Hui E! is a peak body for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

What we do

We champion the sector for a fair and just Aotearoa. We do this through hui, āwhina and kōrero. We celebrate the sector’s contribution to our communities, advocate for its needs, provide capacity and capability building, networking support, and represent its interests with the government and philanthropic sectors.

How we do it  

Hui E! Community Aotearoa is responsive to the sector’s needs, so our work grows and changes as the sector does. You can read about our current projects and workstreams here.  

Core to our work is our formal network of individuals and organisations in the sector, Mema Whanaungatanga. Read more about the network here

Our organisation is values-based, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi is at the heart of our work. The Hui E! board operates a Treaty Relationship Framework model based on the spirit of partnership outlined in Te Titiri o Waitangi; there are equal members from Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti and agreed tikanga for collective decision-making. Read more about the principles and tikanga of this model here.   

We are also members of a number of influential national and international groups, which you can read more about here.

Why Hui E’s work is important  

The tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector is rich, vibrant and complex. There are more than 100,000 non-profit groups in Aotearoa New Zealand and the sector contributes to nearly five percent of the country’s GDP.  

Organisations in the sector address the needs of the communities they serve or the issues they hope to remedy, but often with more love than money.  

Umbrella organisations and sector peak bodies like Hui E! Community Aotearoa exist to represent the needs of the sector and act as a collective voice for challenges it’s facing.  You can read more about the role of peak bodies on this blog.

Where we’ve come from  

Hui E! Community Aotearoa’s journey started in 2014 when two organisations, Association of Non-Governmental Organisations of Aotearoa (ANGOA) and Social Development Partners (previously NZ Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations), merged to form Hui E!.

Both organisations had a long history of supporting the community sector.  

How we’re funded  

Hui E! Community Aotearoa, like most community organisations, relies on grants from government and philanthropic organisations.  

We’d like to thank our current sponsors, their support is invaluable:  

If you would like to support our work you can make a donation on this page, or contact us about working together.  

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