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Purpose of the policy

The Research Consultation with Māori Policy 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.

Research Consultation with Māori Form

Completed Sample Consultation Form

Visit HEDC to check for workshops, or contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Consultation Committee for advice:


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 the Rūnaka offices:

  • Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou
  • Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki
  • Te Rūnanga o Moeraki

or to the NTRCC at the Office of Māori Development for distribution to Rūnaka.


Related research and guidance


Contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Consultation Committee:

Visit For researchers for more information and support for University of Otago researchers.

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