Leadership Network Otago History Hui: Looking back to move forward

The Leadership Network is calling for submissions of interest from members wishing to attend the 2022 Otago History Hui.

Watch a slideshow of images from the 2021 hui taken by Leadership Network member Alan Xia and the Foundation's James To

Following the success of the 2021 Otago History Hui and interest from network members, the Leadership Network will be holding an Otago History Hui in 2022. The hui will run from from 12 May to 15 May.

Participants will visit sites of significance to the first Chinese to call the region home (in Dunedin and Arrowtown) and hear about the history of Chinese in the region from historians and members of the Chinese community.  

By understanding the hardships and discrimination faced by Chinese living in the region members will reflect on how New Zealand has developed and be better placed to understand New Zealand’s place in the world and our future relationship with Asia.

Applications close 25 February



About the Otago History Hui

The goals of the hui are:

  • to equip members with a broad knowledge of the history of Chinese people in New Zealand and its relevance today. 
  • provide leadership opportunities for members through their active development of the programme and their participation in leading sessions of the hui.
  • provide an opportunity for members to interact and get to know each other.

How to Apply

To apply, please fill in our SurveyMonkey application form.

Applications will close Friday 25 February. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within two weeks.

Please note that you will be expected to attend all days of the hui and participate in all activities.


All costs associated with attending the Otago hui (accommodation, return economy travel, meals and planned activities) will be met by the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono.

Participants will be responsible for getting to and from the airports, and personal spending money.


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out the team at [email protected]