He Tuinga Aroha is a campaign for rangatahi Māori and their whānau, highlighting the protective benefits of strong communication within families.
He Tuinga Aroha, meaning the weaving of love, signifies the weaving together of the different perspectives of Mum & Daughter in this beautifully told story. It also speaks to the love and care that has gone into the process by many parties involved in this work. He Tuinga Aroha has a double meaning, also meaning Tui the songbird. This is wordplay of the name Manutioriori, which means songbird and is also the name of the rangatahi who has shared her kōrero with us.
In the videos, Manutioriori and her mum Georgina share their experience as Manutioriori navigates her mental wellbeing. The aspiration of this work is to show others what this journey might authentically look like and to encourage others to strengthen their whānau connections as a protective barrier for whatever life might throw at you.
This campaign is part of our commitment to the Youth Plan, and the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.