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!

  • E Tū Whānau’s support for the rapidly expanding whānau-friendly sport of Touch Rugby highlights a common kaupapa, according to TouchNZ...

  • Kainga, turangawaewae, ahi kaa, home.  For many of us home is where we live, where we come from or where...

  • When Greyson Mauheni, Puna Manuel, Pakanga Te Whitu were hanging out together at Ngata College in Ruatoria they used to...

  • The sadness of saying goodbye to visiting whanaunga who live in Australia was the inspiration for Tommy Waititi’s waiata The...

  • Eighteen-year-old Maioha Panapa lives in Hamilton but, like her fellow E  Tū Whānau Song Competition 2017 winners, her heart lies...

  • Congratulations to all the winners in the E Tū Whānau Song Competition 2017! East Coast Breevaz, a three man reggae...

  • When Tuta Ngarimu held his new born son in his arms 25 years ago, his life changed forever. At the...

  • 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...