RECENT RESEARCH

Ethnicity and Diversity

Being a language learner—Is that all there is?

By: Jinah Lee
Published: 2022-08-11

Asian migrants are inevitably categorised as language learners. At times, it is the migrant’s own definition and can be used as a support. At others, it is an imposition in…

Ethnicity and Diversity

Story Sharing in Narrative Research

By: Jinah Lee
Published: 2022-08-11

Researchers using a narrative approach largely acknowledge their role in the process of the unfolding or telling of their participants’ narratives, and the fact that their positioning as researchers results…

People and Society

West 5: 4 Trauma – an action research project report

By: Janette Searle
Published: 2022-06-30

West 5: 4 Trauma is an action research project that looks at a model for trauma sensitive schooling within 5 different primary schools in West Auckland. The project used a…

Action Research Community Development Education & Training
People and Society

Volunteers Enriching Education in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Tania Jones and Karen A. Smith
Published: 2022-06-20

In an online survey of New Zealand’s early childhood education services, schools and kura in late 2021/early 2022, over 83% of respondents involve volunteers, with volunteers most important in primary…

Community Development Education & Training Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Community Food Security in Te Awa Kairangi: Evaluation of Common Unity’s Food Hub

By: Phoebe Balle and Carolyn Watts
Published: 2022-05-27

Common Unity is a place-based charity which aims to regenerate communities. Common Unity is based in Epuni, a neighbourhood where many households experience high levels of deprivation. Common Unity’s Food…

Community & Place Food Security Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Community perspectives and responses to potentially establishing an ethnic community–led research and evaluation centre

By: Fikun Trust
Published: 2022-05-09

This report presents the findings from a study conducted to get community perspectives and responses to potentially establishing an Ethnic Community-led Research and Evaluation Centre in Aotearoa, New Zealand. As…

Community & Place Race & Ethnicity Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Thematic Analysis – Kaikōura Community strategies and plans

By: Dr Jeff Foote
Published: 2022-05-05

This report sets out the findings of a thematic analysis of selected community strategies and plans and reflections from community stakeholder hui where the key findings were discussed. The report…

Community & Place Community Development Research & Evaluation
Advocacy

“¿Y ahora quién podrá defendernos?”: Exploring the Application of Ally Theory in Community Interpreting in Aotearoa From a Latin American Service-User Perspective

By: Agustina Marianacci
Published: 2022-05-01

The purpose of this research was to explore allyship and social justice in spoken-language interpreting from a service-user perspective. The research was conducted with the Latin American community in Aotearoa,…

Indigenous Research
Non-profit Sector

The Impact of Volunteering on a Young Person’s Life: A study into the SVA Service Award

By: Puck Algera
Published: 2022-03-31

The research looked into the SVA Service Award, a national framework for advancing secondary school student volunteering, to provide an in-depth insight into the benefits of youth volunteering, service and…

Children & Youth Community Development Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
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