Giving with no expectation of return

Through words and actions, strong whānau let each member know that they are loved and appreciated on a daily basis.

Aroha is all about giving unconditionally. It is the basis of whānau that are strong, and in which people can live with a clear sense of identity.

Aroha in whānau leaves big footprints for children to follow
Aroha makes for strong, thriving whānau

What is aroha?

“It is like breathing in all the mamae, hurt and worries of another person, and breathing out love, joy, hope.”

“The birth of my son, my partner’s pregnancy, and providing for my whānau.”

“Hanging out with cousins, being together, and feeling loved and supported.”

In this video, different people talk about the impact of aroha

Want to know more?

Read about E Tu Whanau, how the kauapapa includes refugees and migrants, or stories of positive change and growth from whānau across Aotearoa.