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)
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.