E Tū Whānau stories

E Tū Whānau is by Māori for Māori – it is designed and owned by the community and grounded in kaupapa Maori principles. It has also been embraced by refugee, migrant and other indigenous communities.

Through these stories of change and growth, we give voice to whānau throughout Aotearoa and show what E Tū Whānau means in action. They offer inspiration and examples of whānau doing it for themselves with the support of the kaupapa.

These E Tū Whānau stories celebrate:

  • Te Ao Māori taking responsibility and action to create positive change
  • people doing things that make whānau strong
  • tikanga and Māori values − drawing on rich and powerful traditions
  • kahukura − the people that inspire change in whānau and communities

Te mana kaha o te whānau!

  • We said goodbye to a loved member of our wider whānau recently – Jozie Karanga (Whakatōhea, Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou), MNZM....

  • Social worker and all round human dynamo, Taan Rawiri knows how to bring the best out in people. Taan lives...

  • Aroha – giving with no expectations of return.  Manaaki – building the mana of others through nurturing and challenging. These are Māori kaupapa. ...

  • Voting in the 2017 E Tū Whānau Song Competition closes on Monday at 5pm so you’ve got the whole weekend...

  • While entries have closed for the 2017 E Tū Whānau Song Competition you have another week to vote for your...

  • Eleven short films showcasing the vibrant and varied work of rangatahi film makers from the lower half of the North...

  • The future of Aotearoa’s filmmaking is in good hands. Rangatahi as young as six are currently putting the finishing touches...

  • Check out  these Kahungunu whānau talking about the E Tū Whānau kaupapa and the values we all share at Te...

  • Radio Kahungunu host, and staunch advocate for the E Tū Whānau kaupapa, Crystal Edwards is one of the mainstage MCs...

  • E Tū Whānau has its own virtual whānau and you are amazing! Over a period of two weeks, more than...

  • Mikaira Pau is on a mission. He, along with other community minded whānau throughout the country, has been promoting the...

  • E Tū Whānau’s violence free and whānau centered kauapapa is proudly Māori but it’s proving rich and inspirational to our...