E Tipu E Rea Whānau

Providing whānau-based health and social support, and individual and systemic advocacy to allow mātua taiohi, hapū māmā, and their tamariki to thrive.  Come join our whānau!


Our kaupapa is to actively uphold the mana of the young parents, hapū māmā and whānau we serve. Through a kaupapa Māori framework, we enable mātua taiohi , hapū māmā and their tamariki to achieve whānau ora and connect to their wider whānau, community, iwi and whakapapa.


Supporting mātua taiohi , hapū māmā and pēpi to grow, thrive and be rangatira within their whānau and community.


We provide holistic, tailored and experienced whānau services, supported by a kaupapa Māori framework and delivered by our dedicated kaimahi.
With services that wrap around whānau, we ensure that our new and expectant mātua taiohi have access to the resources and networks that will help them thrive.

Thanks to the commitment and support from our team, whānau, community, Iwi – specifically Ngāti Pāoa, partners, funders, and our donors, E Tipu E Rea is able to provide much-needed support and assistance to over 300 whānau members per year.  We need more community tautoko to continue building on the strengths of young whānau, and to challenge some of the unfair systems that discriminate against them. Our young parents, hapū māmā and their tamariki are the leaders of our future generations.

We welcome your tautoko to continue developing their leadership

What our mātua taiohi say about being part of our service

I learned a lot about how my baby will grow in the next few months, I was surprised to learn about a baby’s emotions.  I am also more confident that just because I am young does not mean I can’t be a really good parent.  Both my baby and I have a good future.  Being young and hapū does not mean the end of the world, it is actually just the beginning of a great future.

Taiohi māmā

I learned that babies can connect with me before they are born, that was pretty cool.  It is great to have support (without judgement) around me as I learn about being a dad.  Its the judgement around  that I think can make things harder for dads like me.

Taiohi expectant pāpā