2023 Members’ Hui Information

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Registrations will go live end of February. You will be notified via email/the Whatsapp group and the link will be posted here.

Places are limited, they are first come first serve.


2023 Global Women Annual Members Hui – 2040 Te Haerenga

Thursday May 11th – Saturday 13th May
Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Te Tai Tokerau


“Kua tawhiti kē tō haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu. He nui rawa ōu mahi, kia kore e mahi tonu”
— Tā James Henare

(we have come to far not to go further, we have done to much not to do more)

The year 2040 will mark 200 years since the signing of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi an important year for Aotearoa New Zealand.  It will also be nearly 150 years since women were given the right to vote, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in which all women had the right to vote.

As we look to the future it is right, we ground ourselves at Waitangi the birthplace of our nation and the place where much of New Zealand’s history was shaped through the signing on the Declaration of Independence – He Whakaputanga, in 1835 and the Te Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840.

The kaupapa has been carefully curated to prompt and sometimes even provoke thought, discussion and disagreement that leads us to question the status quo.  Turning up the volume relies on us asking ourselves poignant questions that none of us yet know the answer to, debating perspectives and trusting ourselves.

Alongside a blend of content comprised of business and social justice leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and sportspeople we welcome a very special guest Maya Soetoro-Ng.  She will share her story as an advocate, a woman of colour and the sister of the first African American US President Barack Obama.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Waitangi and the Bay of Islands.  Experience the manaaki of the people and the place we will travel across to Russell to the Duke of Marlborough Hotel for dinner it has been operating since 1827 – legally since 1840.  On the second night we will dine under the stars in a glass marquee on the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to turn up the volume on matters of importance:

— Our Sense of Nationhood— Our people, Our Place, Our Planet— Inclusive Prosperity— Healthy Women, Healthy World— Global Gender Equality


Hui is our 2-day/2-night members only event in Waitangi from Thursday 11 May until Saturday 13 May 2023. We will start at 10am on May 11th with a powhiri and conclude on Saturday at 11am after a light breakfast.

Members are responsible for their own flights and accommodation – we have negotiated Global Women rates for accommodation – please see details below.


Hotels that are providing special rates for the Global Women Members Hui in May 2023 are listed below with the contact details and the reference to obtain the special rate.

Please note that all hotels are holding a certain number of rooms and some of the smaller hotels have limited availability.  All accommodation bookings will be a first come, first served basis.

Scenic Hotel, Paihia

Email: reservations@scenicgroup.co.nz

Phone: 0800696963

Reference: Global Women ref 1839675

Rate: $220.00 per night

Edgewater Palms, Paihia

Email: info@edgewaterapartments.co.nz

Phone: 094020090

Reference: Waitangi Hui 11th May

Rate: Between $270.00 and $395.00 per night depending on room type

Seaspray Suites, Paihia

Phone: 094020013 or 0800732777

Reference: 60378

Rate: Between $$149.00 per night to $229.00 per night depending on room type

Paihia Beach Resort and Spa, Paihia



Reference:Global Women

Rate:$249.00 per night

Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Waitangi

Email: copthorne.bayofislands@millenniumhotels.co.nz

Phone: 094027411

Reference: GWHui23

Rate: Between $207.00 per night and $227.00 per night depending on room type

Online: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

Click BOOK NOW. Enter Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands. Enter dates of stay 11th – 13th. Enter number of guests. Click on ADVANCE SEARCH. In the Group Code box enter GWHUI23. Click Book now. Anyone wishing to arrive earlier or depart later will need to contact hotel direct.



At the time of publication, the flight details list below were on the Air NZ website.

We have provided the times that the flights leave Auckland on the Wednesday evening if you would prefer to fly into the Bay of Islands the evening prior to the hui.

We have also provided times that the flights depart the Bay of Islands on the Friday evening and Saturday morning as we understand that some of you need to return home for Saturday morning whanau activities.






May 10th




Bay of Islands (Kerikeri)



May 11th




Bay of Islands (Kerikeri)








May 12th


Bay of Islands (Kerikeri)





May 13th


Bay of Islands (Kerikeri)








We will be providing shuttles/bus service for the hui during the conference days and for the airport transfers as required.