Māori consultation

The Māori Health Services-Te Puna Oranga of the Waikato DHB is responsible for providing Māori consultation for researchers.

The research committee considers the following issues to be important when undertaking research involving or regarding Māori:

  • the values and tikanga inherent in whānau, hapū and iwi
  • the need for a process that is culturally safe and supportive
  • the need to protect whakapapa
  • the need to protect individual and informed choice

It is important that the Treaty of Waitangi principles be encompassed within the guidelines. 

The committee emphasises the importance of the following:

  • The protection of Whakapapa Māori, confidentiality and privacy.
  • Respect for Tikanga Māori and kaumātua counselling, whānau assistance at the initial interview.
  • The Treaty of Waitangi principles i.e. Partnership, Participation, Protection and Wairua.
  • The interpretation and application of the Treaty principles to ethical review may be needed.

Please refer to document downloads regarding Māori consultation application and Human tissue collection/storage documentation.

Contact information

Due to recent changes within Te Puna Oranga, all community and cultural consultation research proposals from March 2014 onwards need to be sent to;

Dominique Harema
Ph: (07) 834 3628
Email: dominique.harema@waikatodhb.health.nz

Please accept our apologies for any delays that may occur due to the pending changes. We will update the research website once our new ethics member is on board.


Related Information

Important notes

  1. It should be noted that Māori consultation and local authorisation will work concurrently. You will first need to register your research with Waikato DHB.
  2. To be considered please provide complete copies of:
    1. Your ethics application-(HDEC or Institutional application)
    2. Participant Consent and Participant Information Sheet(s) – where applicable,
    3. Laboratory confirmation pertaining to the storage of tissue/blood samples that will be sent overseas – where applicable, and
    4. Maori Research Ethical Framework-Te Ara Tika guidelines for Māori research  

Please note, applications received after the closing dates, will not be accepted for following meeting dates scheduled

Māori consultation research review committee dates 2016

Agenda closesMeeting date
Friday 8 April
Friday 6 May
Friday 10 June
Friday 8 July
Friday 5 August
Friday 10 September
Friday 7 October
Friday 4 November
Friday 9 December
Wednesday 20 April
Wednesday 18 May
Wednesday 22 June
Wednesday 20 July
Wednesday 17 August
Wednesday 21 September
Wednesday 19 October
Wednesday 16 November
Wednesday 21 December

Please note:

  • Applications received after the closing dates, will not be accepted for following meeting dates scheduled
  • Researchers are no longer required to attend a meeting with the committee, correspondence regarding research proposals/clinical trials will be via telephone or email
  • If the committee have queries regarding research proposals/clinical trials, contact will be made via TPO Service Manager.