Tapu and noa are key cultural constructs that were central to traditional Māori society, and continue to inform thinking and practice in Māori society today. The intent of this document is to provide some insight, generic language and frameworks about how these concepts might be considered in biowaste management – with a particular focus on biosolids.Importantly, this is to guide non-Māori towards knowing how to ask the right questions in their conversations and engagement with local hapū and Iwi. The report is based upon qualitative research and community engagement work undertaken by the CIBR programme to explore the social and cultural feasibility of the beneficial reuse of biosolids.
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CIBR scientists along with industry partners LEI, a science and engineering company, developed a Community Engagement Framework to assist waste producers and regulators (regional, district and city councils) to more effectively undertake community consultation with respect to the discharge of biowastes to land in New Zealand.
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CIBR scientist undertook a case study in Kaikōura to investigate biosolids management options with the community, with the aim to to integrate biophysical and social science and support a shared-learning process amongst stakeholders to identify the strengths and weaknesses of possible biosolids reuse strategies.
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This report has been prepared for CIBR by Lowe Environmental Impact (LEI). The purpose of this report is to identify the key drivers for greywater reuse in New Zealand and to examine how these drivers may influence research on effects of greywater reuse. This has been achieved through identification of information gaps and assessment of the interest in greywater use amongst stakeholder groups.
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