“When we understand aspects of whakapapa, we can also visualise tikanga of whakapapa in our everyday life."

Paraone Tai Tin (Ngāti Hineamaru, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) explains how the five pillars of whare kōrero can guide your life.

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is a 10-part series of practical mental wellbeing tools told through a Te Ao Māori worldview with honest kōrero, humour and shared stories. 

Watch the whole series here. 

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is created by The Kindness Institute, with funding support from Te Māngai Pāho. 

Where to get help:

  • 1737: The nationwide, 24/7 mental health support line. Call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.
  • Suicide Crisis Line: Free call 0508 TAUTOKO or 0508 828 865. Nationwide 24/7 support line operated by experienced counsellors with advanced suicide prevention training. 
  • Youthline: Free call 0800 376 633, free text 234. Nationwide service focused on supporting young people.


More stories:

SWIDT: 'Crying is a form of healing' | Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower

Learn about te hā, the breath, with Kristina | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 6

Learn about yoga and the mindfulness pillars with Destiny | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 7