Enduring relationships with Māori

Building and maintaining relationships when researching with Māori.

The most important ingredient is to build a meaningful relationship from the start.

This is the start of a relationship, not just a potential research project, so take a personal interest, set up and maintain regular contact, and show that you have a commitment for the long term.

Some of the most important factors that allow collaborative research with iwi and hapu, are:

These factors are built through the relationship building stage. Source (Harmsworth, 2005)

More information

HARMSWORTH, G. 2005. Good Practice guidelines for working with tangata whenua and Māori organisations: Consolidating our learning. Report prepared for the Integrated Catchment Management Programme.

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