E Tū Whānau Mahere Rautaki (Framework for Change) 2019-2023

Strengths-based change

The E Tū Whānau Mahere Rautaki (Framework for Change) 2019-2023 is a blueprint for the next five years. This is the third five-year plan since the introduction of E Tū Whānau in 2008.

Minister Poto Williams launches 3 framework for change strategies to stop family violence in July 2020

Minister Poto Williams launches 3 strategic frameworks to stop family violence in July 2020

There are four priority action areas in the framework:

  • Hapori development
  • Whānau strength
  • Tāne ora / Wāhine ora
  • Rangatahi development

You can watch videos of kōrero with E Tū Whānau kahukura about these priority action areas here.

The E Tū Whānau approach is based on the concept that change will only happen when we build on whānau strengths and tikanga values and principles. It is about whānau, hapū and iwi making the changes themselves to create a different future for all.

The vision: Whānau are strong, safe and prosperous, living with a clear sense of identity and cultural integrity, and with control over their own destiny – te Mana Kaha o te Whānau!

Broad commitment and support

The first strategic document, the Programme of Action (2008-2013), reflected the aspirations, experiences and commitment from a wide cross-section of Māoridom including iwi leaders, service providers, practitioners and whānau members.

The second Programme of Action (2013-2018) remained focused on Māori-led solutions, responsibility and accountability for positive change, and community discussion and action.

The most recent strategic document, Mahere Rautaki (Framework for Change) 2019-2023 once again outlines the overarching priorities for the next five years. It is based on a Theory of Change that is strengths-based. This theory is guided by the Te Ao Māori worldview that the universe is dynamic, moving from one state to another, from a state of unrealised potential (Te Kore) to a state of ‘becoming‘ or ‘knowing’ (Te Pō) to a state of enlightenment or wisdom (Te Ao Mārama). This process of growth, transformation and enlightenment is not static but one of continuous interaction, learning and review.

E Tu Whānau recognises that there are some things only Te Ao Māori can do, some things that are the responsibility of government and some actions that will require a shared commitment. It provides an opportunity for Māori to lead the solutions to address these issues with support from government. It also recognises that the key to success will be harnessing the strength of whānau across Aotearoa and taking action at the community level.

Read the ETW Framework for Change 2019-2023.

Read about the launch of the Framework for Change 2019-2023.

Read the ETW Theory of Change.