Ko te Kahikatea he rākau tū ki te repo. Engari, kāhore e mātotoru te tū , kei te repo kē hoki ngā pakiaka. Nō reira ka whakaritea e Tāne me whiriwhiri ngā paiaka pakari ana te tū torotika ana

Huihuinga Wahine - Māori Women's Leadership Summit

Thurs 22 April 2021

Tena ra tatou katoa,

The wellbeing of our people is foremost for FOMA and so, after careful consideration and professional advice on Covid-19 matters, we have decided to postpone Huihuinga Wahine 2021 from Thursday 11 February to Thursday 22 April still at Villa Maria Estate, Manukau.

E hoa ma, this is a postponement, not a cancellation.  FOMA will still host Huihuinga Wahine 2021 – just a couple of months later in the year.

While all registrations received to date will be held over for the April event, we understand the change in date may affect diaries so please contact our Administrator Nat Smith with any queries.

Finally, a big thank you to our sponsors, speakers, suppliers, and most importantly our members for their support to help us bring Huihuinga Wahine together - we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Tenei te mihi aroha ki a koutou!

Me Uru Kahikatea
Traci Houpapa MNZM JP & Liz Mellish MNZM
FOMA Chair & Deputy Chair


FOMA hosts wahine from across Aotearoa and internationally in executive leadership roles as well as our wahine who are aspiring leaders in their communities to this one-day summit to discuss economic and commercial matters of interest and importance to Maori Women Leaders.

Huihuinga Wahine Maori Women's Leadership Summit is held annually, to a capacity crowd, at the Villa Maria, 118 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland.

Register here


Fri 29 & Sat 30 October 2021

In 2019 at FOMA32 Tai Tokerau received Te Mauri for FOMA33.  For those who do not know Te Mauri is a Toki that was made one of our whanau at home.  It was gifted by Tai Tokerau to FOMA in 2010 as the mauri of their conferences and particularly for the kaupapa of FOMA “Me Uru Kahikatea”.   It will be lovely to have Te Mauri return home and also all “Nga Kete Korero O Te Motu” since 2010.  



Fri 29 October 2021

FOMA brings over 33years of industry and economic experience to its strategic business and industry partnerships. Our strategy is simple and straightforward – we exist to help our members prosper and grow.

Our diverse membership spans all regions and all industries across Aotearoa. Our commitment to Our legacy of leadership on economic strategy and policy means we are the natural partner of choice for government and industry.

This age old, intergenerational matrix of people and place gives us the confidence and courage to reimagine our culture and causes, and ensures we remain ever relevant and engaged, and able to create a safe and secure space for our new leaders to emerge and grow.

Our Sponsors

Beef & Lamb New Zealand
Te Awanui Ki Te Whai Ao
Ngai Tukairangi Trust
Ballance | Agri Nutrients
Fulton Hogan
Foma Innovation
Institute of Directors NZ
British High Commission
The University of Auckland | Engineering
Victoria University of Wellington
MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Ministry for Women

Our History

Ki nga whakaeke haumi - 'Align yourself with those who have already banded together'

In 1974 a Commission of Inquiry into Māori Reserved Land, the Sheehan Commission, reported to parliament. The commission was largely concerned with the perpetual leasehold (LIP) dimension of Māori Reserved Land and the associated injustice imposed on Māori Land owners. One of the commissioners, Rolland O’Regan, a well-recognised expertise in both LIP and land valuation policy, had a major influence on the commission’s findings and report.

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