Mahitahitanga

Work as equals to create and share valuable knowledge.

Work with others across the sector to create and share value together

  • If your agency or organisation is relying on the collection, storage or use of information by other agencies or organisations, including the application of good information practices, consider the resource needs and costs of those other agencies or organisations.
  • Include a wide range of people in data and information related work so that the capacity and knowledge across the sector grows. Other agencies, organisations and service providers may have an interest in using data and information to improve wellbeing, each of whom may have a contribution to make in exploring new ideas.
  • Work with others who collect data and information to make sure effort is not duplicated and the burden on service users to share information, and on frontline agencies to gather it, is minimised.
  • Work with iwi and other Māori groups as Treaty partners in relation to personal data and information. Involve them in decisions over data and information issues that affect them.

Confidentially share relevant information between professionals so people get the support they want and need

  • Recognise the diverse and complex nature of the sector and use it as an opportunity. In many situations, no single professional or agency will have the whole picture.
  • Enable other professionals to support service users by making sure they have the information they need to do their work, within what the law permits.

Make sure there is a two-way street of sharing (de-identified) data, analysis, results and research findings to grow collective knowledge and improve services

  • Enable organisations/groups with a clear and legitimate interest to safely and easily access and use government held data sets in a de-identified form, for locally led development.
  • Share expertise and help others understand and use data accurately and safely, for example, ensuring it is not re-identified.
  • Advocate for, and support 'by/for' research, like Kaupapa Māori, so communities or groups better understand their own goals and priorities and the needs of their people.
  • Create feedback loops with people and organisations who contribute data and information. Tell them the outcomes of any use and the value it created.