Leadership Network Tangata Moana Hui

To help the next generation of Kiwi leaders understand our history, the Asia New Zealand Foundation is pleased to invite New Zealand-based members of the Leadership Network to attend the Tangata Moana Hui in Auckland this June.

In recent years, the Foundation has held a number of ‘big hui’; hui aiming to tackle the big issues facing young Kiwis and to connect these issues with developments in Asia. This has included a Refugee Hui, a Sustainability Hui, Te Ao Māori Hui and a hui on wellbeing.

These hui have been well attended by members and led to numerous connections, significant shared knowledge and a number of members taking leadership roles with regards to these issues. The next hui will be on Tangata Moana (indigenous people of the Pacific) and their connection to Asia. 

The registration period has now closed

About the hui

As part of the Pacific, Aotearoa New Zealand has strong ties throughout the region both past and present. This is through Pacific Peoples living in Aotearoa, Māori and their ancestral link to indigenous Pacific People of the region, and through business, politics, work within climate change, historical ties, trade and research partnerships, to name a few.  

In order to understand our identity as a country, it is important to first and foremost acknowledge the place of Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and also to understand our place in the Pacific - the history, knowledge and value systems that are unique to the Pacific region, to help inform the way we might engage and or perceive our relationships with Asia.  

To help the next generation of Kiwi leaders understand this history, the Asia New Zealand Foundation is pleased to invite New Zealand-based members of its Leadership Network to attend the Tangata Moana hui in Auckland this June. 

The goals of the hui are to:  

  • equip members of the network with broad knowledge and competency of Tangata Moana (indigenous people of the Pacific), particularly regarding connections to Asia.   
  • provide leadership opportunities for Tangata Moana Leadership Network members through their active development of the programme and their participation in leading the various sessions of the hui.  
  • grow Tangata Moana networks for Te Whītau Tūhono through the involvement of guests to take part in the delivery or formalities.   
  • provide an opportunity for members to interact and get to know each other to strengthen the network.  

This event will be co-created by the Foundation and Leadership Network members with expertise in this area who will contribute to the design and facilitation of the event.  

We want network members to be empowered to lead conversations safely and empathetically in this area and to be able to place this issue in the context of New Zealand’s future relationship with Asia. 

Programme details

Friday 23 June 2023 – Sunday 25 June 2023

Location: Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland City Campus

A series of workshops will be held all day Saturday and Sunday morning on the region’s past, present and future connections to Asia.  The event will finish before lunchtime on Sunday.  

All costs associated with attending the hui (accommodation, return flights as required, meals and planned activities) will be met by the Foundation.

Participants will be responsible for getting to and from the venue including airport transfers and for any personal spending money. 

The programme will be further developed and will include a networking event with a keynote speaker on Friday evening. 

How to apply

The registration period for this opportunity has now closed