Hui Fono

Hui Fono
16 - 19 February 2021
Te Tairāwhiti (Gisborne)

Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Taloha ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri and warm Pasifika greetings to you all.

The Hui Fono is a unique space that brings together Māori and Pasifika working in adult and community education.  The purpose of Hui Fono is to provide a space for professional learning, for and by Māori and Pasifika.

The 14th hosted event will be in Te Tairawhiti, Gisborne and Tokomaru Bay. Our local hosts are Tairawhiti REAP and Tautua Village.

The theme for the 14th hosted event is Te Wā o le Vā, Reclaiming our Space. The theme, te wā (time) o le vā (sacred space) depicts a space and time for tangata whenua and tagata o le Moana that is linked historically and geneogically to Te Tairāwhiti. Based on a concept of cultural centredness, it follows a framework of reconceptualising lifelong learning for Māori and Pacific. 

In light of the COVID-19 situation your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your families and communities is our priority. With this in mind, we want to assure you that our duty of care stands and that we have taken every precautionary measure to build this into the Hui Fono event planning. We are following the NZ Government Alert Levels and monitoring the situation. Please note that if this changes, we will act quickly and appropriately, where you will be advised by email and via our social media platforms, of any decision for an extreme case of cancellation.

Stay safe at Alert Level 1
At Alert Level 1, we still need to play it safe.

  • maintain good hygiene
  • stay home if you’re sick
  • get tested if you have cold or flu symptoms
  • keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
Contact tracing

We will require you to sign in at Hui Fono, using

  • the NZ COVID Tracer app and QR codes, and
  • attendance register