Environment

I just want to be myself: Rethinking Pacific climate change adaptation

By: Janie Walker
Published: 2020-12-01

After completing nine months cross-context research in Eastern Fiji, I wrote my Master’s thesis to answer this question: To what extent do local concerns, with regard to climate change, inform…

Action Research Climate Change
Environment

Assessing The Impact Of Industrial And Hazardous Waste On Human Populations

By: Patrick Gichuru
Published: 2020-11-05

It is evident that the industrialization era has been characterized by high industrial and hazardous waste which has had adverse impacts on the human populations. It is also essential to…

Research & Evaluation
Environment

Recycling of Beverage Containers in New Zealand: Critical Analysis of Existing Status and Proposed Best Practices

By: Omisakin Olufemi and Jyoti, R.
Published: 2019-09-27

Environment conservation is one of the primary concerns of most countries in the modern world because of the continuous increase in environmental degradation and the resulting pollution. Environmental pollution has…

Community Development Environment
Environment

Community-led initiatives for climate adaptation and mitigation

By: Katy Simon, Gradon Diprose, & Amanda Thomas
Published: 2019-08-18

Planning for climate change is complex. There is some uncertainty about how quickly the climate will change and what the anticipated localised effects will be. There are also governance questions,…

Climate Change Community Development
Environment

Local Authorities and Community Engagement on Climate Change Adaptation

By: Jule Barth, Sophie Bond, & Nicolle Vincent
Published: 2019-05-31

This report explores how regional and territorial authorities in Aotearoa New Zealand currently understand their role in climate adaptation, to what extent they are currently fulfilling that role, and how…

Climate Change Community Development
Environment

“Sustainable transportation strategies for meeting the Paris Climate Agreement – a case study of Wellington, New Zealand”

By: Rehan Shaikh
Published: 2019-05-12

New Zealand’s road transport produces more than 40% of total CO2 emissions. To meet the Paris Climate Agreement will require a transport system based on zero-carbon energy resources. Many transport…

Community Development Environment
Environment

New Lynn Bike Hub Impact Evaluation

By: Lissy Fehnker
Published: 2018-11-30

This report is an impact evaluation of the EcoMatters’ New Lynn bike hub. The report aims to better understand the extent of progress made in the one year of operation…

Community Development Environment
Environment

Anagotus fairburni Monitoring Orua Wairua

By: Blumine Island Team 2018
Published: 2018-05-12

6 years ago, 74 flax weevils (Anagotus fairburni) and 100 Cook Strait giant weta (Deinacrida rugosa) were translocated from Maud Island and released over 2 sites across Oruawairua. One site…

Environment Research & Evaluation Science
People and Society

Population Change and Its Implications: Southland

By: Trudie Cain, Robin Peace, Paul Spoonley, Paula Pereda, Pippa Vague and Chris Howard Massey University
Published: 2017-02-15

This report has presented the results of three research projects carried out in the wider Southland region: interviews with household members about population change; a survey of employers in the…

Community Development Economics & Finances Environment
Ethnicity and Diversity

Young people from refugee backgrounds as a resource for disaster risk reduction

By: J Marlowe, R Bogen
Published: 2015-07-01

Young people from refugee backgrounds represent an important resource for disaster risk reduction within their respective communities. This paper presents a qualitative study with young people from refugee backgrounds and…

Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

From stories to action: The policy implications of the NCWNZ Women’s Voices project

By: Gordon, L.; Du Plessis, R.; Sutherland, J.; and Gibson, H.
Published: 2015-06-30

This report highlights the policy implications of research into the earthquake experiences of 150 Christchurch women interviewed for the Women’s Voices – Ngā Reo O Ngā Wahine Project. It focuses…

Emergency & Disaster Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

A Social Justice Lens to Examine Refugee Populations Affected by Disasters

By: Jay Marlowe
Published: 2014-07-01

The pedagogical implications of encouraging social work students to consider the inter-sections of social justice with communities affected by disasters are considerable. This focus is key as disasters can impact…

Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees
Non-profit Sector

A Community-led, Science-informed Conversation around the Future Use of the Avon River Residential Red Zone

By: S Vallance and P Tait
Published: 2013-09-17

Lincoln University was commissioned by the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) to estimate the value of the benefits of a ‘recreation reserve’ or ‘river park’ in the Avon River Residential Red Zone…

Community Development Environment
Economics

Small-holder Coffee Grower and Livelihoods in Timor-Leste : Current status, Issues and Challenges

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2013-06-30

Based on a field study in 2013, it analyses the role of coffee production in the socio-economic and livelihoods of small-holders. It presents prospects for livelihoods upliftment and some of…

Community Development Economics & Finances Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Immigrants’ experiences of nature-based recreation in New Zealand

By: Brent Lovelock, Kirsten Lovelock, Carla Jellum and Anna Thompson. Centre for Recreation Research, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Published: 2012-10-03

This study addresses the recreational behaviours of immigrants and ethnic minorities, with a focus on nature-based recreation in national and regional parks. The study was comprised of a survey questionnaire…

Community Development Environment Migrants and Former Refugees
Health

The relationships of geographical variations in health outcomes and earthquake impact

By: Simon Kingham
Published: 2012-09-10

This paper was presented at the CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES: SEMINAR SERIES 2012. Earthquake research in the field of mental health – Outcomes & Impacts by Prof Simon Kingham, Department of Geography…

Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing Mental Health
Environment

Whatever happened to Tuatapere?

By: Pamela A. Smith
Published: 2009-12-04

The focus of this study is on Tuatapere, a rural south island community and how it managed the dramatic social changes over the past fifty years. Government policies,changes in international…

Community Development Employment & Labour Environment
Environment

Responsible Humans: Identifying Community Leaders and Building Sustainable Organisations

By: Jarrod Coburn
Published: 2009-06-01

This article was written to support a presentation to the World Conference in Disaster Management 2009 (Toronto, Canada). In it there is presented a method to rediscover the forgotten tool…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Environment
Non-profit Sector

Engaging Urban Communities: six case studies of Auckland community-based restoration projects

By: Scott, K
Published: 2007-06-01

This report reviews practices of community engagement, capacity building and partnering in 6 community-based integrated catchment management (ICM) projects, with a focus on what is working well, challenges and lessons…

Community Development Environment
Work

Global Learning for Sustainability – With Peoples’ Wisdom

By: Katherine Peet, John Peet
Published: 1992-01-01

Based on observed giving, BERL estimated that New Zealanders gave between .24 billion and .46 billion during the 2005/2006 year. Our best estimate in this range suggests total philanthropic funding…

Education & Training Sustainability
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