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

Our Principles

We are committed to applying the following principles:

  1. Te Tirīti o Waitangi must be visible and real in our community and our nation and embedded within our organisation, using a Treaty relationships framework
  2. The tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector is an essential contributor to beneficial outcomes in our society
  3. As a linked and responsive organisation we are listening, acting, communicating, always engaged in dialogue with the sector, able to move quickly in response to new issues and always with full transparency.

Our Mahi

The focus of Hui E!’s mahi is:

  • Building the capacity and capability of the community sector
  • Brokering and building relationships to improve positive outcomes
  • Advocating on behalf of the sector to improve systems and processes
  • Galvanizing public and funding support for the sector and its organisations.

Our Values

We are committed to the following values:

  • Te Whakakaha: strengthening the collective voice of the Sector to build a stronger Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • Te Hāngai: applying Te Tirīti o Waitangi in the context of the Sector’s work and its contribution to charitable outcomes across Aotearoa.
  • Te Whakatairanga: engaging the Sector as a whole and enhancing its independence and relevance.
  • Te Āwhina: assisting communities to work collectively to progress their own aspirations and well-being, environmental, social, cultural, economic.
  • Te Whakawhanaungatanga: creating opportunities for the Sector to connect and learn from each other.
  • Te Whakanui: promoting the unique characteristics and impact of the Sector.
  • Te Tautoko: supporting strategic advocacy and leadership development within and on behalf of the Sector to enhance charitable outcomes within Aotearoa.
  • Te Tautoko: supporting Maori self-determination/Tino Rangatiratanga, especially within the sector.
  • Te Whakapuawai: developing the capacity of the Sector to succeed through meeting shared needs, supporting innovation, and participating in civic affairs.
Our Memberships


ComVoices – a network of national and regional peak-bodies who work to amplify the voices of Aotearoa’s community sector to influence decision-makers. Our Pou Kaiārahi Rochelle Stewart-Allen is Chair, and our Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa Ronja Ievers is the ComVoices Activator.

Charities Sector Group – a group of representative from Charities Services and a range of tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector representatives and stakeholders. Our Pou Kaiārahi is Sector Co-Chair.

National SDG Summit Stakeholder Group – a cross-sector and multidisciplinary group providing advice, connections and direction for the SDG Summit series.  


CIVICUS – a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. Hui E! is a member.

AGNA – the AGNA Network brings together national associations and regional platforms from around the world to foster greater cooperation across national and regional boundaries, including innovating new ways for civil society organisations to collaborate. Hui E! is a member of AGNA Pacific.