Hui Takatāpui - Our place to stand 30 years on

This year Hui Takatāpui 2016 celebrates its 30th anniversary and this coincides with the same year Aotearoa celebrates 30 years since the Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed.

  • 📅28 June, 2016

In 1986 the first Hui was held and engaged the many facets of the Māori Rainbow communities, coming together to unite, strengthen and build resilient people. This was in response to the AIDS Epidemic of the 80’s and the homophobic backlash that was often experienced within Māori communities, as a result of Homosexual Law Reform.

30 years on, the takataapui community have developed, grown and made significant contributions toward change. “We have emerged from the darkness of oppression and from the efforts of the early brave survivors paving the way, to standing with hope and pride on the Marae,” says Jordon Harris, Programme Manager Community Engagement/Kaiārahi, New Zealand AIDS Foundation. 

The theme for Te Hui Takataapui 2016 is, Tū Mai Te Tūrangawaewae - The Place to Stand. For more information, keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates or email takatā

Registrations open on Friday, 01 July and spaces are limited. Registrations will close once capacity is reached. Due to overwhelming interest we urge you to register early.