Appendix 1: Information Sheet
The information sheet concerns the proposal to use the Cultural Health Index for streams.
It is necessary to collect data about the catchment to identify and understand stream related issues. It is important to agree how that data is to be managed. Therefore this information sheet presents a data management process.
- Participants will be informed of the nature
of the project.
- Participants will be asked to give their informed
consent before participating (see consent form).
will inform participants/iwi members of overall progress of the
- Participation in the research project, or parts of, will
be voluntary. Participants are free to withdraw at any stage
and request that any information
they have provided be returned to them.
- We acknowledge the sensitivity
of the information gathered and the need to carefully manage
that information. All information and material
gathered during the course of interviews will remain anonymous.
If an interviewee consents, his/her tapes will be held by the
kaitiaki rūnanga. If the interviewee does not consent to the
his/her tape, management of that tape will be decided by the
interviewee at the time of the interview.
- The outcome of this
project is an assessment of the health of streams within your
area. No individually identifiable information (either from
an individual interviewee or site specific information for the
catchment involved) will be disclosed.
- The information gathered
will be used solely for the purpose of assessing stream health
using the Cultural Health Index and using the data collected
to develop improved management regimes.