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.

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

Upcoming consultation hui

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

Join us for a kōrero with New Zealand’s trade negotiators on the European Union – New Zealand Free Trade Agreement and other on-going negotiations.

8 August:

Kerikeri: Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Rd.
From 9:30 am.   

 If you are interested in these or future events, please email maori@mfat.govt.nz  

Read more about public engagement events on trade.

Previous meetings

In April 2019 MFAT hosted a Hui in Rotorua to discuss the development of a dedicated mechanism through which Māori can deepen engagement with the Government on trade policy issues.

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.