Hui-ā-Rohe 2021 have been held in Rotorua and Tāmaki Makau Rau, as two additional Hui are rescheduled, providing both new and established Te Uepū members with an opportunity to connect kanohi ki te kanohi and discuss key issues and opportunities for kaimahi and ākonga Māori.

Due to recent Covid-19 Alert Level changes, only two of four Hui-ā-Rohe have been held - one in Rotorua at Toi-Ohomai (23 February) and the other in Tāmaki Makau Rau at Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka (25 February) - with Te Uepū members from locally based institutes.

The theme for Hui-ā-Rohe is Ngā Piki, Ngā Heke,

‘We endure through good times and bad; we work to minimise our impact on the environment; and we foster ahikā – the interrelationship of people and the land, including supporting tūrangawaewae – a place where each has the right to stand and belong’.

The two Hui brought almost 30 members together and allowed them to (1) kōrero and whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro on kaupapa of importance to them; (2) receive presentations on our TEU Goals and new developments within Te Pūkenga; (3) participate in a recruitment workshop; (4) contribute to the 10-point Mahere Mahi for 2021-22; and (5) develop policy/rule remits for Annual Conference.

Points of discussion included Tiriti Audit 2015 and constitutional transformation, Te Koeke Tiriti Framework, Whitestreaming Report refresh, Te Kotahi Mano recruitment strategy rīpoata whakauru mema and national recruitment drive, Te Reo Rangatira Policy and Strategy, Mana in the workplace project, Mana Wāhine Kaupapa Inquiry WAI 2700.

TEU is currently working with member hosts at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha and Te Pae Mātauranga Ki te Ao to reschedule Hui in Ōtautahi on 30 March and Papaioea on 14 or 15 April, so keep a look out for updates.