosophy and practice of child rearing with nonviolence, anchored in kaupapa Māori.

You will leave this course with fresh perspectives and practical strategies to apply in your daily work, to advance whānau well-being.

Come and explore:

• How do we contribute to making Aotearoa NZ the best place in the world for children?

• How can we activate healing engagement with whānau and children from a base of our culturally sustaining stories and strengths?

• How do we move beyond a focus on behaviour change towards an empathy-based approach, connecting with feelings and needs?

• What is the practice change we need to see and be?

What other people have said about our training:

“There is so much work to be done, and this is the best place.”

“Te miharo hoki o tēnei momo akoranga.”

“It’s given me much more perspective, understanding and compassion around the Māori world. Also curiosity to keep searching for learning about it all. It has impacted me greatly and it incorporated an enriching spiritual component to the kaupapa.”

“I look forward to implementing new approaches into professional practice and in my personal life with my own children. Through consistently working in this way, I hope to see positive change, less traumatised children, greater learning, more happiness.”

We will be drawing from te ao Māori and incorporating reo Māori throughout the course to hold tikanga and share cultural wisdom. Explanations will be provided to ensure understanding.


This course is offered through Poutiria te Aroha, a programme of Te Mauri Tau. It will be delivered by facilitators from Te Mauri Tau and Ruth Beaglehole (National Association of Social Work California Chapter, 2018 Public Citizen of the Year)

Te Mauri Tau is a holistic, kaupapa-Māori based education organisation, located in Whaingaroa (Raglan).

Ruth Beaglehole is a consultant and trainer in child raising and education with nonviolence. Ruth has been a preschool/parent educator for 50+ years and founded Echo Parenting and Education, a non-profit organisation dedicated to breaking the cycle of early family violence. She is a mentor for organisational culture and practice change and has been working alongside the team at Te Mauri Tau since 2010.

Kai Morning tea and lunch provided.

Vegetarians well catered for; please advise of any other dietary needs.

Cost Course Fee—$1,035 (GST inc)

Plus $60 Bed & breakfast if wanting to stay on site. Please indicate the night’s accommodation needed on registration form

For further details contact 07 825 7111

or Katarina on 022 166 9486