and balms made from native medicinal plant as used by traditional
centuries Maori had ways of restoring health by using the native
plants of the land.
understanding and connection with our environment allows restoring
to health from even some of our "incurable " diseases
such as diabetes, and those connected with thyroid , heart and
mind. In 1907, the Tohunga Suppression Act outlawed the use
and talk of the traditional medicines. This Act was not revoked
until the 1960's and has taken 50 years to really re-surface
in society. Now that it has, let us embrace the remedies that
are so freely available and that have helped so many.
Rongoa has allowed many to return to a healthy and energetic
quality of life, with the rebalancing of body , mind, heart
and spirit. (tinana, hinengaro, manawa, wairua)
for Rongoa Rakau
with HineAhua Tokootokoo
Appointments available in Auckland, and in Whangarei from $55
is provided as advised, first week rongoa complimentary with
below for more info
Plants NZ Contact
Postal: 17 John Rymer Place, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071, New
Phone 09 974 5009 -- Mobile/Text 021 731 831
Michelle Sime (HineAhua Tokootokoo), Rongoa Rakau Practitioner
Sime, Your Rongoa Rakau Practitioner is has a Certificate in
Rongoa Maori Appreciation from Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and was
privately trained by Hone Ratana from Te Aroha. She continues
to learn, recently recieving a Diploma in Rongoa from Te Wananga
o Raukawa and graduating as a Tohunga privately in October last
year. She has worked in Marae Rongoa Clinics, and from her home.
Michelle also teaches Rongoa Rakau (Plant medicines) to small
groups and shares her knowledge with several Tohunga.
is also an Internationally Certified NeuroSemantics-Neurolinguistic
(NS-NLP) Master Practitioner (ISNS) NeuroLinguistic Programming
Practitioner (IANLP & NZQA) with L.W. School of Counseling Stages
1 & 2. and B.Sc.Grad. DipArts in Psychology.
HineAhua Tokootokoo toku ingoa,
te ahua o toku ingoa
ko te tuumanako, te whakapono, me te aroha.
my given name in 2013 by a man who had been my Maori mentor
and friend since 2005, Paraone Patena Mariu. It is his 5th great
grandmother's name, she who was brought in as support for the
Rangatira. Given to me since I come in as support with the Rongoa.
My lineage is predominantly Scottish and I was born and brought
up in Whangarei though my known line has been in New Zealand
since 1855 and comes from Mission Bay.
I have the Certificate in Rongoa Appreciation (level 4), Rongoa
Heke (level 5) and further training. Predominantly my Rongoa
training and supervision was done initially by Hone Ratana.
Hone has been involved in Rongoa all his life, firstly trained
by his Tuhoe Grandmother . He is from Te Arawa and has worked
in Rongoa Clinics for over 20 years.
May 2015-2016 I was priveldged to be under the guidance and
training of Billy Tuhua, a High Tohunga who runs a clinic in
Auckland. I am registered as a Rongoa Practitioner here in New
Zealand, and my Rongoa Kitchen is in Kohimarama, Auckland .
I see clients in Kohimarama, Auckland and in Whangarei and run
day home rememdies trainings on request in other cities.
also have both a Bachelor Degree of Science in Chemistry with
papers in Health and Nutrition, and one in Psychology and I
am Master Practitioner in NLP. Better Thinking Ltd is my own
business using NLP and Rongoa. I have professional indemnity
insurance and registration with the NZ associations of both
Rongoa and NLP.
I am passionate
about Rongoa Rakau, and their effectiveness in regaining health.
Alongside my Rongoa Rakau Clinics, I am interested in researching
and collating results to enable Rongoa Rakau to be used more
regularly in public health.