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!

  • 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...

  • Celebrations to mark Matariki and the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan occurred at roughly the same time...

  • When E Tū Whānau’s Norm Hewitt and a Taupo-based group called Manurere visited Taupo-Nui-a-Tia college recently, their welcome was passionate...

  • This is the first in a series about Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt.  It is a vibrant, modern urban marae...

  • Kylie says it was her children who gave her the courage to walk away from an abusive husband after 23...

  • Whaea Raiha Hunter Ellis likes to get her hands dirty. If she’s not using them to coax fruit and vegetables...

  • Orongomai Marae’s three-man social services team of counsellors and social workers are as street smart as they are skilled. Their...

  • George Kupa, Peter Marshall and Joe Hamiora know how tough it can be for inmates returning to society after even...