Whanau Marama Parenting



We believe that parents have the power to transform the world for the better.

Mission Statement

To be a respected, dynamic organisation through developing and delivering high quality practical and effective courses for parents.

Our Commitment to Primary Prevention of Violence in Our Community

“Whanau Marama Parenting is a well established, community-based organisation who is fully committed to, and passionate about reducing the statistics of child abuse and family violence on the North Shore. Our focus in on heightening awareness and understanding of parental behaviour that leads the perpetuation of abuse in the family.

We do this well, through the delivery of proven high quality, practical, results-based, multicultural parenting courses presented to parents and their extended whanau, friends and support persons. Those attending our courses learn new ways to positively connect with their children and other family members by using non-punitive skills and strategies, thus creating strong, respectful relationships that will be perpetuated through the generations.”


1.Treaty of Waitangi  

We honour the spirit of the Treaty and use it as a basis for our organisation.
Article 1. We have Maori representation in our organisation through our Kaumatua, our board and volunteer team.
Article 2. We believe that we can empower all our participants with their own Tino Rangatiratanga (Self Determination) over their destiny to parent in a positive way.
Article 3. We make our courses available to parents of all cultures as we are all equal and people of the land.

2. Integrity/ Professionalism

It empowers us to aim high.  We believe in honesty, openness and fairness.
We endeavor to demonstrate these values within our team, in our courses and in the wider community.  To do this we create fantastic resources, consider our course content to be a living, dynamic document, that is continually edited and updated, and strive continually to maintain high standards in course delivery and in all our professional relationships.

3. Passion/ Inspiration

We endeavor to demonstrate what we believe, in all aspects of our daily lives. Our zeal for positive parenting permeates (spreads or flows throughout) every aspect of our work.

4. Te Whare Tapa Wha

Te Taha Wairua (Spiritual Wellbeing)
We open and close the learning environment with our own tikanga, (Karakia, poem or saying) and we honour the spiritual diversity of all the parents who attend our courses.

Te Taha Tinana (Physical Wellbeing)
We provide a safe learning environment and healthy kai.

Te Taha Hinengaro (Emotional Wellbeing) –
We encourage participants to work wiat a support person who attends alongside them.

Te Taha Whanau (Family Wellbeing)
We believe that each Whanau member is a star with powerful potential to radiate and receive aroha.


Constitution of Whanau Marama Parenting (Click)