Daryl Gregory

B.A. (Maori Studies), ANZASW

“The Mana and Tapu of all people make us unique as individuals and I believe that we are created to be connected to others. I am passionate about encouraging whanau to provide a lifestyle which encourages and nurtures personal, corporate and spiritual growth within their communities.”


Daryl has over twenty-five years’ experience working in intervention work with indigenous (Māori) men and their families who are violent and who sexually abuse. He established He Waka Tapu, a not for profit kaupapa Māori organization, in Christchurch in 1995 to support his innovative ways of working in translating cultural /tikanga ideas into practice.

Daryl has always believed in working with the whole family to ensure that all concerned can participate in a safe holistic way and find a better way forward.

Daryl has been a board member of the National Domestic Violence Approval Panel and various other committees over the last 25 years concerning domestic violence, as well as being part of the inaugural Māori reference group for the taskforce of Action on Violence Within Families.

Daryl has been part of Hall McMasters’ training team delivering a wide variety of training programmes over the last 15 years. He continues to teach at a number of institutions about how to integrate these ideas into practice.

Daryl co –edited with Britt, E, Tohiariki,T and Huriwai, T (2014) ‘Takitaki Mai – A Guide to Motivational Interviewing for Māori’. And wrote a chapter for ‘Family Violence Men of Color – Healing the Wounded Spirit’  Ricardo Carrillo PhD ( Editor), Jerry Tello MS (Editor) 2008.