Noun) Relationship, kinship, sense of family connection – a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. It develops as a result of kinship rights and obligations, which also serve to strengthen each member of the kin group. It also extends to others to whom one develops a close familial, friendship or reciprocal relationship.

Whanaungatanga is expressed through, family, community, culturally, nationally, internationally and UNIVERSALLY. The stronger and cohesive these relationships, the more vibrant and enriching our future will be.