The whakataukī for 2023 Hui-ā-Tau is Te kōmako, kahikatea teitei, ka taea - Even the smallest bellbird can ascend the height of the Kahikatea.

This whakataukī is about perseverance, setting goals and working towards them. It is about completing even the smallest task so that together we can build and scale the heights of the challenges before us.

The Kahikatea grows into the tallest native tree we have in Aotearoa, even taller than the Kauri tree.

It is often a host tree for other species of tree that grow and survive on its branches.

The Kōmako or the Korimako is a bird that is known for its song.

It is a messenger bird and a calling bird, heard throughout the forest.

Key dates

  • Sunday 24 - Wednesday 27 September: Annual Meeting | Hui-ā-Tau in Rotorua

Information for Branches and Area Councils

Branch/Aronui Tōmua/Komiti Pasifika and Area Council entitlements to representatives and observers can be found in the below documents.

Hui-ā-Tau 2023 Programme

You can find details of the programme for Hui-ā-Tau here.

Hui-ā-Tau Workshop Registration

For those attending Hui-ā-Tau, please check your email for workshop details.

Annual Meeting 2023

The Annual Meeting is the formal meeting of Annual Conference. It is the highest authority within the Institute.

Annual Meeting procedure guide

NZEI Te Riu Roa Annual Report 2023


During Annual Meeting, which forms a part of Hui-ā-Tau, members have the opportunity to propose resolutions. These can be resolutions to change the rules of the organisation, amend the organisation's policy, or to take a stance on an issue.

  1. Admin Rule Changes – four en bloc rule changes
  2. Not for Profit Nomination in case of liquidation
  3. ECE Membership clarification
  4. Formal Resolutions – Annual Meeting 2023

Run a social event at Hui-ā-Tau

Are you and your Area Council/Aronui Tōmua/Komiti Pasifika/Branch or network keen to organise a social event that creates the space for whanaungatanga and makes the most of being in Rotorua?

Rotorua is a great place to plan an evening activity with a number of tourist attractions close to the city. For example:

Nightlight walk amongst the Redwoods
Te Puia Geyser by Night 

Mini Golf, with rabbits 

Sunday Quiz night, take over the whole bar 

Got an idea and want to set something up? Email to have a conversation about the possibilities. We're happy to host the registration for your event through the Hui-ā-Tau website. Costs involved in participating in the activities will be the responsibility of the individual members attending your event, and you will be responsible to ensuring our Safe Space policy is upheld.