These classes are a kaupapa Māori approach to pregnancy and parenting education. The sessions are underpinned by the cultural needs and beliefs of Māori, while aligning to the Ministry of Health pregnancy and parenting programme.
Hapū Wānanga classes are open to all pregnant women, both Māori and non-Māori, and their families. The courses are available for free. All meals from morning tea to afternoon tea are provided.
You can register online on the Hapū Wānanga webpage.
Whirihia is designed to empower, enrich and support hapū māmā and whānau to learn the stages of hapūtanga (pregnancy), whakawhānau (birth) and parenting support.
Visit the Whirihia website for more information, class dates and to register.