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

A mātou mahi | 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 hapori, advocate for its needs, provide capacity and capability building, tautoko with networking, and represent its interests with the government and philanthropic sectors.

Ka pēhea e mahi | How we do it

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

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

Our organisation is values-based, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi is at the pito of our mahi. The Hui E! board operates a Treaty Relationship Framework model based on the wairua 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 rōpū, which you can read more about here.

He aha e hirahira nei tā Hui E! mahi | Why this work is important  

The tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector is rich, vibrant and complex. There are more than 100,000 non-profit rōpū 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 hapori they serve or the issues they hope to remedy, but often with more aroha than pūtea.  

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

Tō mātou orokohanga | 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 tautoko the community sector.  

Tā mātou whai pūtea | How we’re funded  

Hui E! Community Aotearoa, like most organisations in the hapori, relies on takuhe (grants) from kāwanatanga and philanthropic organisations.  

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

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

Ngā taipitopito | The detail