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Research Consultation with Māori

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Purpose of the policy

The Policy for Research Consultation with Māori provides the framework for an appropriate and mandated consultation process with Māori for research. It ensures an effective and efficient mechanism for managing the consultation process while acknowledging the needs and aspirations of Ngāi Tahu for Māori development and benefit in Ngāi Tahu Vision 2025.

This process is available to University of Otago researchers only.

Please note:

  • appropriate consultation is required before you begin work on research proposals
  • consultation is required for all areas of research
  • consultation may take time - so start well in advance of preparing your proposal

The consultation process asks researchers to submit a Research Consultation with Māori Form with information on your research proposition which is then assessed for consultation requirements. A Completed Sample Consultation Form is available to use as a guide.

The Policy for Research Consultation with Māori contains further information. You could also attend a HEDC workshop or get in touch with the Māori research consultation contact people below.

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Ngāi Tahu Research Consultation Committee submission dates

Final dates for research proposal submission prior to meetings


  • 16 January 2015
  • 6 February 2015
  • 6 March 2015
  • 10 April 2015
  • 8 May 2015
  • 5 June 2015
  • 3 July 2015
  • 7 August 2015
  • 4 September 2015
  • 2 October 2015
  • 6 November 2015
  • 4 December 2015


  • 15 January 2016

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Contact details

Dunedin and Wellington Mark Brunton

Mark Brunton
Kaitakawaenga Rangahau Māori (Facilitator Research Māori)
Research Division
Telephone 64 3 479 8738


Karen Keelan
Māori Research Advisor
Research Office
Telephone 64 3 364 1658