Definition of hui in English:



  • 1(in New Zealand) a large social or ceremonial gathering.

    • ‘I am thinking about the time not too many years ago when Government officials attended a hui in Ruatoria with Ngati Porou, and the presiding official officially handed back Hikurangi Mountain to Ngati Porou.’
    • ‘Many members here will remember, and acknowledge, the contribution he made, whereby 180 delegates turned up to the hui in Parliament.’
    • ‘There will be some talk here, and whatever comes out of the hui I'm sure it will be a Maori view.’
    • ‘We have to organise a hui, and this time we're Tangata Whenua Ki Muri - working behind the scenes, doing the catering etc.’
    • ‘I was merely telling the people at the hui of that situation.’
    • ‘Ten huis were held up and down the country, costing $131,000.’
    • ‘But the hui gave impetus to a new approach where services would be devolved - delivered by locals, for locals.’
    • ‘Our first practicum for our marae course was to organise a hui, and my role was head chef.’
    • ‘In year two this comprised a two-day hui at a local Ngai Tahu marae attended by students and clinical staff.’
    • ‘I noted, as we went through the consultation hui on the foreshore and seabed, that we were graced in some way with the presence of several members of the National Party.’
    1. 1.1 (in Hawaii) a formal club or association.
      • ‘The Hui 'O Hawaii Club was first brought together by Jody Sakaba last spring.’
      • ‘Membership advantages include monthly newsletter, discounted ticket prices for Hui events and culture courses free of charge.’


Maori and Hawaiian.