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Understanding consultation

Consultation must take place with the right people for the right purpose and in the right way.

As a guide, consultation should include:

  • a process of seeking the views of others
  • more than providing information, and less than negotiation
  • listening and considering
  • being genuine
  • sufficient time
  • keeping an open mind and being willing to change
  • a statement of a proposal not yet fully decided
  • continuing to foster development of Māori capacity
  • providing relevant information to Māori
  • providing culturally appropriate consultation opportunities.



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