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Communities HUI

October 26-28
Lake Karapiro 2022
The annual gathering of Environment Hubs Aotearoa, Community Energy Network and Zero Waste Network members and friends.​

This year's theme for the hui is Regional Connections. 

Over the last few years the importance of a thriving, local community has been made very clear. As national networks, our focus is often on wider national conversations, but as community enterprises you're all deeply connected to local communities. This year, we want to explore the space between, bringing members from across the three networks to explore what might be possible, and what is already happening, on a regional level.  

What are some of the foundations needed to build solid regional relationships and projects? What are the opportunities that exist in your region? How could the networks support and foster these?

Registrations have now closed.
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Draft Programme
Pre hui online session
Free session, open to all network members
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Whakawhanaungatanga | Building Connections


In anticipation of the following weeks in-person event, we're inviting attendees to come meet each other and get acquainted with the hui theme of building regional connections. We're keen to hear from members about their experiences of collaborating locally, and we'll give you an inside glimpse to the three network's cunning plans to support awesome things around the motu. 

Monday 17th October


Zoom link:

Hui Day 1 - tour day
Wednesday 26th October
Tour will include site tours of Xtreme Zero Waste (starting at 9.30am), CEN’s community energy installations in Raglan, and Go Eco in Hamilton.
Stay at Lake Karāpiro, arrival at 4pm.
Dinner at 6pm
Whakawhanaungatanga session after dinner
Hui Day 2 - Network day
Thursday 27th October
Network day at Lake Karāpiro. 
Spend the day in separate streams: EHA, CEN or ZWN (click to see the network programmes)
Optional Waka Ama activity in the afternoon.
Hui Day 3 - Collective day
Friday 28th October
Combined Network day at Lake Karapiro.

6.30-9am   Optional early morning walk to Maugatautiri.

7.30am      Breakfast

9.30 am     Regional Partnerships

                  Context setting and update from Executive Officers

                  Panel Discussion - what are the conditions needed for regional collaboration?

10.30am    Morning Tea

11am         Regional Discussions and workshopping

12.30pm    Lunch

1.30pm      Report Back and Next Steps

2.30pm      Hui Ends


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