Tāne take action for positive change

Te Rūnunga o Ngapuhi and Te Rūnunga o Te Rarawa organised an E Tū Whānau Hui a Tāne in Paihia in March 2014.  It brought together 60 tāne aged between 30 and 80 to talk about tikanga, their values and beliefs and to support and  encourage the positive action of tāne in their communities to grow strong whānau and hapū.

The hui talked about how the concept of the tewha tewha could be adapted and used in today’s world at several levels, including clearing away the debris of the past and creating new ways forward.

The tāne talked about leadership, being accountable for their actions and agreed to take the kōrero back to their marae and use the E Tū Whānau kaupapa as a framework for supporting their tāne to be active  and making all their whānau stronger in the process.

And if you want to see what some tāne are doing right now to nurture their rangitahi and bring up great kids, check out this video from  AWA Studio.  It’s come from a group of rangatahi who were identifying that positive things are happening but never talked about or shared.
What are you doing to catch tāne round you who are doing good stuff?