Doing things the right way, according to our values.
Some people describe tikanga as the little things that might not seem like a lot to some people, but they are important – karakia before going to bed, taking shoes off before going into a whare, and ensuring manuhiri eat first.
For one wahine, tikanga creates a sense of purpose – being wahine toa, being mana wahine, wharetangata, and having a critical role as wahine around nurturing, sustaining family and whānau.
And a tāne describes tikanga as being about “the way we do things as Māori. It is something that belongs to Māori.”
Video produced by Emma Robinson 2014
Darrin Haimona talks about taking responsibility for others.
“Tikanga – that which is right. E Tu!”