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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


  • 3 July 2015
  • 7 August 2015
  • 4 September 2015
  • 2 October 2015
  • 6 November 2015
  • 4 December 2015


  • 22 January 2016 (please note this date has changed from what was previously advertised)
  • 19 February 2016
  • 25 March 2016
  • 22 April 2016
  • 27 May 2016
  • 24 June 2016
  • 22 July 2016
  • 26 August 2016
  • 23 September 2016
  • 21 October 2016
  • 25 November 2016

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Submission of Results

The submission of results to the Committee is an important step in the consultation process.  The Committee is interested in seeing the results in whatever format is easy for the research team to distribute, whether it be as a summary of findings, published articles or a copy of generated reports.  Currently the best way to accomplish this is to email documents to Mark Brunton or to mail them to Mark Brunton, Office of Māori Development, Centre for Innovation, University of Otago, Dunedin.

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Related links

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Contact details

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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