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Key Variables for Design, Evaluation or Troubleshooting a Collaboration

A practical model of what conditions, capabilities and resourcing are necessary for collaboration to be successful, to be used in designing, evaluating or improving collaborative processes. This model was co-developed with collaboration practitioners across New Zealand. 

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Framework for Building and Improving Collaboration

Questions for designing, evaluating and critically reviewing a collaborative process for decision-making and policy-making.

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Cultural Health Index

The Cultural Health Index (CHI) was developed by Māori to monitor change in streams and rivers, with adaptations seeing it used to measure change in coastal areas, kauri systems, estuaries, wetlands, marine ecosystems and takiwa (tribal regional) reporting. Given the adapability of this tool it has potential for use in the Māori agribusiness sector. 

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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Mauri Compass Tool

The Mauri Compass is an environmental tool to understand the mauri of a waterbody and its interconnected people, using 12 compass points (parameters). The 4 compass points of tangata whenua, wairua, mahinga kai, and cultural can only be assigned by tangata whenua. The other 8 compass points draw on western science

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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CLUES

NIWA’s Catchment Land Use for Environmental Sustainability (CLUES) model is a GIS-based modelling system that assesses the effects of land use change on water quality and socio-economic indicators. CLUES allows users to create both land use and farm practice change scenarios (stocking rates, mitigation), providing results in map and tabular displays. NIWA can provide training.

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Indicators of Rural Resilience

The Indicators Working Group produced this proof-of-concept dataset for 4 rural towns in New Zealand, demonstrating the possibility of hosting research data for general access on a public data repository. This data presents indicators related to the resilience of rural communities (Dannevirke, Huntly, Taumaruniu and Te Kuiti), collected from publicly available official statistics and surveys.

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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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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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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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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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Multi-criteria decision-making framework

This land-use assessment framework has been developed by Next Generation Systems to explore opportunities for adopting more suitable land use and to identify gaps in knowledge. It uses multi-criteria decision-making to simultaneously consider multiple domains, where selection of best alternatives is highly complex, context-specific and deeply personal. Please email Alan Renwick to discuss using the tool.

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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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