Find out about our upcoming community hui (meeting) events. Dates and times are subject to change.

We provide updates on our Facebook external URL and our Get involved webpage when there are public engagement opportunities for Whaikaha projects and work programmes so make sure you follow us if you have a Facebook account.

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Coffee with Paula

Our regular coffee catch ups are a chance for the community to have an informal chat with Whaikaha Chief Executive Paula Tesoriero face to face as well as ask any questions you may have about the work being done at Whaikaha.

NZSL interpreters are always at these events and we're forever grateful to the Disabled Persons Assembly external URL for their help in facilitating the smooth running of these events. 

It's not required to register, but for catering purposes it would be great if people could indicate they are coming by emailing You can also email any questions for Paula in advance if you want to.

This section will be updated as coffee with Paula events are organised.

Online hui sessions

Our online community hui and question and answer sessions are held via Zoom and are an opportunity for tāngata whaikaha Māori, disabled people and whānau to come together and learn more about Whaikaha and ask some questions.

These sessions always have NZSL interpreters, captions and will be recorded for people who are unable to make it to the live event.

To register email 

Past hui sessions

Watch recordings of past community Zoom hui sessions. 



Questions and answers from past hui

Purchasing Guidelines questions and answers

Questions from hui that relate to the Purchasing Guidelines. These include questions about the Purchasing Guidelines itself, using funding, working with Hosts and NASCs, Carer Support, and other related questions.

Whaikaha questions and answers

Questions from past hui that are about Whaikaha. These include questions about Enabling Good Lives, legislation, Whaikaha's people, working in partnership, children and education, and te Tiriti o Waitangi.

If you can't find a question that has been asked before at one of our hui, please send your question to us at and we will make sure to answer it for you.