Manaakitanga is my Maori name given by the Ratana elders.

While manaakitanga is but a singular word, it’s important to note that it does not have a singular meaning or application. Manaakitanga and its root word, manaaki, describes or manifests, in a Māori sense, more of a broader cultural concept around reciprocity of kindness, respect and humanity.

There are therefore several phrases in English that embody the concept of manaakitanga as per the below:

My Maori Name


Manaakitanga Bi-lingual Booklet


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