Keeping whānau and communities safe - a new Whare Māori portal

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) and researchers at Ngā Wai a Te Tūī, the Māori and Indigenous Research Centre at Unitec launch the new Whare Māori portal to keep whānau and communities safe. Increasing support for Māori communities is at the centre of a collaborative response between the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) and Ngā Wai a Te Tūī, the Māori and Indigenous Research Centre situated at Unitec, a partner to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence. The extraordinary circumstances created with the onset of COVID-19 and the government’s alert level 4 response has highlighted the importance of providing a dedicated platform for Māori communities to ensure their voices are heard. Keeping whānau and communities safe, informed and talking to each other is paramount.  The existing working relationship between NZFVC and the team of Ngā Wai a Te Tūī team has helped fast track plans to formalise an important relationship with Māori. NZFVC has launched the ‘Whare Māori’ portal on their website ( which provides ongoing and important COVID-19 violence prevention information, kōrero and activities to support whānau Māori and Māori community providers. You will find:

  • Pou Āwhina - Information on support and services available  
  • Pou Manaaki - Activities to keep well and safe           
  • Pou Kōrero - Conversations, interviews & commentaries to support whānau living in these extraordinary times

For further information contact Rihi Te Nana email:



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