Community of Practice Homepage (Members Only)

The Community of Practice is a space for Te Ara Whakamana Practitioners to share resources, examples and their use of the model in their practice. If you have content you would like to share, please email us at

TAW downloadable resources

Te Ara Whakamana resources including a downloadable circle model, It’s About ME booklet and Restorying guide.

Pūrākau / Māori myths and legends

Links to Pūrākau videos, recommended books, articles, classroom and Te Reo resources, and much more.

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Inspirational Whakataukī and Whakatauākī to use in your practice (and in your life).

Karakia and waiata

A selection of powerful karakia and waiata.

Ngā mahi a rēhia / Māori games and movement

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Māori games and movement to strengthen mana.

Te Ara Whakamana in the classroom

Te Ara Whakamana displays and mana walls in the classroom.

Practitioner blog

A private blog specifically for TAW practitioners. This blog is updated monthly, so check for new content.

Unconference 2021

Inspirational and insightful video and powerpoint presentations from the 2021 Te Ara Whakamana UnConference held in Hastings.

Te Ara Whakamana in action

Te Ara Whakamana schools share their journey via video.

Further reading

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A full collection of further reading, including the latest scientific research.

Te Ara Whakamana discussion forum

A place to korero, share stories and ask questions.

Community of Practice submissions

Share your Te Ara Whakamana stories with the Community of Practice.

TAW Hui ā Tau 2022

A selection of presentations and videos from the 2022 Te Ara Whakamana Hui ā Tau held at Papakura Normal School.

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Te Ara Whakamana is a tool designed by:
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