E Tipu E Rea Whānau

Providing whānau-based support, resources, and assistance to mātua taiohi. We are committed to creating a movement that eliminates discrimination and enacts rangatiratanga. We aim to influence policy outcomes alongside taiohi. Come join our whānau!

Kaupapa

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

Vision

Our vision is for mātua taiohi and their pēpi to grow, thrive, and find a sense of place within their community.

Mahi

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, partners, funders and our donors, E Tipu E Rea is able to provide much needed support and assistance to over 220 whānau members on average per year.  We need more of our communities tautoko to continue building on the strengths of young whānau and changing the systems they work within. Our young parents are the leaders of our future generations.

We welcome you to contact us for more information, and to see how we can help you and or your loved one

What our mātua taiohi say

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 are very needy and also that they 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