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 15th hosted event will be in Rotorua.

Click here to register now.

Date: 6 March, 12 pm – 8 March, 1 pm 2024 (Wed-Fri)
Venue: Paratehoata-te-Kohea Marae (Tūnohopū), Tunohopu Street, Ōhinemutu, Rotorua
Registration: $60
(subsidised with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission)
Travel subsidy: Closed


"He Waka Eke Noa: Together Towards Tomorrow" embodies unity, community, and social cohesion. Grounded in the Māori proverb meaning “our collective endeavour”, this theme celebrates diversity, harmony, and mutual support. It's a commitment to enhancing social cohesion by bridging gaps and fostering understanding. This theme sets the stage for a future where every community thrives on solidarity, where diversity strengthens, and collective well-being is paramount, shaping a harmonious and inclusive tomorrow.

The theme is underpinned by whakawhanaungatanga, manaakitanga and rangatiratanga. Using our Māori and Pacific identity we will explore how to use our cultural diversity, intelligence, and creativity to empower success within the mainstream education system.

Click here to see the Hui Fono Programme.

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.