When and Where

We are now heading around the country to talk with New Zealanders between May and August 2018.

We are talking with New Zealanders about the government’s approach to investing for social wellbeing and a policy for the protection and use of personal information. We want to work with New Zealanders to create an agreed approach and policy based on your perspective and experiences.

Our engagement on these two topics include a number of hui for invited participants, and online surveys.

If you are not registered to attend a hui, you can tell us what you think about these two topics, by taking the online surveys.


Where When Type
Christchurch Tuesday 4 September NGO - Pacific
Auckland Thursday 6 September Education
Auckland Thursday 6 September Agency - Regional
South Auckland Friday 7 September NGO - Maori
Hamilton friday 7 September Agency - Regional

We will update this page weekly to confirm the date, location and type of hui we will be holding in the following three weeks.


Workshop participants need to be registered. If you work for an NGO please email us early with your request to join a workshop because numbers are limited. We will then confirm nearer the time if a place has been secured for you.  If you miss out on the right workshop for you, get in touch and we'll see how we can help.

Contact us

If you are interested in attending a session in your region or have any questions, please let us know.

You can also call us on 029 201 0547.

What's next?

  • Early September: Engagement continues (hui and online surveys)
  • September-October: Development of an Investing for social wellbeing approach to be presented to Cabinet
  • September-December: Development of a draft Data Protection and Use Policy to be presented to Cabinet.
  • Late November: SIA will publish a summary of themes from these hui and surveys online.
  • March-May 2018: Public engagement on the draft Data Protection and Use Policy to inform the final version. The final version will be presented back to Cabinet.
  • Mid 2019: The SIA will publish a summary of the input not included, and where this feedback belongs more appropriately within other areas or programmes of work.


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