Hui E! Monthly Pānui Hui-tanguru / February 2020

Ngā mihi o te tau hou!

As the new Pou Kaiārahi (General Manager) for Hui E! Community Aotearoa, I'm delighted to be welcoming you to our first panui of the year. I'm looking forward to leading Hui E!'s work with Korero, Hui and Āwhina across the Community Sector this year and contributing to creating thriving communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.

I’m passionate about building a robust and active civil society where we all work together to develop and deliver effective solutions to our ongoing systemic social and environmental issues. This work is needed now more than ever.

I will enjoy being out in the regions this year and hearing from you about community needs and challenges, and how Hui E! can contribute positively across the sector. 

Ngā manaakitanga

Rochelle Stewart-Allen
Pou Kaiārahi

Keen to help government policy makers be more responsive to communities?

The Policy Project, part of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, is seeking feedback from community organisations and civil society through an online survey to learn more about your views and experience of public participation and community engagement in government policy development.

Survey closes 14 February 2020.

Click here to complete the survey and find further information

Do you want more open, accountable and responsive government?

The public engagement process to develop the next Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan opened on 20 December 2019 and will run until 30 June 2020. 

Provide online feedback at or attend the face-to-face hui (kanohi ki te Kanohi) and workshop ideas in March 2020:

  • 3 March (public workshop) 4pm-7pm, National Library, Wellington
  • 24 March (public drop in session) 12pm-2pm, Te Mārama Room, Auckland Central City Library
  • 25 March (youth event with Youth Voices Network) 6pm-8pm, Pacific Community Centre, MIT Campus, Otara, Auckland.              

If you are interested in hosting or facilitating a workshop in your community, please email

For more information about the engagement process and the development of the NAP, check out the flyer on our website:

New report on global inequality

Oxfam’s new report – Time to Care - shows that global inequality is out of control. A handful of billionaires have more wealth than they will ever be able to use, while 4.6 billion people around the world struggle to stay afloat, particularly women and girls.

2020 needs to be the year we reset our economies to care for each other.  

Read more here. Head to the summary, full report and methodology here.


Visit of the United Nations independent human rights expert on housing

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, will begin her 10-day investigation into whether housing is being enjoyed as a human right in New Zealand on 10 February.

The Special Rapporteur said that over the course of her visit she looks forward to exploring with key stakeholders “the challenges and opportunities New Zealand is facing in realizing and protecting the human right to adequate housing”.  

Click here to find the series of civil society events you can attend in Wellington, Auckland and Kaitaia.

Any queries, please contact Brennan Rigby at
If you would like to attend any of the civil society events, please confirm your interest by emailing

ADHB Sustainability Forums

Kera Sherwood-O’Regan will open this series of ADHB Sustainability Forums. Kera will be speak on “Intersections of Indigenous Rights and climate change, with a focus on action we can take to decolonise our approaches to the climate crisis” and “what the health sector should be focussing on to ensure it doesn’t leave anyone behind”.  

Date:  Monday 17th February
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Venue:  Neurology Room, CEC, L5 Main Hospital Building A32, Auckland

How the DHB is aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (Webinar)

Toitu Envirocare is hosting a webinar and has invited Auckland DHB to present the findings from their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) project.

The webinar will help you understand more about the SDGs, the business imperative for alignment and the key steps for engagement. This includes the ADHB materiality assessment and our stakeholders ranking of key SDGs.
Date: Tuesday, 18 February
Time: 12pm-1pm 
Please click the link below to register for the webinar: Supercharge your sustainability strategy with the Global Goals

Contact for more information if needed.

Open Data, Open Potential: Stats NZ Open Data event (Wellington)

Stats NZ invites you to this FREE open data event:

  • Discover how the Colombian government’s open data practices have impacted Colombia and taken them 10 places ahead of NZ on the OECD OURdata index
  • Hear how open data is helping people find their own pathway to housing and other services
  • Learn about the innovative data management underway in a city council
  • Discuss what should be the next focus for open government data.
Date:  Friday 6 March
Time: 1pm-4pm
Venue: Wharewaka Function Centre, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011

Register at:


Job Vacancies

The Fundraising Institute New Zealand sends out a weekly Jobs Vacancies Newsletter. Check out the latest jobs in the charity sector by clicking here.  

Transparency International (Global) is also recruiting for two new positions based in Melbourne Australia. Applications close 1 March 2020. Click on the links to find out more: Pacific Regional Engagement and Advocacy Lead and Regional Coordinator/ Advisor – Pacific

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open

The current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust is accepting funding applications for activities that promote the preservation and awareness of Chinese New Zealand history and contributions of early Chinese settlers. They also fund projects that provide tangible support for Chinese New Zealanders’ history, language and culture. 

To apply for funding, or to learn more about the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust and its work, visit the Community Matters website or phone 0800 824 824. Applications for funding close on 25 March 2020.



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