At a glance: Whanaungatanga in Tāmaki Makaurau
We see Whanaungatanga in contemporary Tāmaki Makaurau expressed in many ways: in the customary practices and activities of ancestral and community marae, in access to forms of cultural support, in connections over the internet, and in sustaining connections with whānau. Recent COVID-19 related lockdowns and dependence on remote working, learning and socialising highlights how important home internet access is for sustaining this value.
Whanaungatanga is expressed of sustaining connections and progressing in the education system. There has been a strong decline in the proportions of rangatahi currently not in employment, education or training (NEET), and a steep rise of Māori students who are graduating in science, technology and mathematics (STEM). This marks a positive trend over time.
Take a look at the headline Whanaungatanga indicators for Tāmaki Makaurau across the four cultural, social, economic and environmental pou below. You can also download the full Whanaungatanga report and read about this value in more detail.