Safe Space Policy

This Safe Space process applies to all representatives, observers, guests and staff.

Our Hui-a-Tau values:

  • Kotahitanga: We are all on the same team
  • Rangatiratanga: Members have ownership over their plans and actions
  • Manaakitanga: Everyone has a role to play and all roles are important
  • Whakawhanaungatanga: We connect through our pasts, together we shape our future.

NZEI Te Riu Roa commits to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, physical appearance, size, race, religion, economic status, immigration or refugee status, body size or occupation.  Harassment of any kind reduces the experience and purpose of annual conference for everyone and we want the opportunity to address it at the earliest opportunity.

While we are united in working within the education sector we acknowledge that across the union we hold diverse ideologies and experiences.  We commit to listening, learning and respect the experiences of others.  There are many pathways to our shared goals and all have a part to play in making our conference safe and successful for everyone.

We will work together to create the conditions needed for safety and participation.

Who is my local Kaitiaki for 2021 Hui-ā-Tau

At our local events there is a Kaitiaki available to assist you if you are being harassed, feeling unsafe, or see someone else being harassed.


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How to get support

If you are being harassed, or feel unsafe, or see someone else being harassed and you want to discuss this, please contact a designated Kaitiaki as soon as you can.  Alternatively you can email

We respect confidentiality requests to protect victims of harassment.