Hui Fono

Tēnā koutou katoa, Tālofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Mālō ni, Fakatalofa atu, Halo ola keta, Mauri and warm Pasifika greetings to you. 

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

The 14th hosted event will be in Whakatū, Nelson.


Date: 2–3 March 2023 (Thu-Fri)
Venue: Whakatū Marae, 99 Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson
Registration: $60
(subsidised with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission)
Travel subsidy: Closed

Our theme He Waka Eke Noa: Weaving Cultural Practices in ACE explores the importance of using traditional knowledge and values to underpin our teaching practice. We will consider diverse cultural practices both past and present and reflect on the success of intergenerational transmission of knowledge.  
This theme is underpinned by whakawhanaungatanga, manaakitanga and whakamana. Using our Māori and Pacific identities we will explore how to use our cultural diversity, intelligence, and creativity to empower success within the mainstream education system.  

Travel Subsidies are closed.

To make the Hui Fono accessible, we offer funding for travel with priority given to those with limited or no professional development budget.