Hui E! Monthly Pānui – Pipiri /June 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

Tēnā koutou, haere mai to our pānui for the cold month of Pipiri. You'll see a few updates this month on the work we are involved in regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and hope some of you can join us at the launch next month. 

We are very excited to be welcoming Moko Morris to the Hui E! whānau as Pou Āwhina Advisor. Moko has been working with Dr Gill Greer on New Zealand's People's Report on the SDGs over the past few weeks and brings an important Māori perspective. Haere mai ki te whānau e hoa.

Moko Morris
Te Aitanga-a- Mahaki, Te Atiawa

Hua Parakore advocate and former co chair of the NZ Soil & Health Association ( who produce the Organic NZ magazine and owners of Bio Gro) , Moko joins the Hui E! whānau hoping to contribute to areas that support nutrition centered food systems and equitable access for all. She lives in Ōtaki and can often be found walking along the beach inhaling the beauty.

Hui E! Events

New Zealand's Progress Towards the Agenda 2030 and SDGs


Date: Wednesday 3rd July
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Where: Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 3, Victoria University of Wellington School of Law

Join us for the launch of NZ's first People's Report on the Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be followed by a cross-sector panel discussion on the theme of 'Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality'. 

The People's Report complements the government's progress report, which it will present to the United Nations in July, and provides an important community perspective. 

The panel theme mirrors the theme of the July meetings in New York and has particular importance to New Zealand, where inequalities continue to exist. 

Registration is essential due to the size of the venue. This event is recorded and we are working on live streaming it as well. Shared kai provided.


This event is co-hosted with the United Nations Association of New Zealand and the School of Government at Victoria University, with input and support from Transparency International, Business and Professional Women New Zealand, IHC New Zealand, Awe Consultants, PPTA, E Tū, VSA , Oxfam, and the many report contributors. 

We are grateful for funding received from the Wellington Community Trust and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. 

Sector News 

"How transformative is the wellbeing budget?"
There's understandably been quite a buzz around the Coalition Government's first Wellbeing Budget. How transformative is it? Will it address our inequalities crisis, biodiversity crisis and climate crisis? 

We pulled together some of the analysis', discussions and blogs on this year's budget. Watch out for more in the coming weeks. 
  • Bryan Bruce and Co-Host Martyn Bradbury engage a panel of experts and community leaders including: Prof Jane Kelsey, Dr Ganesh Nana, Prof. Lisa Marriot, Rod Oram, Sue Bradford, Russel Norman, Julia Whaipooti, EfesoCollins, Kerri Nuku, Annie Newman, Ricardo Menendez, and Chris Trotter #thepeoplesbudget Watch the discussion here. 
  • Laura O'Connell-Rapira reflects on the budget and the successes of people-power to push for change to the way we treat mental health. Read her blog here
  • CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg developed a breakdown of what the budget means for working people: Download your copy here
    • Over time the wellbeing framework will make a difference. This year's step-change in mental health funding gives an idea of the sort of changes it could bring about.
    • But, while this is the largest increase in government's operation allowance in a decade, persistent past underfunding means there is still plenty of unmet need.
    • Which brings up questions about revenue, budget responsibility rules and our real priority - dollars or people?
Zero Carbon Bill open for submissions

Public submissions are now open until 16 July on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which is being considered by the Environment Committee. Read more here  or click here:

CAT Report open for consultation

We realise this is short notice but the Government’s draft seventh periodic report for the United Nations Committee against Torture on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is available for public feedback on the Ministry of Justice’s websiteThe public consultation will close on Monday 17 June.

Latest on the progress of developing a People's Report on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

We will provide you with regular updates on the People's Report on the 2030 Agenda in our pānui - the report will be a contribution to New Zealand's current assessment of its progress against the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Ngā mihi nui kia koutou for completing the survey over the last couple of weeks – your input will feed into the report. We also want to thank everyone who has been providing support and expert advice on specific goals, often at short notice. 

The writing team and steering group are busy finalising the first draft over the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye out for more details on updates and register for the launch event (above) on the 3rd July.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Global Day of Action on Climate Change – 26 June

Wednesday 26 June is the International Trade Union Confederation's Global Day of Workplace Action: CPOW - Climate Proof Our Work. As our part of the worldwide drive to stabilise the planet at a 1.5 degree average temperature increase by 2030, sign up and invite your employer to a meeting to discuss how we can climate proof the work you currently do.

Registration open: NZ's second national SDG Summit in Auckland, 2 September

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

The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology will host New Zealand’s second national Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, to be held in Auckland on 2 September 2019.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an agenda for transforming the world to meet the challenges of ending poverty, enhancing social inclusion, environmental sustainability, peace, good governance and economic prosperity for all countries and peoples.

The Summit aims to engage central and local government agencies, businesses, community groups, Māori, Pasifika, non-governmental organisations, health providers, researchers, educators and youth in working together to accelerate action towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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

2019 National Conference of United Nations Association of New Zealand
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