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!

  • 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...

  • Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei Pursue that which is precious, and do not...

  • Over 600 whānau  took a public stand against violence in October 2016 by signing the E Tū Whānau Charter of...

  • Whānau from throughout Hawkes Bay came together in October 2016 to walk, talk and honour local Kahukura and social change...

  • An Anglican Retreat at Long Bay, north of Auckland seems an unlikely place for a recent weekend bikers’ hui, unless...

  • Communities throughout Aotearoa are coming together at wānanga to look honestly at issues facing their whānau and to work together...