Hui E! is seeking Tangata Whenua to join our Board

Join Hui E! as a Tangata Whenua Board Member

Expression Of Interest

Hui E! is seeking Tangata Whenua to join our Board.  If you wish to be on the governance group of an awesome organisation and make a positive contribution to the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector (the Sector) please complete the Expression Interest below and return it to our Pou Kaiarahi at


Hui E! was established by combining multiple national organisations of the Sector.  All of these organisations had a commitment to building a cohesive community sector and to ensure the value and the contribution the Sector to New Zealand Society is acknowledged.  Hui E! is committed to working within the Spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi where our Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti tupuna/ancestors undertook to live in true partnership acknowledging each other’s Rangatiratanga.


CHAMPIONING THE COMMUNITY SECTOR FOR A FAIR AND JUST AOTEAROA | Tā Hui ē! Community Aotearoa he whakatairanga i ō tātou hapori, kia tika mō te katoa, kia tōtika a Aotearoa

Organisational Structure

Hui E! operates within the Te Tiriti Relationship Governance Model consisting of up to four (4) Tangata Whenua[1] and four (4) Tangata Tiriti[2].  The leadership is shared by a Tangata Whenua Co-Chair and a Tangata Tiriti Co-Chair. [1] Tangata Whenua (Generic terms for Maori comprising those with mana whenua responsibilities (Maori who are tied culturally to an area by whakapapa and whose ancestors who lived and died there), together with Taura here (Maori, 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

  • Attendance to a Wananga on the 18th & 19th February 2021 on Waiheke Island.
  • The role is a voluntary (i.e. no meeting fees payable).
  • Attendance to bi-monthly meetings (face to face and/or Zoom) and undertake action items as required. [Limited funds are available for travel assistance if required].
  • Ongoing communication via email with other Board members and the Pou Kaiarahi
  • Regular contact with the Sector in their own communities and to be actively involved in their communities of interest
  • Advocate and promote the work of the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector locally, regionally and nationally.

What You Get In Return

  • Participation in creating real change in the lives of individuals, whanau and our communities
  • Contributing to a national voice to ensure policy makers remember that community is at the heart of what we all do
  • Working with a group of like-minded individuals who share a passion for building the community sector
  • Opportunity to contribute to building a community-led strategy that ensures Tangata Whenua interests are articulated and addressed

Desirable Skills And Qualities Sought

  • A willingness to commit time and effort to meeting the aims and aspirations of Hui E!
  • A commitment to the discipline of working within a Tiriti/Treaty relationship framework
  • A willingness to advocate for the Tangata Whenua, Community Voluntary Sector across all spheres of society
  • Knowledge and / or experience of working within the Tangata Whenua, Community Voluntary Sector
  • Experience of being a committee member
  • Experience in leadership, strategic thinking and problem solving.
  • A team player
  • Demonstrated experience and /or skills to a high standard
  • Demonstrated ability to participate cooperatively in a team with a range of different people.
  • Capacity to think and act strategically at a national level
  • An understanding of the Sector and related issues
  • Integrity and standing in the community.

Selection Process

The selection panel comprising of Hui E! Board members will select the successful candidates and make a recommendation to the Hui E! Board to approve the appointments.  Applicants may be contacted and asked to provide additional information or to discuss the Expression of Interest. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application on 3 February 2021.

Key Dates:


21 December 2020 Applications open
31 January 2021 Applications close
3 February 2021 Selections finalised
18 & 19 February 2021 Attendance to Wananga on Waiheke Island

Click here to download the expression of interest application form

Please send your completed expression of interest form to by 5pm, 31 January 2021.