February- Huitānguru



Kōrero from Anaru Fraser
Hui E! Kaiwhakahaere- General Manager

 Anaru Fraser

Kia hoki ngā whakaaro ki a rātou kua whetūrangitia,
okioki atu koutou, moe mai rā.
Tātou, ngā waihotanga o rātou mā, ngā mihi nui.
May we remember those who have passed away and wish them well on their journey.
For those of us here today, greetings to you all.

This year we intend to increase our profile through 'kanohi kitea' face to face engagement across the country.
One way we’ll do that is through supporting our friends at Multicultural NZ and co-facilitating 12 regional youth workshops between March and July.
We’ll also be rejuvenating the regular Wellington and Auckland sector hui.
We’re also using digital resources through our facebook page to help share your stories instantly and promote the things that matter most to you.

We’ll be including regular profiles and highlights of our staff and Board members so you’ll have an opportunity to get to know us better.
We’ll also include regular highlights of the work we do with you and throughout the community.

Our first regular hui  for the year will be on Thursday 9 March, 10am – midday.

Come on over to our office 120 Featherston St Level 4 on the corner of Featherston and Waring Taylor St Wellington.

Guest Speaker:
Alfred Ngaro
Hon Alfred Ngaro
Newly appointed Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector.
A long-time friend of the sector,
Alfred’s other portfolios include,
Associate Minister for Children,
Minister for Pacific Peoples,
and Associate Minister for Social Housing.

Alfred is the first Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector to be actually inside Cabinet – hopefully this will enable more attention to be paid by government to Community Sector issues.

We look forward to seeing you: 11.30 am on 9 March!

Feel free to forward this newsletter to others who may be interested.

We provide information as part of our work to
Promote, Strengthen and Connect
the community and civil society in Aotearoa New Zealand.

For any enquiries please email:
Moe-moana Fraser our Pou Arahi – Executive Coordinator

Pānuitia ki runga i te papa whiti. Whakaarohia te taiao i mua i te tānga mai i te īmera nei.

Be green and read on the screen. Please consider the environment before printing this email


He mihi me te kōrero poto ki a koutou katoa
Greetings with a short message to you all

Contents: In this Pānui:

1.Hui E! Karere-News.  


Hui E! Karere-News

Hui E! staff profiles


Pou Ārahi – Executive Coordinator – Moe-moana Fraser

Moe-moana Fraser
Mauri ora!
Ko Moe-moana ahau te Pou Ārahi- Executive Coordinator hou o Hui E!
Māku hei kawe i ō mātou whakawhitinga kōrero ā matahikohiko, whakahaerenga whānui hoki.
He hekenga ahau nō Hauraki whānui, ā, i whānau mai ki Hotereni.
Kua hūnuku mai i a Rotorua ki Raukawa/Ōtaki hei whai atu i taku tohu ki Te Wānanga o Raukawa.

I'm Moe-moana the new Pou-Ārahi- Executive Coordinator for Hui E!
My role is to manage our digital communications, general coordination and facilitation.
I’m from Hauraki, born in Thames.
I moved down to Raukawa/Ōtaki from Rotorua to study Education Teaching in Bi-lingual at Te Wānana o Raukawa.

Accounts Officer – Alka Dhar

 I’m Alka Dhar the Accounts Administrator here at Hui E!
My Masters in Accounts and Post Graduate Diploma in Finance helps me to keep us on track with our community sector work.
As a foundation level certified Tester (IT) I also help out when any technology issues arise.
I moved to Aotearoa with my husband and son in 2015 and I’ve been with Hui E! since then.
When I have any spare time I love watching movies and exploring new recipes.


Hui E! is on Facebook!

If you’re already on facebook please find, like, follow and share our page to your friends!
If not, I encourage you to join up. 
We’ll provide up to date information on the issues that you want to share so please send us in your stories, photos, links etc. and we’ll promote it!


Hui E! Board member receives Queen's Honour:

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Hui E! Congratulates Marion Blake MNZM on the recognition she received in the New Year Honours
"for services to people with mental health and addiction issues."

Besides her roles as CEO at Platform and one of the founding board members of Hui E!,
Marion was Chair of ANGOA for several years.
Marion has brought insight, vision and leadership to all sorts of initiatives
including NZ Navigator and Women in Leadership.


Hui E! Mahi-ActivitiesHui E! Mahi-Activities


Incorporated Societies – Proposed changes to the Act

Late last year we met with staff from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment who had led the roadshow in almost 30 presentations around the country. Submissions closed on 30 June 2016.
At this stage the project doesn’t seem to have a high priority and with 2017 being an election year it may not go through parliament until at least 2018.
A revised Bill will still need to get onto the agenda for a first reading before it goes to Select Committee.

 Inland Revenue, Registered Charities and Fringe Benefit Tax

In January we organised a meeting with staff from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).
This was to discuss the proposals for amendments to the Fringe Benefit Tax rules as they affect Registered Charities.
This only affects a few organisations including:

  • Registered charities
  • Employers
  • Providers of non-cash benefits to their employee(s)
  • Those with employees that are engaged in business activities outside the organisation’s benevolent, charitable, cultural, or philanthropic purposes.

The monetary value of the tax generation compared to the implied administrative costs and burden upon charities and IRD was not provided.

The proposal raises wider questions around reviewing isolated parts of the regulation versus a thorough overhaul of the Charities Act,
which was promised by government in 2004.
A complete overhaul would benefit some confusing areas such as Charities registration, tax exemptions and donee status.


Sustainable Development Goals

(SDGs) Summit 2018


We met with staff from Victoria University to discuss a NZ Summit.
The summit will take place early in the New Year and will bring together those who are working on the SDGs,
including universities, community organisations, business networks and government agencies.
This will be an opportunity to assess progress of our implementation.
The aim is for this to be an annual event hosted by different universities.
Meeting with Poto Williams, Labour spokesperson for the sector.

Poto Williams

Poto is planning a series of hui around the country to discuss Labour’s proposed policies.
We were invited along to a pre-meeting with other nationwide umbrella community group sector leaders.
Our key message was that we were there to contribute from a nationwide perspective.
Furthermore, we would do the same for any political party interested in working with the sector
to improve the working relationship between the sector and government.
We’ll share more information on the dates and hui location when they’ve been finalised.
This is an opportunity for you to express your views.

Greater Wellington Regional Council Mayor's Reception

Group photo 2 Regional Wellington Mayor Reception 2017

We graciously accepted an invite to attend the Greater Wellington Regional Council Mayor's Reception,
which was hosted by the Deputy High Commissioner Singapore.
This was an opportunity to increase our face to face engagement and develop our relationships throughout the Greater Wellington region.

Tayo and Anaru

Multicultural NZ Youth Workshops 2017

We are excited to work again with the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils
and have offered to co-facilitate 12 regional workshops between March and July.
These interactive workshops are aimed at Māori, Pacific and ethnic youth and their rights and responsibilities regarding social services
as well as developing a mobile app to make social service information more easily accessible.

Other supports include the Independent Police Conduct Authority and the Human Rights Commission.
Tentative workshop locations include
Palmerston North,
Counties Manukau
and Mount Roskill.

Check out our facebook page for workshop announcements closer to the time.

Nau mai, haere mai, see you at one of the workshops!


Save the Date:

Thursday 11 May

Breakfast at Parliament

Danny Sriskandarajah

The Secretary General of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation,
 Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah,
will be in NZ for the Philanthropy NZ Conference 10 – 12 May,
and will be guest speaker at a Breakfast at Parliament:

Thursday 11 May, 7.15am – 8.30am

Prior to leading CIVICUS Danny was Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society,
a large NGO devoted to Commonwealth affairs based in London.


Alfred Ngaro

The event will be hosted by the new Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector,
Hon Alfred Ngaro and is jointly organised by Hui E!, ComVoices and Philanthropy NZ.

Save the date and let’s do brekky!


Sector News & Activities


Community Development Conference 2017

ACDA and IACD invite you to participate in the Conference for our times:
“Sustainably yours, Community Development and a sustainable just future”

The Aotearoa Community Development Association (ACDA)
and the International Association for Community Development (IACD)
invite you to a joint Community Development Conference in
Auckland 15-17 February 2017.

The conference theme will be Sustainable Communities with sub themes on community-led enterprise and disaster preparedness and response.
The conference will include peer reviewed papers and workshops as well as poster sessions and practice exchanges.
There is a great line-up of New Zealand and international speakers.

Pre conference field trips and workshops will take place on the afternoon of the 15th February.

For more information on programmes, venues and registration, go to:

We’ll be there so see you soon!


SURVEY: Individual Client-level Data

Ministry of Social Development Information Requirements

In 2016 the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
began asking NGOs for “individual client-level data” as a condition of funding.
Some NGOs have been asked to provide personal client information
(name, date of birth, primary ethnicity, iwi, gender, geographic area, dependants’ names and dates of birth, service-level information and service results information) or they will not be funded for that client.

Previously NGOs provided information on the services they had delivered, such as the number of clients served, rather than information about individual clients.

The Privacy Commissioner is inquiring into this: They want to hear from NGOs that have clients who will be affected. 
They have prepared a short, anonymous survey to help with their inquiry.

This is your chance to have your say about how these contracts affect you and your clients. 
The responses will feed into their report.

If this issue impacts on your organisation and clients,
please click the link below and complete the survey before 15 February.


You may also send your views by email to

VACANCY: Executive Director JR McKenzie Trust

The JR McKenzie Trust is an independent philanthropic Trust with a vision of a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.
They fund community organisations and programmes in the primary strategy focus areas of Māori Development and Disadvantaged Children and their Families.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute at the highest level to one of New Zealand’s most respected and far reaching Trusts.
If you are an exceptional decision maker who is self-motivated with an ability to manage others with respect and equality,
Please contact:
Leanne McLean
Phone: 04 471 5871

Applications close Friday 17 February 2017.


Victoria University Continuing Education 50% Discount for NGOs


Professional and Executive Development


Māori Cultural Competency  

When: 3 March
Regular price: $595 excl GST
50% discount available to Not for profit members
Promo code: NFP


NetSquared Wellington unconference


What’s going on in Wellington?

Sometimes opportunities to contribute to government processes and decisions that matter to you are missed.
Sometimes you don’t have the time or resources to keep your eyes and ears open to what’s going on with Government in particular.

Evan Voyce

Evan Voyce
of Scribe New Zealand is a new consultancy offering to be your eyes and ears and at no cost to you.
He’ll let you know about any government announcements, select committee submission timetables, departmental reviews and consultation documents relevant to those issues that come up on his radar.
Just email him
with a brief summary of the issues of most interest to you and your organisation.

Scribe New Zealand also provides research, drafting and editorial services.
Evan can provide you with a timetable and costs if you want to contribute to a particular discussion or submission
but don’t have the time.


Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an international NGO working towards the practical realisation of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth.

Part of their work relates to the SDGs and in particular SDG 16
which addresses peace, security and justice for all.
CHRI views justice as not only a goal in itself but also an enabler of all the other goals.

CHRI is building a network of civil society organisations (CSOs) from Commonwealth countries working in access to justice, accountability and transparency; issues covered under SDG 16 . 
The network is envisioned as a forum for bringing together practitioners, thinkers and activists working in common areas of concern. The network would facilitate the exchange of ideas, advocacy strategies and information sharing.

Trinanjan Radhakrishnan

Trinanjan Radhakrishnan
leads the organisation's international human rights advocacy, and invites you to join the
Commonwealth CSO Net: Click on the link below and send a request to join the network.

Also, please feel free to forward this invite to others who may benefit from and contribute to the network's objectives:!forum/commonwealthcsonet





This newsletter is produced by Hui E! Community Aotearoa.

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An effort is made within available resources to ensure accuracy but no guarantee is given or implied.

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We thank you warmly for your support, and hope to see you at our sector hui!


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