The tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector has faced two years of the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID) with resilience and commitment to the communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. Like the communities we serve, the sector has faced deep challenges – many of which began long before the pandemic arrived. At the same time, COVID has revealed our sector’s strengths, showing ways forward.

These Pepa Mā draw on the findings of the research report, COVID-19 Hauora Wellbeing Survey of the tangata whenua, community & voluntary sector 2021.

1. Pepa Mā mō te Ratonga ā-Hapori

Community Service Delivery White Paper | November 2022

As the sector continues to deliver its vital services in the face of increasing demand, it is more important than ever that service delivery is responsive to our communities, supportive of our kaimahi and tūao (volunteers), and works collaboratively to deliver services to our most vulnerable.

2. Pepa Mā mō te Hauora ā-Hapori 
Community Wellbeing White Paper | June 2022

This paper explores the hauora | wellbeing of the sector, its people, its organisations, and its communities. Hauora support, in all its forms, is one of the sector’s most pressing needs. The need to invest in people is just as important as investing in the services they provide.

3. Pepa Mā mō te Whai Pūtea ā-Hapori
Community Funding White Paper | March 2022

Funding remains one of the sector’s biggest challenges. Hui E! Community Aotearoa’s funding white paper sets out six areas where we know practical solutions are possible: COVID has already shown the success of some. We make a set of recommendations to government and other funders.