E Tū Whānau supports positive community-led change by empowering whānau and communities, and respecting and uplifting mana.

E Tū Whānau recognises that transformational change happens when communities are trusted to know what’s best for them, and supported to design – and then empowered to lead – their own solutions.

Our approach is relational, and it is guided by tikanga and traditional Māori values that support whānau to achieve their potential through positive change.

This means we:

  • listen to communities’ aspirations and moemoeā
  • co-create approaches and solutions that make aspirations and moemoeā real.

Te mana kaha o te whānau.

The strength and power of the whānau.

Members of Waitomo Papakāinga Development Society, community leaders, pose with the trophy the won in the Ann Dysart Kahukura Award 2022.
Waitomo Papakāinga Development Society, community leaders and winners of the Ann Dysart Kahukura Award 2022

More about E Tū Whānau communities

Learn more about the kahukura concept and its role in ETW kaupapa

Read how communities of former refugees and migrants are included in E Tū Whānau

Be inspired by entries into E Tū Whānau community competitions.

Rangatahi present at PALM 2021 - an E Tū Whānau intiiative designed to develop rangatahi leadership in communities.
Leaders present at PALM 2021 – a national event aimed at developing rangatahi leadership in communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.