Designing with communities in mind starts with korero
Change is sometimes a hard pill for communities to swallow, because it comes with stress and uncertainty, and communities are impacted by changes, no matter how big or small.
Our stakeholder engagement and communications consultants are involved from a project’s conception—raising awareness and helping people understand the impact, definition, and scope of these changes. We help manage expectations and build trusting relationships with all interested parties.
We use a combination of traditional and new methods of engagement—from public meetings, focus groups, and open houses to web surveys, social media, pop-up events, and collaborative co-designing. We employ and partner with a diverse network of consultation and engagement specialists who help develop and implement targeted communication, outreach, and advocacy strategies tailored to different stakeholders and projects.
Our approach to engagement is integrated—we’re committed to ensuring communication and policy strategies are closely coordinated and support the technical elements of the project.
Realising an ambitious visionMilford Sound Piopiotahi had become crowded, rushed, noisy, and unsafe. To address these shortcomings, the Milford Opportunities Project Masterplan was created—and developing it required significant collaboration and consultation. We collaborated with numerous stakeholders to meet and exceed the diverse expectations, particularly around economic growth, recreation, tourism, environment, and conservation. Our team worked to respectfully navigate local engagement processes with a community experiencing enormous and abrupt changes. Read More
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