Natural resource management is our speciality
Sustainability. Diversity and Equity. Climate change and Resilience. The issues facing us are complex.
Solving ‘wicked’ problems needs all of us, constructively engaged, to find solutions.
This is where we can help.
Who we work with
We work at the interface of people with the environment. We support organisations and groups grappling with land, water and other environmental issues.
We work with governors, leaders and staff in councils, science organisations, iwi and hapū, educators, industry organisations, government departments, companies, not-for-profits, catchment and care groups.
How we work
We work in partnership with our clients from the get-go, bringing to this the people-centred, kaupapa-driven philosophy of the Technology of Participation (ToP™) together with a Te Tiriti o Waitangi informed approach.
Break through complexity. Generate results everyone owns.
Facilitation that breaks through complexity
We provide independent, professional facilitation for:
- Strategic planning
- Technical and problem-solving workshops
- Intervention logic, theory of change and process mapping
- Team building and team retreats
- Public and stakeholder engagement and consultation
- Participatory Evaluation
- Statutory resource management, e.g. pre-hearing meetings
We work both face-to-face and on-line
Need to engage on a complex topic? We design processes that harness diversity and enable people to create options and solutions together.
Expert at engaging diverse parties on tricky topics
What we offer
We bring to the task IAP2 principles and tools together with our expertise in participatory processes and Te Tiriti o Waitangi informed practices.
This will provide you with a robust, transparent, and practical engagement process that will give you, and those you engage with, confidence at every stage.
Research & Consultancy
Participatory methods. Thoughtful analysis. Readable and practical results.
What we offer
We consult on matters at the interface of people, land and water. We provide research writing, needs analysis, evaluation, extension and environmental education programme design services.
Our research methods are firmly grounded in participatory processes, enabling those affected to be involved in a research project or investigation.
We can apply these social research processes to ensure that all voices are heard, and to help organisations better tailor their services to their client group.
We ensure our reports and resources are easy to understand, bringing to this skills in technical writing and journalism.
What our clients have said
“Thanks again for your skilful facilitation of our workshop last week. We came away with a clear set of next steps and a high level of commitment from all concerned – what more could we ask for?”
Tim Porteous, Greater Wellington Regional Council
“A highlight to have such a constructive process through the day for identifying issues and working constructively with others.”
“Capable, experienced consultants who take pride in their work”
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