We weave collective voices and drive equitable systems change so that communities, hapū and iwi can do what they do best.

He hoa mō te hohenga hapori

A partner for community action


Across and between
communities, hāpu
and iwi


So funding better responds to community, hāpu and iwi needs and aspirations


Both reflecting and reaching out

Check out our Annual Impact Report 2022-2023

Revisit the Te Kaha Funding Wānanga with us

Dive deeper with our Community Hauora Data Dashboard

Kei te pirangi koe ki te whakauru atu ki te poari o Hui E!? Would you like to join Hui E!’s board?

Hui E! Community Aotearoa is seeking two Tangata Whenua members to join our Board. This is an opportunity to be on the governance group of a small, agile and committed organisation and make a positive contribution towards a vision of flourishing communities. An introduction to Hui E! Hui E! was established by combining multiple national organisation of the Sector. All of these organisations had a commitment to building a cohesive community sector and to ensure the value and the contribution of New Zealand Society is acknowledged. Hui E! is committed to working within the Spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi where our Tangata Whenua [1] and Tangata Tiriti [2] tūpuna/ancestors undertook to live in true partnership acknowledging each other’s Rangatiratanga. Hui E! operates within the Te Tiriti Relationship Governance Model consisting of up to four (4) Tangata Whenua and four (4) Tangata Tiriti. The leadership is shared by a Tangata Whenua Co-Chair and a Tangata Tiriti Co-Chair. [1] Tangata Whenua – Generic terms for Māori comprising those with mana whenua responsibilities (Māori who are tied culturally to an area by whakapapa and whose ancestors who lived and died there), together with Taura here (Māori, resident in an area, but who belong to waka and tribes from other parts of Aotearoa/New Zealand). [2] Tangata Tiriti – Generic term to describe people whose rights to live in Aotearoa/New Zealand derive from Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi and the arrangements that the Crown has established under a common rule of law, and the equity provisions of Article 3 of Te Tiriti/Treaty. Expectations of board members 1. The role is a voluntary (ie. no meeting fees payable)2. Attendance to monthly meetings (mostly on Zoom, some face-to-face) and undertake action items as required. Funds are available for travel assistance upon agreement, if required3. Ongoing communication via email, phone or kanohi ki te kanohi with other Board members and the Kaiwhakahaere Matua (Chief Executive)4. Regular contact with the sector in their own communities and to be actively involved in their communities of interest5. Advocate and promote the work of the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector locally, regionally and nationally. Ideal applicants Application process Please complete the expression of interest below, attach your CV and submit by end of day, 5 May 2024. If you have any specific pātai, please reach out to Jewelz Petley, Tangata Tiriti Co-Chair jewelea.petley@gmail.com. You can also email Returning Officer at trustees@huie.org.nz Our Mema Whanaungatanga network will be invited to vote for two preferred candidates following the closing date. We’ve extended the closing date to 5 May 2024.  

A message from our Board Co-Chairs on the appointment of our new CE

Mauri mahi, mauri ora* Do the mahi, get the treats! It is with grateful hearts and extended arms we announce today the appointment of Dr Katie Bruce as the new Kaiwhakahaere Matua / Chief Executive of Hui E! Community Aotearoa. Katie comes to us with a decade of senior leadership experience, including as Chief Executive of Volunteering NZ and of JustSpeak. Katie has extensive knowledge of and experience working in and alongside the community and voluntary sector. Katie is deeply committed to our collective efforts to realise a Te Tiriti-based future for Aotearoa. Katie’s ability to lead teams, build relationships and advocate for equitable systems change – so that communities, hapū and iwi can do what they do best – means we are well positioned to activate our ambitious plans. Katie is Tangata Tiriti, a Romany woman, and an immigrant from the UK. There she was involved in youth advocacy and setting up youth programmes as a teenager and completed a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. She now lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara with her husband and is a proud mum to two boys and auntie to twin nieces. We want to thank our kaimahi and trustees who have been working hard over the summer to prepare the ground for new leadership. We wish to especially thank Ronja Ievers who stepped up as Interim Chief Executive during this time of transition. Kia mahi tahi ngā tāngata kia puāwai. Let’s work hard together so our communities can flourish. Ngā mihi maioha,Sarah and Jewelz  *The full whakataukī (‘Māori proverb’) is: “Mauri mahi, mauri ora; mauri noho, mauri mate” – Industry begets prosperity; idleness begets poverty.

Revolutionising Funding: Our Unified Global Application is Changing the Game!

We’ve got some seriously exciting news to share with you – we’re flipping the script on the whole funding hustle with our latest innovation: one single, unified global funding application. It’s a total game-changer, not just for us but for all those who believe in what we do. We all know that filling out funding applications is a real headache. We simply don’t have time for that. Crafting different applications for different funders? It’s like trying to do a hundred things at once! So, we’ve cracked the code! One application to rule them all. This means less time wrestling with forms and more time diving into the heart of our mahi. And what makes our new application stand out? It’s direct, no-nonsense. It tells our story, our ambitions, and precisely how we plan to make things happen – no fancy jargon, no unnecessary fluff. Sure, getting the funds is a big deal, but fostering solid relationships with those who back our kaupapa is what truly matters. With this new application, it’s all about being crystal clear and upfront. We want our funding partners to see us for who we really are. This move is a serious game-changer for us, and we firmly believe it’s a step in the right direction for the funding realm. Our aim? To make life simpler for everyone and set a shining example for a more straightforward, honest way of getting things done. We’re super excited to witness the impact this will bring and where this journey will take us. Massive thanks for being a part of this thrilling ride with us!

Community-Led Funding Wānanga – Eastern Bay of Plenty – 27th October 2023

Te Here Tāngata – This Way of Life Hui E! Community Aotearoa has teamed up with ‘The 35 Collective’ a roopu of grassroots Māori community organisations in the Eastern Bay of Plenty rohe to shine the spotlight on their mahi in the community. The 35 Collective has named this taonga ‘Te Here Tāngata – This Way of Life,’ signifying the connections and bonds formed through the sharing of knowledge and wisdom of mātauranga Māori. It also represents our commitment to serving and uniting our whānau, hapū, and iwi, worldwide. Check out the trailer below!  Exploring Equitable Funding Solutions For Grassroots Māori Community Organisations We are excited to announce our very first Māori community-led funding workshop. During this event, we will launch the Te Herenga Tāngata documentary and work with funders to address funding application challenges. If you’re a small Māori community organisation in the Bay of Plenty rohe and find funding applications a challenge or simply want to explore available grants, we’ve got your back! In collaboration with Bay Trust and The 35 Collective, we’re bringing to you this community-led funding wānanga. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to complete a funding application that will tautoko your mahi in the community.We know that grassroots community groups work tirelessly to uplift the hauora and well-being of our communities, even when resources are scarce. Let’s work together to make funding more accessible for our grassroots Māori community groups!Date: Friday, October 27, 2023 – 9:30 AMVenue: Te Kaha Bay Hotel Check out the flyer below for more details.