Hui Fono 2020

7 Oct 2019

Ace Aotearoa advises that the 2020 Hui Fono will be held at Arahura Marae in Hokitika, 26 – 27 Hui-tanguru (February) 2020. Te Tatau Pounamu, The Pounamu Door, The Doorway of Peace will be a learning journey guided by mana whenua (the people of the land), underpinned by the history of Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) and the significance of pounamu. 

The programme will feature speakers Jerry Pu of Ngāti Waewae, who will demonstrate his teaching of mau rākau, the traditional art of Māori weapon by Ngāti Waewae women. Our Pasifika speaker is Steven Gwaliasi, of Solomon Islands descent, a pounamu carver and educator who has lived in Hokitika for 30 years. 

Registrations for the annual Māori and Pasifika Hui Fono are filling up. Please register now so you do not miss out. Registrations are now open.  Travel subsidy applications need to be sent in by 31 October 2019.