offers localised Māori programmes
New professional development business, Kia Tika te Ara (Correcting the Pathway) focuses on all things Māori to improve understanding of the language, and culture, in order to build good relationships.
Richie Waa (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pūkenga) known for his eight years as an alternative education manager in South Canterbury, and wife Naresha, a Māori medium teacher, have recently established the company which offers tailored Māori professional development programmes.
Also available are sessions on te reo Māori, pronounciation, equity model, Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and critical consciousness among others.
Mentorship and consultation has been undertaken with key members of the Arowhenua kaumatua (elders) and the Arowhenua Rūnanga executive, Richie said.