Ethnicity and Diversity

East Asian, South Asian, Chinese and Indian Students in Aotearoa

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-06-24

This report presents contemporary information on the health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand who have an Asian identity. The report is based on findings from the…

Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health
Health

Status of the Volunteering Sector: Post-COVID Recovery and Resilience

By: Volunteering New Zealand
Published: 2021-05-01

This report provides an update on the status of the volunteering sector as at May 2021. Our work draws on data collected via stakeholder feedback, a focus group with Volunteer…

COVID-19 Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

The economic integration of women refugee entrepreneurs in NZ

By: Zhiyan Basharati; Nadeera Ranabahu; Huibert P. d Vries
Published: 2021-03-31

‘The economic integration of women refugee entrepreneurs in NZ’ is Chapter 5 in the book ‘Women and Global Entrepreneurship: Contextualising Everyday Experiences’ available online at the link below. This chapter…

Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

Three Years On: English and employment outcomes of former refugees

By: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Published: 2021-02-01

The New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy was developed and implemented in 2013 with the aim of improving outcomes for former refugees. The overarching aim of the strategy is to ensure…

Employment & Labour Migrants and Former Refugees
Work

State of Volunteering Report 2020

By: Volunteering New Zealand
Published: 2020-12-01

Volunteering New Zealand recently surveyed more than 3,000 people across the community and voluntary sector. They include community leaders, researchers and thought leaders, managers of voluntary organisations, and frontline volunteers.…

Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

ComVoices 2020 State of the Sector Survey – Summary

By: ComVoices
Published: 2020-11-20

While still fragile, the community and voluntary sector is generally more stable and viable than it was two years ago. The survey of 129 community and voluntary organisations shows that…

Community Development Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

ComVoices 2020 State of the Sector Survey

By: ComVoices
Published: 2020-11-20

This 2020 State of the Sector Survey is the fourth biennial snapshot of the community and voluntary sector undertaken by ComVoices. Its findings reinforce those of previous surveys and other…

Community Development Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Arts and Culture

The Effect Of Music On Medical Students’ life generally and academically in Karary University 2019/2020

By: Hamza Alleby, Aya Alkhalifa, Ashraf Gafna
Published: 2020-02-01

Introduction:Music is an art, whose medium is sound organized in time, however, playing music could make the listener a happier person as it releases pleasurable hormones and increases dopamine levels.Relaxing…

Arts & Culture Education & Training Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Toward Inclusive and Equitable Education for All: Lessons from the experiences of New Zealand refugee background university students

By: Sarah Willete
Published: 2020-01-01

The ability of education to transform individuals’ lives, and by extension those of their communities and societies, is well documented. As such, education is at the heart of the United…

Children & Youth Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
Leadership

Bringing Life to Leadership: The emergence of principal leadership practice for educational success in low socio-economic schools

By: Victoria University of Wellington
Published: 2019-12-11

The persistent educational achievement gap and historically haphazard nature of progress for students in impoverished contexts in New Zealand primary schools is a deep-seated problem needing urgent attention. This multifaceted…

Advocacy Children & Youth Education & Training Leadership
People and Society

Aggression in primary stage school

By: Ali Ahmed Ali Badr
Published: 2019-12-01

There is no doubt that violence in primary stage is very common in many schools. This aggression can be verbal or physical. The verbal aggression is insulting a child in…

Children & Youth Education & Training Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Pay Equity in the Social Sector Western Bay of Plenty Outcome Report

By: SociaLink
Published: 2019-11-19

Employees of community based non-government organisation (NGO) social service agencies are vital in ensuring the most vulnerable people in our communities receive the services they need to enhance socio-economic outcomes.…

Employment & Labour Non-profit Sector Social Services
Health

Stories from Adults living with SM throughout education

By: Isedora Marlene Marge Lewis
Published: 2019-10-18

A introduction and summary of a year long research undertaken for masters thesis exploring the lived experiences of adults who lived with the effect of Selective Mutism and their experiences…

Disability Education & Training
Non-profit Sector

Challenges related to MOOCs

By: Joseph Joe
Published: 2019-10-15

Challenges related to MOOC and student dropout prediction

Education & Training
Health

The Relationship between Authentic Leadership and Employee Commitment to Rural Health

By: Maina
Published: 2019-10-07

The modern-day healthcare systems incessantly undergo rapid shifts ranging due to the fiscal meltdowns. As such, it is evident that healthcare facilities, especially, in rural areas need a unique type…

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
Health

The Negative Impact of Neo-Imperialist Western Prejudice and Exploitation on Mozambican Learner Performance: Does Lack of Self-Confidence in School-going Children Raised in a Culture that has been Marred by a Colonialist Past Cause low Performance?

By: Dr Erik Sebastiaan J H Vermeulen
Published: 2019-09-25

This study reassesses the explanations as presented in surveys accessible on Internet for the average poor learner performance at many Mozambican schools, while suggesting some alternative ones in an attempt…

Education & Training Whānau Ora
Work

Reflection of Learning

By: Anna Buckingham
Published: 2019-07-31

Reflecting on community work and anti oppressive practices.

Community Development Employment & Labour Governance & Kaitiakitanga
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Education of resettled refugees in Christchurch NZ

By: Zhiyan Basharati; Lucia Dore
Published: 2019-05-15

In Chapter 2 of the book ‘Educational Policies and Practices of English-Speaking Refugee Resettlement Countries‘, authors Zhiyan Basharati and Lucia Dore discuss the education of resettled refugees in Christchurch. The…

Ethnicity and Diversity

New Zealand workplace Diversity Survey 2019

By: Diversity Works New Zealand
Published: 2019-03-25

Diversity, in all its manifestations, is an important part of New Zealand society and the country’s contemporary business environment. The New Zealand Workplace Diversity Survey is an annual record of…

Employment & Labour Language and Culture Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Kaupapa Aukati Iwi: the language of motivation to inspire movement in the arena of racial inequity

By: Kim Penetito & Joseph Waru
Published: 2018-11-22

This is an article written by a Maori business partnership who presented and attended a conference on racial equity in the United States in October 2018. Looking through a Maori…

Education & Training Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity
Non-profit Sector

State of Volunteering 2017

By: Volunteering New Zealand
Published: 2018-06-01

For the third year running, Volunteering NZ has undertaken a survey with all registered charities nationwide, to create a general view of the volunteer landscape. The report had 1,584 responses…

Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
People and Society

Waimate Matters

By: Dr Bronwyn Boon
Published: 2018-05-31

The primary objective of this research was to identify how people felt about living in the wider Waimate District, and the barriers to particpation for residents. This research will in…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Health

Role of School-Based Absenteeism Data in Surveillance and Prediction of Flu Season

By: Hammad Akram
Published: 2018-03-16

One of the important parts of public health surveillance is to track flu (influenza) and similar respiratory conditions. School-based surveillance of flu or influenza-like illness (ILI) is critical as children…

Education & Training Health & Wellbeing
Health

How the wellbeing of addiction practitioners is affected by their professional practice.

By: Lisa Jordan Phillips McLennan
Published: 2018-02-01

Addiction practitioners in New Zealand work alongside those who are experiencing a range of addictions, as well as those who care for them, to assist in making recovery for clients…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
Non-profit Sector

A Review of Third Sector Research in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand: 1990-2016

By: Jenny Onyx and Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2017-12-31

This monograph reviews the state of the third sector in both Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and is the first comprehensive overview of the research that has studied and documented…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Overview Paper in the State of Volunteering in New Zealand

By: Volunteer Reference Group
Published: 2017-04-01

Volunteering is central to the social development, economy, and environment of New Zealanders. Between 2004 and 2013, Statistics NZ data shows there was a 21% increase in the number of…

Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

ESOL Students’ Sense of School Belonging, Inclusion, and Wellbeing High School Report

By: Dr Jessica Terruhn
Published: 2016-11-20

This report summarises the findings of research undertaken at an [School] and has been prepared for the purpose of feeding back findings to the school and to participants and for…

Children & Youth Education & Training Language and Culture
Non-profit Sector

Non-profit institutions satellite account: 2013

By: Statistics NZ
Published: 2016-06-01

About the non-profit institution satellite account Many hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders participate in non-profit institutions (NPIs) or receive services provided by them – often at no cost to…

Community Development Non-profit Sector
People and Society

Te Karanga a Maaui; Calls of influence that spark entrepreneurship in Rangatahi Maaori

By: Glenda Taituha
Published: 2016-04-15

If there was ever a single strategy that could combat the ongoing effects of colonisation on indigenous peoples, it would be the breeding of entrepreneurial thinkers and the practical application…

Education & Training Governance & Kaitiakitanga Research & Evaluation
Te Ao Māori

Project Whitestreaming: A report on the generalising of Māori specialist staff positions in the tertiary education sector

By: Helen Potter and Lee Cooper
Published: 2016-03-21

This report presents the findings of a Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU) research project that sought to investigate “whitestreaming” in universities, and institutes of technology and…

Education & Training Māori
Health

Take Charge of Your Life in Nelson

By: Bette Blance
Published: 2016-02-20

Following a six hour workshop with a group of 13 Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour, in the Nelson Bays area, responses to research questions were collated to demonstrate the change…

Education & Training Health & Wellbeing Mental Health
Ethnicity and Diversity

Population Change and Its Implications: Auckland

By: Trudie Cain, Robin Peace, Paul Spoonley, Paula Pereda, Pippa Vague and Chris Howard Massey University
Published: 2016-02-15

The Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi (NTOM) research programme is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The programme of research is broad and involves both Massey and…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Research & Evaluation
Work

Occupational experiences of Korean immigrants settling in New Zealand

By: Hagyun Kim , Clare Hocking , Barbara McKenzie-Green and Shoba Naya
Published: 2016-01-13

For Korean immigrants, settling in New Zealand is challenging and stress-inducing. There is growing concern that feelings of alienation and loss seem to be key features in their lives. Taking…

Employment & Labour
Leadership

Hell yeah I can’t pronounce words or spell: My personal journey into leadership

By: Rochana Sheward
Published: 2016-01-04

What drives the dyslexic leader and how can we support the development of leaders who happen to have dyslexia? I also asked myself how am I going to support my…

Education & Training Leadership
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
People and Society

Curious Classrooms 2014-2015 – A brief summary report. (Dec 2nd 2015 Todd Foundation)

By: The National Science Technology Roadshow Trust
Published: 2015-12-30

An experiment which resulted in better partnerships between schools and science providers, and more ‘wow’ science experiences in classrooms. The Todd Foundation recently completed its Curious Classrooms project with a…

Children & Youth Education & Training Science
Work

Findings of the Reading in Workplace Literacy Programmes Study

By: Greg Allen
Published: 2015-10-30

The Reading in Workplace Literacy Programmes Study was undertaken to investigate whether providing additional reading materials for interest or enjoyment would help increase the reading skills of participants in workplace…

Education & Training
Economics

EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF RURAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN BULILIMA DISTRICT IN PLUMTREE

By: Imac Mduduzi Dube
Published: 2015-10-07

This research is to evaluate the impact of rural skills development trainings for poverty alleviation in Bulilima district in Plumtre, Zimbabwe. The reason for this research was to find out…

Community Development Education & Training Employment & Labour
Ethnicity and Diversity

Improving Educational Achievement for Students From Somali Backgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand: An Evaluation of a School Catch–Up Programme.

By: Mahad Warsame, Annette Mortensen and Jennifer Janif
Published: 2014-12-01

From arrival in New Zealand refugee students are disadvantaged as they will often not have had the experience of formal education. In New Zealand, the mismatch of age and placement…

Children & Youth Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
Evaluation

What can Pākehā learn from engaging in Kaupapa Māori research?

By: Alex Barnes
Published: 2014-11-12

Written by Te Wāhanga kairangahau Alex Barnes, this working paper focuses on how Pākehā have become involved in Māori-determined and controlled educational research, and what issues inhibit and facilitate their…

Education & Training Kaupapa Māori approaches Research & Evaluation
Work

ANZTSR 2014: Volunteerism: Alive and Well or Dying Quietly? Learnings from New Zealand community-based organisations, volunteerism experts and social enterprises

By: Michelle Wanwimolruk
Published: 2014-11-10

Not-for-profits, community-based organisations and social enterprises have volunteerism at its roots, and for many at its heart. The ‘Third Sector’ is still commonly known to many as the ‘Voluntary Sector’.…

Non-profit Sector Social Services Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
People and Society

Early Childhood Needs Analysis – West Coast

By: Anne Hilson
Published: 2014-04-30

A full needs analysis of the early childhood communities from Haast to Punakaiki on the West Coast. The triangulation method involved interviews with parents, early childhood teachers, primary schools, playgroup…

Children & Youth Education & Training Families, Whānau and Parenting
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
Te Ao Māori

Te Ako Whaiora- Through learning is well-being

By: Kim Himoana Penetito
Published: 2014-01-14

There are many pockets of work across institutions like Unitec where the community has approached particular people or programmes with a plea to deliver to a specific need. The Graduate…

Education & Training Māori
Leadership

Te Mana tu o te Wahine: Women as Leaders in the Community & Voluntary Sector

By: Heathrose research for Women in Leadership in Aotearoa (WILA)
Published: 2013-11-19

There is little information in Aotearoa New Zealand about how women are represented in the Community and Voluntary Sector, despite the fact that the the sector’s voluntary and paid workforce…

Leadership Volunteering & Mahi Aroha Women/Wāhine
Work

Volunteering Canterbury’s Survey of Member Organisations 2011

By: Helen Kidd
Published: 2013-10-01

Results of a survey of member organisations to ascertain their circumstances eight months after the February 2011 earthquake.

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

Canterbury NGO Workforce Survey

By: NGO Secretariat
Published: 2013-07-31

Although a small sample size of only 15 respondents, this Canterbury survey into the health sector workforce needs of non-profit organisations provides some of the only available information on the…

Disability Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
Ethnicity and Diversity

Occupational Safety and Health of Migrant Sex Workers in New Zealand

By: Dr Michael Roguski, Kaitiaki Research
Published: 2013-05-02

The research examined issues relating to migrant sex workers in New Zealand and their occupational safety and health. There were three parts to the research: key informant interviews, self administered…

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
Work

EDUCATION: A RIGHT OR A PRIVILEGE? THE KENYAN PERSPECTIVE

By: Wanjiru Kariuki
Published: 2013-04-02

EDUCATION: A RIGHT OR A PRIVILEGE? THE KENYAN PERSPECTIVE This study aims to facilitate debate about the State’s efforts in taking a rights-based approach in the education sector. The study…

Education & Training Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Advocacy

Fears, constraints, and contracts: The democratic reality for New Zealand’s community and voluntary sector

By: Dr Sandra Grey and Dr Charles Sedgwick
Published: 2013-03-26

The important role of community and voluntary sector organisations to democratic debate and policy development is widely acknowledged by governments, academics, and the sector itself. However, our survey of 153…

Advocacy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Impact in the Voluntary Sector

By: Nataly Noguer Blue
Published: 2013-03-25

While the value added by voluntary organisations is widely accepted by government and other funders, there has been increased pressure for the voluntary sector to measure the difference they make…

Community Development Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Community Sector Model and Framework for Sustainable Funding and Accountability within Communities

By: Community Sector Taskforce
Published: 2013-03-13

In 2007, the Community Sector Taskforce applied its base position set out in ‘A New Way of Working’ to the issue of Sector funding and accountability. This paper, with the…

Action Research Community Development Non-profit Sector
Health

Community Responses to Violence-The Violence Free Community Project

By: Professor Robyn Munford, Associate Professor Jackie Sanders,Kathryn Handley, Bruce Maden
Published: 2012-11-01

This report details the development and operation of a community based violence prevention programme. The focus was upon creating community level conversations that would enlarge understandings of violence and from…

Community Development Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

‘People with refugee backgrounds can do the job.’ Refugee-background experiences of employment in Wellington.

By: ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
Published: 2012-05-23

Obtaining meaningful employment – adequately remunerated, fulfilling employment that is commensurate with a person’s skills and qualifications – is a high priority for people from refugee backgrounds, as it is…

Employment & Labour Migrants and Former Refugees
Economics

How do New Zealanders give? Quarterly Generosity Indicators: June Quarter Update

By: James King
Published: 2010-12-01

Giving and Volunteering statistics for the June quarter 2010

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Leadership

Monitoring and Evaluating of Learning Networks (INTRAC, March 2010)

By: Rick James
Published: 2010-07-29

Learning networks operate under a variety of names: communities of practice; e-learning networks; web-discussion fora, learning communities, thematic groups… Whatever name they go by, they tend to be groups of…

Education & Training Leadership Research & Evaluation
Work

Managers Matter: Who Manages New Zealand’s Volunteers?

By: Dr Karen Smith, Dr Carolyn Cordery and Nicolas Dutton
Published: 2010-06-01

Volunteer managers/coordinators’ roles are of central importance to promoting and enhancing volunteerism, yet little is known about these workers: who they are, what they do, or how their effectiveness could…

Employment & Labour Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Managers Matter: who manages New Zealand’s volunteers? – Summary Report

By: Smith, K.A., Cordery, C.J., Dutton, N.
Published: 2010-06-01

This summary report provides baseline data for understanding the sector and the role and importance of those managing volunteers. It is a snapshot. It tells us who are managing volunteers,…

Leadership Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Evaluation

Our Aranui – Results of the Aranui Door-to-door survey 2010

By: Matt Walters
Published: 2010-02-16

In late 2009 a survey was carried out to every house in Aranui. Questions were asked about the 5 result areas that the trust is working towards. These 5 areas…

Community Development Education & Training Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Minor fall and major lift: raising educational capacity through community partnerships

By: Carol J. Walden
Published: 2010-01-01

This transdisciplinary study explores holistic models of education and community development. The research seeks practical solutions to barriers to educational progress. It looks at how to build local capacity and…

Community Development Education & Training Social Services
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
People and Society

Not the Retiring Sort – The New Zealand Boomer Dreams Study 2009

By: Sharon Buckland
Published: 2009-09-15

New research into the intentions and aspirations of New Zealand Baby Boomers as the first of this generational cohort approach traditional retirement age.

Ageing & Retirement Employment & Labour
People and Society

Social Services ITO Recognising In-House Training Feasibility Study, July 2009

By: Jac Lynch
Published: 2009-07-10

Fourteen social service agencies participated in the study to determine if the Social Services ITO could recognise their in-house training programmes against unit standards in social services. The study used…

Education & Training Non-profit Sector Social Services
Economics

Focus on Generosity – a discussion paper series – What value do we place on generosity?

By: Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Volunteering NZ, Philanthropy NZ
Published: 2009-03-01

This paper examines the benefits that stem from generosity for givers, receivers and the community as a whole. This paper is the second of a series to stimulate discussion between…

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

Tutors and Learners: Partners in Innovation

By: Dorothy Thwaite
Published: 2009-01-01

Good practice happens inside and outside the classroom. Sometimes it is about bringing the outside in. Our good practice story is really about a process which adds value to the…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Civil Society and Social Capital in Australia and New Zealand

By: Mark Lyons & Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2009-01-01

An overview of civil society organisations and the concepts of ‘civil society’ and ‘social capital’ in Australia and New Zealand research, politics and wider usage. Similarities and differences between the…

Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

Focus on Generosity: A Discussion Paper Series – Cover Memo

By: Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Volunteering NZ, Philanthropy NZ
Published: 2009-01-01

A growing awareness of giving, volunteering and acts of kindness in all their forms offers many opportunities to promote greater generosity throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The philanthropic and voluntary sectors,…

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

Focus on Generosity – a discussion paper series – What do we know about generosity in New Zealand?

By: Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Volunteering NZ, Philanthropy NZ
Published: 2009-01-01

This paper builds a picture of what we know about how people currently give in New Zealand, identifies gaps in information and the challenges for the future of generosity. This…

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

Focus on Generosity – a discussion paper series – What can we do to promote generosity in New Zealand?

By: Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Volunteering NZ, Philanthropy NZ
Published: 2009-01-01

This paper considers challenges to giving and opportunities for promoting generosity in New Zealand. It sets out proposals from the Generosity Hub for a strategic plan, objectives and initiatives. It…

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Towards an Australian Fourth Sector?

By: Dr Megan Alessandrini
Published: 2008-11-26

Abstract only: Research conducted in 1998 in Tasmania indicated that a fourth sector of society distinct from Market, Government and community, was emerging. The comparative analysis between seven Tasmanian and…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation Social Services
Economics

A research note: Direct financial costs in volunteering

By: Letisha Tan, Carolyn Cordery and David D
Published: 2008-11-24

This paper reports on one aspect of a survey of New Zealand volunteers undertaken in 2007 to develop a broad understanding of active volunteers’ expenses and organisational reimbursement patterns. In…

Economics & Finances Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

Focus on Generosity – a discussion paper series – What do we mean by generosity?

By: Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Volunteering NZ, Philanthropy NZ
Published: 2008-11-01

This paper asks the core questions: what is generosity, and what does it have to do with the way we live our lives or run our businesses? This paper is…

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Mana Mahi Issue 4 – Spring / Summer 2008

By: Workplace Wellbeing Project
Published: 2008-09-01

This issue of Mana Mahi highlights a number of exciting events and opportunities organised by the Workplace Wellbeing Project in November/December 2008 for sector employers and managers to add to…

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
Health

Volunteer-related training in emergency services: findings from qualitative research

By: Sharon Pells, NZIER
Published: 2008-07-01

Qualitataive research (depth interviews with 52 emergency services volunteers and other stakeholders) to identify how to lift training participation of emergency services volunteers, and the impact of training on service…

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Learning to See Differently Supporting Refugee-Background Students at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

By: Monica Evans, Caroline Cowie and Thomas Vink
Published: 2008-07-01

This report is a summary of learnings from involvement in the student-run club Global Remix (GR) at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) this year. It is written by students from…

Education & Training
Work

Mana Mahi Issue 3 – Winter 2008

By: Workplace Wellbeing Project
Published: 2008-06-01

This edition of Mana Mahi discusses issues of pay parity; the results of the Strategic Pay Not for Profit Sector 2008 Remuneration Survey; feedback from our Effective Employment Relations workshops;…

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
Economics

Not for Profit Sector Remuneration Survey May 2008

By: David Shannon and staff of Strategic Pay
Published: 2008-05-01

Executive summary of the findings of Strategic Pay’s 2008 survey of remuneration and pay practices in the Not for Profit Sector

Economics & Finances Employment & Labour Non-profit Sector
Health

Volunteer-related training in emergency services: findings from desk research

By: Sharon Pells, NZIER
Published: 2008-04-01

Literature review to identify barriers to training for volunteers in emergency services, and volunteers in general, and how to overcome those barriers

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Mana Mahi Issue 2 – April / May 2008

By: Workplace Wellbeing Project
Published: 2008-04-01

Welcome to the second newsletter of the Workplace Wellbeing Project, a sector-driven initiative which seeks to promote and support good employment practices and relationships in our sector. In this issue…

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
Work

Mana Mahi Issue 1 – February 2008

By: Workplace Wellbeing Project
Published: 2008-02-01

This is the first in a series of newsletters produced by the Workplace Wellbeing Project to keep people up to date with what is happening with the project, and with…

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing
Economics

Tax and volunteering: empirical evidence to support recommendations to solve the current problems surrounding the tax treatment of volunteers’ reimbursements and honoraria in New Zealand

By: Letisha Tan, David Dunbar, Carolyn Corde
Published: 2008-01-01

On 1 November 2007 the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Revenue asked for submissions on ways to simplify the law on the taxation of reimbursement and honoraria paid…

Economics & Finances Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Economics

How do New Zealanders give?

By: Nick Jones and James King
Published: 2008-01-01

Research into who gives time and money to different parts of the community and voluntary sector. It draws on market research data collected through the Panorama Survey, which is run…

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Evaluation

Employment Relationship Problems: Costs, Benefits and Choices

By: Bernard Woodhams
Published: 2007-08-01

A study of the costs and impacts of employment relationship problems and how the parties to an ERP decide how to progress the issues.

Employment & Labour Research & Evaluation
Leadership

Sustainable Management Practices in the Voluntary Sector

By: Sharon Torstonson
Published: 2007-06-01

Sustainable Management Practices in the Voluntary Sector

Leadership Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Te Ao Māori

Mahi Aroha: Maori Perspectives on Volunteering and Cultural Obligations

By: Joyce-Anne Raihania, Ann Walker
Published: 2007-04-01

Volunteering for Maori is based on the notion of whanaungatanga (kinship) and the benefits derived from contributing to the common good. Within Maori culture, conceptions of self are linked to…

Kaupapa Māori Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Health

The Employment Experiences of People with Experience of Mental Illness: Literature Review

By: Duncan, C., Peterson, D
Published: 2007-01-01

A review of research into the employment of people with experience of mental illness, and the issues which arise from that subject.

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing Mental Health
Work

Social Capital – Better Together

By: Laurence Huggard
Published: 2007-01-01

The importance of volunteers manning social organisations and their contribution to the Common Good

Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Evaluation

Counting for More

By: New Zealand Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations
Published: 2007-01-01

Counting for More is focused on a pilot study of outputs and outcomes and is a major milestone for the VAVA (Value Added by Voluntary Agencies) project initiated in 2002…

Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Health

NgOIT 2007 Workforce Survey

By: Platform Inc (now Platform Charitable Trust)
Published: 2007-01-01

This report adds to the growing body of knowledge about non-government organisations (NGOs) in New Zealand contracted by the Crown to provide mental health and addictions services in the community.…

Employment & Labour Health & Wellbeing Mental Health
Ethnicity and Diversity

Victoria University of Wellington – Supporting refugee – background students to achieve their goals

By: Cedric Horner, Shana Khan, Kathryn Paton
Published: 2006-11-01

This report summarises findings from a participatory action research project that determined what support systems are currently available to refugee-background students at the Victoria University of Wellington, and how these…

Action Research Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

Stock-take of Community Organisations Providing Social Services in Waitakere – Auckland Voluntary Sector Study: working paper 1

By: Derek Senior
Published: 2006-08-01

A stock-take of community organisations and their social services in Waitakere as part of the Local Services Mapping Initiative co-ordinated by Family and Community Services.

Social Services Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
People and Society

Stock-take of Community Organisations Providing Social Services in Waitakere – Auckland Voluntary Sector Study: working paper 2

By: Derek Senior
Published: 2006-08-01

This report examines some factors that literature suggests are likely to impact on the way funding is distributed among community organisations.

Community Development Social Services Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Contribution of Non-Government Organisations to the Settlement of Refugees and Migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Dr Gillian Skyrme
Published: 2006-06-01

Considers the work of nine NGOs providing settlement support to refugees and migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand. It considers support of new comers at local level with access to information…

Employment & Labour Government – Central & Local Migrants and Former Refugees
Non-profit Sector

Ripples in the pond: assessing the impact of a growing NFP management programme in NZ and the Pacific

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2006-03-01

Progress on the development of research examining the impact of Unitec NZ’s Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management.

Education & Training Non-profit Sector Pasifika
Non-profit Sector

The State of the Art in the Asia/Pacific region: a view from the edge

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2006-03-01

This presentation formed part of an international panel discussion on the state of not for profit management education across the world, at a conference in Arizona, United States in March…

Community Development Education & Training Non-profit Sector
Economics

Stock-take of Community Organisations Providing Social Services in Waitakere – Auckland Voluntary Sector Study: working paper 3

By: Derek Senior
Published: 2006-01-02

This research uses organisational information from a stock-take of social service community organisations in Waitakere. It seeks to develop a snapshot of funding information.

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Social Services Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

New Zealand Volunteers: A Snapshot

By: Charbonneau, J., Brennan, M., Hercus, A.
Published: 2006-01-02

Responses from over 1700 volunteers in four charities and six sporting organisations from Wellington and Christchurch. Two very different profiles emerged. The typical charity volunteer was female, aged 56+, retired,…

Sport & Recreation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Sustaining our communities

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2005-01-03

Seeing the unseen activities that contribute to sustaining our communities is vital in determining how to live more sustainably. This initiative arose out of concern that the data available for…

Employment & Labour Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Health

Evaluation of the Voluntary Agency Support Scheme and Emergency Management and Disaster Relief Fund

By: Mary-Jane Rivers & Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2005-01-01

This evaluation follows a broad-ranging evaluation of the Voluntary Agency Support Scheme (VASS) in 1998 that focused on rationale, purpose, structure, management and ‘place’ of VASS in relation to international…

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Te Ao Māori

A Research Ethic for Studying Maori and Iwi Provider Success

By: Pipi, K & Cram, F & Hawke, R & Hawke, S & Huriwai, TM & Mataki, T, & Milne, M & Morgan, K & Tuhaka, H & Tuuta, C,
Published: 2004-12-01

This paper explores how kaupapa Maori practices were operationalised within Maori and Iwi Providers. It examined the practices of successful Maori and iwi (tribal) providers of services and/or programmes across…

Education & Training Kaupapa Māori Māori
Evaluation

Junk to Funk 2004: A case study investigating Social Capital, Volunteerism and Evaluation in a Community Project

By: Denise Roche
Published: 2004-11-01

On Waiheke Island the Waste Resource Trust is responsible for encouraging 8000 residents to recycle more and send less waste to landfill. Volunteers engage the community with an annual celebration…

Research & Evaluation Sustainability Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Leadership

What drives Women Leaders to Adopt an Authoritarian Model of Power? An Essay on Female Principals in Kenya

By: Caroline W. Kariuki
Published: 2004-01-09

Abstract There is ample evidence that a number of women leaders tend to adopt an authoritarian model of leadership. If I have found it necessary to question what drives women…

Education & Training Leadership
Work

Neo-liberalism, Ideas for a Community Based Workshop

By: Kotare Trust
Published: 2003-01-01

Neo-liberalism, Ideas for a Community Based Workshop

Community Development Education & Training
Economics

Stolen from future generations? The need to move to a political economy of generosity.

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2002-11-29

During the last 20 years, citizens have been taught to behave as autonomous, self-interested, utility-maximising individuals, in a culture based on individual property rights where stealing of property is illegal.

Economics & Finances Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Leadership

Mentoring: Help when you need it

By: Geere-Watson, K
Published: 2002-01-01

This pamphlet promotes the concept and practice of mentoring, outlines the role of mentors, guidelines, projects, training and support for mentoring.

Education & Training Leadership
Work

Leadership and the Big Picture – Inspiring Involvement

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2001-01-01

My basic assertion is that Leadership in Volunteering, from my Pakeha (those of European ancestry) understanding, requires attention to the “Big Picture”. A dozen facets of the Big Picture are…

Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Sustainable Work – A New Way of Addressing the Employment Issue.

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2000-04-01

Nothing less than a re-definition of what we call ‘work’ will respond to the way in which our society is changing. Much of what people contribute to society is neither…

Employment & Labour Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Health

Maori Women and Work: The Effects of Family Violence on Maori Women’s Employment Opportunities

By: Tania Pouwhare
Published: 1999-01-01

This report is on the effects of family violence on employment opportunities for Maori women. Maori women’s employment is affected through their partner coming to their workplace and creating scenes,…

Employment & Labour Family Violence & Abuse Women/Wāhine
Economics

“Purchase-of-Service Contracting, Voluntary Organisations, and Civil Society: Dissecting the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs?”

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 1998-01-01

Governments around the world are making increasing use of contracting “technologies” to purchase services from voluntary organizations – both in privatising (contracting out) previously government-provided services and in reining in…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Work and Time – Seeing the Unseen

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1997-01-01

One of the real challenges of educational work is how to get into peoples’ consciousness and not just remain talking to the converted. It is my analysis that experts must…

Employment & Labour Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Worthy Invisible Education

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1996-06-19

This article comments on the loss of government attention to adult and community education.

Education & Training Government – Central & Local
Work

Let’s Move – from Rights to Ethics

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1996-01-01

This paper explores the case for a move away from the current individual rights system of social relationships. The goal is to put in place a community ethics-based system which…

Intellectual & Cultural Property Rights Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

Goodwork – A New Way of Addressing the Employment Issue

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1994-04-25

Employment, employees, employers, self-employed, unemployed, voluntary work

Employment & Labour Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
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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