Leadership Network Otago History Hui: Looking back to move forward 

We can’t take you to Asia, so we want to explore Asia in New Zealand. The hui will involve looking at the history of Chinese people in Otago and spending time in Dunedin and Arrowtown.

By understanding the hardships and discrimination faced by people of Chinese ethnicity during the gold mining era and reflecting on how New Zealand has developed, you will be better placed to understand New Zealand’s place in the world and our future relationship with Asia. 

Applications have now closed for this opportunity

The hui will be held from Thursday 6 May to Sunday 9 May 2021.


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. If our leaders understand the history of Asian people in New Zealand they are better equipped to lead our relationship with Asia.  
  • provide leadership opportunities for members through their active development of the programme and their participation in leading the various sessions of the hui.  
  • provide an opportunity for members to interact and get to know each other to strengthen the network. 

How to Apply   

Applications have now closed for this opportunity


All costs associated with attending the Otago History 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].