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Annual hui 2022

On 26-27 July 2022, Te Puna Aonui Ministers and officials hosted the first annual hui for Te Aorerekura alongside key community and sector stakeholders. This hui brought together over 900 people from government, tangata whenua, communities and specialist sectors across Aotearoa.

The purpose of this hui was to reflect together on progress towards the shifts of Te Aorerekura and share information with each other about what we’re learning. This hui is part of the Action Plan for Te Aorerekura, under Action 9 of Shift 2: towards mobilising communities – meaning it’s part of our commitment to implement Te Aorerekura.

The programme below outlines the kōrero of the hui, information about speakers, Te Puna Aonui, and Te Aorerekura:

Te Aorerekura National Hui 2022 – Programme of events [PDF, 2.5 MB]

View the kōrero of the Annual Hui

You can view each of the discussions on the Te Puna Aonui YouTube channel(external link), or select individual recordings below:

Day 1

Day 2

Te Aorerekura: the story behind the name(external link)

Hearing the voices of children and young people(external link)

Keynote speech: Hon Marama Davidson(external link)

Shift 1: Strength-based wellbeing(external link)

Shift 2: Introducing the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group(external link)

Shift 2 (cont.): Mobilising communities(external link)

Shift 3: Skilled, culturally competent and sustainable workforces(external link)

Focusing on children and young people(external link)

Shift 4: Investment in Primary Prevention(external link)

Family violence and sexual violence Ministers’ panel(external link)

Shift 5: Safe, accessible, integrated responses(external link)

Shift 6: Increased capacity for healing(external link)

Learning and monitoring(external link)

Community change (panel discussion)

Te Aorerekura: National Strategy and Action Plan

Addressing family violence and sexual violence will significantly improve the wellbeing of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Aorerekura is the National Strategy and Action Plan setting out a new collective path for government, tangata whenua, specialist sectors, and communities to eliminate family violence and sexual violence.

Watch the Launch of Te Aorerekura: National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence. Tuesday 7 December, 2021.

The Cabinet Paper approving Te Aorerekura National Strategy and Action Plan is available on the Resources page.

Download the National Strategy and Action Plan

Translations

View other translated versions of the National Strategy and Action Plan:

National Strategy

Action Plan on a page

Samoan translation: Te Aorerekura [PDF, 2 MB]

Tongan translation: Te Aorerekura [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Hindi translation: Te Aorerekura [PDF, 2.3 MB]

Mandarin translation: Te Aorerekura [PDF, 2.9 MB]

Samoan translation: Actions on a page [PDF, 105 KB]

Tongan translation: Actions on a page [PDF, 109 KB]

Hindi translation: Actions on a page [PDF, 134 KB]

Mandarin translation: Actions on a page [PDF, 368 KB]

 Alternate formats of the National Strategy:

NZSL: Te Aorerekura - the National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence

Moemoeā – Dream and vision

Moemoeā: All people in Aotearoa New Zealand are thriving; their wellbeing is enhanced and sustained because they are safe and supported to live their lives free from family violence and sexual violence.All people in Aotearoa New Zealand are thriving; their wellbeing is enhanced and sustained because they are safe and supported to live their lives free from family violence and sexual violence.

This Moemoeā or dream was created with tangata whenua, specialist sectors, and communities.

At the heart of this Moemoeā is ora – meaning to be well and thriving, to have mana enhanced and restored, to experience safety in all parts of life. Mana and ora are important parts of a person’s wellbeing, relationships and connections.

6 shifts for change

Te Aorerekura outlines 6 key changes or 'shifts' to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Each of the shifts in this Strategy are interconnected, and the depend on the wider changes across Aotearoa that will help address the drivers of violence.

The Action Plan outlines the specific actions government agencies and communities will carry out to achieve these shifts:

  • Shift 1: Towards strength-based wellbeing
  • Shift 2: Towards mobilising communities
  • Shift 3: Towards skilled, culturally competent and sustainable workforces
  • Shift 4: Towards investment in primary prevention to protect against family violence and sexual violence
  • Shift 5: Towards safe, accessible and integrated responses
  • Shift 6: Towards increased capacity for healing
  • Learning and monitoring progress.

Whanonga pono – guiding principles

The Whanonga pono – guiding principles – help shape the way every person and organisation works as part of Te Aorerekura, and how to implement it.

  • Prioritising equity and inclusion in all spaces
  • Acting with aroha
  • All actions are tika and pono, where people act with fairness, integrity, and are accountable for their actions
  • People work together in an integrated way, reflecting kotahitanga
  • People practise kaitiakitanga – people understand their roles and responsibilities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people and their families and whānau.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori values

Te Aorerekura draws on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, mātauranga Māori and te ao Māori values to envision a different expectation of how to achieve safety and wellbeing for all people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Aorerekura incorporates these Te Tiriti o Waitangi approaches:

  • Article one - Kawanatanga – continuing to build relationships and partnering with iwi and Māori organisations in the delivery and governance of Te Aorerekura.
  • Article two - Tino Rangatiratanga – enabling iwi, hapū, whānau, and Māori communities to have full authority (mana motuhake) over their own wellbeing.
  • Article three - Oritetanga – working with tangata whenua to strengthen protective factors and achieve equitable outcomes that allow iwi, hapū, whānau, and Māori communities to realise their potential, free of family violence and sexual violence.

An ao Māori focus seeks to be inclusive of all perspectives. Māori and Pacific peoples share a special relationship or va. They are connected by whakapapa with kinship through commonalities of history, culture, oral traditions of origins. Wairuatanga is emerging as something to be considered alongside Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Wairuatanga enables iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities to practice ritenga (customs) framed by te ao Māori, enacted through tikanga Māori and encapsulated within mātauranga Māori.

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