Kia ora tatou, Talofa lava, Ni sa bula Vinaka, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Fakaalofa atu,Taloha ni, Mālō ni, Halo olgeta and warm greetings!

We are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the upcoming MATLAANZ/PATLAANZ Hui-Fono.


  • He kuranga roa, he kuranga nui, kohia kia ita
  • Malamalama’aga mai si’osi’omaga i fafo, Malamalama’aga iloga, Talisapaia meaalofa taua, Fa’amatala mai ou malosiaga ma agava’a, Foia fa’afitauli ogaoga
  • Knowledge from afar, knowledge of immensity, seize its gift. (Define your strengths – overcoming great difficulties).

This theme has been created by our Hui-Fono team when reflecting on the question “what strategies and initiatives are working to empower our ākonga for academic success”.

 Key event details:

  • Date:               30th November and 1st December 2023
  • Venue:            Ara Te Pūkenga , Madras street, Christchurch City Central
  • Day 1               10:15am Whakatau, 4:30pm closing, 5:00pm Ngāi Tahu walking tour, 6:00pm dinner at Botanic, The Terrace
  • Day 2               9:00am Fa’afeiloa’i, 3:45pm Hui-Fono ends 

How to register:

  • Kindly ensure that you complete all required fields, as this will help us make necessary arrangements to accommodate everyone.
  • Upon successful completion of the registration form, you will be issued confirmation of registration for the Hui-Fono.
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 Event highlights:

  • Keynote speakers sharing their stories and insights.
  • Interactive workshops.
  • Networking opportunities to connect.
  • Cultural activities for enjoyment and learning.

 Please find the registration details attached to this email, including:

  • Programme
  • Keynote speakers
  • Accommodation options
  • ATLAANZ travel grant
  • Other relevant details


Friendly reminder, abstract submissions are due 5pm 1 August 2023, please help us spread the word and encourage potential presenters to submit their abstracts. To access detailed submission guidelines, please revisit the email from on 28 June containing the call for abstracts.

If you have any questions or require further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: