We are producing tools and outputs to increase understanding and implementation of kaitiakitanga principles and collaborative practices, to improve decision-making in catchments and speed up adoption of research

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Pōwhiri as a Tool for Collaboration

Collaboration Lab researchers are developing a method drawing on pōwhiri as a tool for collaboration. This concept is in the early stages of development and testing.
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Kete Aronui of Iwi of Te Taitokerau

This web-based resource informs the Taitokerau iwi CEOs of personal income levels, sources of income, type of employment or business ownership, employment within industry types, occupation types, education/qualification achievement and levels of engagement in tikanga Māori specific unpaid work, within each of the nine Taitokerau iwi populations.

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Maorimaps.com Waitangi Catchment Pilot

The Waitangi catchment pilot map provides a new web-enabled access tool that connects cultural GIS data and soil and water science, with the Māori Maps marae community platform. This provides new ways for mana whenua to engage with their awa and whenua to achieve their aspirations. Māori Maps acts as a portal to WhenuaViz data provided by Mauri Whenua Ora research. Work to extend the tool to the Bay of Plenty is currently underway.

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Method to Optimise Catchment Management Actions for Water Quality

Land Use Suitability research has developed a method to identify the most appropriate management actions for aquatic ecosystems. This method provides a valuable decision support strategy to optimise catchment management actions toward a water quality objective.

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Aligned Communication and Decision-Support Tools

Our research supports the use of these tools, which are aligned to the Our Land and Water mission. These are a sample of the availalble tools; there are many more processes, frameworks and business models that consider socio-cultural-economic factors

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  • Agribusiness
  • Catchment Groups
  • Central Government
  • Citizens
  • Dairy Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Growers
  • Hapū
  • Industry Bodies
  • Iwi
  • Land Owners
  • Māori Land Owners
  • Regional Councils
  • Researchers
  • Rural Professionals
  • Scientists
  • Students
  • Whānau

Environmental Report Cards

Environmental Report Cards convey monitoring results and support management and restoration of freshwater bodies. Environmental Report Cards are an engagement tool designed to galvanise commitment and action by getting communities to walk their lands, observe their waters and debate the state of their environment. For a Māori community it is important to develop and apply Environmental Report Cards to address specific needs and practices of that rohe and communicate the cultural health of the catchment.

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Cultural Impact Assessment

Part of the Māori resource management landscape under the RMA, Cultural Impact Assessments (CIA) are a primary tool to assist in determining the effect of any proposal on the environment, culture or values as they might be understood by Māori interests. A CIA illuminates the cultural values underpinning a resource and its potential or actual use.

Note that views on appropriate tools will vary between rohe and mana whenua, and tools are not a substitute for collaboration and relationship building with local whānau and hapū.

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Te Mauri Model Decision Making Framework

The ‘mauriometer’ model aims to assist in understanding the interconnectedness of all living things. It assesses the impact of practices or activities on the mauri of a resource and attributes scores and weightings to mauri of the whānau (family, economic), mauri of the community (social), mauri of the hapū (cultural) and mauri of the ecosystems (environment).

Note that views on appropriate tools will vary between rohe and mana whenua, and tools are not a substitute for collaboration and relationship building with local whānau and hapū.

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CSIRO Adopt

ADOPT – the Adoption & Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool – is an online tool that predicts farmer uptake of new agricultural practices and innovations. It estimates time to near-peak adoption level (99%) within target farmer populations.

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Beyond Results

Collaboration Lab researchers have evaluated the contribution of a co-innovation approach to the impact of science, and found the greater the extent to which 5 co-innovation principles were implemented, the greater the perceived potential impact of the science. The Beyond Results and Beyond Results Primary Innovation websites include guides, tools and templates to support researchers, scientists and project leaders in implementing co-innovation.

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I2S (Integration and Implementation Science) Framework

Collaboration Lab researchers found a significant relationship suggesting that when more elements of the I2S Framework were used in research, end-users found the results more usable, and the research was more effective. View video presentation here.

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LAWA

LAWA is an online map that collates and presents information from regional councils on fresh water and beach water quality, air quality and land cover. It helps local communities and individuals understand and connect with environmental information. The ‘Can I Swim Here’ tool is popular.

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