Law and Justice

An Exploration of Kiwi Tahi and Engagement

By: Dr. Liya Anthony and Julie Moore
Published: 2021-11-16

This study of the Kiwi Tahi programme, a life-skill development programme for vulnerable young people (aged between 8-12 years old), was a collaboration between a lecturer in Social Practice at…

Children & Youth Rangatahi Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

Te Kaikiri me te Whakatoihara i Aotearoa i te Urutā COVID-19: He Aro Ki Ngā Hapori Haina, Āhia Hoki. Racism and Xenophobia Experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand during COVID-19: A Focus on Chinese and Asian Communities

By: Nielsen
Published: 2021-02-01

The key research objectives were to understand the following: • The prevalence, nature, and pattern of racism and xenophobia experienced by people in the COVID-19 context, particularly among Tangata Whenua,…

Asian COVID-19 Racism
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

De-mythologizing and re-branding the traditional drink kava

By: Dr Apo Aporosa
Published: 2020-01-31

What do you call journalism, or more importantly research, that is supported by repetitive misinformation, resulting in an accepted but incorrect, narrative? This is the case with the kava plant,…

kava
Ethnicity and Diversity

Rootz Vaka Transits – Traversing Seas of Urban Diasporic Indigeneity by Collapsing Time and Space with the Songs and Stories of the Kava Canoe.

By: Daniel Hernandez
Published: 2019-12-01

Fai Kava represents the most common and diverse types of Kava drinking gatherings among Tongans in the Kingdom of Tonga and its diaspora, which is the focus of this multi-sited…

Indigenous kava
Pacific Peoples

Implementing and evaluating the efficacy of a Pasifika Resource Kit within three Canterbury tertiary institutions

By: Ashalyna Noa, Pauline Luafutu-Simpson, Lorraine Petelo and Sam Uta’I
Published: 2019-07-31

Motivated by continuing educational disparities for Pasifika, and the paucity of research around Pasifika strategies coming out of the South Island, Pasifika staff at the University of Canterbury (UC), Ara…

Education & Training Pasifika
Pacific Peoples

Deconstructing Tongan Creativity: A Talanoa about Walking in Two Worlds

By: Dr Janet Tupou
Published: 2018-12-01

The growing number of Tongan creators searching for a place of belonging and acceptance between the two worlds Tonga and Aotearoa New Zealand has contributed to cultural spaces shifting in…

Pasifika
Ethnicity and Diversity

Improving road safety and health: Understanding kava’s impact on driver fitness

By: Dr Apo Aporosa
Published: 2018-07-31

Kava (Piper methysticum) is a traditional and culturally significant Pacific Island beverage that produces a soporific relaxant effect. Kava’s psychopharmacological action is similar to the anti-anxiety drug Benzodiazepine. Traditional users…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling kava
Arts and Culture

Co-operation among Cook Islanders living in New Zealand: Research into the impact of the Cook Islands Development Agency of New Zealand’s oneCO-OPERATIVE Model

By: Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand
Published: 2018-03-31

This report is the result of a research project funded by the Lottery Grants Board through the Lottery Community Sector Research Committee, into the impact of the oneCO-OPERATIVE initiative of…

Community Development Pasifika Research & Evaluation
Pacific Peoples

Our best generation yet! Engaging Pasifika whanau hearts & and minds in their children’s learning and education.

By: The Rise UP Academy/Trust
Published: 2015-12-30

In 2013, the Rise UP Trust gained Lotteries funding to explore culturally relevant and responsive ways to engage Pasifika whānau in their children’s learning, and to support the development of…

Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting Pasifika
Ethnicity and Diversity

Pukepuke Fonua: An exploratory study on the faikava as an identity marker for New Zealand-born Tongan males in Auckland, New Zealand

By: Edmond Fehoko
Published: 2014-12-04

This thesis is an exploratory study of the experiences and perceptions of a group of New Zealand-born Tongan males living in Auckland on what participation in the Tongan cultural practice…

kava Tonga
Pacific Peoples

Pasifika Success as Pasifika: Pasifika Conceptualisations of Literacy for Success as Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa
Published: 2014-02-03

This research report presents the details and findings of a research project commissioned by Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, entitled Pasifika Success as Pasifika in Aotearoa New Zealand (PSAPiA).…

Education & Training Pasifika Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Bris Kanda Incorporated and New Zealand Foreign Aid : Where to from here?

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2013-08-02

This paper presents the role of New Zealand Foreign Aid in supporting an NGO in Papua New Guinea during the past 7 years and the performance of the NGO. It…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Housing

TPA (CHCH) Rental Survey 2013

By: Tenants Protections Association (Christchurch) Inc.
Published: 2013-06-27

The TPA rental survey is a response to the concerns expressed by many tenants across Canterbury with increased rents and the poor quality of their rental housing post-earthquakes. This report…

Economics & Finances Emergency & Disaster Homelessness
Pacific Peoples

Celebrating Gifted Indigenous Roots: Gifted and Talented Pacific Island (Pasifika) Students

By: Taemanuolo Faaea-Semeatu
Published: 2011-03-07

This article came about because it was initially a workshop presented at the AAEGT biennial conference held in Darling Harbour, Sydney in 2010. I was asked to convert the workshop…

Children & Youth Education & Training Pasifika
Pacific Peoples

Sport and recreation in New Zealand Pasifika Communities

By: Gordon, B.A.,Sauni ,P.,Tugalu,C.,Hodis,F.
Published: 2010-11-30

Policy makers, and those intending to be influential around sport and recreation in Pasifika communities, need to make decisions and develop programmes that are culturally aligned and relevant. They should…

Pasifika Sport & Recreation
Leadership

National Associations Experiences in improving the terms of engagement with government: Pacific Experiences

By: Pat Hanley, Stella Maebiru-Boki
Published: 2008-01-01

This is a joint paper describing and assessing initiatives undertaken by ANGOA in New Zealand and DSE in the Solomon Islands to improve the ability of NGO’s to interact effectively…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Pacific Peoples

Free and Equal: A Review of NZAID Pacific Regional Disability Programme for New Zealand Agency for International Development

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman & Daniel Stubbs
Published: 2005-10-03

NZAID is seeking to move to a more strategic developmental approach that meets their principles and ways of working to effectively address the needs of people living with disabilities in…

Government – Central & Local Pasifika
Pacific Peoples

Pacific ways of talk – hui and talanoa

By: David Robinson, Kayt Robinson
Published: 2005-04-01

This case study explores Pacific ways of talking about issues of common concern with reference to two customary forms of talk that continue in current use in Fiji and Aotearoa.…

Language and Culture Pasifika
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