This paper outlines Statistics New Zealand’s proposal to develop a Māori Social Survey that focuses on addressing a number of key social and cultural information needs. These needs have been identified over the past six months as a result of a two-staged process. Stage one has been a series of high-level, informal discussions with a number of key stakeholders. Stage two has been an analysis of a wide range of written and oral sources relevant to Māori information needs. The outcome of this process has been the identification of some high-level research questions that provide the draft rationale and focus for the proposed Māori Social Survey, which is intended to go into the field in May 2011.
The purpose of this discussion paper is to confirm that these information needs are correct, by seeking your feedback on the proposal to develop a Māori Social Survey. A draft model for collecting information is also outlined for your comment.
Consultation process and timing
Your submissions should be emailed to Maori.Survey@stats.govt.nz, or sent by post to:
Statistics New Zealand
P O Box 2922
Submissions should be sent by the end of September 2009, in order to be fully considered. Statistics NZ will decide the final content of the survey.