TIM TIPENE
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Founder of Warrior Kids & PeaceMasters
Award Winning Author • Inspirational Speaker

Workshops for Children

For over 20 years Tim has worked with thousands of children and their families, in communities and schools, through his Warrior Kids programme, teaching Self Control and Self Regulation.

Today Tim runs regular interactive workshops for children under the banner of PeaceMasters.

The titles of the 90 minute workshops include:

  • Social Skills
    Learning how to get on with others and developing lasting relationships

  • Healthy Happy Anger
    Learning to manage and express anger safely

  • Assertiveness
    Standing up for one's self in a constructive and positive manner

  • Personal Safety
    Keeping safe with non-violent strategies

  • Mission Control
    Lessons in self control and self regulation

  • Action Station
    Fun and challenges with Tim

For dates and times of the next workshops visit Tim's Facebook page.

Tim also runs workshops for teens and adults.

Speaking Engagements

Tim's story is entertaining, emotional and truly inspirational. He talks about self control, goal setting, perseverance and becoming the master of your own life.

I felt the students appreciated Tim's realness and honesty in his sharing. His assembly talk to the whole school was amazing, teachers spoke very highly of Tim and the students asked and if we could have Tim speak at assembly all the time. (Librarian, Otahuhu College)

It was such an awesome experience and an amazing opportunity to be able to spend two periods at school, alongside a number of other students, with one of New Zealand's most talented authors, Tim Tipene. Hearing your story and how you became an author was so inspiring. Made me realise that no matter how bad you were bought up while you were young, it doesn't have to define you as a person, or the way your future will be. Thanks again Tim. (Claudia Kanivatoa, Student)

Tim connected really well with our students. His enthusiasm and going beyond the requirements was really appreciated. An example of this is that he was asked by a 5 year old to go to his classroom prior to the student writing session, he did this and much to the delight of the boy (as well as the teacher!). Teachers too really enjoyed his presentation as they picked up on some of the subtle humour. (Fairburn School)

Hello Tim, I was a student in Sancta Maria College when you visited last year. If you remember I asked for advice. I thank you for your guidance and I want you to know that I learned things that others cannot teach me. I stopped using violence and have helped many others in their problems. (Student)

For Seminars & Workshops
phone Tim +64 021-525-450
or email timtipene@hotmail.com

To have Tim speak at your school or event
phone Rosemary Tisdall +64 21 840 898

Patu by Tim Tipene

Books by Tim Tipene

Patu
by Tim Tipene
Published 2012 by Libro International
ISBN 978-1-877514-50-0

Jahnine tried to shake the patu from her grasp, but the weapon held fast. It was a part of her.

Life is challenging for 16-year-old Jahnine Byrne. Her mother is in hospital battling cancer, her elder brother has gone without a trace, and Jahnine has dropped out of school.

A family legend blames their bad luck on a patu (greenstone club) that her great-great-grandfather took during the New Zealand Wars. The patu's curse needs to be lifted, something that can happen only if the weapon is returned. But returned to where?

Jahnine meets a strange Maori boy, Andy, who out of kindness offers to help her, and leads her away from the city to try and put things right. But then everything starts to go wrong ...

This is a powerful novel for teenage readers that confronts issues of identity and historical truth in modern New Zealand.

Patu can be purchased from good bookshops, online at mightyape.co.nz and fishpond.co.nz, and directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

Hinemoa te toa

Hinemoa te toa
by Tim Tipene
illustrated John Bennett
Scholastic New Zealand
ISBN 978-1-86943-818-0 (English)
ISBN 978-1-86943-900-2 (te reo Maori)

Hinemoa is a brave girl. Even dentists don't scare her. When her brother says there is a ghost in his room it is Hinemoa who stands her ground.

But when it comes time for Hinemoa to swim she is too impatient and jumps in the deep end. So Nana has to show her how to conquer her fears and learn to swim.

Hinemoa te toa is available in English and te reo Maori.

They can be purchased from good bookshops, online at mightyape.co.nz, and directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

Rewa Finds His Wings

Rewa Finds His Wings
by Tim Tipene
illustrated by Jo Thapa ( www.jothapa.co.nz )
Raupo Publishing
ISBN 1-86-978042-6

Rewa works at a job he doesn't enjoy. He often imagines being a bird and flying away. His worried mother sends him to a tohunga, a wise man.

The tohunga grants Rewa his wish. Rewa flits as a piwakawaka, swoops as a kereru and dances through the air as a tui. Then even the tohunga cannot bring him back to earth as Rewa flies higher and higher.

Rewa Finds His Wings can be purchased from good bookshops, online at mightyape.co.nz, and directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

Bullies and Warriors

Bullies and Warriors
by Tim Tipene
This edition published 2012 by Libro International, ISBN 978-1-877514-14-2, Ebook ISBN 978-1-877514-37-1
First published 2006 as Warrior Kids by Reed Publishing, ISBN 1-86-948425-8

For many years Tim Tipene has successfully run his Warrior Kids programme in schools and communities. The programme reinforces appropriate behaviour while instilling self control, self determination and confidence through games and challenges.

This novel is about Warrior Kids.

Sean, whose stomach twists and turns every day of school, and Mark, his tormentor. Both are chosen to attend Papa Tim's Warrior Kids programme and their journey begins: how they learn to be warriors from their hearts, how they learn about truth and consequences and how they learn to handle life's disappointments.

A realistic insight into school life as it is for many children.

Bullies and Warriors is suitable for all ages 8 years and older.

Bullies and Warriors can be purchased from good bookshops and online at mightyape.co.nz, fishpond.co.nz and amazon.com, and directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

Bullies and Warriors is also available as an e-book from amazon.com and kobobooks.com.

Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children

Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children
by Tim Tipene
Published 2009 by Libro International
ISBN 978-1-877514-22-7
Ebook ISBN 978-1-877514-41-8

This new book by Tim Tipene features the complete ten sessions of the Warrior Kids' in-school programme in an easy to use format.

It is a rich resource for teachers, parents and those working with children who face emotional and physical challenges in their daily lives.

Warrior Kids is Tim Tipene's pioneering programme that over the past 20 years has empowered thousands of children.

Focusing on bringing out the warrior within, the Warrior Kids programme draws on Maori warrior concepts and Eastern martial arts in a non-aggressive way designed to instill confidence, respect and self-control, leading children to become masters of their lives

Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children can be purchased from good bookshops, online from mightyape.co.nz, fishpond.co.nz and amazon.com, and directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children is also available as an e-book from amazon.com and kobobooks.com.

Haere - Farewell, Jack, farewell

Haere - Farewell, Jack, farewell
by Tim Tipene
illustrated by Huhana Smith
Huia Publishers
ISBN 1-86-969104-0 (English)
ISBN 1-86-969105-9 (te reo Maori)

It is a cold day when Koro Jack dies. The whanau gathers and a young girl watches and listens as they share memories, cry and eat together.

It is a warm day when baby Jack, her nephew, is born. There is talking, laughing and singing as the whanau gathers again.

In the course of a year a death is mourned, a life is celebrated, and life comes full circle.

A poetic and moving tale.

Haere received the Picture Book Honour Award at the 2006 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. It was also named as one of the top New Zealand picture books by Waikato University, 2010, along with Taming the Taniwha.

Haere is available in English and te reo Maori. They can be purchased directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

Kura Toa Warrior School

Kura Toa Warrior School
by Tim Tipene
This edition published 2009 by Libro International
ISBN 978-1-877514-02-9
First published 2004 by Reed Publishing
ISBN 1-86-948689-7

In this novel for young adults, Haki must confront his fears and find a way to answer the challenge to serve his people, to serve his land, to fight a Taniwha and, ultimately, to become a warrior. An imiginative expression of Tim's warrior philosophy.

'He who has the confidence to stand alone and be different, when he knows it's right, is a warrior, Haki. You must make your own choices about who you're going to be.' Buster looked through the trees to the ocean. 'Rather than just listening to people around you, you should listen to the wind, the waters, the earth, the silence. And most of all, you must listen to your heart.'

Kura Toa Warrior School can be purchased from good bookshops, online from mightyape.co.nz and fishpond.co.nz, and directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

Kura Toa Warrior School is also available as an e-book from amazon.com and kobobooks.com.

Taming the Taniwha

Taming the Taniwha
by Tim Tipene
illustrated by Henry Campbell
Huia Publishers
ISBN 1-87-726652-3 (English)
ISBN 1-87-726653-1 (te reo Maori)

A fun book about a difficult problem. Tama is being bullied by a nasty taniwha who inhabits his classroom. At a loss for a solution, he goes to his family for ideas. The story follows Tama as he tries out the suggestions and faces the taniwha. A great way for kids to explore different methods of dealing with bullies and an effective tool to generate discussion.

Taming the Taniwha was selected for the White Ravens International Youth Library Catalogue as one of the world's top 250 children's books for 2002. It was also named as one of the top New Zealand picture books by Waikato University, 2010, along with Haere.

Available in English (Taming the Taniwha) and te reo Maori (He Taniwha i Te Kura), they can be purchased directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

The Wooden Fish

The Wooden Fish
by Tim Tipene
illustrated by Jennifer Cooper
Reed Publishing
ISBN 1-86-948826-1

Hanseni wants to help his mother and father but he's too little. Then one day the fishermen of the village return with no fish and the villagers have to go hungry.

As each day passes there is still no food for the village. How can Hanseni help his village and make his father happy again?

The Wooden Fish is a beautifully told story about a special gift from a son to his father.

The Wooden Fish can be purchased directly from the author by emailing timtipene@hotmail.com.

About Tim Tipene

Founder of Warrior Kids and PeaceMasters
Award Winning Author
Inspirational Speaker
Father of Two
Ngati Kuri/Ngati Whatua

A survivor of a violent and abusive childhood Tim broke the cycle and became a leader in the field of personal development and stopping violence. He is highly regarded for his work in the community and for his books that deal with social and environmental issues.

In 1994 Tim started the Warrior Kids programme and went on to provide it to communities and schools for over 20 years, changing the lives of thousands of children and their families.

In 2016 Tim launched PeaceMasters, a series of workshops and seminars for children and adults.

Through his public talks Tim continues to share his inspirational story with audiences both young and old.

Awards and Experience

In 2016 Tim accepted an invitation to be a part of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team as an inspirational Kiwi Leader to inspire Kiwi kids to follow their dreams.

Tim was awarded a Kiwibank Local Hero Medal in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to the lives of others.

Tim started martial arts at the age of 12 and over 30 years accumulated a total of 12 Dan Black Belt ranks and various teaching titles. In 2013 Tim was inducted into the New Zealand Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Tim is a trained counsellor with a graduate certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Tim has worked in the security industry, has been a self-defence instructor for women, an advocate for intellectually challenged adults and a facilitator of Anger Management and Living Without Violence programmes for men.

Tim has featured on television, radio and in various publications.

Award Winning Author

Tim is the award winning author of a number of New Zealand books including Hinemoa te toa, which received two awards in the 2009 LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Te Tohu Pounamu mo te wahanga Kaiwhakamaori and Te Tohu Taurapa mo te whahanga Pukapuka Pikitia.

Haere, Farewell Jack farewell received a Picture Book Honour Award at the 2006 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.

Taming the Taniwha was selected for the White Ravens International Youth Library Catalogue as one of the world's top 250 children's books for 2002.

Other books by Tim include Patu, Rewa Finds His Wings, Bullies and Warriors, Kura Toa Warrior School, The Wooden Fish, and the Warrior Kids training manual Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children, and his work has appeared in a number of anthologies and school journals.

From 2010 to 2015 Tim was an active board member of the The Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust.

Contact

Seminars & Workshops
email timtipene@hotmail.com
or phone +64 021-525-450
Speaker at Schools & Events
phone Rosemary Tisdall
+64 021-840-898
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