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!

  • Mikaira Pau is very clear when he talks to kids about domestic violence. “I tell them that family violence is...

  • Johnny Seve sees his role as Kaimahi at Ngāti Hau Health and Social Services (NHHSS) as a great way to...

  • Johnny Seve sees his role as Kaimahi at Ngāti Hau Health and Social Services (NHHSS) as a great way to...

  • In March this year the first-ever Māoriland Film Festival hit the big screen in Ōtaki. Film maker Libby Hakaraia was...

  • An inspiring day of kōrero and workshops was held in Taupo on 15 August 2014. This hui followed on from...

  • The rains lashed and the winds were icy but nothing could dampen the aroha, manaaki and whanaungatanga that flowed freely...

  • Mikaira Pau is a great fan of the E Tū Whānau approach and uses it in his work to combat...

  • Awa Transmedia Studio went to a Matariki celebration at Napier’s Soundshell in June 2014. The crowd enjoyed the event and...

  • In 2003, a small initiative called Settling In got underway in Auckland and Hamilton. The approach was to empower refugee...

  • In March 2014 Robert Cassidy was one of 80 men to attend a hui for tāne. The hui was co-hosted by...

  • More than 100 members of the Paroa Kurei whānau gathered at Opotiki marae over Easter 2014 to reconnect and strengthen...

  • Take 14 young teen boys from Te Whakatōhea, put them together for three weeks with people who genuinely care about...