Hui E! is a national network across the whole community and voluntary sector, contributing to thriving communities by promoting and strengthening the Sector:

  • Te Whakakaha – Strengthening the collective voice of the Sector to build a stronger Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • Te Hāngai – Applying Te Tiriti 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.

Hui E!’s submission

This submission is based on contributions from a range of community and voluntary sector organisations, some of which have made direct input on the Draft report but many of which lack resources to study the report in depth, to make submissions of their own. This situation exemplifies Hui E!’s role of speaking from a whole-of-sector perspective and on behalf of organisations that represent a wide cross-section of the sector.

This is not to say Hui E! is entirely unified and consistent across all the issues raised – diversity in the sector leads to dialogue and the expression of diverse of views, as it should in a healthy democracy.

There is much in this draft report that we support, and while we have in places commented on that, most of our comments focus towards aspects where we believe further work is required. We would be happy to help with that – please contact us if clarification is required on any point.
In the paragraphs below we attempt respond to the draft report in the order it is presented, with a minimum of diversion into other related topics.

Download the document: Hui E! Submission June 2015 (Docx 728KB)