Hui E! Monthly Pānui – Hōngongoi /July 2019

 Hui E! Community Aotearoa


Hui E! Community Aotearoa seeks to promote, strengthen and connect the Community Sector – tangata whenua organisations and the broad voluntary and community sector – charities, incorporated societies, clubs, boards, trusts, and informal community groups.

Ko tā Hui E! Community Aotearoa he whakatairanga, he whakapakari, he tūhono i te Rāngai Hāpori – ngā rōpū tāngata whenua me te rāngai mahi tūao, mahi hāpori torowhānui – ngā rōpū mahi aroha, ngā rōpū kāporeita, ngā karapū, ngā poari, me ngā rōpū kaitiaki.

 Tēnā tātou katoa

Kiaora all, at this time of Te Iwi o Matariki (nine stars, or the whānau of Matariki). It’s a time of beginnings and a time of endings, as well as a time of continual growth and development.

On this occasion, I’d like to wish a warm haere rā and haere mai to some of our community whānau.

Firstly, to our previous Minister, Hon Peeni Henare, he mihi mutunga kore e te Rangatira, nāu nei i arahi te hapori whānui kia ū ki tōna taumata, ā, mā reira ka whai hurhuru anō mātou ki a rere tonu. Ahakoa ngā pikinga me ngā hekenga ka whai tonu mātou ki tērā o ngā kōrero…he tawhiti kē te haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu. Mauriora e te Rangatira. To our new Minister, Hon Poto Williams, nau mai hoki mai e te Māreikura, welcome back to the community sector, we look forward to working with you again!

Secondly, to one of our former roomies at the Community Hub, Dr Katie Bruce, we wish you all the best at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) and we’re sure you’ll contribute brilliantly towards amplifying the voices of our young people. Also, to a couple of our Hui E! whānau who finished last month, Gaurav and Moe-moana. Thank you so much for the contributions you have made towards lifting our knowledge and awareness of the digital world we live in and how the voices of our rangatahi wāhine can be so powerful and valuable across the community sector. He mihi mutunga kore hoki ki a kōrua!

Finally, I’d’ like to bid you all farewell, as I step aside and out of Hui E! to contribute towards a national perspective regarding effective operation of Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Corrections) as a Treaty partner in how it works with Māori and the communities we live in. This is also an opportunity to work with cross-sector interests towards increasing the wellbeing of some of our most vulnerable, which is a key part of what makes our communities who we are.

Heoi anō, nei rā te mihi ki a koutou katoa, kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawa mutunga kore.

Herea muka tata, herea muka rangi, waipuna mauri, haupuna ora, te kawa a Ngāmuka Puna aro hi, te kawa a Ngāmuka Puna aro ha! Affirm our ties to our humble beginnings and connections to our values!

Sector News 

New minister for the community and voluntary sector
We welcome back Hon Poto Williams as the new Minister for  the Community and Voluntary Sector. Read more about the PM's recent reshuffle here.
People's Report on the SDGs launched
Last week's launch of the People's Report on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a major milestone and we could not have done it with all of your input and support. He mihi nui tēnei ki a koutou. 

The report (and a print out pamphlet) is now available at 
Our press release went out on Friday.

If you weren't able to join us at the launch, you can now watch Gill and Moko's presentation here: It is only 18 minutes long and worth a watch. 

This is only the beginning of the journey and the steering group will be meeting again in a few weeks to discuss 'where to from here', this includes the development of a policy paper, and the set up of a permanent SDG group for NZ. We'll invite all of you to be part of that discussion and momentum moving forward. 

For now, please have a good read of the People's Report, share it with your colleagues (apologies for any minor spelling typos while we tidy them up) and start discussions on the new website.

We'll be represented at the high-level political forum in New York this and next week – HLPF is the UN's main monitoring mechanism for the Agenda 2030 and SDGs. You can follow proceedings at and #HLPF2019. You can follow us on #NZ_launch2030, #SDGsNZ and #HLPF_NZ.
A new hub for SDG discussions in Aotearoa NZ
A new website went live last week to provide a new hub for SDG discussions in New Zealand:  

It has been developed by the School of Government of Victoria University of Wellington with oversight by a multi-sector group in Aotearoa New Zealand (representing academic, business, public, and non-government communities).

It showcases an interactive model of New Zealand's progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations in 2015: 

You can watch a short clip about the features of this new website at

We are always looking for blog contributors.
There is a list of researchers and field experts ( who have already contributed a blog-style summary of their work or a topic of interest to help educate peers and New Zealand at large. Please consider adding your own name to that list if you have insight to share. Expression of interest should be sent to either of these SDG team members:

Maria DaRocha | SDG Site Editor | Studying Software Developer 
Mobile: +64 22 359 4254

Girol Karacaoglu | Head of School | School of Government
Tel: +64 4 463 6850
Mobile: +64 27 565 0613

We're interested in your suggestions.
In the near future we hope to add resources for research, media, and the public. Please let us know if you have any resource suggestions, research to share, or general feedback.

Share Us with Others.
As we're just starting out, this small step is really quite important. Our progress towards achieving these SDGs is reliant on collaboration, conversation, and education.
Have your say on the Zero Carbon Bill

The momentum on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill is gaining traction thanks to everyone who has put in a submission so far. If you haven't yet, and would like some help with your submission, below are some great guidelines.

The Zero CarbonAmendment Bill is currently being considered the Environment Committee and submissions are open until 16 JulyRead more here or click here:

Stats NZ Wellbeing measures released and new website

A couple of weeks ago, Stats NZ released Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa – Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand. This will help measure's New Zealand progress towards a more just, fair and sustainable future based on environmental, social and cultural indicators. This video on their Facebook page gives the background and check out the website here:

Incorporated Societies legislation closer to introduction

Legislation to update the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is expected to be introduced to Parliament later this year, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says in a statement last month. MBIE says the Government has agreed to update the legislation.

Read more

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Upcoming not-for-profit governance and leadership training programmes

Collaboration for Community Groups
Auckland  23 July
More info

Much is currently being said about organisations needing to collaborate, and evidence certainly demonstrates together we can achieve more. In practice, however, this is not straightforward and requires careful consideration. 

Development Programme:  Managing & Leading Community Organisations
Auckland 31 July-2 August  More info
Christchurch 11-13 November  More info

Leading in a community organisation can be complex!  This Development Programme grows your skills, knowledge and confidence to manage the people, money, projects, and stakeholders, whilst still driving results. So, no more second-guessing yourself…  By the end of 3 days of highly interactive leaning, you'll have two plans – one for your own leadership development, and one for building the capacity of your organisation.  

Partnering with Maori - How to practically apply Te Tiriti in your leadership & work
Auckland 7 August     
More Info

The focus of this workshop is to support and assist groups to enquire and explore how to build relationship and accountability in partnership with Maori, in Aotearoa today.

Strategic Fundraising
Wellington  9 August
More info

There is no magic wand for securing funds but you can build success with a sprinkling of fairy dust from exploring the following strategic topics with Sandy Thompson. 

Call for Expressions of Interest for Charity Law, Accounting and Regulation Conference 2020

Organisers for this conference are seeking expressions of interest in delivering content for the 2020 conference, Sustainability of charities and their work. It will be held on 30 April and 01 May 2020 at Te Papa Wellington. 

If you have suggestions for topics you would like to see addressed at the conference, please email with by Friday 09 August 2019. Find all the info here.

Hosted by: The Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand 

in collaboration with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

with support from:The Department of Internal Affairs - Charities Services Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai

Early bird closes 19 July: NZ's second national SDG Summit in Auckland, 2 September

Registration for the Summit is now open. Early bird registration closes 19 July 2019.

Visit the website for more information about the Summit programme and registration fees for individuals and groups.

Christchurch Homelessness Symposium – 28 August 2019

Global issues that affect the sector

International Civil Society Week 2019 report released

International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2019 brought together over 700 human rights campaigners, civil society leaders and engaged citizens from 93 countries to the heart of the Balkan region, Serbia’s capital city Belgrade. Co-hosted by global civil society alliance CIVICUS and Serbian association Civic Initiatives, with the support of the Balkan Civil Society Development Network, the gathering came at a time when human-rights organisations, campaigners and media workers in many regions experience growing repression. ICSW 2019 created a space for collaboration and togetherness as a way to build stronger resilience in these challenging times.
This week, we are releasing the highly anticipated ICSW 2019 report, documenting the key events, topics and impact of the event. A five-day experience, ICSW 2019 was packed with hard-hitting, thought-provoking and lively presentations, discussions and workshops.

Together, we spent 3,712 hours on networking, 4,236 hours on learning, and 8,428 hours on actively practicing togetherness.
The ICSW 2019 report includes:

  • A foreword by Lysa John, Secretary General, CIVICUS;
  • An overview of major topics, learnings and events at (and prior) to ICSW 2019
  • Details on agenda design and co-creation process
  • Summary of media coverage during and after ICSW 2019
  • Next steps and ways to engage with us after ICSW 2019.
 Click here to read the full report, available in EnglishSpanish and French.

In order to make the ICSW model as useful, diverse and meaningful as possible, we are keen to connect and receive any additional feedback or ideas based on your experiences with previous ICSWs or other conferences you have attended so far. Feel free to drop us a line at:

Add your support to some of the initiatives launched at ICSW 2019:
  • Support the Belgrade Call for Action signed by 150 leaders and representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs)
  • Sign up here to become a #FreedomRunner
Youth4Nature Storytelling Campaign

Are you 18-30 years old? Are you working in nature and climate change? Do you have a story to share? If so, Youth4Nature has an exciting announcement!

Youth4Nature is calling on young people from all over the world to submit their stories about nature-based solutions. They are building a platform for the voices of young people to be heard and for their perspectives to be shared, with the goal to elevate the voices of youth, amplify them across media, and build the potential of young people to be stewards for a “nature for climate” movement.

Stories will be shared online on a multimedia story-map, as well as through digital and social media and during on-the-ground events with decision-makers, civil society and industry leaders, and the world!

If you want the opportunity to join their delegation to the UNSG Climate Summit in September, you must submit your story by July 21st.

The link to the submission form, which includes information about the submission guidelines, is here:



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