A number of hui were held across Aotearoa to find out what people thought would be seen and heard in strong thriving whānau. E Tū Whānau distilled this kōrero into six values: aroha, whanaungatanga, whakapapa, mana manaaki, kōrero awhi and tikanga.
These underpinning values are part of who we are and what makes us strong as Māori. They kept our whānau safe in the past and have the power to do so again. They are protective factors for Māori. Together they create the ‘rope of life’ that joins whānau together and strengthens them.
Tauawhitia ai koe.
Wrap your whānau in your loving and protective embrace.
Giving with no expectation of return
It’s about being connected
Knowing who you are and where you belong
Building the mana of others through nurturing, growing and challenging
Positive communication and actions
Doing things the right way, according to our values
View resources based on the six E Tū Whānau values.
Read stories about what whānau and communities around the motu are doing to express the E Tū Whānau values.