Kaupapa Māori

The underlying philosophies 

The conceptual framework for E Tū Whānau derives from a kaupapa Māori philosophical basis including:

  • Te mana kaha o te whānau
  • Tino rangatiratanga
  • Reclamation of tikanga / restoration of the whānau
  • Whakanoa / sanctity of the home
  • Mātauranga Māori – traditional values and practices, together with contemporary knowledge, as protective factors for Māori

E Tū Whānau principles

These principles underpin E Tū Whānau’s strategic approach. They provide a foundation to support and guide our work:

  • Māori designed and driven solutions
  • Whole-of-whānau approach
  • Tikanga foundation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Community led
  • Autonomy, integrity
  • Strengths-based
  • Evidence-based
  • Education focused
  • Collaboration and connectedness
  • Sustainability

The E Tū Whānau kaupapa is guided by an action plan that is updated every five years. The latest plan is the Mahere Rautaki / Framework for Change 2019-2023.

You can view the E Tū Whānau/Mahere Rautaki Framework for Change 2019-2023 here.