Time
28-31 August, 2019
Where
Wellington

Registrations for Hui-ā-Tau 2019 have now closed. If you wish to attend, you can still register your interest to be placed on the waitlist. We will contact you further if spaces become available.

The Theme

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!

The Programme

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 Matature.
  • 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

Registrations for Hui-ā-Tau 2019 have now closed. If you wish to attend, you can still register your interest, however, you will be placed on the waitlist. We will contact you further if spaces become available.

The conference fee’s for this year are as follows;

Full Conference
  • Members – $955
  • Members Community Law Centre – $855
  • Non-members – $1,600
  • Tauira – $255
Daily Rate
  • Members – $625
  • Non-members – $850
  • Dinner only – $120

Accommodation

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:

https://www.rydges.com/private-page/te-hunga-roia-maori-o-aotearoa/

https://accorconferences.co.nz/custom-offers/te-hunga-roia-maori-o-aotearoa-the-maori-law-society-hui-a-tau-2019

Celebrating 30 years of Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa

Previous Hui-ā-Tau

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