We welcome you to face-to-face consultation hui conducted within a tikanga Māori framework.

Nau mai, hui mai, whakarongo mai, kōrero mai.

 The latest information on New Zealand's trade negotiations is available to all for discussion.

Upcoming consultation hui

Ata tirohia ki te ngaru nui, te ngaru roa, te ngaru paewhenua, hei kara mō tātau.

This is where we'll provides dates and venues for hui-a-iwi on Trade for All. You can tell us if you are interested and we'll contact you as soon as details are available.


  • 20 August, 3pm-5pm


  • 27 August, 10am-1pm


  • 29 August, 11am-2pm

Gisborne (the Emerald Hotel)

  • 30 August, 12am-3pm

Christchurch (co-hosted with Ngai Tahu)

  • 5 September (timing TBC)


  • 12 September, 11am-2pm

Nelson (the Rutherford Hotel)

  • 18 September, 5:30pm-8pm


  • 20 September, 11:30am-2:30pm

If you are interested in being involved, please email maori@mfat.govt.nz  

Public events on trade

We often hold public outreach events around the country. These, like our consultation hui, are another way to find out more about current trade negotiations and have your say.

Read more about public engagement events on trade.

Engaging the government on trade issues

We are keen to share information and to hear from tangata whenua on trade agreements.

You can contact us about any trade agreement at any time at fta_outreach@mfat.govt.nz

Public submissions on the EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement

We are currently inviting submissions on the newly launched European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement. Check out our public engagement on trade page for more information.

The closing date for submissions is 17 August 2018.

Previous meetings

Between November 2017 and May 2018, ten consultation hui were held with groups that have expressed an interest in trade agreements such as Waitangi Tribunal claimaints, the Pou Tahua of the Iwi Chairs Forum, the Federation of Māori Authorities, Māori business and Maori health practitioners/researchers. They were held in Auckland, Wellington, Hastings, Kaikohe, Rotorua and other places. Workshops to discuss free trade agreements were also held in Hamilton and Wellington in 2017 and more are planned for 2018.

A large portion of each meeting is set aside for Q&A and views expressed are reported to government ministers for their consideration.

Between March and June 2017 eight hui were held on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland, Whangarei, Nelson, Hastings and Hamilton.

For each of New Zealand's trade agreements, information on the consultation that took place is inclued in the publically available National Interest Analysis (NIA) for that trade agreement.

A lot of care is taken to ensure trade deals are drafted so as not to impair the ability of governments to adopt measures which have legitimate policy objectives.