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.

We last arranged consultation hui throughout Aotearoa in August and September 2018.

If you are interested in future events, 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.

We are currently seeking feedback (until 21 December 2018) on the Waitangi Tribunal’s suggestion that the Crown outline steps we could take if an investor-state dispute settlement case which was likely to involve the Treaty of Waitangi exception was ever brought.  Find out more here.

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

Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom

We are currently seeking views on a potential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom. Submissions will stay open until midnight on 11 February 2019.

Your views will inform our overall approach to the FTA with the United Kingdom when negotiations are launched. We will also consult further on specific issues once negotiations are launched.

Read more on how to have your say on a potential FTA with the UK

Previous meetings

During August and September 2018 11 hui-a-iwi were held across New Zealand as part of the Government's consultation on the new Trade for All Agenda. These took place in Wellington, Whakatane, Rotorua, Gisborne, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton, Nelson, Hastings, Whangarei and Tauranga, and were an opportunity for Māori to have their say on the future direction of our trade policy.

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 and Rotorua, among other locations. Workshops to discuss free trade agreements were also held in Hamilton and Wellington in 2017.

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.