4.1.2 The development of the plan started in 2011 with a round of consultation undertaken with Waikato-Tainui. Feedback from this consultation round set the base of the draft Plan. The initial draft Plan was taken out for discussion in a second round of engagement with Waikato-Tainui in 2012. The purpose of the second round was to ensure that the initial feedback had been accurately captured and reflected in the draft Plan. Consultation was also undertaken with external entities (non Waikato-Tainui) in 2012 and 2013.
4.1.3 Hei Whakaaro was developed to receive comments regarding the draft Plan. Comments were captured in hui and people were also able to provide written feedback electronically and in hard copy. This process began December 2012 and closed June 2013. Comments from the consultation, engagement, and Hei Whakaaro process was considered and contributed to the final version of the Plan.