This is an extension of the Mauri Model based assessment conducted in 2011/2012 which assessed the impact of fracking on the Blood Tribe's lands in Ontario. The findings of this research will be extended by encompassing the input of the Iwi affected by consents issued to allow mining exploration activities in the Taitokerau and Heretaunga rohe. The intern, Henare Waihape, will conduct two one-day workshops with the affected Iwi to implement the Mauri Model assessment and then report back to the communities on completion of the analysis to confirm the report content. A literature review will be conducted while meetings are organised and workshop materials are being prepared in the first four weeks. If possible the workshops will be conducted in December 2012, allowing analysis and reporting back within the research period. The final week will be used to produce the final report. The supervisor is Dr Kepa Morgan.