Time
August 29-31, 2019
Where
Wellington

Hui-ā-Tau 2019

Nā ko te pō, he rā ki tua

Here we are in the night, a new day is yet to come

Te Whanganui-ā-Tara, August 28-31

Inspired by the whakatauki “Anei tātou nā ko te pō; anā tātou he rā ki tua” this year’s theme challenges Te Hunga Rōia Māori to explore exciting possibilities within the legal landscape and to utilise our untapped potential to bring forth a brighter future. To achieve our goals we cannot overlook the well-being of Māori in the legal profession, an issue too often kept in darkness and that must be brought into the light. The theme also applies to those whom the legal system has let down, ignored or forgotten. Too often the legal system leaves Māori in the dark, and Te Hunga Rōia Māori has a responsibility to bring Māori out into the light. Nā ko te pō, he rā ki tua!

Every year, the THRMOA Conference is considered the highlight of the Society’s year for members and non-members alike. Usually taking place between September and November, our annual conference brings our members together to discuss, listen and learn from each other and our amazing speakers and kaupapa.

Previous speakers have included:

  • Her Honour, Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
  • His Honour Justice Joe Williams, First Māori Court of Appeal Justice;
  • Justices and Judges of the high Court, Māori Land Court, and District Court;
  • Una Jagose, Solicitor General;
  • Esteemed academics;
  • Members of Parliament;
  • Distinguished members of the profession; and
  • Our outstanding members.

The location of our conference changes every year. Previous locations include:

Year City (and special occasions) Conference location Host region
2018 Rotorua (30th celebration) Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua Campus Waiariki
2017 Manukau Auckland University of Technology, South Campus Tāmaki-makau-rau
2016 Queenstown Millennium Hotel Otepoti Me Murihiku
2015 Waitangi Copthorne Hotel Te Tai Tokerau
2014 Tauranga Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Tauranga Campus Waiariki
2013

No conference

2012 Waikato (Aotearoa’s first World Indigenous Lawyers’ Conference) University of Waikato Waikato
2011 Waikato University of Waikato Waikato
2010 Wellington Pipitea marae Te Whanganui-a-Tara
2009 Waitara, Taranaki Ōwae marae Te Tai Hauāuru
2008 Rotorua (20th celebration) Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Rotorua Campus Waiariki
2007 Auckland Waipapa marae, University of Auckland Tāmaki-makau-rau
2006 Hastings Te Aute College Te Tai Rāwhiti
2005 Christchurch Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Ōtautahi
2004 Rotorua Ohinemutu marae Waiariki
2003 Wellington Victoria, University of Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara
2002 Dunedin (First South Island hui) University of Otago Otepoti Me Murihiku
2001 Auckland Waipapa marae, University of Auckland Tāmaki-makau-rau
2000 Auckland Waipapa marae, University of Auckland Tāmaki-makau-rau
1999 Waikato University of Waikato Waikato
1998 Waikato (10th celebration) University of Waikato Waikato
1997 Wellington Takapuwahia marae, Porirua Te Whanganui-a-Tara
1996

No conference

1995

No conference

1994 Wellington Victoria, University of Wellington Te Whanganui-a-Tara
1993 Auckland Waipapa marae, University of Auckland Tāmaki-makau-rau
1992 No conference
1991 Wellington Takapuwahia marae, Porirua Te Whanganui-a-Tara
1990

No conference

1989

Manawhenua Conference in conjunction with other groups

1988 Rotorua (Inaugural hui) John Chadwick’s garage Waiariki

 

August 29-31, 2019 Hui-ā-Tau

We are excited to have next year’s Hui-ā-Tau in Te Whanganui-ā-Tara (Wellington).

Expressions of interest for speakers and presenters are currently available, with the theme and programme details to be announced shortly. Make sure you keep an eye out on your emails for our early-bird tickets, coming soon!