Additional $8m over four years for E Tu Whānau

Associate Minister for Social Development Tariana Turia has announced an additional $8m over four years for the E Tu Whānau programme, as part of the Budget. This is to help address family violence within Māori whānau, Pasifika, migrant and refugee communities. Minister Turia said,

“Māori are over-represented in family violence statistics, both as victims and as perpetrators. To achieve long-term and real change, we need to work with whānau, hapū and iwi to identify and use culturally relevant ways of changing attitudes and behaviours.”

“The increase in funding will expand services to focus on Pasifika, migrant and refugee communities who are also vulnerable and need culturally relevant support and assistance to address issues of violence effectively.”

‘Budget 2013: E Tū Whānau – More support available to address family violence’, Tariana Turia, 21.05.2013

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