E Tū Whānau launches 2018 song competition

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E Tū Whānau has launched its 2018 song competition.

The song competition highlights songs that inspire positive change and incorporate one or more of the six E Tū Whānau values:

"Aroha - giving with no expectation of return

Whanaungatanga - it’s about being connected

Whakapapa - knowing who you are and where you belong

Mana / Manaaki - building the mana of others, through nurturing, growing and challenging

Kōrero awhi - positive communication and actions

Tikanga - doing things the right way, according to our values"

The competition started in 2016. E Tū Whānau says:

"No matter how big or small, we can all make a difference and be responsible for creating positive change within our whānau, hapū, iwi and community. E Tū Whānau is a movement for positive change in response to unacceptable levels of violence in NZ. It's about all of us taking responsibility to create the change we want, including changing bad attitudes and behaviour, and nurturing and celebrating the things that make whānau strong."

E Tū Whānau is a movement for positive change developed by the Māori Reference Group.

Songs can be entered from 14 May 2018 - 11 June 2018. Voting opens on 21 May 2018. See the E Tū Whānau Facebook page for more details and how to enter and vote.

Read about and hear winnings songs from the 2016 and 2017 competition. Also see our previous story Songs addressing family violence.