- 28-31 August, 2019
Inspired by the whakatauki “Anei tātou nā ko te pō; anā tātou he rā ki tua” this 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!
This year’s Hui-ā-Tau welcomes delegates to Te Whanganui-a-Tara and builds on the experiences and success of the past 30 years. The programme has been extended by an extra day and includes keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and more time for whakawhanaungatanga and celebrating achievements.
Key highlights of the 2019 programme include:
- Key notes speeches from Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann, Moana Jackson, Julia Whaipooti and more.
- National Kaupapa Māori Moot final at the New Zealand Supreme Court.
- A plenary session revising mental health and well-being – Ka puta mai ki te Ao Marama.
- Regional kapahaka evening – Te Matatini ki te Ture.
- 10+ CPD Hours throughout the conference.
- Formal dinner in honour of Justice Joe Williams, first Māori Judge of the New Zealand Supreme Court.
The programme is now available, click here to read the full programme.
Registrations for Hui-a-Tau 2019 are now open. The conference fee’s for this year are as follows;
- Members – $955
- Members Community Law Centre – $855
- Non-members – $1,600
- Tauira – $255
- Members – $625
- Non-members – $850
- Dinner only – $200
Registrations for Hui-ā-Tau 2019 will close on 31 July 2019.
Rydges and Sofitel are looking forward to welcoming those attending the Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa / The Māori Law Society Hui-ā-Tau 2019 at the end of August. They are the two closest hotels to our Hui-ā-Tau venue, Rutherford House at Victoria University, and have thoughtfully provided a special package for attendees. If you would like to book with them, please follow the links provided:
Celebrating 30 years of Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa
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|
|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|
|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|
|1994||Wellington||Victoria, University of Wellington||Te Whanganui-a-Tara|
|1993||Auckland||Waipapa marae, University of Auckland||Tāmaki-makau-rau|
|1991||Wellington||Takapuwahia marae, Porirua||Te Whanganui-a-Tara|
Manawhenua Conference in conjunction with other groups
|1988||Rotorua (Inaugural hui)||John Chadwick’s garage||Waiariki|