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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 submissions to be received prior to meetings are:


  • 29 January (meeting 9 February)
  • 26 February (meeting 9 March, postponed to 16 March)
  • 31 March (meeting 13 April)
  • 29 April ( meeting 11 May)
  • 27 May (meeting 8 June)
  • 1 July (meeting 13 July)
  • 29 July (meeting 10 August)
  • 2 September (meeting 14 September)
  • 30 September (meeting 12 October)
  • 28 October (meeting 9 November)
  • 26 November (meeting 7 December)
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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 the Rūnaka offices (Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki), or to the Office of Māori Development for distribution to Rūnaka.

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Related links

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Contact details

Office of Māori Development

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