What does being a host involved?

Your role as a host is so very important.

ActionStation has partnered with Civic Dinners to make hosting as easy as possible using a digital platform where you share your Kai & Kōrero with others, allow friends to easily RSVP, and see who is attending.

The platform also provides automatic email reminders and post-conversation communication with attendees and provides technical support to hosts and attendees so that anyone, anywhere feels comfortable hosting.

If you are interested in signing up as a host, the first thing you need to do is visit this link and register your event's date, time and location.

Once you have done that you follow these 3 steps:


Once you have registered your Kai & Kōrero you can start inviting guests such as neighbours, friends, family, colleagues using your unique page link. All guests should register through the website so that we can follow-up all attendees with a survey and share the People’s Agenda with them once it is complete.


Before your Kai & Kōrero, we will send you a helpful Host Guide. It's important to follow instructions carefully. We recommend printing the 2 page host guide that includes the welcome, host tips and page with questions.

The conversation also uses value cards that you will need to print and cut out.

If you don’t have a printer at home, ActionStation can also send out host packs, simply get in touch with us on info@actionstation.org.nz


After the Kai & Kōrero, a host feedback form will be sent to you where you can enter in the comments from your guests and yourself for all three rounds of questions. The input from these dinners will help shape the People’s Agenda, a common vision for the future of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Once the People’s Agenda is finalised, ActionStation will share it with all participants to use as a guide for the upcoming election.