Definition of hui in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In year two this comprised a two-day hui at a local Ngai Tahu marae attended by students and clinical staff.’
    • ‘Many members here will remember, and acknowledge, the contribution he made, whereby 180 delegates turned up to the hui in Parliament.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our first practicum for our marae course was to organise a hui, and my role was head chef.’
    • ‘Ten huis were held up and down the country, costing $131,000.’
    • ‘I was merely telling the people at the hui of that situation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But the hui gave impetus to a new approach where services would be devolved - delivered by locals, for locals.’
    1. 1.1 (in Hawaii) a formal club or association.
      • ‘Membership advantages include monthly newsletter, discounted ticket prices for Hui events and culture courses free of charge.’
      • ‘The Hui 'O Hawaii Club was first brought together by Jody Sakaba last spring.’


Maori and Hawaiian.