One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in New Zealand) a large social or ceremonial gathering.
- ‘Many members here will remember, and acknowledge, the contribution he made, whereby 180 delegates turned up to the hui in Parliament.’
- ‘We have to organise a hui, and this time we're Tangata Whenua Ki Muri - working behind the scenes, doing the catering etc.’
- ‘Our first practicum for our marae course was to organise a hui, and my role was head chef.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Ten huis were held up and down the country, costing $131,000.’
- ‘There will be some talk here, and whatever comes out of the hui I'm sure it will be a Maori view.’
- ‘In year two this comprised a two-day hui at a local Ngai Tahu marae attended by students and clinical staff.’
- ‘But the hui gave impetus to a new approach where services would be devolved - delivered by locals, for locals.’
- ‘I was merely telling the people at the hui of that situation.’
- 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.
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