Phase 2 Research
Five lines of enquiry have been identified as Our Land and Water’s first wave of of research for Phase 2 of the Challenge (2019–2024). These were chosen because they have the potential to rapidly progress the Challenge mission.
These lines of enquiry respond to 5 of Our Land and Water’s 9 strategic areas and will contribute to 7 of 24+ activity areas planned over the next 5 years. There are many projects yet to be developed, so there will be further opportunities for involvement over the next 5 years.
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Principles and Criteria
The Our Land and Water National Science Challenge recognises that in negotiating the complex economic, environmental, social and cultural dimensions of New Zealand’s land and water issues it needs to undertake its research in innovative and impactful ways. Our Challenge principles, criteria and expectations are intended to clarify our approach to science delivery.
Our 9 strategic areas, expected outputs and anticipated short-, medium- and long-term outcomes.
Easy-to-read diagram of our 9 strategic areas, for reference and presentations.
Engaging With Te Ao Māori
Most Our Land and Water research has the potential to be informed by a te ao Māori lens. The inclusion of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) can deepen our collective understanding of connections, interdependencies, and long-term intergenerational perspectives. Some resources that may help include:
- Te Arawhiti (The Office for Māori Crown Relations) provides excellent resources to encourage meaningful public sector engagement with Māori.
- Why and how to work in te ao Māori and with Māori organisations.
- A case study of community engagement in Our Land and Water research.
- He Puna Mātauranga o Te Tiriti (The Treaty Resource Centre) provides guidance and resources for community organisations engaging with the Treaty. The 'researchers' reflections' document (PDF) provides useful insights for genuine engagement, for Māori and tauiwi.
- Te Kāhui Māngai (Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations) gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.
- Inspiring Communities has a useful 6-page PDF with advice for tauiwi who are new to working with Māori organisations.