Broad-based organising gets moving in Auckland

Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga Auckland Alliance launch

The ‘broad-based organising’ approach describes a diverse range of community groups of civil society organisations working together towards common goals. 

We’re familiar with how successful that can be thanks to the Living Wage Movement. 

E tū is excited to be a founding member of Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga, a new broad-based alliance in Auckland, focused on some of the biggest issues facing our communities, such as housing, decent work, and the issues affecting migrants and former refugees. 

The alliance is made up of community, faith, union, and Māori organisations who all have a history of fighting for social justice in Aotearoa. 

The recent commitment of 36 organisations to work together as Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga is a milestone in re-building democracy in Aotearoa’s biggest city. The name was gifted by the Māori Women’s Welfare League, and represents the values of aroha (love), utu (reciprocity), manaakitanga (care,dignity), tautoko (support), awhi (embrace,assist), and mahitahi (working together for the common good).