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!

  • When Roni Albert, Manager of Hamilton’s Te Whakaruruhau Māori Women’s Refuge asked fashion designer Annah Stretton to help the refuge...

  • Te Rūnunga o Ngapuhi and Te Rūnunga o Te Rarawa organised an E Tū Whānau Hui a Tāne in Paihia in...

  • Kuia and local historian, Moana Wood was born in Taupo Bay but moved to Tōtara North with her parents who came...

  • History, hauora and aroha took centre stage at the recent Whangaroatanga Day, a fantastic event hosted by Te Rūnanga o...

  • From the E Tū Whānau Programme of Action 2013-2018. It is six years since we launched the first programme of...

  • Rangatahi are integral to E Tū Whānau – their vitality, fresh perspectives and command of present trends and technologies will help...

  • Recognising innovation and leadership In June 2013, five years after they came together at Hopuhopu Marae to help kick start...

  • In 2013, the longterm and inspiring work of the Bream Bay Community Support Trust was recognised by the E Tū Whānau Collective Change...