Mediation practice through a Māori lens: a tikanga-based approach to mediation

This session will look at mediation practice from a Māori perspective and explore the use of tikanga within a mediation context.

The session will also look at the Tūhono Model of mediation and how this draws on traditional Māori creation and navigation narratives as a means of resolving disputes.

Participants will have opportunity to:

  • Hear about elements of tikanga Māori that have influence and need consideration in a dispute resolution context.
  • Discuss and consider how these elements of tikanga Māori could apply in their dispute resolution context.
  • Experience some of the foundations the Tūhono mediation training.

This material is also now included in the five day mediation training, so if you came through the training over 2020 – 2021 then this is in part a repeat of material for you. The intention of this session is to give those who have not experienced this material or are interested in exploring the Tūhono Model of mediation an introduction.


Wi Pere Mita
Lawyer / Mediator

Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Maniapoto

Wi Pere is a lawyer / mediator who specializes in Kaupapa Māori dispute resolution. He is a graduate of the kōhanga reo and kura Māori movements and is an advocate for the advancements of Māori aspirations in law and dispute resolution.

He is a member of the Resolution Institute Board of Directors and leads the Kāhui Māori.