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Wellbeing and Arts, Culture and Creativity in the Waikato

By: Creative Waikato and Huber Social
Published: 2022-11-18

A report commissioned by Creative Waikato to research to measure the social impact of community engagement with arts, culture and creativity in Waikato. Developed to provide insights; to support ongoing…

Advocacy

System Transformation in the disability sector in New Zealand – Repeat Study MidCentral: 2018-2021

By: Wilson, C.S. and Benjamin, M. (2022)
Published: 2022-06-03

In October 2018 the Ministry of Health launched system transformation in MidCentral region (Palmerston North, Levin, Otaki, Foxton, Feilding and the local environments). This new system was to be based…

Advocacy

Baseline Study of the Disability Support System in the MidCentral Area: Whānau Report

By: Wilson, C.S. and Benjamin, M. (2019)
Published: 2019-04-01

In Oct 2018 a new system of providing funding support for disabled people was launched in MidCentral Region. It was called ‘system transformation’. This involved the creation of new funding…

Ethnicity and Diversity

Review of the Ethnic Groups of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington

By: Fr. Gerard Burns and Dr Maya Bernardo
Published: 2020-01-31

The Review targeted Catholic migrants who identify as Pacific Islanders, Asians, Middle-eastern, Africans and other ethnicities apart from Europeans and Māori. The Review included obtaining demographic data from the government,…

Housing

He whare kōrero o Mangatakitahi – Housing First Rotorua

By: Dr Helen Potter, Tīaho Limited
Published: 2020-02-29

In 2019, Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (the Ministry) engaged Tiaho Limited, a respected kaupapa Māori research, evaluation, and policy development group, to develop…

Community & Place Community Development Evaluation Homelessness Housing Insecurity Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation Social Services
Housing

He oranaga ngākau, he pikinga wairua – A pūrākau of He Kāinga Ora ki Ōtautahi Housing First Christchurch

By: Dr Helen Potter, Tīaho Limited
Published: 2020-02-29

In 2019, Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (the Ministry) engaged Tiaho Limited, a respected kaupapa Māori research, evaluation, and policy development group, to develop…

Community & Place Community Development Evaluation Homelessness Housing Insecurity Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation Social Services
People and Society

Participatory Video and the Pacifica Mamas: A Pilot Project

By: Evangelia Papoutsaki
Published: 2016-09-30

Emerging literature highlights that in the Pacific, the use of participatory video (PV) is a new trend in research and community action. It can be employed as a tool to…

Community & Place Families, Whānau and Parenting Media & Communications Pacific Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Mapping the communicative ecology of Latin American migrant women in New Zealand

By: LUCIANA NUNES HOFFMAN and EVANGELIA PAPOUTSAKI
Published: 2019-07-31

This article is based on a study that focused on the narratives of Latin American migrant women (LAMW) in New Zealand and the role formal and informal communication networks play…

Ethnicity and Diversity Media & Communications Migrants and Former Refugees Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Race, Racism and Everyday Communication in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Revell, E. Papoutsaki, E. & Kolesova, E.
Published: 2014-09-30

This essay is based on theories of ‘new racism’, which explain how race and racism continue to play an integral role in our lives, but in subtle and often hidden…

Ethnicity and Diversity Media & Communications People and Society Race & Ethnicity Racism Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Ethnic Migrant Media Forum 2014: Curated Proceedings

By: Evangelia Papoutsaki and Elena Koliesova
Published: 2017-03-01

These curated proceedings present what was discussed during the Ethnic Migrant Media Forum, a one-day event hosted by the Department of Communication Studies at Unitec Institute of Technology’s Mt Albert…

Ethnicity and Diversity Media & Communications Migrants and Former Refugees
Advocacy

Methodological sensitivities for co‐producing knowledge through enduring trustful partnerships

By: Alison Greenaway, Holden Hohaia, Erena Le Heron, Richard Le Heron, Andrea Grant, Gradon Diprose, Nicholas Kirk, and Will Allen
Published: 2021-11-19

Indigenous ways of caring for the environment have long been marginalised through research methodologies that are blind to a range of ways of knowing the world. Co-production of knowledge across…

Advocacy Environment Indigenous Partnerships Research & Evaluation Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Non-profit Sector

Rangatahi Evaluation Project

By: Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust
Published: 2022-09-14

The aim of the Rangatahi Evaluation research project was to explore the present status of rangatahi who previously accessed training programmes provided by Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust. The Project…

Advocacy

Beyond Pākehā Paralysis; An Exploration of monoculturalism at Coastguard New Zealand and the significant changes required to become relevant and conscious to te ao Māori.

By: Aoife Healy
Published: 2022-01-09

Coastguard is the primary marine search and rescue agency in New Zealand with 2, 000 volunteers around the country. Although Māori have significant cultural connections to the wai (water), as…

Advocacy

Horizontal methodologies in community interpreting studies: Conducting research with Latin American service users in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Agustina Marianacci
Published: 2022-08-12

Community interpreting norms and research have been heavily influenced by a Western-centric community of practitioners and an individualist, positivist philosophy. This has resulted not only in an entrenched emphasis on…

Ethnicity and Diversity Evaluation People and Society
Advocacy

“Changing the way we care”

By: Di Te Tau
Published: 2017-10-18

This study is interested in the findings of interviews with women, services and individuals who experienced intensive social work support in their community of Counties Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand, while…

Environment

Understanding sustainable behavioural change in Taranaki

By: Alexandra Vernal, Jamie Silk
Published: 2022-06-15

With funding from TOI Foundation, Sustainable Taranaki engaged in a 3-year research project to gain a deeper understanding of what drives sustainable behaviour change in our community and how to…

Ethnicity and Diversity

What Enabled and Disabled First-year Pacific Student Achievement at University

By: 'Alapasita Teu and Tasileta Teevale
Published: 2018-04-30

Identifying positive success factors and addressing the factors that impede academic success for minority students in higher education, is a priority for most countries that are experiencing rapid population diversity.…

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…

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…

Non-profit Sector

Billy Graham Youth Foundation: Final Impact Evaluation Report

By: Point & Associates
Published: 2022-03-01

In 2021 the Billy Graham Youth Foundation (BGYF) had a network of 6 academies across New Zealand. 2021 was the third and final year of an evaluation to help the…

Leadership

Non-Profit and Community Governance | Mana whakahaere o ngā uepū utu-kore me ngā uepū ā-hapori

By: LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance & Leadership
Published: 2022-01-31

We set out to find lessons for good governance for non-profit and community organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand, by focussing on the strengths and capacities, especially of particularly well regarded…

Housing

Kaupapakāinga: The potential for Māori cohousing

By: James Berghan
Published: 2021-09-07

This report explores the potential for Māori to co-opt aspects of the cohousing model. A hybrid approach, combining elements of cohousing and papakāinga (as co-papakāinga, or ‘kaupapakāinga’ (kaupapa-based kāinga)) could…

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
Health

Still Alone Together: How loneliness changed in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020 and what it means for public policy

By: Holly Walker
Published: 2021-04-13

Following on from our 2020 report on lockdown loneliness, Deputy Director and WSP in New Zealand Fellow Holly Walker has completed a 2021 update. The new report draws upon new…

Community & Place Health & Wellbeing Mental Health
Environment

The Shared Path: People, not cars, at the heart of communities

By: Holly Walker
Published: 2020-11-11

The transport sector accounts for almost a quarter of our total climate emissions, and more than half of these come from private vehicles. New Zealand has committed to reaching net-zero…

Community & Place Environment
Environment

The Role of Innovation in Getting to Carbon Zero

By: Kathy Errington
Published: 2019-03-01

What place is there for next generation energy such as ‘green hydrogen’? Aotearoa New Zealand needs to look at innovative ways to decrease carbon emissions. This includes increasing our renewable…

Climate Change Environment
Law and Justice

Anti-Social Media: Reducing the spread of harmful content on social networks

By: Claire Mason, Kathy Errington
Published: 2019-05-14

In the wake of the March 2019 Christchurch terrorist attack, which was live-streamed in an explicit attempt to foster support for white supremacist beliefs, it is clear that there is…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Information Technology/Internet Law & Justice Media & Communications
People and Society

The Christchurch Principles

By: David Hall, Kathy Errington, Marianne Elliott
Published: 2019-11-12

We believe that the public sphere should be a place of equal participation. As the internet, and social media especially, becomes an increasingly influential public space, these digital media have…

Community & Place Governance & Kaitiakitanga Information Technology/Internet Law & Justice Media & Communications
Housing

Somewhere to Live: Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Jenny McArthur
Published: 2020-02-14

Aotearoa New Zealand is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, with the effects disproportionately felt by younger generations, single-parent households, Pacific Islanders, and Māori. Housing speculation, fuelled by…

Economics & Finances Housing Insecurity Policy Poverty and Inequality
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Identity politics of the Democratic Republic of Congo conflict: does instrumentalism offer a compelling framework for analysis

By: Sincère Duhabwanayo
Published: 2020-12-11

From 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced enduring civil wars. The First Congo War (1996-7) and the Second Congo War (1998-2003) were the most prominent events in…

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

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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Engagement on the priorities of the Ministry for Ethnic Communities: What really matters to communities (Full report)

By: Ministry for Ethnic Communities | Te Tari Mātāwaka
Published: 2021-11-01

In December 2020, the New Zealand Government announced that New Zealand would have a new Ministry for Ethnic Communities. There have been previous calls for the establishment of a standalone…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Government – Central & Local Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity
Ethnicity and Diversity

Engagement for the new Ministry for Ethnic Communities: Voices of the Communities on ‘what really matters’ (Summary)

By: Ministry for Ethnic Communities | Te Tari Mātāwaka
Published: 2021-11-01

On 1 July 2021, Aotearoa New Zealand will have a new Ministry for Ethnic Communities, with the Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities as the responsible Minister. This is…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Government – Central & Local Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity
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
Health

Struggling to be Involved: A grounded theory of Māori whānau engagement with healthcare

By: Dr Dianne Wepa, Dr Denis Wilson
Published: 2019-12-15

Discrimination faced by Māori whānau while they were seeking to improve their health is a constant struggle. Despite the many negative experiences, collective ownership or we-dentity contributed to their resolution…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Kaupapa Māori approaches Māori
Economics

An Analysis of Needs and Opportunities to Inform a Sustainable Food Strategy for the Kaipātiki Project

By: Kaipātiki Project Incorporated and The University of Auckland
Published: 2022-01-21

Colleagues from the Kaipātiki Project and The University of Auckland partnered on a project to capture the experiences of stakeholders to help identify the people in the local community who…

Community Development Environment Food Security Sustainability
Whānau Ora

Hei Tikitiki: Traditional Rites of Passage for Young Māori

By: Te Ora Hou
Published: 2012-04-21

The project involved youth workers and young people interviewing more than 30 kaumatua and kuia from different rohe and iwi about their experiences as children and young people through the…

Whānau Ora

Tariana Turia launches the Whānau Ora Research website

By: Hon. Tariana Turia
Published: 2012-11-23

Hon. Tariana Turia launches the Whānau Ora Research website www.whanauoraresearch.co.nz at the Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012. For a transcript of her speech…

Whānau Ora

Tips for Whānau Ora Researchers

By: Community Research
Published: 2012-11-23

We asked attendees at the Te Anga Mua Seminar in Nov 2012 for their advice or tips for researchers who are engaging with whānau (as part of Whānau Ora Research).…

Whānau Ora

Hera Edwards shares their Whānau Ora Assessment Tool

By: Hera Edwards
Published:

Hera Edwards of the Whaiora Trust shares their Whānau Ora Assessment Tool at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012

Whānau Ora

The Pasifika Way approach to Whānau Ora Research

By: Ruth To'omua
Published:

Ruth To’omua shares her Pasifika Way approach at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012

Whānau Ora

Trish Young and Tracey Wright-Tāwha share their Whānau Ora model Te Poha Oranga

By: Trish Young and Tracey Wright-Tāwha
Published: 2012-11-23

Trish Young and Tracey Wright-Tāwha share their Whānau Ora model “Te Poha Oranga” at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012. Trish and Tracey represent…

Whānau Ora

Tawnee Kahukore-Goomes shares her story – Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui

By: Tawnee Kahukore-Goomes
Published: 2012-11-23

Tawnee Kahukore-Goomes from Chatham Islands shares her story at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012. Whānau planning in the Chatham Islands Tawnee talked about…

Whānau Ora

Moana-o-Hinerangi shares their whānau story – Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui

By: Moana-o-Hinerangi
Published: 2012-11-23

Moana-o-Hinerangi shares their whānau story at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012. Mō tātou, a, mō ko uri a muri ake nei – planning…

Whānau Ora

The Kipa Whānau share their story – Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui

By: Kim Whaanga-Kipa & Kipa Whānau
Published: 2012-11-23

The Kipa Whānau from Palmerston North share their story at Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012. A Whānau recovery story Kim speaks about using…

Whānau Ora

Prof. Sir Mason Durie Key Address Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui

By: Prof. Sir Mason Durie
Published: 2012-11-23

Prof Sir Mason Durie provides a key address at the Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Hui in Wellington, 23 November 2012. He describes how outcomes for whānau will be…

Health

Evaluation of the The WaterBoy’s ‘Taku Wairua’ program

By: Te Tamawai Trust, Fiona McLeod, Erik Post
Published: 2021-01-31

This is paper is evaluation of the Taku Wairua programme to assess the diverse effects of the program and identify areas for improvement. Taku Wairua is a program designed to…

Children & Youth Health & Wellbeing Sport & Recreation
Non-profit Sector

COVID-19 Hauora Wellbeing Survey of the tangata whenua, community & voluntary sector – Dataset

By: Volunteering New Zealand and Hui E! Community Aotearoa
Published: 2021-11-29

The survey by Volunteering New Zealand and Hui E! Community Aotearoa of more than 600 organisations in the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector showed the sector is experiencing increased…

COVID-19 Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

COVID-19 Hauora Wellbeing Survey of the tangata whenua, community & voluntary sector

By: Volunteering New Zealand and Hui E! Community Aotearoa
Published: 2021-11-30

The survey by Volunteering New Zealand and Hui E! Community Aotearoa of more than 600 organisations in the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector showed the sector is experiencing increased…

COVID-19 Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

“You’re so powerless”: Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people’s experiences before becoming homeless in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Brodie Fraser, Elinor Chisholm, Nevil Pierse
Published: 2021-12-20

Little is known in Aotearoa New Zealand about experiences of homelessness amongst Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ identifying people, despite growing international literature regarding LGBTIQ+ homelessness. Using data from semi-structured interviews with eight people…

Homelessness Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Law and Justice

Store robberies for tobacco products: Perceived causes and potential solutions

By: Marewa Glover, Robin Shepherd,* Hamed Nazari, and Kyro Selket
Published: 2021-12-16

In 2015, the media began to report with greater frequency that NZ convenience stores were being robbed for tobacco products. There are three reasons why this was shocking to the…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Crime & Safety
Sport and Recreation

Te Ora Tinana Project

By: Sport Otago - Sport Waitaki
Published: 2021-11-26

Sport Otago completed a needs assessment to identify the physical activity needs and aspirations of priority groups in the Waitaki District (Waitaki) who have inequitable access to physical activity opportunities…

Disability Māori Pasifika Sport & Recreation
People and Society

Measuring Community Mobilisation

By: Cristy Jane Trewartha
Published: 2021-12-31

Community mobilisation (CM) is a transformative approach used to create social change on complex issues. CM has been used in practice for many years; however, until recently, had little presence…

Community Development Family Violence & Abuse
Advocacy

Pathways to Mauri Ora

By: Carel Smith - ARO Solutions
Published: 2021-11-30

Whānau experiences of The Pride Project have indicated that whānau have improved social connections through participating in programmes and activities, that trust relationships with Hope Navigators help to breakdown barriers…

Community Development
Evaluation

Youth19 – Youth Voice Brief

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2020-08-12

For the first time in a Youth2000 survey, Youth19 included open text questions inviting students to express their own views on key issues. In this brief we summarise their responses…

Children & Youth Research & Evaluation
People and Society

A Youth19 Brief: Transgender and diverse gender students

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-04-11

One out of every 100 Youth19 participants identified as transgender or non-binary (1.0%). A further 0.6% reported that they were not sure of their gender. Three quarters (73%) of transgender…

Children & Youth Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
People and Society

A Youth19 Brief: Same-and multiple-sex attracted students

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-04-13

Sixteen out of every 100 Youth19 participants (16%) reported they were same- or multiple-sex attracted, not sure, or not attracted to any sex. Most of these students reported positive home…

Children & Youth Mental Health Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Te Ao Māori

A Youth19 Brief: Rangatahi Māori with a disability or chronic condition

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-06-16

Most rangatahi Māori with a disability or chronic condition reported positive family and school environments, high rates of volunteering and moderate or good health. However, members of this group also…

Children & Youth Disability
Te Ao Māori

A Youth19 Brief: Rainbow rangatahi Māori

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-06-18

Most Rainbow rangatahi Māori reported positive family and school environments, high rates of volunteering and moderate or good health. However, members of this group also reported major inequities compared to…

Children & Youth Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Pacific Peoples

A Youth19 Brief: Pacific Rainbow young people

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-07-01

Most Pacific Rainbow young people reported positive family and school environments, high levels of volunteering and moderate or good health. However, members of this group also reported major inequities compared…

Children & Youth Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Pacific Peoples

A Youth19 Brief: Pacific young people with a disability or chronic condition

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-07-01

Most Pacific young people with a disability or chronic condition reported positive family and school environments, high levels of volunteering and moderate or good health. However, members of this group…

Children & Youth Disability
People and Society

A Youth19 Brief: Rainbow young people with a disability or chronic condition

By: The Youth19 Research group
Published: 2021-07-01

Most Rainbow young people with a disability or chronic condition reported positive family and school environments. However, members of this group also reported very high rates of mental distress. Only…

Children & Youth Disability Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Technology

Youth19 – Digital Access Brief

By: Youth19 and The Adolescent Health Research Group
Published: 2021-08-05

This brief explores student access to digital devices such as laptops and smartphones, access to the internet, and access to devices in private.

Children & Youth Information Technology/Internet
Health

Youth19 – Gambling Brief

By: The Youth19 Researchers and The Adolescent
Published: 2021-09-17

About 1 in 3 NZ secondary school students have ever bet or gambled and 13% of these students want to cut down their gambling. This is about 1-2 students per…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Children & Youth
People and Society

Youth19: Safety & Violence

By: Youth19 and The Adolescent Health research Group
Published: 2021-10-13

All young people are entitled to be safe and free from abuse at home, in schools and in communities. These are basic human rights, which are important for immediate and…

Children & Youth Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse
People and Society

A Youth19 Brief: Young People with Disabilities

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-11-05

Most young people with disabilities reported positive family and school environments, high rates of volunteering, and moderate or good health. However, members of this group also reported major inequities compared…

Children & Youth Disability
Health

Co-creating a large-scale adolescent health survey integrated with access to digital health interventions

By: Roshini Peiris-John, Lovely Dizon, Kylie Sutcliffe, Kristy Kang and Theresa Fleming
Published: 2020-08-25

Aim: This paper describes how we engaged with adolescents and health providers to integrate access to digital health interventions as part of a large-scale secondary school health and wellbeing survey…

Children & Youth Research & Evaluation Substance Abuse
Evaluation

National estimates from the Youth ’19 Rangatahi smart survey: A survey calibration approach

By: C. Rivera-Rodriguez, T. C. Clark, T. Fleming, D. Archer, S. Crengle, R. Peiris-John, S. Lewycka
Published: 2021-05-14

Significant progress has been made addressing adolescent health needs in New Zealand, but monitoring and gathering high quality estimates of adolescent health and social issues remains challenging and resource intensive.…

Research & Evaluation
Health

New Zealand Youth19 survey: vaping has wider appeal than smoking in secondary school students, and most use nicotine-containing e-cigarettes

By: Jude Ball, Theresa Fleming, Bradley Drayton, Kylie Sutcliffe, Sonia Lewycka, Terryann C. Clark
Published: 2021-10-14

New Zealand Youth19 survey: vaping has wider appeal than smoking in secondary school students, and most use nicotine‐containing e‐cigarettes Objective: To investigate smoking and vaping in secondary school students (aged…

Children & Youth Substance Abuse
People and Society

Creating change: Mobilising New Zealand communities to prevent family violence

By: Sheryl Hann & Cristy Trewartha
Published: 2015-05-31

New Zealand, like many other countries, is searching for effective ways to turn the tide on the problem of family violence.a The enormous costs to individuals, communities and society are…

Community Development Family Violence & Abuse
People and Society

He awa whiria, braiding the rivers of kaupapa Māori and Western evidence on community mobilisation

By: Cristy Trewartha
Published: 2020-05-31

E Tū Whānau (ETW) is a transformative Kaupapa Māori strategy which has been working to mobilise communities to address violence within whānau since 2008. This article explores the relationship between…

Community Development Family Violence & Abuse
Health

Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey Initial Findings: Introduction and Methods

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2020-08-12

This report describes the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19), how we ran the survey, who took part in it and how to use the findings. It is designed to be…

Children & Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
Health

Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey Initial Findings: Substance Use

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2020-08-12

This report highlights findings from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) about smoking, vaping, alcohol use, and use of marijuana and other drugs. It is designed to be read with…

Children & Youth Substance Abuse
Health

Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey Initial Findings Hauora Hinengaro/Emotional and Mental Health

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2020-08-12

This report highlights the emotional and mental health findings from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19). It is designed to be read with the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey, Initial Findings:…

Children & Youth Mental Health
Health

Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey Initial Findings: Access to Health Services

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2020-09-09

This report highlights findings from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) about students’ access to health care services. It is designed to be read with the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey,…

Children & Youth Health & Wellbeing
Health

Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey Initial Findings: Sexual and Reproductive Health of New Zealand Secondary School Students

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2020-11-20

This report highlights the sexual and reproductive health findings from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19). It is designed to be read with the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey, Initial Findings:…

Children & Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
People and Society

Negotiating Multiple Identities: Intersecting Identities among Māori, Pacific, Rainbow and Disabled Young People

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-07-01

In this report we explore the wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand secondary school students with the following identities using data from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey:• Rainbow rangatahi Māori• Pacific…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Health

How to Talk About Covid-19 Vaccinations: Building Trust in Vaccination, A Guide, 2021

By: The Workshop: Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw and Jordan Green
Published: 2021-08-01

This guide is intended to provide knowledge and insights to those creating communications and working alongside whānau, aiga, magafoua, famili, vuvalue, utu, kopu tangata and members of the community who…

COVID-19
People and Society

Digital Divides report: Out of the Maze, 2018

By: The Workshop: Marianne Elliot, Ella Brownlie and Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw
Published: 2021-11-01

A research paper for InternetNZ and the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation. The purpose of this research was to uncover the biggest obstacles to digital inclusion, and what will be most…

People and Society

Talking about Poverty and Welfare Reform in Aotearoa: A Short Guide, 2019

By: The Workshop: Marianne Elliott and Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw
Published: 2019-10-01

This short guide summarises the finding of the research set out in ‘Talking about Poverty and Welfare Reform’. It provides a short overview of the tested messages that were most…

Poverty and Inequality Welfare & Benefits
Advocacy

Mapping the Landscape: How to Talk About Systems Change in Aotearoa, New Zealand, 2021

By: The Workshop: Jordan Green, Dr Sharon Bell, Marianne Elliot, Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw.
Published: 2021-08-01

This report is for knowledge holders, communicators, advocates, non-government service providers and designers working on the changes that will make the biggest difference for whānau, communities, and the planet. Central…

Advocacy Community Development Research & Evaluation
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
People and Society

Young people who have been involved with Oranga Tamariki – Home and Housing

By: The Youth19 Research Group
Published: 2021-09-01

This report provides data from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) about secondary school students who report they have been involved with Oranga Tamariki or Child Youth and Family Services…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Housing Insecurity Oranga Tamariki
People and Society

Young people who have been involved with Oranga Tamariki: Identity and Culture

By: The Youth19 Researcher Group
Published: 2021-09-01

This report provides data from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) about secondary school students who reported being involved with Oranga Tamariki or Child Youth and Family Services. Youth19 is…

Children & Youth Identity Oranga Tamariki
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
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
Environment

Being manuhiri

By: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
Published: 2021-11-11

Several favourite walking, tramping, cycling, kayaking, and boating spots in Aotearoa NZ are now co-managed by Māori organisations and government agencies. These co-governance and co-management arrangements have been put in…

Advocacy Environment Sport & Recreation Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Environment

Enabling narratives for Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
Published: 2021-11-11

Storytelling, as spoken or written narratives, is an effective way to convey complex or abstract ideas. We have developed narratives about different ways of achieving EBM. They are based on…

Environment Māori Sustainability
Ethnicity and Diversity

Othering and voice: How media framing denies refugees integration opportunities

By: Dr Emily Greenbank
Published: 2014-06-01

Mainstream media play a significant role in shaping public opinion in modern society. For refugees, misinterpretation (including associations with victimhood, foreignness and deviant behaviour) can hinder integration into New Zealand…

Language and Culture Media & Communications Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Employable identities: Social and cultural capital in the narratives of former refugees

By: Dr Emily Greenbank
Published: 2021-10-07

Navigating the labour market in a new context can be a challenge for any migrant, and particularly so for former refugees, who are often unable to find employment appropriate for…

Employment & Labour Identity Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey – a Youth2000 survey

By: Terryann Clark; Terry Fleming
Published: 2021-07-31

The Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) is the latest in the Youth2000 series of health & wellbeing surveys. Youth19 was conducted in 2019 in the Auckland, Northland & Waikato regions…

Asian Children & Youth Disability Health & Wellbeing Māori Mental Health Pacific Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Non-profit Sector

2021 New Zealand Cause Report

By: John Morrow & John McLeod
Published: 2021-09-30

The 2021 New Zealand Cause Report is a reference resource for Aotearoa New Zealand’s multidimensional charitable and broader for-purpose sector, and is a follow on from the 2017 Cause Report.…

COVID-19 Non-profit Sector Philanthropy
Ethnicity and Diversity

Interventions to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among migrants and refugees worldwide: A scoping review of published literature, 2006 to 2018

By: Charania, N.A., Gaze, N., Kung, J., Brooks, S.
Published: 2020-10-27

Background Disparities in vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) burden and immunisation coverage between migrants and refugees and their host populations have been described in numerous countries worldwide. Effective strategies are required to…

Immunisation Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Exploring immunisation inequities among migrant and refugee children in New Zealand

By: Charania, N.A., Paynter, J., Lee, A.C., Watson, D.G., Turner, N.M.
Published: 2018-08-17

Migrants may experience immunisation inequities compared with the host population related to barriers with accessing immunisations in their home countries, while migrating and/or post-arrival. This retrospective cohort study explored vaccination…

Children & Youth Immunisation Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Transnational migration and disaster risk reduction: Insights from Chinese migrants living in Auckland, New Zealand

By: Zhang, C., Le De, L., Charania, N.A.
Published: 2021-06-07

Migrants can be disproportionately impacted by disasters due to their increased vulnerability. Knowledge of Chinese migrants’ perceptions and experiences in the face of hazards and disasters is limited. This qualitative…

Asian Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Vaccine-preventable disease-associated hospitalisations among migrant and non-migrant children in New Zealand

By: Charania, N.A., Paynter, J., Lee, A.C., Watson, D.G., Turner, N.M.
Published: 2020-04-01

Migrants may experience a higher burden of vaccine-preventable disease (VPD)-associated hospitalisations compared to the host population. A retrospective cohort study from 2006 to 2015 was conducted that linked de-identified data…

Children & Youth Immunisation Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Vulnerability and capacities of international students in the face of disasters in Auckland, New Zealand: A qualitative descriptive study

By: Thorup-Binger C., Charania, N.A.
Published: 2019-10-01

Background International migration is a worldwide phenomenon, with an increased presence of international students (i.e., short-term migrants) residing in host countries for limited periods of time. Migrants may be exposed…

Education & Training Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation coverage among migrants and non-migrants worldwide: A scoping review of published literature, 2006 to 2016

By: Charania, N.A., Gaze, N., Kung, J., Brooks, S.
Published: 2019-05-16

Background: Studies of vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) burden and immunisation coverage among migrants compared to locally-born populations present a mixed picture on whether migrants experience disproportionate VPD rates and immunisation inequities,…

Immunisation Migrants and Former Refugees
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Zealand’s Refugee Sector: Perspectives and Developments, 1987-2010

By: Anna Gruner, Wendy Searle
Published: 2011-01-01

This report presents a descriptive analysis of stakeholders’ perspectives on significant changes in the refugee resettlement sector since 1987. Stakeholder views have been supplemented with information from documentary sources, which…

Community Development Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Land, New Life: Long-Term Settlement of Refugees in New Zealand Summary Report

By: Wendy Searle, Emma Prouse, Emily L’Ami, Alison Gray, Anna Gruner
Published: 2012-01-01

Quota Refugees Ten Years On: Perspectives on Integration, Community and Identity is a multi-year research programme that was developed to better understand the long-term journeys of refugees in New Zealand.…

Community & Place Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Land, New Life: Long-Term Settlement of Refugees in New Zealand Main Report

By: Wendy Searle, Emma Prouse, Emily L’Ami, Alison Gray, Anna Gruner
Published: 2012-01-01

Quota Refugees Ten Years On: Perspectives on Integration, Community and Identity is a multi-year research programme that was developed to better understand the long-term journeys of refugees in New Zealand.…

Community & Place Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

The coping processes of adult refugees resettled in New Zealand

By: Marie-Thérèse Pahud
Published: 2008-01-01

A significant proportion of worldwide research concerning adult refugees has investigated clinical perspectives and emphasised the impact of pre and post-migration experiences as key factors affecting their mental health status.…

Mental Health Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

A survey on the living conditions including housing, neighbourhood and social support of the Christchurch Refugee Community

By: Victoria Ravenscroft
Published: 2008-01-01

Refugees come from diverse backgrounds and the issues they face depend on their particular circumstances. Some of the issues refugees face include cultural shock, language difficulties, lack of established networks…

Community & Place Migrants and Former Refugees
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

“You can never be on one side alone”: Some Young Somali-Kiwi Women’s Narratives about Identity, Resettlement and Community Development in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Emily Kathryn James
Published: 2013-01-01

This research investigates how young Somali women are navigating through the resettlement process while negotiating their own identities in Wellington, New Zealand. It is important as it addresses two main…

Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

Resettlement Experiences of Burmese Women from Refugee Backgrounds in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Una Kamri-McGurk
Published: 2012-01-01

The resettlement experiences of Burmese women from refugee backgrounds living in Wellington are the focus of this thesis. Increasing numbers of people are being resettled worldwide, so it is important…

Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

Contesting Representations of Refugee‑Background Women (and Men) as ‘Needy’ and ‘Problematic’ in Healthcare Literature in Aotearoa New Zealand: Advancing the Case for a Capability‑Driven Model

By: Kristine Ford
Published: 2012-01-01

This research analyses how power operates discursively within the western biomedical model as it pertains to the representations and treatment of refugee‑background women (and men) in Aotearoa New Zealand. It…

Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Advocacy

Supporting the homeless: Let’s keep the ball rolling.

By: Male Room Inc.
Published: 2021-10-08

A project detailing the findings from interviewing 26 homeless men and women in Nelson and Blenheim. They were interviewed to surface what they felt were the areas they needed support…

Homelessness
Advocacy

Life Unlimited Enabling Good Lives (EGL) Evaluation

By: Imagine Better
Published: 2021-09-19

Life Unlimited secured funding from the Lotteries Commission to complete an evaluation of some of their services. The purpose of the evaluation was to use the EGL vision and principles…

Disability
Non-profit Sector

A Scan of the Local Issues Social Service Providers are observing in Communities & their Organisations during Lockdown 2.0

By: SociaLink
Published: 2021-08-01

SociaLink asked social service providers via our newsletter and in discussion at the Managers forum to share what issues they are observing in the community and any issues their organisations…

COVID-19
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Journey – Part Three: Settlement

By: Beth Ferguson
Published: 2011-01-01

The Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Research follows a group of Bhutanese refugees from camps in Nepal through to settlement in New Zealand. The research involves three phases of data collection. The…

Law & Justice Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Journey – Part Two: On Arrival

By: Beth Ferguson, Elizabeth Plumridge and Vasantha Krishnan
Published: 2011-01-01

The Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Research Programme is following a group of Bhutanese refugees from camps in Nepal through to settlement in New Zealand. The research involves three phases of data…

Law & Justice Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Journey – Part One: Pre-departure

By: Vasantha Krishnan, Elizabeth Plumridge and Beth Ferguson
Published: 2011-01-01

The Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Research is following a group of Bhutanese refugees from camps in Nepal through to settlement in New Zealand. The research involves three phases of data collection.…

Law & Justice Migrants and Former Refugees
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

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

Measuring the Impact of Northcote’s Urban Regeneration on Community Wellbeing

By: Hearts & Minds NZ Incorporated
Published: 2021-08-31

This community-led, co-designed research project explores the impact of Northcote’s Urban Regeneration on community wellbeing. The research undertaken involved meaningful engagement with a diverse cross-section of the Northcote population and…

Community Development Health & Wellbeing
People and Society

Shaping the Future

By: Inspiring Communities
Published: 2020-07-15

The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary challenge that has required extraordinary solutions. Harvesting and documenting the extraordinary, to distill what we now know possible, lies at the heart of this…

Community Development COVID-19
Te Ao Māori

Whāia te Kitā: Ko te Reo o te Tātarakihi

By: Sam Higgs
Published: 2020-11-05

He kaupapa rangahau tēnei hei tutuki i ngā tikanga o Te Tohu Paerua. I whai tēnei rangahau i ngā tukanga o te rangahau kaupapa Māori kia rongo ai i te…

Advocacy

Understanding welfare sanctions in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Beneficiary Advisory Service
Published: 2021-08-09

This research project sought to understand the circumstances behind MSD-applied sanctions and the impact of sanctions on beneficiaries in New Zealand. We found that research participants lacked an adequate understanding…

People and Society

African Mothers’ Experiences of Raising ‘Afro-Kiwi Kids’ in Aotearoa / New Zealand

By: Helene Connor, Irene Ayallo, Susan Elliott
Published: 2017-12-01

This article presents findings from qualitative research data gathered from a group of ten refugee-background and immigrant African mothers living in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. The research study—From Mama Africa to…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Women/Wāhine
People and Society

Learning from Christchurch

By: Community Research
Published: 2011-11-11

In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch, this 2013 collection was collated by Community Research, Healthy Christchurch, He Oranga Pounamu, and the Christchurch Council of…

Emergency & Disaster
Non-profit Sector

Collective Impact for NGOs and iwi/Māori organisations

By: Community Research
Published: 2013-08-29

This Collective Impact collection gathers resources to assist groups of organisations from different sectors to work together to solve complex social problems through a common agenda, shared impact measures and…

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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Consultations with Refugee immigrants

By: Kirsten Lovelock; Meremoana Potiki
Published: 2021-04-01

Refugee background women, their connections, sense of belonging, acceptance and inclusion in the Greater Wellington region: This report presents the qualitative findings of a research project focussing on the experiences…

Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Evaluation

Working Through Uncertainty: The Perils and Potential of Community-Engaged Research on Refugee Resettlement

By: Paul Van Auken, Orlee Hauser, D. J. Wolover, Bethany Lerch, Kenneth Jackson, Juyeon Son, Sarah Reed and Colin Crowley
Published: 2019-02-28

What can be learned from the process of community-engaged research (CER) on refugee resettlement? In the following, we share experiences, reflections, and lessons from implementing such a project. We begin…

Research & Evaluation
Technology

Diversity Dividends and the Dehumanisation of Immigrants in the News Media in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Sandy Lee and Trudy Cain
Published: 2019-07-01

In New Zealand and elsewhere, immigration and ethnic diversity continues to be a highly contentious issue. Immigrants, refugees and ethnic minorities have often been portrayed in the media in negative…

Media & Communications
Ethnicity and Diversity

Gay Asian Migrants and the Problem of Desirability: Racism and Sexuality on Gay Mobile Dating Apps

By: Xie Quin Lim
Published: 2019-11-01

This thesis addresses the many forms of racism that are found in three apps that are popular in New Zealand, namely Grindr, Jack’d, and Blued, through the experience of gay…

Racism Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Ethnicity and Diversity

What is with all the hate? A thematic analysis of New Zealanders’ attitudes to the Human Rights Commission’s ‘Give nothing to racism’ social marketing campaign

By: Angelique Nairn
Published: 2020-11-30

This article explores the attitudes of New Zealanders to the social marketing campaign ‘Give nothing to racism’. Thematic analysis was applied to a series of comments posted on the New…

Media & Communications Racism
People and Society

Moving backwards, moving forward: the experiences of older Filipino migrants adjusting to life in New Zealand

By: Jed Montayre, Stephen Neville & Eleanor Holroyd
Published: 2017-07-13

Purpose: To explore the experiences of older Filipino migrants adjusting to living permanently in New Zealand.Method: The qualitative descriptive approach taken in this study involved 17 individual face-to-face interviews of…

Ageing & Retirement
Health

Challenges and adjustments in maintaining health and well-being of older Asian immigrants in New Zealand: An integrative review

By: Jed Montayre, Jaden De-Arth, Jagamaya Shrestha-Ranjit, Stephen Neville, Eleanor Holroyd
Published: 2019-01-01

Objective: There is a paucity of health-related research on older Asian immigrants in New Zealand. The aim of this review was to critically examine literature on health and well-being of…

Ageing & Retirement Health & Wellbeing
Health

Cultural support workers in the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare setting: Challenge and opportunity for health social work

By: Maree Goh, Mercy Hospice
Published: 2019-01-01

INTRODUCTION: In Aotearoa New Zealand, as elsewhere in the world, healthcare providers are seeking better ways to engage with increasingly ethnically and linguistically diverse communities. The use of cultural support…

Health & Wellbeing
Law & Justice

English language issues for jury service by New Zealanders from migrant and refugee backgrounds

By: Hilary A Smith
Published: 2015-07-01

This paper describes an exploratory study carried out to identify the issues for jury service for people with low levels of English language ability. Questions were emailed to English language…

Language and Culture
People and Society

‘Forced’ family separation and inter-generational dynamics: multi-generational new Chinese immigrant families in New Zealand

By: Guanyu Jason Ran & Liangni Sally Liu
Published: 2020-07-30

In New Zealand (NZ), due to the immigration policy change against family reunifications, many ‘forced’ transnational immigrant families emerged between NZ and other immigration sending countries. Closely tied family members…

Families, Whānau and Parenting
Ethnicity and Diversity

Hybrid Identities and Interconnected Spatialities: The role of Cricket in the settlement of Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand

By: Shemana Cassim, Darrin Hodgetts, and Ottilie Stolte
Published: 2019-07-01

This article explores the ways in which Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand establish a sense of continuity between the host nation and country of origin by forging interconnected spatialities.…

Migrants and Former Refugees Sport & Recreation
Ethnicity and Diversity

A Perspective on S4.5 Residence Category for Victims of Domestic Violence (VDV) Policy: Addressing Domestic Violence against ‘Ethnic’ Women

By: Irene Ayallo
Published: 2019-12-20

This presentation examines the immigration-specific factors which makes the domestic experiences of these women unique. In doing so, it highlights where there are gaps in knowledge of and responses for…

Family Violence & Abuse Women/Wāhine
Health

The experiences of refugee Muslim women in the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare system

By: Shemana Cassim, Madiha Ali, Jacquie Kidd, Rawiri Keenan, Fariya Begum, Dina Jamil, Nur Abdul Hamid & Ross Lawrenson
Published: 2021-07-08

This study explores the experiences of refugee Muslim women as they accessed and navigated the healthcare system in AotearoaNew Zealand (NZ). A case-oriented approach was used, where semi-structured interviews were…

Health & Wellbeing Women/Wāhine

Report to DIA on Xtreme Zero Waste Proposal Development

By: Xtreme Zero Waste
Published: 2020-10-20

This is a summary report of a community based project, seeking to work together on a proposal for a community-led evaluation development process

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
Health

Community-Led Youth Wellbeing Needs Analysis for the Cheviot Area School Catchment and the Wider Hurunui District

By: Michelle Cole, Sarah Wylie and Dr Janet Spittlehouse
Published: 2021-01-28

Research was undertaken in the latter part of 2020 focused on the strengths and opportunities of young people in the Hurunui district, and how these can be assisted to grow.…

Children & Youth Health & Wellbeing
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

De-mythologizing and re-branding of kava as the new ‘world drug’ of choice

By: Dr Apo Aporosa
Published: 2019-01-31

What seemed impossible 50 years ago is today becoming a reality as ‘soft drugs’ such as cannabis are being decriminalized and accepted for their calming effects as well as their…

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

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

Te Ako – Manaaki: A Model For Supporting At Risk Youth To Engage In Education – A West Auckland Experience

By: Janette Searle, Scott Samson with the Achieving @ Waitakere Charitable Trust
Published: 2021-03-29

Since 2016 West Auckland has been using a collaborative model of supporting their most vulnerable young people into education. This paper looks at the five years from 2015 to 2020,…

Negotiating service within areas of responsibilities: Experiences of New Zealand born Pacific tertiary students

By: Asetoa Sam Pilisi
Published: 2020-09-01

Service within Pacific cultures is a practical way to utilise personal skills and resources to contribute to the needs of others. There is an expectation that Pacific youth play an…

Ten Key Issues and Recommendations to the OHCHR for Addressing Police Brutality and Racism

By: Conflict Scholars Collective for Healing and Racial Reconciliation
Published: 2020-12-08

This research has identified ten issues and recommendations to contribute to the OHCHR’s timely report on systemic racism and police brutality.

Ethnicity and Diversity

What is with all the hate? A thematic analysis of New Zealanders’ attitudes to the Human Rights Commission’s ‘Give nothing to racism’ social marketing campaign

By: Dr Angelique Nairn
Published: 2020-12-01

This article explores the attitudes of New Zealanders to the social marketing campaign ‘Give nothing to racism’. Thematic analysis was applied to a series of comments posted on the New…

Media & Communications Racism
Ethnicity and Diversity

Ngā take o nga wheako o te kaikiri ki ngā manene o Aotearoa Drivers of migrant New Zealanders’ experiences of racism

By: Malatest International
Published: 2021-03-01

The purpose of the current research was to use qualitative methods to unpack how migrants have been experiencing racism, what might be causing this, and how we can support migrants…

Migrants and Former Refugees Racism
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
People and Society

Generation Gap

By: Colonel Temur Hayat Khan Bhatti (Retd)
Published: 2015-05-10

This phenomenon of generation gap is not new but it became popular in 1960s; however its magnitude is greater today due to many factors. The fast trend of urbanization, literacy…

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
Health

MIGRANT EXPERIENCES IN THE TIME OF COVID

By: Belong Aotearoa
Published: 2020-12-01

Amplifying voices of our marginalised communities enables diverse perspectives and experiences to be heard and therefore help shape our understanding of issues and solutions that are truly transformative and regenerative.…

COVID-19
Health

Research Briefing: The experience of volunteers during COVID-19

By: Volunteering Australia
Published: 2020-05-18

Volunteering Australia commissioned the Australian National University (ANU) Centre for Social Research and Methods to undertake analysis of the experience of volunteers during COVID-19 to date. Their analysis draws on…

COVID-19
Law & Justice

Ten Key Issues and Recommendations to the OHCHR for Addressing Police Brutality and Racism

By: Conflict Scholars Collective for Healing and Racial Reconciliation
Published: 2020-12-08

This research has identified ten issues and recommendations to contribute to the OHCHR’s timely report on systemic racism and police brutality.

Human Rights & Civil Liberties Peace, Violence & Conflict Resolution
Health

Integrating volunteering cultures in New Zealand’s multi-hazard environment

By: Dr Andrea Grant, Mary Hart and E. R. (Lisa) Langer
Published: 2019-07-01

In New Zealand, the social contribution of volunteers exceeds 270 million hours per year. Volunteer participation is a vital component of emergency services activities, particularly in rural settings. Fire and…

Emergency & Disaster
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

A National Strategy to Support Volunteering for Recent Migrants

By: Volunteering New Zealand
Published: 2019-06-03

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) has developed the recent migrant volunteering strategy to improve the experiences of recent migrant volunteers and promote migrant volunteering best practice across the sector. This strategy…

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
Health

Revisioning State-Society Relationships in a Pandemic: New Zealand’s Response to Covid-19

By: Naomi Simon-Kumar, Rachel Simon-Kumar and Monique Jonas,
Published: 2020-08-03

In this paper, we examine the factors that contributed to New Zealand’s initial success, highlighting the distinctive state-society mandates that were forged through the response. We also reflect, briefly, on…

COVID-19 Health & Wellbeing
Ethnicity and Diversity

Knocking on the door to integration”: Korean immigrants’ stories of seeking membership in Aotearoa New Zealand society

By: Hagyun Kim
Published: 2021-01-01

While citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand are granted full participation regardless of racial and cultural background, Asian immigrants appear exempt from the benefits of inclusion. For many, immigration is a…

Migrants and Former Refugees
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Parental Ideologies and Family Language Policies among Spanish-speaking Migrants to New Zealand

By: Arianna Berardi-Wiltshire
Published: 2018-01-01

The latest New Zealand Census figures indicate that between 2006 and 2013 over five thousand speakers of Spanish joined the nation’s population, mostly as the result, we can assume, of…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Language and Culture
People and Society

The politics and construction of identity and childhood: Chinese immigrant families in New Zealand

By: Angel Chan
Published: 2017-01-02

Diverse immigrants have significantly transformed the ethnic make-up of New Zealand, and they have brought with them diverse identities to this country. Findings from a doctoral research project which involved…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

Transnational parenting practices of Chinese immigrant families in New Zealand

By: Angel Chan
Published: 2018-01-01

This article advocates for fluid pedagogies that align with the transnational parenting practices of immigrant families. New Zealand is now considered to be a superdiverse country with a large population…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Arts and Culture

A symbolic representation of Wellington: how participatory painting processes enabled a more inclusive urban narrative

By: Amber Kale
Published: 2019-05-09

In this article, I examine how a participatory painting project in Wellington enhanced cross-cultural understanding between former refugee and host-society participants and enabled a more inclusive urban narrative. In light…

Arts & Culture Migrants and Former Refugees
Arts and Culture

‘Remembering’ Absent and Recent Pasts Through Photographs: Young Eritrean Women in New Zealand

By: Louise Humpage
Published: 2017-12-01

This article presents a Photovoice project that explores the narratives of five young women of Eritrean heritage living in New Zealand. The photographs taken by the women suggest that their…

Arts & Culture Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

Systemic Racism: Refugee, Resettlement, and Education Policy in New Zealand

By: Louise Humpage
Published: 2001-07-02

Public policy in New Zealand increasingly makes reference to “inclusion of diversity,” “equality,” and “equity.” Yet refugees resettling in New Zealand continue to experience systemic racism based on the application…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees Policy
Ethnicity and Diversity

A fair go for refugees: resettlement in Aotearoa and global trends

By: Jay Marlowe
Published: 2020-02-03

As New Zealanders, when we think about fair futures for refugees, we have to think about what is fair collectively and individually, and what is fair in local, regional, national,…

Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Social Media and Forced Migration: The Subversion and Subjugation of Political Life

By: Jay Marlowe
Published: 2019-06-28

As social media platforms and the associated communication technologies become increasingly available, affordable and usable, these tools effectively enable forced migrants to negotiate political life across borders. This connection provides…

Information Technology/Internet Migrants and Former Refugees
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

The New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy: implications for identity, acculturation and civic participation

By: Jay Marlowe, Allen Bartley, A. Hibtit
Published: 2014-08-20

The process of resettlement as a refugee often involves adapting to, and reconciling with, a new social reality. The complexities associated with acculturation across age, gender and family dynamics are…

Community Development Law & Justice Migrants and Former Refugees
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Beyond the Discourse of Trauma: Shifting the Focus on Sudanese Refugees

By: Jay Marlowe
Published: 2010-05-07

The refugee label acknowledges the plight of people marginalized, oppressed and pushed to the periphery of society. While having this status affords a number of rights from countries signatory to…

Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Black Lives Matter

By: Community Research
Published: 2020

The Black Lives Matter is a campaign for justice! And while it began in America, the issue of racism has resonated throughout the world including here in Aotearoa. There are…

Black Lives Matter
Arts and Culture

The Art of Social Connection: Exploring Former Refugee and Host Society Integration via a Collaborative, Participatory Painting Project in Wellington City

By: Amber Kale
Published: 2017-07-31

In light of the global humanitarian crisis, a climate of fear has arisen around refugees which is often exacerbated by the media perpetuating misinformation and negative stereotypes. Such misrepresentation is…

Ethnicity and Diversity

Report into Rainbow Philanthropy in Aotearoa

By: Duncan Matthews
Published: 2020-04-30

The Rule Foundation and Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust (RNZCT) are proud to release a report on the state of Rainbow Philanthropy in Aotearoa. Conducted between August 2019 and April…

Philanthropy Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Advocacy

The People’s Report on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals – An alternate report for Aotearoa New Zealand (2019)

By: Dr Gill Greer and Moko Morris.
Published: 2019-11-01

The purpose of the People’s Report is to provide a range of views about Aotearoa New Zealand’s progress on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These come…

Community Development Human Rights & Civil Liberties Research & Evaluation
Health

“From closed to flowering” An evaluation of services provided by Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

By: Adrian Field PhD, Rachael Butler, Louise Were, Olly Lowery
Published: 2020-06-27

IntroductionRaukatauri Music Therapy Trust (RMTT) offers the only music therapy centres in New Zealand, coordinated through its central Auckland operations. RMTT works across Auckland through five satellite services and two…

Health & Wellbeing Music
People and Society

Upside Youth Mentoring Aotearoa: A thematic analysis of routinely collected interviews with mentors, young people, and young people’s whanau

By: Gareth Terry (Principal Author), Guy Collier, Christine Cummins, & Professor Nicola Kayes
Published: 2020-09-02

Upside Youth Mentoring Aotearoa is a community mentoring organisation specialising in the formation of supportive relationships between volunteers and young people aged between 9 and 13 years. A key focus…

Children & Youth Mentoring
Non-profit Sector

Agenda for Change

By: Social Service Providers Aotearoa
Published: 2020-07-31

SSPA has been working with some sector leaders on what a reset of the social services system could look like. We’ve prepared an agenda for change and are now ready…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting
Ethnicity and Diversity

Being Accepted: The Experience of Discrimination and Social Exclusion by Immigrants and Refugees in New Zealand

By: Andrew Butcher, Andrew Trlin, Paul Spoonley
Published: 2006-04-07

This report identifies the nature of discrimination experienced and/or perceived by new settlers in New Zealand. The research results presented are derived from data collected via four focus groups conducted…

Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Refashioning Racism: Immigration, Multiculturalism and an Election Year

By: Paul Spoonley, Lawrence Berg
Published: 2000-05-02

We wish to examine a number of events arising from statements made by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters during the 1996 election campaign and the public response to them.…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Migrants and Former Refugees Racism
Health

The Roles of Health and Health Care Services in Social and Cultural Integration of Ethnic Minority African Migrants: The Case of the Luo Community of Wellington

By: Samuel Judah Seomeng
Published: 2019-11-01

This research provides anthropological analysis into the intersection between migrants’ health, healthcare services, and the concept of migrant integration, focusing on the Luo community of Wellington as an ethnic minority…

Community Development Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Our Multicultural Future: New Zealanders talk about multiculturalism

By: Joris de Bres
Published: 2015-08-01

This report was commissioned by Multicultural New Zealand assisted by a grant from the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. It is based on the outcomes of 34 workshops involving…

Multiculturalism
Ethnicity and Diversity

Ethnic Community Perceptions of New Zealand Police

By: Elsie S. Ho, Jenine Cooper and Bettina Rauschmayr
Published: 2006-01-02

In 2005 the New Zealand Police commissioned this research project to explore the perceptions of police held by members of various ethnic communities and to provide information on the current…

Community Development Crime & Safety
Non-profit Sector

KidsCan GoodMeasure Report – Impact Lab

By: Impact Lab Ltd
Published: 2020-01-06

The GoodMeasure Report for KidsCan was created with KidsCan to inform it’s social enterprise decision-making for the benefit of the children it serves. The product was created for KidsCan using…

Children & Youth Community Development Education & Training
Ethnicity and Diversity

Making Relationships Count – Exploring how Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand can use monitoring and evaluation to develop trust-based relationships with tangata whenua partners

By: Gretchen Leuthart
Published: 2016-05-12

Relationships are central to effective outcomes in the international development sector yet, there are very few frameworks or indicators to help measure the quality of trust – as the foundation…

Community Development Indigenous Partnerships
Te Ao Māori

Making Relationships Count: Measuring Trust In Relationships Between A Catholic Development Agency And Māori Communities – Research Article

By: Gretchen Leuthart
Published: 2016-05-17

Relationships are central to effective outcomes in the international development sector yet, there are very few frameworks or indicators to help measure the quality of trust – as the foundation…

Community Development Partnerships Religion & Spirituality
Sport and Recreation

Football in Aotearoa: Responding to Diversity, Becoming More Inclusive

By: Paul Spoonley
Published: 2016-10-01

The growing diversity of New Zealand brings into sharp focus the need to address diversity as a way of increasing participation and inclusivity in football. This report discusses key considerations…

Community Development
Technology

Without doing factorization, a new method to find multiplied two large prime numbers of any composite numbers.

By: Olvine Dsouza
Published: 2020-10-08

This research is all about the biggest question… is it possible that without using factorization method can we find two prime numbers factors of any given product (composite number)? Answer…

Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Holding Hope Together

By: COSS
Published: 2015-10-01

Holding hope together celebrating the contribution of the non profit sector in rebuilding Christchurch communities post quakes. Pacific Trust Canterbury Christchurch Migrant Centre New Brighton Community Gardens Friends of Linwood…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster
Technology

The Digital Marketing Notebook

By: Thabani Mfandaidza
Published: 2020-07-29

The rise of 2.0 Web, Technological convergence and the multiplication of devices has resulted in new sophisticated ways of thinking about digital marketing and have pushed the boundaries towards a…

Information Technology/Internet Marketing Research & Evaluation
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Adult refugee learners with limited literacy: needs and effective responses

By: Dr John Benseman
Published: 2012-09-10

The purpose of this study was to document and analyse the learning needs and issues of adult refugees with low language and literacy skills by looking at how their prior…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

African Youth Health and Well-Being: Participatory Action Research Project

By: Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington
Published: 2005-10-03

This project aimed to strengthen the well-being of African Youth in Wellington by identifying issues they face, and developing strategies to address the issues. The project was implemented by Evolve,…

Action Research Health & Wellbeing
Health

Barriers to achieving good health outcomes in refugee-background communities

By: ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
Published: 2011-06-16

The aim of this report is to increase understanding of the health requirements of refugee-background communities. Like many communities whose members are predominantly from low socio-economic backgrounds, former refugees face…

Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

HOMEWORK CLUB: Strengthening Refugee Youth Achievement

By: Homework Club; Victoria University Research Team
Published: 2009-12-15

This report is the product of a group research project carried out in partnership with Victoria University students, secondary school refugee students and the facilitators of the Homework Club. Set…

Action Research Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

‘Marking time’: Experiences of successful asylum seekers in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Alia Bloom, Tim O'Donovan, & Martine Udahemuka
Published: 2013-12-03

This research explores the extent to which successful asylum seekers are able to participate in Aotearoa New Zealand life by documenting the experiences of 18 people who have been recognised…

Community Development Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Participatory Action Research (PAR) with Assyrian Youth

By: Laura Armstrong, Amanda Leathers, Philippa Collie, Haji Koshin, Felicity Blakely, Marcela Markland, Phillip Pithyov, & Edwar Eshow.
Published: 2005-10-03

This report documents the experience of a group of researchers who started a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project with the Assyrian Youth community in Wellington. The objective of the project…

Action Research Children & Youth Migrants and Former Refugees
Advocacy

Wellington Refugee Youth Issues Summary: Backgrounder for Wellington people working with refugee-background youth

By: Tessa Johnstone & Muigai Kimani
Published: 2010-06-25

This backgrounder is a starting point. The Refugee Youth Action Group (Wellington) is made up of government and non-government agencies keen to see action on the issues so refugee-background youth…

Children & Youth Migrants and Former Refugees
Health

RASNZ COVID-19 Response Study: Remote Psychosocial Service Provision to Former Refugee and Asylum Seeker Communities in Auckland During Lockdown

By: Anette Mortensen
Published: 2020-08-24

This study was commissioned to capture the experiences of Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) clinical and community services as they responded to COVID 19; and to understand the impact…

COVID-19 Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
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
Te Ao Māori

Mana Whānau Final Evaluation

By: Alex Woodley
Published: 2020-12-01

The purpose of the report is to evaluate the first two years of the Mana Whānau programme, to identify the approach, key components and delivery mechanisms, determine how well it…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Tamariki
Health

Spillover effect of COVID19 on the Global Economy

By: Hasnan Baber
Published: 2020-11-02

The pandemic of COVID19 has disrupted every aspect of life. From groceries to medicines, travel to events, sports to funerals, economics to politics and religion to social rights all domains…

COVID-19
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

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

RASNZ Refugee Resettlement and Support Services in the Auckland Region: A Study in the Era of COVID-19

By: Dr Annette Mortensen
Published: 2020-12-02

The study describes multiple systemic barriers to former refugee groups receiving adequate and equitable support in New Zealand health, housing, income support, education and social services. Access to services is…

COVID-19 Migrants and Former Refugees Social Services
Non-profit Sector

A Centre for Restorative Research and Engagement

By: Nitish Verma
Published: 2019-03-05

This report presents insights from our research and our interviews with people who have significant experience of restorative practice in the New Zealand context. We have utilised this knowledge to…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
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
Health

Time to Shine COVID-19 Impact Community Survey Report

By: Centre for Social Impact, Hui E! Community Aotearoa, Philanthropy New Zealand, Volunteering New Zealand
Published: 2020-08-01

A survey of Aotearoa New Zealand’s community sector on the impacts of COVID‐19: This report details the findings of a national COVID‐19 impact survey carried out across the Tangata Whenua,…

Community Development COVID-19 Māori
Non-profit Sector

An Introduction to Deep Thinking

By: Dr Deb J Hill
Published: 2021-01-20

The aim of this short graphic resource is to expose the role that language plays in consolidating bias in our everyday normative thinking. Implicit in its content is an alternative…

Education & Training Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

A Beginners’ Guide to Plagiarism

By: Dr Deb J Hill
Published: 2015-01-01

A friendly easy-to-read booklet about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it

Education & Training
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
Health

Food Hygiene

By: Akram rishan AlaboudiS D AlsawafDhary Alewy Al MashhadanyDhary Alewy Al Mashhadany
Published: 2020-07-19

Food Hygiene book by Akram rishan AlaboudiS D AlsawafDhary Alewy Al MashhadanyDhary Alewy Al Mashhadany

Health & Wellbeing
Health

Te Whakaoraka – Te Rūnaka o Ōraka Aparima

By: Dr Catherine Savage, Dr Anne Hynds, John Leonard, Letitia Goldsmith & Hēmi Te Hēmi
Published: 2018-06-01

This initiative created an active, sustainable, regenerative eco- learning space at Te Takutai o te Titī Marae (Colac Bay), enabling a whānau member to be the kaihautū of this project.…

Kaupapa Māori Māuri Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Kaupapa Māori Theory

Te Ao Hangarau and The Kiwa Project – Ariki Creative

By: Dr Catherine Savage, Dr Anne Hynds, John Leonard, Letitia Goldsmith & Hēmi Te Hēmi
Published: 2018-06-01

This initiative has two workstreams, Te Ao Hangarau, a digital technology workforce capability development model for rangatahi interns, and The Kiwa Project, enabling not for profit Whānau Ora initiatives to…

Frameworks Kaupapa Māori Whānau Hapu Iwi
Health

Whānau Whanake – RCG Group Grace Training NZ

By: Dr Catherine Savage, Dr Anne Hynds, John Leonard, Letitia Goldsmith & Hēmi Te Hēmi
Published: 2018-06-01

Since 2009, RCG Group (2010) Limited (trading as Grace Training NZ) has evolved from a single-brand business, to a multi-branded company. Its strengths are making a difference in the lives…

Kaupapa Māori Māuri Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Kaupapa Māori Theory

Nga Pakiaka Morehu o te Whānau

By: Dr Catherine Savage, Dr Anne Hynds, John Leonard, Letitia Goldsmith & Hēmi Te Hēmi
Published: 2018-12-01

This initiative aimed to increase awareness amongst ahi kā whānau of their historical roles and responsibilities as kaitiaki, whilst at the same time contributing to whanaungatanga within Rangitāne whānau, hapū…

Kaupapa Māori Māuri Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Health

Project Matarau: Many faces, a common vision. 2018-2019. A Community Led Development Project from Potaka to Tokomaru Bay.”

By: Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust
Published: 2020-11-21

This community led development research supported locally based whanau and hapu to interact within their communities, to have dialogue and to draw out the richness of that dialogue, to share…

Action Research Community Development Kaupapa Māori approaches
Whānau Ora

Measuring the Economic Impact of Whānau Ora Programmes: He Toki ki te Mahi Case Study

By: Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Meike Guenther
Published: 2017-08-01

Research to improve decisions and outcomes in business, resource and environmental issues. The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) operates at Lincoln University, providing research expertise for a wide range…

Economics & Finances Kaupapa Māori Rangatahi
Ethnicity and Diversity

Peer Support Provided to People with Newly Acquired Spinal Cord Impairment in NZ: Evaluation Report

By: Burwood Academy of Independent Living
Published: 2020-06-24

This work was a translational research project undertaken by Burwood Academy of Independent Living (BAIL) on behalf of the New Zealand Spinal Trust (NZST; based at the Burwood Spinal Unit,…

Disability Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation
Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora Navigators Initial Research for Te Putahitanga O Te Waipounamu

By: Catherine Savage, Wendy Dallas-Katoa, John Leonard, Letitia Goldsmith, Willie Fraser
Published: 2017-08-01

Whānau Ora Navigators work with whānau and families to identify their needs and aspirations, support their participation in core sectors such as housing, education, primary health and employment and link…

Kaupapa Māori Māuri Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Well Being

Whānau Wananga – PS Haitama Whānau Trust

By: Dr Catherine Savage, Dr Anne Hynds, John Leonard, Letitia Goldsmith & Hēmi Te Hēmi
Published: 2018-12-01

The purpose of this initiative was to create a whānau strategy to support re-connection and healing for a whānau that had endured intergenerational harm and trauma. The PS Haitana Whānau…

Kaupapa Māori Māuri Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Economic Development

Capability Development Model

By: Helen Leahy
Published: 2016-07-01

Te Taumata, the iwi representative board of Te Pūtahitanga mandated a capability development model of commissioning. This type of model closely aligns with Māori values whilst also being an economically…

Kaupapa Māori Māuri Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Public Health

Progressive Thinking: Ten Possible Futures for Public & Community Services

By: Dr Amohia Boulton and Deb Te Kawa
Published: 2019/07/01

While the COVID-19 crisis has reminded us of how underprepared the world was to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases, it simultaneously revealed how well-placed and effective institutions in…

COVID-19 Māuri Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Health

Kaupapa Māori and the PATH research tool in a post-colonial indigenous context

By: Jesse Pirini
Published: 2012-02-01

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) is a visual facilitation tool that is used to make strategic plans with whānau and service providers throughout Aotearoa. In this project supported with…

Closing The Gaps Frameworks Indigenous Kaupapa Māori Navigators Programmes Whānau Hapu Iwi
Health

Whānau Ora action research: Evidence of transformation following whānau planning and engagement.

By: TE PUNI KŌKIRI
Published: 2013-06-30

Action research – as part of the wider measurement activity for the Whānau Ora approach – is focused on providing evidence of provider practice, developing improved whānau-centred service delivery and…

Kaupapa Māori Tamariki Whānau Hapu Iwi
Public Health

Tino Rangatiratanga: How Self-determination Can Heal a Broken Village

By: Barbara Gilbert
Published: 2013-01-07

This is a powerpoint presentation and resource to understand the link between In-determination and self-determination, violence and abuse, and the breakdown and recovery of the whanau/family unit.

Kaupapa Māori Policy Te Kaāwai Ora
Health

Whānau Ora: What does it mean in practice?

By: Heather Gifford
Published:

Power point Presentation by Heather Gifford.  A power point explanation of  whanau ora.

Frameworks Navigators Policy
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
Kaupapa Māori Theory

Ka whānau mai te reo: Honouring Whānau, Upholding Reo Māori

By: Nicola Bright, Alex Barnes and Jessica Hutchings
Published: 2013-10-03

This is the first report from a 3-year (2012–2015) kaupapa Māori research project that investigates how best to support the continuity of reo Māori development of whānau as they transition…

Kaupapa Māori Whānau Hapu Iwi
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
Kaupapa Māori Theory

E Rua Ngā Tūru – Attributing causation in Whānau Ora

By: Fiona Cram
Published: 2013-06-17

This presentation explores how causal inferences can be drawn from a ‘natural experiment’, like Whānau Ora. I talk generally about health interventions and a little about the Whānau Ora initiative,…

Frameworks Kaupapa Māori Whānau Hapu Iwi
Public Health

Report on the effectiveness of services delivered by DOVE Hawkes Bay Inc.

By: Penny Ehrhardt, Gaylene Little, Maryanne Marsters, Geoffrey Nauer, Mandy Pentecost, Ariana Stockdale-Frost and Judy Wivell
Published: 2013-05-23

DOVE and EIT wanted to address this by examining the efficacy of family violence prevention services run for men, women and youth in Hawke’s Bay. In particular, we were interested…

Programmes Whānau Hapu Iwi
Advocacy

Counting Ourselves: The health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

By: Veale J, Byrne J, Tan K, Guy S, Yee A, Nopera T & Bentham R
Published: 2019-12-02

Counting Ourselves is the first comprehensive national survey of the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand and was conducted from 21 June till…

Health & Wellbeing Human Rights & Civil Liberties Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Public Health

Hauora Kotahitanga – Māori health experiences as models for co-operative co-existence between indigenous and non-indigenous people

By: Lisa Chant
Published: 2013-05-09

This thesis examines the relationships forming between the worlds of Māori and non-Māori peoples through hauora Māori. The purpose of this study is to examine Māori experiences of the development…

Policy Programmes
People and Society

Delivering Urban Wellbeing through Transformative Community Enterprise

By: Kelly Dombroski, Gradon Diprose, David Conradson, Stephen Healy and Alison Watkins
Published: 2019-07-30

This report summarises the research and explains how we developed and used a ‘Community Economy Return on Investment’ tool to document and measure the transformative social and environmental outcomes of…

Action Research Community Development Health & Wellbeing
Public Health

Kei te pēwhea tō whānau? Exploring Whānau Well-being through the Māori Social Survey

By: Tibble, A & Ussher, S
Published: 2012-10-12

Kei te pēwhea tō whānau? Exploring whānau using the Māori Social Survey describes how the Māori Social Survey 2013 (Te Kupenga) will study whānau and whānau well-being. This report explains…

Māuri Ora Policy Whānau Hapu Iwi
Economics

2018 Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account (NPISA) from Stats NZ

By: Charles Crothers
Published: 2020-04-20

Non-profit institutions satellite account (NPISA) provides information about the contribution non-profit institutions (NPIs) make to the New Zealand economy in 2018 and measures of volunteering and unpaid work. NPISA supplements…

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Whānau Ora

Developing a Kaupapa Māori Framework for Whānau Ora

By: Erena Kara, Veronique Gibbons, Jacquie Kidd, Rawiri Blundell, Kinigi Turner, Wayne Johnstone
Published:

Te Korowai has been developed from seven interconnecting themes raised by hui with kaumatua and represents the concepts and practicalities of Whānau ora. Te Korowai looks at the individual while…

Kaupapa Māori Māuri Ora Te Kaāwai Ora
Ethnicity and Diversity

Si Ma Cai Ethnic Minority Market in northern Vietnam

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2020-05-10

The Can Cau market in Si Ma Cai district, northern Vietnam is a traditional market of the Red Mhong ethnic minority. The Mhongs have been living here for several generations…

Community Development Language and Culture
Public Health

Marae based Whānau Ora PATH Planning

By: Kataraina Pipi and Kim Whaanga-Kipa
Published: 2012-09-01

A presentation by Kataraina Pipi and Kim Whaanga-Kipa about the marae based Whānau Ora PATH Planning

Whānau Hapu Iwi
Technology

Smart street (wireless Parking)

By: Abdulrahman Ahmad Khadim Ismail
Published: 2016-12-05

Electric cars are the future of transportation without pollutions. Electric cars industry start to grow fast, but this cars facing some problems like, low speed and the car take long…

Community Development Economics & Finances
Economic Development

Tipping the balance: An analysis of the impact of the Working for Families Policy on Māori Whānau.

By: Dr Heather Gifford, Dr Amohia Boulton, Sue Triggs, Professor Chris Cunningham
Published: 2012-11-01

NZ’s Working for Families (WFF) policy introduced in 2004 aimed to address, amongst other things, the poverty faced by low-income working families. While WFF has been evaluated, little evidence exists…

Policy Programmes
People and Society

Te Ahi – Youth Wellbeing

By: Wellington Boys and Girls Institute
Published: 2020-03-31

BGI facilitated a diverse group of about 20 young people (who named themselves Te Ahi o Ngā Rangatahi (The Fire of Youth)) to identify issues facing young people and develop…

Children & Youth Community Development Health & Wellbeing
Public Health

Facilitating domestic violence programmes: Listening to voices from the field.

By: Dr Glenda Dixon and Dr Kay O’Connor
Published:

Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga (now Relationships Aotearoa) undertook an evaluation of 15 years of domestic violence programme facilitation. Ideas were gathered from experienced facilitators, client evaluation forms were analysed and Māori…

Policy Programmes
Economic Development

Implementing Working for Families: the impact of the policy on selected Māori whānau

By: Dr Amohia Boulton, Dr Heather Gifford
Published: 2011-09-03

This paper presents an analysis of the qualitative data collected for a study investigating the effect of the Working for Families policy on Māori families’ self-reported whānau ora (family wellbeing).…

Policy Programmes
Health

Tangihanga Paper – COVID-19 (Part 1)

By: Che Wilson
Published: 2020-03-27

E ngā tini kārangarangatanga maha puta noa i te motu, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau katoa. Tēnā tātau me te ngārara nui, a te mate korouna, kua pae mai ki tēnei…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Māori Whānau Ora
Public Health

Takitini: A collective approach to Whānau Ora action research

By: Nan Wehipeihana
Published: 2012-07-09

Takitini: A collective approach to Whānau Ora action research presented at the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Conference (anzea), Hamilton, 9 July 2012. This presentation reflects on the emergent ‘learnings’…

Frameworks Te Kaāwai Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Non-profit Sector

How Pākehā in Not-for-profit Organisations Implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi

By: Nicolina Newcombe
Published: 2019-12-31

Many people have learned basic facts about the Treaty, but this is not enough to know how to apply it in organisational contexts. After attending my first Treaty training I…

Non-profit Sector Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Whānau Ora

Kia Rite Kia Ora – Pilot Programme Evaluation What have we learned?

By: Kinnect Group
Published: 2012-07-25

A powerpoint presentation on Kia Rite Kia Ora (2012) is a pilot whanau ora health intervention.  This powerpoint summarises some of the results.

Policy Programmes
Ethnicity and Diversity

Global trends and refugee settlement in New Zealand

By: J Marlowe & S Elliott
Published: 2014-09-23

Resettlement provides access to rights similar to other New Zealanders and the opportunity to eventually gain citizenship. It also provides an avenue for countries like New Zealand to share international…

Government – Central & Local Human Rights & Civil Liberties Migrants and Former Refugees
Research

Reducing Inequalities: Analysing the Effect of Government Policy on Whānau Ora

By: Dr H. Gifford and Dr A Boulton
Published: 2012-06-01

The research discussed in this report to the Health Research Council (HRC) was commenced in February 2009 and completed in February 2012. Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (WRMHD)…

Frameworks Policy Programmes
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
Whānau Ora

Making Work Pay: Policymakers Perspectives on ‘Working for Families’

By: Dr Amohia Boulton, Dr Heather Gifford
Published: 2011-11-15

The paper focuses on preliminary analysis of the first set of data collected, namely key informant interviews conducted with policy makers involved in the development of the Working for Families…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Policy
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
Economic Development

Doing Action Research – Key learning and emerging principles CEDAR

By: Community Economic Development Action Research Project
Published: 2002-11-01

In this paper we discuss our experiences in doing action research and share some methodological insights with other practitioners. The aim is to promote knowledge flows both within the public…

Action Research Frameworks
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
Economic Development

Factors that help or hinder Community Economic Development.

By: Meenakshi Sankar and Karen Wong
Published: 2003-11-01

The purpose of this paper is to look back over the three years of Community Economic Development Action Research (CEDAR) project and share some of the learnings with policy makers…

Closing The Gaps Community Development Policy
Ethnicity and Diversity

Diversity and Wellbeing at School. Report for participating Secondary School

By: Massey University CaDDANZ research team - Marlene Levine
Published: 2017-02-20

This paper summarises the findings of a small, in-depth research project undertaken at [School]; it has been prepared for the purpose of feeding back findings to the school. The findings…

Children & Youth Education & Training Health & Wellbeing
Public Health

PATH Planning Tool – Presentation to the Whānau Ora Hui – Sharing the Learning

By: Kataraina Pipi and Mariao Hohaia (PATH Facilitators)
Published: 2011-11-01

This presentation provides an overview of the PATH planning tool, its use in Aotearoa over the past ten years, with individuals, whānau, organisations and businesses. The current and potential use…

Navigators Programmes Whānau Hapu Iwi
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
Research

He Kōrero Whānau o Te Rarawa

By: Wendy Henwood, Jasmine Pirini and Aroha Harris
Published: 2007-01-01

He Kōrero Whānau is a component of a wider whānau and hapū development project within Te Rarawa, an iwi located in the Far North of Aotearoa. It aimed to prepare…

Frameworks Kaupapa Māori Whānau Hapu Iwi
Advocacy

Domestic violence against ethnic women: Literature review

By: Shakti Community Council Inc.
Published: 2019-06-02

The research has been commissioned by Shakti Community Council Inc. This is a literature review on violence against ethnic women especially in NZ. It also explores the possible responses to…

Family Violence & Abuse Race & Ethnicity Women/Wāhine
Kaupapa Māori Theory

Innovation as Necessity: Te Rarawa and the Challenges of Multi-Purpose Research

By: Wendy Henwood, Aroha Harris
Published: 2007-01-01

One of the major factors affecting not only iwi (tribal) research but also iwi development generally is compartmentalisation of – for example – funding, service provision, service and research contracts,…

Indigenous Kaupapa Māori Whānau Hapu Iwi
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
Education

TE PUNI KOKIRI Rangahau Tūkino Whānau – Māori research agenda on family violence

By: Te Puni Kōkiri
Published: 2009-11-01

This research contributes to the Family Violence Mäori Research Agenda initiative. It identifies research priorities, gaps and potential areas of exploration. This study is part of a wider research project…

Family Violence & Abuse Kaupapa Māori approaches
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
Research

Whānau Ora: Report of the Taskforce on Whānau-Centred Initiatives 2010

By: Taskforce
Published: 2010-04-08

Details the whānau-centred framework developed by the Taskforce led by Mason Durie and including Rob Cooper, Di Grennell, Suzanne Snively and Nancy Tuaine.

Frameworks Te Kaāwai Ora Whānau Hapu Iwi
Research

‘Ma te Whānau te Huarahi Motuhake: Whānau participatory action research groups” in MAI REVIEW, Special Issue: Community Research Engagement

By: Moana Eruera
Published: 2010-12-01

Whānau must lead their own development and solutions to work towards individual and collective whānau wellbeing for the future. Whānau are experts of their everyday lived experiences and hold the…

Frameworks Navigators Programmes
Ethnicity and Diversity

Setting the Stage: reviewing current knowledge on the health of New Zealand immigrants—an integrative review

By: Blessing Kanengoni , Sari Andajani-Sutjahjo and Eleanor Holroyd
Published: 2018-08-23

The growth of migrant communities continues to rise globally, creating unique and complex health challenges. Literature on immigrant health in New Zealand (NZ) remains scant. This integrative literature review was…

Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees Research & Evaluation
Research

Researching in Partnership: Utilising Fa’asamoa and Western Research Frameworks in Fieldwork in Aotearoa/New Zealand 2003

By: Ieti Lima
Published: 2012-04-30

Workshop powerpoint presentation on Researching in Partnership: Utilising Fa’asamoa and Western Research Frameworks in Fieldwork in Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Pasifika
Ethnicity and Diversity

Improving health equity among the African ethnic minority through health system strengthening: a narrative review of the New Zealand healthcare system

By: Blessing Kanengoni, Sari Andajani-Sutjahjo and Eleanor Holroyd
Published: 2020-01-30

In New Zealand, health equity is a pressing concern, and reaching disadvantaged populations has become the goal to close the inequity gap. Building and strengthening health systems is one way…

Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees Social Services
Public Health

Talanoa Research Methodology: A developing position on Pacific research

By: Timote M. Waioleti
Published: 2006-11-01

This paper contributes to the theorising on Pacific research approaches from a personal and Tongan perspective.

Frameworks Navigators Pasifika
Ethnicity and Diversity

Chinese Migrants’ Mental Health and Adjustment to Life in New Zealand

By: Max W. Abbott, Sai Wong, Maynard Williams, Ming Au, Wilson Young
Published: 2000-10-21

Objective : The purpose of this study was to identify and assess the relative importance of predictors of the self-rated adjustment and psychiatric morbidity of recent Chinese migrants. Method: Chinese…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Migrants and Former Refugees
Public Health

Fonofale – Model of Health 2001

By: Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endermann
Published: 2001-09-01

This is a Pacific Island model of health for the use in the the New Zealand context.

Pasifika
Ethnicity and Diversity

‘Yes, we can; but together’: social capital and refugee resettlement

By: S Elliott & I Yusuf
Published: 2014-09-23

Resettled refugees need a network of relationships to ensure they can live meaningful lives in New Zealand. These relationships are complex and exist between individuals and communities at local and…

Community Development Migrants and Former Refugees
Public Health

He Waka eke Noa – Health and Disability sector NGOs: Towards a whānau-centred approach 2010

By: Sharmaine Nolan
Published: 2010

The Health and Disability sector NGOs working group identified the current and potential contribution of NGOs to Whānau Ora. This paper recognises that sector NGOs are already maximising their contribution…

Policy Programmes Whānau Hapu Iwi
Ethnicity and Diversity

Challenges Faced – Implications for Policy: The Everyday Lives of Eastern European Women in New Zealand

By: ADRIENNA EMBER
Published: 2016-11-22

This study explored the everyday lives, aspirations, and coping strategies of seven Eastern European immigrant women in New Zealand who came from Bulgaria, the former Eastern Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania,…

Community Development Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Public Health

Rangatahi Initiative: Process Evaluation

By: Roger Macky of Vertical Research
Published: 2012

WCA hosts the Rangatahi Initiative which works in “hard to reach” whānau (mostly Black Power affiliated) with a focus on improving physical and emotional/mental health outcomes. It operates as a…

Navigators Programmes Rangatahi
Te Ao Māori

HEARTS AND MINDS OF KATIKATI – NGĀ NGĀKAU ME NGĀ HINENGARO O KATIKATI

By: Tessa Mackenzie on behalf of Katikati Taiao
Published: 2019-05-31

The Hearts and Minds of Katikati research project was conceived by the Katikati Taiao and supported with funding from the Lotteries commission. The Hearts and Minds research aims to provide…

Action Research Community Development Language and Culture
Research

Te Kawai Toro – Report of analysis of expressions of interest 2006

By: Jennie Harre Hindmarsh
Published:

In 2006 the J R McKenzie Trust invited expressions of interest from Māori community organisations for grants supporting whānau development. This resulted in a large and diverse response. This document…

Whānau Hapu Iwi
Health

Refugees as ‘Others’: Social and cultural citizenship rights for refugees in NZ health services

By: Mortensen, A.C.
Published: 2008-03-09

Citizenship, as effective social, cultural and economic participation for refugee groups, depends on appropriate institutional structures and processes in resettlement societies. This thesis using critical social theoretical perspectives addresses the…

Health & Wellbeing Human Rights & Civil Liberties Migrants and Former Refugees
Social Services

Mahi Aroha: Māori Perspectives on Volunteering and Cultural Obligations

By: Joyce-Anne Raihania, Ann Walker
Published:

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

Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

Social Policy Journal of New Zealand Issue 37 Te Puna Whakaaro. Chapter ‘Health”. Public Health System Responsiveness to Refugee Groups in New Zealand: Activation from the Bottom Up.

By: Annette Mortensen
Published: 2011-06-01

Issue 37 of the Social Policy Journal of New Zealand comprises research papers on a wide range of topics with implications for policy across the social sector. Research relating to…

Community Development Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
Research

Te Rarawa Community Research

By: Te Rarawa Iwi Research and Development Group
Published:

This presentation to the 2010 Community Research Awards provides insight into the approach to community research by the Te Rarawa Iwi Research and Development Group (IRD), Te Runanga O Te…

Whānau Hapu Iwi
Health

Refugee Health Care: A Handbook for Health Professionals

By: Dr Annette Mortensen, Dr William Rainger, Sally Hughes
Published: 2012-06-01

In the 10 years since the publication of the first refugee health handbook there have been considerable steps taken toward improving long-term settlement outcomes for refugees settled in New Zealand.…

Advocacy Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
Research

The PATH Planning Tool and its Potential for Whānau Research

By: Kataraina Pipi
Published:

This paper outlines use of the PATH in Māori communities in Aotearoa New Zealand by Kataraina Pipi over the past eight years, including an examination of: • The foundations and…

Kaupapa Māori Navigators Whānau Hapu Iwi
Ethnicity and Diversity

Best Practice Principles: CALD Cultural Competency Standards and Framework.

By: Sue Lim – Manager, WDHB Asian Health Support Services Dr Annette Mortensen, Project Manager, Migrant Health Programme – Northern Regional Alliance Ltd
Published: 2014-11-01

The purpose of this document is to:1. Provide Information about CALD population demographics and characteristics, increasing workforce diversity, service barriers, and why the need for cultural competence2. Recommend Best Practice…

Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees Research & Evaluation
Public Health

He Waka eke Noa – Health and Disability sector NGOs: Towards a whānau-centered approach

By: Sharmaine Nolan
Published:

This paper identifies the key strengths of the health and disability sector NGOs (non-government organisations) and the challenges and opportunities ahead for progressing towards a whānau-centred approach.

Disability Health & Wellbeing Whānau Ora
Ethnicity and Diversity

Cultural case workers in child disability services: an evidence-based model of cultural responsiveness for refugee families

By: A Mortensen, S Latimer & I Yusuf
Published: 2014-08-11

The medical/disabled category for quota refugees selected for resettlement in New Zealand allows entry to those who have either a medical condition that can be treated or helped in New…

Children & Youth Disability Migrants and Former Refugees
Public Health

Working with the families and children of prisoners in Aotearoa/New Zealand; A guide to effective practice to ensure good outcomes for the children

By: Lesley MacGibbon, Verna McFelin and Liz Gordon
Published:

An in-depth research programme undertaken by Pillars has found that the effects of imprisonment on the children are profound and long lasting. The purpose of this practice manual is to…

Navigators Tamariki Whānau Hapu Iwi
Whānau Ora

Hei Tikitiki: Māori Rites of Passage & Youth Development

By: Manu Caddie & Michael Ross
Published:

Summarises interviews with Kaumātua/Kuia from different rohe about their experiences of the transition to adulthood. Included in the report is a literature review on the subject of rites of passage…

Tamariki Whānau Hapu Iwi
Health

Refugees and Asylum Seekers Implications for ED Care in Auckland, New Zealand

By: Nicola Young, MPH, MPhil (Hons), RCpN, Dip Ed, RCpN, and Annette Mortensen
Published: 2003-08-29

The increasing use of emergency departments by refugee and migrant groups reflects the shifting ethnic composition of central Auckland. Refugees are different from other immigrants and from low-income families in…

Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees Research & Evaluation
Research

Whānau Ora & Action Research

By: Fiona Cram
Published:

Action Research is a participatory research method in which research is then undertaken to answer the question, with the findings reflected upon for their practice implications. Practice is then changed…

Frameworks
Evaluation

African Philosophy: An analysis of its existence as Ubuntu among the ovaHerero people

By: Paulus Kapepu
Published: 2020-01-14

Research project for my undergraduate degree. Researching on African philosophy, Ubuntu and the ovaHerero people

Language and Culture Race & Ethnicity Research & Evaluation
Health

“Hope for Change – Change Can Happen”: Healing the Wounds of Family Violence with Indigenous Traditional holistic Practices

By: Donna Lester-Smith
Published:

This Indigenous Collaborative Research (ICR) investigates with the community agency, Warrior Against Violence Society, how culturally-based healing practices provide a more comprehensive and thus more effective method to assist Aboriginal…

Family Violence & Abuse Race & Ethnicity Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Land, New Life: Long-Term Settlement of Refugees in New Zealand Main Report

By: Wendy Searle, Emma Prouse, Emily L’Ami, Alison Gray, Anna Gruner Labour and Immigration Research Centre Labour Group Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Published: 2012-08-06

Quota Refugees Ten Years On: Perspectives on Integration, Community, and Identity is a multi-year research programme that was developed to better understand the long-term journeys of refugees in New Zealand.…

Community Development Migrants and Former Refugees Research & Evaluation
Te Ao Māori

Using Digital Media to Report Back Information Rich Research and Evaluation Results

By: Rosalind Dibley
Published:

Since digital storytelling was first developed, technological changes have meant that they are now relatively simple to put together. In light of personal success with digital stories helping stakeholders and…

Information Technology/Internet Māori Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

MEETING THE NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF MIGRANTS AND FORMER REFUGEES IN THE NELSON AND TASMAN REGIONS

By: The Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research Victoria University of Wellington Colleen Ward with Jason Lescelius Amanda Jack Reneeta M. Naidu and Elizabeth Weinberg
Published: 2018-03-14

In pursuing their purpose of supporting migrants, former refugees, and people from minority ethnicities with their settlement processes, the Nelson Multicultural Council contracted the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research at…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Migrants and Former Refugees
Economics

Empty Food Baskets: Food Poverty in Whangarei

By: Sherry carne and Alina Mancini
Published:

The effects of lack of food are seen by teachers daily in the school classroom and is experienced by children in both their educational achievements and in their relationships with…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Poverty and Inequality
Ethnicity and Diversity

Diverse Communities – Exploring the Migrant and Refugee Experience in New Zealand

By: The Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) Diverse Communities
Published: 2008-07-01

Why this report has been produced The Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) Diverse Communities – Exploring the Migrant and Refugee Experience in New Zealand report brings together existing data and…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Migrants and Former Refugees
Evaluation

A major leftwing think tank in Aotearoa – impossible dream or a call to action?

By: Sue Bradford - Community based politival activist, PhD candidate at AUT's Institute of Public Policy
Published:

This article summarises the background to my current PhD work, considering questions around what academics and activists on the left in Aotearoa in 2012 think about the idea of establishing…

Community Development Governance & Kaitiakitanga Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Refugee-focused service providers: improving the welcome in New Zealand

By: Alison McIntosh and Cheryl Cockburn-Wootten
Published: 2018-05-07

When refugees are resettled into a destination, refugee-focused service providers offer frontline services to ease refugees’ experiences of trauma and marginalisation, providing advocacy and welcome through reception processes, translation services,…

Human Rights & Civil Liberties Migrants and Former Refugees Social Services
Te Ao Māori

Rangatahi Initiative: Process Evaluation

By: Roger Macky of Vertical Research
Published:

WCA hosts the Rangatahi Initiative which works in “hard to reach” whānau (mostly Black Power affiliated) with a focus on improving physical and emotional/mental health outcomes. It operates as a…

Community Development Māori Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Engaged communities

By: Amanda Reid
Published: 2019-12-09

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society, and local government has a critical role to play. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy,…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Language and Culture
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
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
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 11

By: Phillipa Fletcher
Published: 2012-01-01

NZCCSS’s 11th Vulnerability Report looks at the period October to December 2011 and investigates trends in prices, employment and unemployment, benefits and hardship, housing, children in care, and debt. It…

Children & Youth Family Violence & Abuse Social Services
Housing

My house, our house, their house: A case study of house sharing for the over 65s

By: Robyn Barry
Published: 2019-09-16

Societies are looking towards innovative ways of accommodating the increasing number of people reaching 65 and without the provision of home ownership. This research follows five years of the development…

Community Development Homelessness Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 13

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2012-10-10

NZCCSS’s Vulnerability Report Issue 13 covers the period January – March 2012. The report shows what life is like three years on from the first report done in June 2009.…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Health

A Parent’s Perspective: A parental perspective of young people’s alcohol use in Wanaka. 2019 Update.

By: Tawa Rata Research & Evaluation
Published: 2019-11-25

This report presents the findings of a survey of 211 parents of students at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka. Parents were asked about their recent supply of alcohol to their teenagers,…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Economics

Lessons from Community Driven Development in Myanmar : Analysis of Preliminary Results

By: Anura Widana and Praful Soni
Published: 2016-08-20

This paper presents the lessons from phase I of the community driven development (CDD) project being implemented in Myanmar. The CDD approach has a special relevance and application in the…

Action Research Community Development Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
Health

Wanaka Alcohol Group Evaluation Report 2019

By: Anna Williams
Published: 2019-09-30

This evaluation was conducted to understand the impact Wanaka Alcohol Group’s work is having in the Upper Clutha region. The intent of the evaluation was to also generate information that…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Research & Evaluation
Economics

Outcomes Plus

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2013-05-01

Over the last decade, government agencies, the community and voluntary sector, and academics have all noted the changes difficulties, and tensions being caused by government policies and processes surrounding social…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
Health

Waiting for Help, Social Sector Waiting Lists in the Western Bay of Plenty

By: SociaLink
Published: 2019-11-19

Delays in obtaining help with social and personal issues may result in people being on waiting lists for assistance with mental health, housing, counselling, special needs education services or assessments…

Health & Wellbeing Poverty and Inequality Social Services
People and Society

The Real Life of Us Western Bay of Plenty Social Report

By: SociaLink
Published: 2019-11-19

The Western Bay of Plenty covers the region from Waihi Beach in the north to Paengaroa to the east and Pyes Pa to the south, and includes Tauranga and Mount…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Health & Wellbeing
Health

Awareness of Prevelance of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour

By: Research NZ
Published: 2016-06-01

This summary report details the results of a survey of n=1,076 New Zealand residents aged 18 years and older. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Male Survivors of…

Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse Men
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
Economics

Outcomes, Accountability and Community & Voluntary Organisations in New Zealand: Holy Grail, Black Hole or Wholly Possible?

By: Garth Nowland-oreman
Published: 2016-06-27

Although now coming to the fore in New Zealand in a new way, public policy has put increasing emphasis on ‘outcomes’, ‘impacts’ and ‘results’ for at least a quarter of…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Philanthropy
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
Leadership

Non-profit institutions satellite account: March 2013 (List of Tables 1-1 to 1-21)

By: Statistics NZ
Published: 2016-01-01

Non-profit institutions satellite account: March 2013 (List of Tables 1-1 to 1-21)

Community Development Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Housing

He Keteparaha Tēnei Mō Te Whare Kaumātua: A Toolkit for Kaumātua Housing

By: Yvonne Wilson
Published: 2019-05-31

The He Kāinga Pai Rawa project (2017-2019) aimed to find out what made Moa Crescent Kaumātua Village a healthy housing community for Kaumātua. The vision for our study was to…

Ageing & Retirement Māori Social Services
Non-profit Sector

The contribution of non-profit institutions in New Zealand (Infographic)

By: Statistics NZ
Published: 2016-06-01

Infographic detailing the contribution of non-profit institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Challenges related to MOOCs

By: Joseph Joe
Published: 2019-10-15

Challenges related to MOOC and student dropout prediction

Education & Training
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
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

Motivational factors for African immigrants into small business activities in Auckland New Zealand

By: Olufemi Muibi Omisakin
Published: 2017-10-05

Immigrant entrepreneurs play an important role in their host countries’ economies. They contribute to national economies by starting up and running small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These make up 97%…

Economics & Finances Employment & Labour Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

Evaluation of Crossroads Youth with a Future Stay Real Programme

By: The Collaborative Trust
Published: 2016-03-30

Crossroads Youth with a Future works with young people in the Eastern suburbs of Christchurch using a programme called Stay Real. This independent evaluation of Stay Real programme was conducted…

Children & Youth Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

EXPLORING AFRICAN MIGRANTS’ DECISIONS TO MIGRATE TO NEW ZEALAND

By: Olufemi Muibi Omisakin
Published: 2018-01-07

Migration is the movement of people from one geographic location to another. It can be either domestic or international. This study focuses on international migration. Individuals or groups who decide…

Migrants and Former Refugees
Economics

Criteria for Judging Government Funding Arrangements for the Community Sector

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2000-03-01

NZ Council of Christian Social Services, in partnership with the NZ Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations, and in consultation with the NZ Council of Social Services, produced this paper “to…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Social Services
People and Society

Ngā Tau Mīharo ō Aotearoa : Incredible Years Parenting Programme Social Impact Report

By: Sneha Lakhotia
Published: 2019-10-01

This report provides robust evidence of the importance and impact of early intervention and parent management programmes for Māori. It is essential to make social investments into programmes such as…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

African youth experiences with the Police and the New Zealand justice system

By: Camille Nakhid
Published: 2016-03-24

This report details an investigation into the experiences of African youth with the police and the New Zealand justice system. The research study involved a survey design to collect quantitative…

Children & Youth Law & Justice Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

Manawanui: Illuminating Contemporary Meanings of Culturally Effective Social Work Supervision Practice in Te Taitokerau, Northland

By: Eliza Wallace
Published: 2018-04-01

This thesis is a cultural journey of interconnectivity between Te Ao Māori and social work supervision. Its main focus is to honour and validate tupuna or ancestral knowledge from Te…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Governance & Kaitiakitanga Social Services
Economics

Financial Sustainability of Ethiopian Resident Charity Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities

By: Sisay Seyoum
Published: 2016-03-08

This study examines the financial sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by local NGOs, particularly of those registered as Ethiopian Resident Charities by the law. These NGOs constitute nearly 70% of…

Community Development Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
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
People and Society

YWCA Auckland Future Leaders Programme Redevelopment Project Report

By: YWCA Auckland
Published: 2016-02-26

In February 2015, YWCA Auckland embarked on a 12 month Redevelopment Project of our Future Leaders programme, our mentoring and leadership skills programme for young disadvantaged women aged 14-18. This…

Children & Youth Non-profit Sector Women/Wāhine
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
Health

Could a Collective Impact Framework help improve the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for young people in West Auckland?

By: Toi Ora Live Art Trust
Published: 2015-12-15

Toi Ora is an NGO that aims to inspire positive mental health and wellbeing through the use of the arts and creative process. It is through this lens that the…

Children & Youth Community Development Mental Health
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
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Supporting Aotearoa’s rainbow people: A practical guide for mental health professionals

By: Gloria Fraser
Published: 2019-02-09

Who is this guide for? This guide is for anyone who provides mental health support in Aotearoa, including (but not limited to) counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, tohunga (Māori healers), social…

Education & Training Health & Wellbeing Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Health

COPMIA Project Evaluation. Report for SF Taranaki.

By: Diane Doehring
Published: 2015-12-09

Recent years have seen an increased awareness of the risks that children of parents with mental illness or addiction (COPMIA) face. While there are a range of services that support…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health
Law & Justice

Victims’ Voices: The Justice Needs and Experiences of New Zealand Serious Crime Victims

By: Petrina Hargrave
Published: 2019-08-29

In-depth interviews were conducted with 32 victims of serious crime in New Zealand to explore their experience of procedural justice and what justice meant to them. In the study, 68%…

Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse Law & Justice
Ethnicity and Diversity

Developing a code of ethics for therapeutic interventions with animals

By: Walker, P & Tumilty, E.
Published: 2015-05-24

Animal assisted activities (AAA) are increasingly being seen as an important part of the range of interventions in the helping professions including social work. Whilst a code of ethics has…

Disability Mental Health Social Services
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
Non-profit Sector

Can community development practice survive neoliberalism in Aotearoa New Zealand?

By: Aimers, J & Walker, P.
Published: 2015-11-17

This article discusses the development and contested nature of community development practice and the effects of neoliberalism on community development in Aotearoa New Zealand. We describe how community development has…

Community Development Governance & Kaitiakitanga
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
Health

Animals and social work: An emerging field of practice for Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Walker, P; Aimers, J & Perry, C.
Published: 2015-03-01

Social Work is traditionally human-centered in practice, even though for many the bond between humans and animals is the most fundamental of daily-lived experiences. The intent of this paper is…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Mental Health Social Services
Evaluation

Hearts and Minds of Katikati – Ngā Ngākau me ngā Hinengaro o Katikati

By: Tessa Mackenzie (Lead Researcher) Jodie Robertson (Māori Researcher) David Aupapa (Facilitator) plus P O'Neil & theme leads from community
Published: 2019-05-30

The purpose of Katikati Taiao Hearts and Minds Research was to investigate the potential and possibilities for a reinvigorated community sense of identity and belonging. The research focused on whether…

Action Research Community Development
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
Te Ao Māori

Developing Cultural Heritage Management Practice By Understanding Community Relationships to the Preservation of Submerged Cultural Heritage in Taranaki, Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Susanne Grieve Rawson
Published: 2018-05-10

Taranaki has a rich and diverse history related to maritime culture. Located on the lower west coast of the North Island, this region was most notable historically for the Taranaki…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Language and Culture Māori
Health

Not Just High-Vis and Hard Hats

By: Sharon Torstonson
Published: 2015-01-10

Drawing on Canterbury and Victoria experience, his report discusses and gives examples of the role of the non-profit sector in disaster risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. While many see…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector
People and Society

Social service system: the funding gap and how to bridge it

By: Martin Jenkins
Published: 2019-09-02

Independent study that quantifies the gap between what not-for-profit social service providers in NZ are funded to deliver and the real cost. I finds there is an estimated $630 million…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Social Services
People and Society

Wellington Region Collective Impact Feasibility Study Nov 2014

By: Michelle Wanwimolruk
Published: 2014-11-17

‘Collective Impact’ has been sweeping the non-profit world by storm, beginning in North America and gaining popularity in Australia and New Zealand. Collective Impact sees that no single organisation can…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Leadership
Housing

Maori and Indigenous housing annotated biblography

By: Diane Menzies
Published: 2018-01-25

The brief states that the Kāinga Tahi Kāinga Rua Strategic Research Area recognises the dual and complex nature of Māori identities and the many communities in which we construct our…

Homelessness Māori
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
People and Society

Social procurement: an opportunity to build sustainable communities

By: Diane Menzies
Published: 2019-08-31

Social procurement is a powerful tool for addressing targeted aspects of social disparity while also purchasing required products, services or supplies. Infrastructure development, for instance, can also deliver training within…

Community Development Homelessness Social Services
People and Society

ToughLove Programme for parents evaluation

By: ToughLove Auckland
Published: 2012-10-30

Evaluation of ToughLove parenting programme. funded by Lottery Community Sector Research Committee.

Families, Whānau and Parenting Research & Evaluation
Housing

Homeless and landless in two generations – Averting the Māori housing disaster

By: Matthew Rout, John Reid, Di Menzies, Angus MacFarlane
Published: 2019-05-31

In  1936  71%  of  Māori  lived  in  dwellings  that  the  whānau  owned,  by  1991  the   ownership  rate  had  fallen  to  56%,  by  2013  it  was  at  43%,  and  today…

Homelessness Māori
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
Economics

SUMMARY SHEET: ECONOMICS AND FINANCING OF HOUSING FOR MĀORI LITERATURE REVIEW

By: Diane Menzies, Jay Whitehead, Grace Walker, John Reid, Angus MacFarlane
Published: 2019-05-31

The Whai Rawa whenu in the Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua research programme explores the regulations, planning and financing rules, governing structures, and leadership styles that shape current Māori housing. Our…

Economics & Finances Homelessness Māori
Health

Is the Canterbury Partnership Community Health Worker project fulfilling its original intention?

By: Carol Penfold
Published: 2015-07-16

Abstract The original intention for the Partnership Community Worker (PCW) project in 2006 was for it to be an extension of the Pegasus Health General Practice and furthermore to be…

Community Development Health & Wellbeing
Economics

Whai Rawa Whenu: Economics and Financing of Housing for Māori Literature Review

By: Diane Menzies, Jay Whitehead, Grace Walker, John Reid, Angus MacFarlane
Published: 2019-05-31

This literature review has been prepared for the Kāinga Tahi Kāinga Rua research direction as part of the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge by members of…

Economics & Finances Homelessness Māori
Non-profit Sector

The Impact of Stars on Peer Mentors

By: Julie Moore
Published: 2015-08-17

A cohort of senior students attending five New Zealand secondary schools operating a peer mentoring programme were followed for 24 months. The aims of this project were to evaluate their…

Children & Youth Community Development Mentoring
Economics

Philanthropy News Zealand Tangata Whenua and Diversity Report

By: Philanthropy New Zealand
Published: 2019-05-22

This research report summarises the findings of Philanthropy New Zealand’s (“PNZ”) Tangata Whenua and Diversity Project (2018–2019). This project was started due to the lack of research on the philanthropic…

Māori Non-profit Sector Philanthropy
Law & Justice

Access to Justice for Beneficiaries: A Community Law Response

By: Community Law Canterbury
Published: 2014-10-31

This research examined the legal needs of beneficiaries and how community law centres can respond. Beneficiaries’ experiences of accessing welfare entitlements, reviewing and appealing benefit decisions to Medical Appeals Boards,…

Law & Justice Poverty and Inequality Welfare & Benefits
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Perception of LGBTQ Influencers on Social Media: YouTube

By: Stephanie Sabala
Published: 2019-03-21

Social media brand influencers are on the rise, becoming one of the biggest marketing and public relations trends of 2017, especially those who promote lifestyle brands (Glucksman, 2017). While many…

Media & Communications Rainbow/LGBTIQA+ Research & Evaluation
People and Society

A Report to BayTrust. A focus on opportunities to make a positive impact in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and youth engagement

By: The Centre for Social Impact
Published: 2015-02-01

BayTrust’s mission is to “effectively build, strengthen and enhance present and future Bay of Plenty Communities.” To support this, BayTrust approached the Centre for Social Impact to provide research and…

Children & Youth Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting
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
Te Ao Māori

Ngā Hua a Tāne Rore The Benefits of Kapa Haka

By: Assoc Prof Leonie Pihama, Dr Jillian Tipene, & Herearoha Skipper, Te Kotahi Resaerch Institute (University of Waikato)
Published: 2014-09-01

Despite the vitality of kapa haka as an art form and its significance to our culture, its value is not well understood or documented. There have been surprisingly few studies…

Arts & Culture Community Development Māori
Health

The Complexity of Food Provisioning Decisions by Maori Caregivers to Ensure the Happiness and Health of Their Children

By: Marewa Glover
Published: 2019-04-30

Obesity in children is a global health concern. In New Zealand, one in three school entrant children are overweight or obese. M¯aori, the indigenous people, are disproportionately represented among the…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing
Health

ParentWorks Review

By: Christchurch Methodist Mission
Published: 2012-01-01

Since 2002, ParentWorks, a programme of Christchurch Methodist Mission, has been helping non-custodial parents to build better relationships with their children and assist them both in the short and long…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse
Health

Quantifying Māori spend on tobacco, alcohol & gambling

By: Prince Siddharth
Published: 2019-05-13

NZIER report prepared for the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking as part of a programme of research supported by a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Health & Wellbeing Māori
Health

Place-Based and Community-Led: Specific Disaster Preparedness and Generalisable Community Resilience

By: Daryl Taylor and Helen Goodman
Published: 2015-02-20

The action research process that informed the report was initially made possible through CatholicCare Bushfire Community Recovery Service, with the support and involvement of service Manager, Janet Cribbes. The study…

Action Research Community Development Emergency & Disaster
Law & Justice

Understanding the barriers and drivers for Māori to undertake succession to ownership of Māori Land

By: Sara Passmore
Published: 2018-09-23

This report focuses on understanding the barriers and drivers for Māori to undertake succession through the Māori Land Court (MLC) to become owners of Māori freehold or customary land (Māori…

Law & Justice Māori Whānau Ora
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
Advocacy

The Need for an Organ Donation Policy Change: A Sensible Choice with Minimal Risk

By: Molly Brownfield
Published: 2018-06-27

Mandated organ donation would greatly increase the overall functionality and wellbeing of populations in the United States. It therefore should be considered to change the current default from having to…

Action Research Health & Wellbeing Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Non-profit Sector

Mind the Gap!: Fundraisers and their nonprofit organisational leaders do think differently and this difference matters

By: Dr Wendy Scaife, Alexandra Williamson and Katie McDonald
Published: 2014-11-02

Fundraisers and their organisational leaders (CEOs and board members) diverge sometimes in how they think about fundraising. In fact, eight key differences emerged in the recent Australian study that sparked…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

Wellness for all: the possibilities of cultural safety and cultural competence in New Zealand

By: Ruth DeSouza
Published: 2008-04-01

Responses to cultural diversity in nursing need to consider the theory and practice developments of the profession, whilst also responding to broader social and historical process that prevent marginalised groups…

Health & Wellbeing Language and Culture Māori
Health

Indigenous communities, disasters, and disaster research: surviving disaster research on, with, and by Māori.

By: Simon Lambert
Published: 2014-12-12

This paper presents insights into the impacts on Māori of the Christchurch earthquakes and draws on personal research experiences to discuss disaster research with impacted minority communities. Three topics are…

Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing Māori
Ethnicity and Diversity

Sailing in a new direction: Multicultural mental health in New Zealand

By: Ruth DeSouza
Published: 2006-06-09

Migrants and refugees make up an increasingly significant number of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s population with one in five New Zealanders being born in another country compared with one in eight people…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Migrants and Former Refugees
Health

Her Stories – Women, Research and Recovery

By: Megan Woods MP
Published: 2014-11-21

A paper written and presented by Megan Woods MP for the inaugural Christchurch Womens Researchers Breakfast, Otauatahi-Christchurch, Thursday 21st November 2014

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

Motherhood, Migration and Methodology: Giving Voice to the “Other”

By: Ruth DeSouza
Published: 2004-09-01

This paper discusses the need for multi-cultural methodologies that develop knowledge about the maternity experience of migrant women and that are attuned to women’s maternity-related requirements under multi-cultural conditions. Little…

Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
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
Health

Walking a tightrope: Asian health research in New Zealand

By: Ruth DeSouza
Published: 2006-09-01

Interest in how knowledge is constructed in multiethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-faith communities is gaining momentum in countries such as New Zealand as they become more diverse. In turn, this provides…

Asian Health & Wellbeing Migrants and Former Refugees
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation of jigsaw Whanganui’s White Water Years Parenting Programme

By: jigsaw whanganui
Published: 2014-11-28

This report presents the results of a small scale process and outcomes evaluation of jigsaw Whanganui’s White Water Years Parenting Programme carried out during 2014 and funded through a Lottery…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Ethnicity and Diversity

The Art of Walking Upright Here: Realising a Multicultural Society

By: Ruth DeSouza
Published: 2004-10-01

Background paper for the AsiaNZ Foundation’s Kiwi India Seminar Series: An Outline of the challenges facing Indian communities in New Zealand by drawing together the history of migration to New…

Asian Language and Culture Migrants and Former Refugees
Advocacy

ANZTSR 2014 Rogue NGOs and NPOs: Content, Context, Consequences

By: Sharon Eng
Published: 2014-11-18

This paper explores the key components of dysfunctional, criminal and deviant behaviours within and by associational and not-for-profit organisations, and their consequences in terms of practice, application and policy.

Advocacy Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Upper Clutha Social Services Snapshot: Baseline survey results – Feb 2019

By: Vanessa Hammond & Kate Murray
Published: 2019-06-10

The Social Services Snapshot is a longitudinal survey of social services. It tracks the issues impacting both local social social services and their clients and identifies service gaps.

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation Social Services
Advocacy

ANZTSR 2014 Recounting food banking: A paradox of counterproductive growth

By: Kahurangi Dey & Maria Humphries
Published: 2014-11-18

The meteoric rise of food bank use in times of prosperity leads us to argue that food banks are institutionalised within New Zealand society with texts reflecting civic, market and…

Poverty and Inequality Social Services Welfare & Benefits
Evaluation

Randwick Park’s Neighbourhood-led DNA: A Community-Led Study

By: Dr G Stewart
Published: 2019-05-01

This research is a community-managed discovery of the ingredients underlying the neighbourhood-led approach of Randwick Park’s community leadership. It explains the basis of this shared kaupapa and explores some of…

Community Development Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation
Health

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Organisations and Earthquake Recovery Planning in Christchurch, New Zealand

By: Nicole S Hutton, Graham A Tobin, & Linda M Whiteford
Published: 2014-11-18

The research looks at how Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) have been involved in and impacted by mid- to long-term recovery efforts, following the Christchurch earthquakes. Relocation information of TSOs’ offices…

Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing Social Services
Health

ANZTSR 2014 Indigenous Communities, Disasters, and Disaster Research: Surviving Disaster Research On, With and By Maori

By: Dr Simon Lambert
Published: 2014-11-18

This paper presents insights into the impact on Maori of the Christchurch earthquakes, including the role of Indigenous Knowledge (Matauranga Maori) in disasters, and the role of Indigenous culture in…

Emergency & Disaster Māori 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
Ethnicity and Diversity

ANZTSR 2014 Crisis Communication Capacity for Disaster Resilience: Community Participation of Information Providing and Verifying in Indonesian Volcanic Eruption

By: Dwie Irmawaty Gultom & Zita Joyce
Published: 2014-11-18

This case study of Jalin Merapi in the 2010 Merapi volcanic eruption captures how local communities can empower themselves through participation in providing, sharing and verifying information within their social…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Media & Communications
Non-profit Sector

A Paradox in Action? A Critical Analysis of an Appreciative Inquiry.

By: Suzanne Grant
Published: 2006-08-01

A journey comprised of three paths is the metaphor through which I: i) reflect and report on my involvement with four New Zealand primary school Boards of Trustees (BOTs) investigating…

Action Research
Economics

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Accounting and Accountability in Australia: Anything But a Level Playing Field

By: Gabriel Donleavy and Ushi Ghoorah-Hurrychurn
Published: 2014-11-18

This is the first, desk research stage seeking to understand why some Australian Not-for-Profit organisations make voluntary financial disclosures beyond their basic statutory obligations. We found institutional and stakeholder theories…

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector
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
Economics

ANZTSR 2014 Mapping the Diverse Community Economy Sector in Christchurch

By: Dr Kelly Dombroski
Published: 2014-11-11

Post-quake Christchurch has seen a flourishing of alternative economic activities that work to directly support the wellbeing of residents, often through the volunteer and community sector. This project seeks to…

Community Development Economics & Finances Emergency & Disaster
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
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
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
Health

Why aren’t men more active in supporting family violence campaigns?

By: David Mitchell & Philip Chapman
Published: 2017-10-06

A project looking at men’s awareness of and potential engagement in the prevention of family violence.

Family Violence & Abuse Health & Wellbeing Men
Non-profit Sector

ANZTSR 2014 In celebration of actionable theory (trying to practice what we preach!)

By: Dr Judith McMorland and Dr Ljiljana Erakovic
Published: 2014-11-10

Our purpose in this conference paper is to • Define (and celebrate) what we mean by ‘actionable theory’ and how our model fits this endeavour • Discuss the value of…

Research & Evaluation
Housing

The word from the street: The views of homeless men on a supportive pathway forward.

By: David Mitchell
Published: 2018-10-12

A group of 30 homeless men were interviewed about their background, experience of services and their hopes for the future.

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Homelessness Men
Health

ANZTSR 2014 Governance and strategy in Disability organisations in Australia revisited

By: Marion Cornish
Published: 2014-11-09

Organisations in the Australian disability sector have new regulatory pressures challenging their governance structures. Increasing levels of political, economic and social pressure means that membership of third sector boards is…

Disability Non-profit Sector
People and Society

The Power Of Four: Lessons from the VOYCE collaboration

By: Centre for Social Impact, Foundation North, Todd Foundation, The Tindall Foundation, Vodafone Autearoa Foundation
Published: 2018-12-10

This report, written by Rachael Trotman of the Centre for Social Impact, focuses on the funders’ experience of the VOYCE collaboration, which also actively involved care-experienced children and young people,…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Philanthropy
Ethnicity and Diversity

ANZTSR 2014 Strategic Sustainability at House with No Steps

By: Lyn Ainsworth
Published: 2014-11-09

The disability sector in Australia is experiencing a period of unprecedented, transformational change with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This paper is a case study of House…

Action Research Disability Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Economics

Impact Investment. Part Two: Engaging In Impact Investing

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

A new report commissioned by Foundation North, and prepared by the Centre for Social Impact and Ākina Foundation, looks at how impact investment could help the foundation, other philanthropic funders,…

Economics & Finances Philanthropy
Leadership

ANZTSR 2014 Resilient Leadership Amidst Complexity

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2014-11-07

This paper draws on recent research which was grounded in theory-building with civil society practitioners in two Aotearoa NZ leadership learning contexts (Malcolm, 2014) to draw out their tacit wisdom…

Action Research Community Development Leadership
Economics

Impact Investment. Part One: An Introduction To Impact Investing

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

A new report commissioned by Foundation North, and prepared by the Centre for Social Impact and Ākina Foundation, looks at how impact investment could help the foundation, other philanthropic funders,…

Economics & Finances Philanthropy
Te Tiriti o Waitangi

A Relationships Framework for working with Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi in the Community and Public Sector of Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Tony Spelman
Published: 2013-12-02

This work focusses on the development and implementation of a Relationships Framework based on Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi. Within that Framework, an original organisation development tool based on a Tiriti/Treaty…

Advocacy Governance & Kaitiakitanga Māori Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Economics

Investing for Impact in Northland

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

Foundation North’s new strategy identifies Northland as a priority community that is disproportionately affected by disparities across key indicators: income, education, employment, child and youth wellbeing and outcomes for Māori.…

Economics & Finances Philanthropy
Leadership

ANZTSR 2014 The Role of Gender in Building a Resilient City: Examining Christchurch New Zealand

By: Rachel Kimber
Published: 2014-11-04

New Zealand has an opportunity to become a global example of the benefits of organizational gender balance by showcasing the Christchurch rebuild as a project that promotes gender diversity. Equal…

Emergency & Disaster Leadership Women/Wāhine
Economics

Investing for Impact in South Auckland

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

Foundation North’s new strategy identifies South Auckland as a priority community that is disproportionately affected by disparities across key indicators: income, education, employment, child and youth wellbeing and outcomes for…

Economics & Finances Philanthropy
Health

This is the House of Hope. Peer Support Services Aotearoa. Outcomes of Value as identified by people who experience mental health and addiction problems and the ways in which Peer Support Services support these outcomes. 2014

By: Kites Trust
Published: 2014-10-03

Findings from focus groups held in Mental Health and Addiction Peer Support Services in Aotearoa which identify the outcomes people who use these services value in their live. The findings…

Mental Health Research & Evaluation
Economics

Effective philanthropic support for diverse communities

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

Foundation North’s new strategy has identified strengthening social cohesion within and between our diverse communities, particularly for refugee- and migrant-background communities, as one of its priorities. This research report was…

Community Development Philanthropy
Health

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Organizations and Earthquake Recovery Planning in Christchurch, New Zealand

By: Nicole S. Hutton, Graham A. Tobin, and Linda M. Whiteford
Published: 2014-10-29

Following the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, Third Sector Organizations (TSOs) are increasingly relied on to maintain community connectivity, and well-being. As demolition and red zoning alter livelihood options, TSOs are…

Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector
Economics

Understanding the Landscape of Auckland & Northland: An Evidence Review

By: Foundation North
Published: 2018-12-10

This report summarises the key findings of an evidence review completed by the Centre for Social Impact to inform the implementation of Foundation North’s 2018 Strategic Plan. These key findings…

Community Development Philanthropy Research & Evaluation
Economics

ANZTSR 2014 Whose Mission? The pervasive nature of the government contracting environment and the impact on not-for-profit organisations

By: Wilma Gallet
Published: 2014-10-29

This paper focuses on the outsourcing of public services to private organisations and the mechanisms that government puts in place to control these organisations. The fulcrum of this paper is…

Government – Central & Local Social Services Welfare & Benefits
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
Leadership

ANZTSR 2014 On “Not” Becoming an “Agent of the State”? Church-related social welfare agency ‘tactics’ in an era of government contracting

By: Doug Hynd
Published: 2014-10-28

United States, United Kingdom and Australian literature on the potential, and actual, impacts on not-for profit (NFP) social welfare and human services agencies of contracting with government highlight the risk…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Government – Central & Local Religion & Spirituality
Advocacy

Gender Dysphoria

By: Ryan
Published: 2015-12-03

Those diagnosed with gender dysphoria count themselves among the largely diverse transgender community. Gender dysphoria is a treatable disorder that occurs when an individual’s gender identity doesn’t match what was…

Advocacy Human Rights & Civil Liberties Rainbow/LGBTIQA+
Non-profit Sector

State of the Sector Survey 2014 snapshot

By: ComVoices
Published: 2014-10-14

A survey of over 300 community organisations working in the community sector in 2014. Findings show that many are under severe pressure. Most groups are doing more work than ever…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Health

Kia Pū te Wai o Pareira: Catalysts of Whānau Health and Wellbeing in West Auckland

By: Dr Tanya Allport, Dr John Huakau, Haze White & Donna Te Whiu
Published: 2017-04-01

Kia Pū te Wai o Pareira: Catalysts of Whānau Health and Wellbeing in West Auckland is the technical report following an 18-month study of Māori living in West Auckland. This…

Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation Whānau Ora
Leadership

Civil Society Leadership as Learning

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2014-10-13

The “leader” word often brings to mind strong, decisive, visionary individuals. Yet this assumption stops many from ever thinking of themselves as leaders. This PhD thesis explores an understanding of…

Community Development Education & Training Leadership
Health

Kimihia te Hauora Hinengaro: Pathways to Mental Health

By: Mark Strang, Dr Tanya Allport, Haze White
Published: 2018-04-01

Kimihia te Hauora Hinengaro: Pathways to Mental Health report is on a study conducted by Wai Research which explores the relevance of the inclusion of Māori cultural elements in therapeutic…

Māori Mental Health Whānau Ora
Health

Hearing the Voices of Canterbury’s Children-Evaluating the Place of Cholmondeley in the Overall Canterbury Social Services Environment

By: Clarity Research
Published: 2014-09-18

Since 1925 Cholmondeley Children’s Centre (formally Cholmondeley Children’s Home) has provided emergency and planned respite residential care for children aged between 3 and 12 years old, that is directly accessible…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
Evaluation

Measuring Social Categories in NZ

By: Charles Crothers
Published: 2018-11-13

This paper covers the current ‘state of the art’ about best social research measures for the NZ context. The listing is also a useful checklist for those contemplating which to…

Research & Evaluation
Law & Justice

Protecting the Vulnerable: An Independent Review of NZ’s laws on trafficking, slavery & exploitation

By: Justice Acts New Zealand
Published: 2014-08-25

This is a legal review of all laws touching on the issue of human trafficking, slavery and labour exploitation in New Zealand. It makes recommendations for legislative and policy changes…

Crime & Safety Human Rights & Civil Liberties Law & Justice
People and Society

Welfare for Wellbeing: A crowdsourced story-based report on the need to transform and reform our welfare system so all children and whānau flourish

By: Child Poverty Action Group and ActionStation
Published: 2018-11-08

This report reflects the voices of people most directly affected by the New Zealand welfare system. Between 18 and 31 October 2018, 267 people contributed their perspectives, insights, and experiences…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Welfare & Benefits
Health

Outcomes and expereinces of participants of the Activity Based Experience (ABE) Programme at Richmond Services Limited: a mixed methods study

By: Arno Grueber
Published: 2013-12-11

The ABE Programme is a client-centred, individualised physical activity intervention for people with mental illness delivered by non-government organisation Richmond Services Ltd. It is three months in duration with weekly…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Sport & Recreation
Te Ao Māori

Kanohi ki te kanohi – a thing of the past?

By: Acushla Deanne O'Carroll
Published: 2013-10-31

Within Māori cultural tradition there is a strong orientation to the values-based idea that relationships among people flourish and rely on kanohi ki te kanohi interactions in both important and…

Language and Culture Māori
Law & Justice

Reintegration Services in the Canterbury Region

By: Howard League for Penal Reform, Canterbury
Published: 2014-09-03

This is a study undertaken by the Howard league for Penal Reform on reintegration services in teh Canterbury region. It is a multi faceted study involving interviews with prison and…

Crime & Safety Law & Justice
People and Society

Reflections on Community Change – TWO COUNTRIES, TWO PERSPECTIVES, ONE VISION FOR MOVING FORWARD

By: Megan Courtney, Inspiring Communities and Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy Tamarack Insitute
Published: 2018-09-30

Inspiring Communities and the Tamarack Institute have co-written a new paper in which we reflect on changes in community-led change over the past decade from both Canadian and New Zealand…

Community Development Language and Culture
Health

NGO Health and Disability Network Governance Review

By: Nicola Rowe
Published: 2014-04-16

In February 2014, the NGO Health and Disability Network held five Good Governance workshops around New Zealand. These were attended by more than 150 board members from approx 85 non-profit…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Health

Youthline, resilience and the CYRM-12

By: David Anstiss
Published: 2014-07-31

A top priority for Youthline is for young people to be supported in their resilience and ability to thrive, their knowledge of where to go to get help, and their…

Children & Youth Community Development Health & Wellbeing
Economics

Intrapreneurship: Testing the application of theory within a New Zealand workplace.

By: Chris Burgess
Published: 2008-10-01

Burgess found an average productive capacity measurement of 70% and an innovative capacity measurement of 68% from within the sampled organisations New Zealanders are well known for their entrepreneurial flair…

Action Research Economics & Finances
People and Society

Operation and experience: Formative evaluation of the Transition from Care to Independence Service

By: Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre - Te Pokapū Taunakitanga
Published: 2018-01-29

OverviewThis report details aggregate findings from a formative evaluation of two Auckland-based Transition from Care to Independence (TCI) services – Launch and Ka Awatea. The original impetus for this evaluation…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Economics

Community Economic Development: Understanding the New Zealand Context

By: Di Jennings
Published: 2014-04-10

This research explores the principles and practices relating to community economic development (CED), and social enterprise in New Zealand at this time. Success factors and challenges are identified, including an…

Community Development Economics & Finances Leadership
People and Society

Ngā Kōrero Hauora o Ngā Taiohi; A community-powered report on conversations with 1000 young people about wellbeing

By: Laura O'Connell Rapira
Published: 2018-08-28

In 2018, the government announced plans to develop a Child Wellbeing Strategy to make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child. While this is an…

Advocacy Children & Youth Health & Wellbeing
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
Economics

Grantmaking in Canterbury 2015 – 2017

By: Bridget Frame
Published: 2018-06-30

I am quite fascinated by the grant making ecosystem and believe that we, as a community, need to understand where grant money comes from, where it goes to, and how…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
People and Society

Movers and Shakers: Women’s Stories from the Christchurch Earthquakes

By: Gordon, L; Sutherland, J; DuPlessis, R and Gibson, H.
Published: 2014-05-04

This is the final report of a research study undertaken by the National Council of Women (Christchurch Branch) between 2011 and 2014 with women living in Christchurch through the earthquakes.…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Women/Wāhine
Te Ao Māori

He Taura Tuakiri; Ko Te Reo Tipua

By: Na Koko Hotere
Published: 2014-04-08

Ko Te Ataarangi te huarahi ki te Reo Maori? He piki me nga heke o etahi o nga tangata kua whakapa atu ki te kaupapa o Te Ataarangi. Na nga…

Language and Culture Māori
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
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
People and Society

For the Greater Good – Overview of Findings from the Mapping the Social Sector Project

By: SociaLink Tauranga Moana
Published: 2018-05-14

Mapping the Social Sector in the Western Bay of Plenty project emerged from a need expressed by the sector to better understand itself, provide data for future planning, and to…

Community Development Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

Spirituality and Well-being: Discussion Paper

By: Richard Egan and others
Published: 2013-07-31

This paper aims to generate discussion about how we understand and respond to the spirit I spirituality I wairua as an experiential aspect of being human. Discussion on the well-being…

Religion & Spirituality
Te Ao Māori

He waka eke noa: Māori grandparents raising grandchildren

By: Liz Gordon
Published: 2018-07-01

This article analyses data from Māori participants in a large study of grandparents raising grandchildren conducted in 2016 (the overall data was analysed and reported on in Gordon, 2016, 2017…

Ageing & Retirement Children & Youth Māori
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Migrant Parenting Report

By: Tamati Ihaka, Elizabeth Cameron, Haiying Dong, Point Research
Published: 2018-05-22

This research aims to better understand the parenting practices of new migrants in Auckland’s North Shore communities. Its primary use is to assist Whānau Marama Parenting, a parenting programme provider…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Research & Evaluation
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

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
Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Bushwhacking for Tiriti Based Justice: 2014 Joan Cook State of the Pākehā Nation Memorial Waitangi Day Essay

By: Heather Came
Published: 2014-02-06

This paper is part of a annual series of essays commissioned for Waitangi Day which explores the State of the Pākehā nation in memory of the late Joan Cook –…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Māori Peace, Violence & Conflict Resolution Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Law & Justice

Study of grandparents in family court proceedings over their grandchildren prior to the 2014 changes to the court

By: Liz Gordon
Published: 2016-11-16

Grandparents raising grandchildren are often required to formalise caregiver arrangements before they are given access to support. Our study examined those who went to court before and after the family…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Law & Justice
Ethnicity and Diversity

There is always someone worse off…The unheard voices of women fromthe Christchurch earthquakes and beyond

By: Women's Voices Project, National Council of Women
Published: 2014-02-01

The Christchurch earthquakes can be viewed from many disciplines: geology, geography, history, disaster management, psychology, sociology etc. For the past two years, the National Council of Women in Christchurch has…

Emergency & Disaster Families, Whānau and Parenting Women/Wāhine
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
Housing

Post-Disaster Mobilities: Exploring Household Relocation after the Canterbury Earthquakes

By: Simon Dickinson
Published: 2013-09-01

During 2010 and 2011, a series of major earthquakes caused widespread damage in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The magnitude 6.3 quake in February 2011 caused 185 fatalities. In…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Homelessness
Economics

Experiences of grandparents raising grandchildren in getting income support from work and income offices in New Zealand

By: Dr Liz Gordon, Pukeko Research Ltd
Published: 2017-04-08

Grandparents raising grandchildren in New Zealand are entitled to the unsupported child benefit (UCB) if they meet the conditions for eligibility. To access the support, they are required to attend…

Ageing & Retirement Children & Youth Welfare & Benefits
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
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation of Youthline Wellington

By: Youthline Wellington
Published: 2018-03-30

The main purpose of this research and evaluation is to really understand from a young person’s perspective, their connection and relevancy to Youthline Wellington. In addition to that, we wanted…

Children & Youth
People and Society

Needs Analysis for Older People in Wanaka and Upper Clutha

By: Sarah Ballard & Helen Millar alongside Amanda Barusch
Published: 2013-12-24

With the support of Lottery funding, the work reported here was conducted to document the needs of older adults in the Upper Clutha. Particular efforts were made to include outlying…

Ageing & Retirement
People and Society

The Hastings Baseline Youth Resilience Study

By: Vicki Berkahn MSW (Hons)
Published: 2018-03-15

Project Background: The Hastings District Council ‘Supporting Social Wellbeing Strategic Framework 2010’, has as one of its key outcomes: Young people connect and develop positively within the community and add…

Children & Youth Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
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
Health

Increasing the Effectiveness of Stopping Violence Dunedin Programmes

By: Seán Manning, MSc
Published: 2018-03-08

This document pulls together five strands of research. The first is a collection of demographic data concerning 502 participants who were referred to and attended programmes at Stopping Violence Dunedin…

Family Violence & Abuse Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

An Inventory of Community-led and Non-governmental Organisations and Initiatives in Post-earthquake Canterbury

By: Dr Sally Carlton and Dr Suzanne Vallance
Published: 2013-12-10

The impact of the Canterbury earthquake sequence of 2010-12 and its aftermath has been enormous. This inventory lists some of the thousands of community-led groups and initiatives across the region…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector
Health

He Mokopuna He Tupuna: Investigating Traditional Maori Views of Childrearing Amongst Iwi Within Taranaki

By: Ngaropi Cameron, Dr Leonie Pihama, Rawinia Leatherby, Awhina Cameron
Published: 2013-12-15

The phrase ‘He Mokopuna He Tupuna ’ is one that provides a cultural framework for understanding the positioning of tamariki within Te Ao Māori . It is drawn from the…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Māori Whānau Ora
Leadership

Anticipating subnational depopulation: Policy responses and strategic interventions to regional decline

By: Rachael McMillan
Published: 2016-01-01

Population growth has already ended in a number of countries around the world. Significant demographic trends are transforming the global population, with record low fertility across the globe, increasing longevity…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Research & Evaluation
Law & Justice

Tumanawa: Transformation through travel – Developing country experiences for young offenders project report

By: Ka Pai Kaiti Trust
Published: 2012-11-01

This report explores how creating overseas travel opportunities for young offenders, or those at risk of offending, are likely to have a positive impact on their lives and personal development.…

Children & Youth Crime & Safety
Non-profit Sector

Advocacy in the New Zealand Not for Profit Sector” Nothing Stands By Itself

By: Susan Elliott and David Haigh
Published: 2013-01-01

This research focuses on the nature of Government/Not for Profit (NFP) sector relationships with particular reference to advocacy in New Zealand. It follows up on a study of advocacy in…

Advocacy Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Evaluation

Waimarino Youth Photovoice Project

By: Ken Taiapa, SHORE and Whariki Research, Massey University
Published: 2013-11-01

This report outlines the process and findings of research undertaken by young people living in Waimarino, with support from the Raetihi Community Trust and the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre…

Children & Youth Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Counting on Capacity: A Review of Community Waikato

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman & Katarina Pipi
Published: 2009-09-21

How do we measure or report on the impact of capacity building? This review reports on the effectiveness and ‘value for money’ of a community capacity building hub (Community Waikato),…

Community Development Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Economics

Peter McKenzie Project options paper: Narrowing the focus

By: Janet Digby
Published: 2013-10-15

The Jayar Charitable Trust (JCT) was established to invest funds for future distribution into the community through the JR McKenzie Trust (JRMT). Inspired by the late Peter McKenzie, who had…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising
Arts and Culture

Investing in Capacity: A Review of Arts Waikato and Social Services Waikato

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2017-09-01

This review found that support for capacity building is useful, and enables the funder (in this case Trust Waikato) to increase its impact in the community, enhance non-profit sustainability, and…

Arts & Culture Non-profit Sector Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

Seekers and Magic: the search for spirituality in the Rainbow Temple. NSW, Australia

By: Ron Fogel
Published: 2009-07-03

The Rainbow Temple in NSW, Australia is a spectacular site in a sense that a complex array of cultural and religious behaviours occur. Based on ethnography and fieldwork in the…

Religion & Spirituality
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Spirituality, Culture and Place: The Rainbow Temple in NSW, Australia

By: Ron Fogel
Published: 2009-02-10

This Research is about the Rainbow Temple in Byron Shire, NSW, Australia. The diverse belief systems and the symbolic behaviours practiced and described by people who live at the Rainbow…

Language and Culture Religion & Spirituality
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
People and Society

Understanding and accelerating community-led development in Aotearoa New Zealand.

By: Inspiring Communities
Published: 2013-06-30

This document is the final accountability report for a Lottery Community Sector Research Fund grant for Inspiring Communities to contribute to “understanding and accelerating community-led development in Aotearoa/New Zealand”. This…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Valuing Lives, Living Well: The distinctive role of faith-based organisations in aged care in New Zealand

By: Brent Neilson
Published: 2016-08-26

This research looked at some interrelated questions. What are the attributes of an organisation that builds social value? And what is it about faith-based aged care providers that makes them…

Ageing & Retirement Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Religion & Spirituality
Health

Grassroots Community Preparedness Plans Resource

By: Raven Marie Cretney
Published: 2013-10-06

This resource is not a summary of research but has been created as a result of academic research into grassroots responses to disasters. In this resource I pull together several…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster
Non-profit Sector

Governing for Good: The Governance Capability of Social Service NGOs

By: Jo Cribb
Published: 2017-10-20

The boards that govern Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) who deliver social services face a range of complex challenges. They must secure sustainable funding, comply with changes in the law and…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Non-profit Sector Social Services
Health

Ongoing resilience from the ground up research report

By: Raven Marie Cretney
Published: 2013-04-07

This report summarises the Masters thesis of the same title (also found in this directory). I briefly discuss methodology and background to the case study of Project Lyttelton before explaining…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation
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
Health

Ongoing resilience from the ground up: A relational place based approach to grassroots community resilience

By: Raven Marie Cretney
Published: 2013-05-12

When the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, at 12.51pm on 22nd February 2011, the psychological and physical landscape was irrevocably changed. In the days and weeks…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster
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
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
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
Evaluation

Kaiti Neighbourhood Survey (2010)

By: Ka Pai Kaiti Charitable Trust
Published: 2010-10-01

This report shares results of a survey of community needs in Kaiti, Gisbourne. The survey was conducted in 2010. The results from the surveys have been collected, entered and analyzed…

Action Research Community Development
Economics

A Proposal to Build a Robust, Evidence Based Learning System for Social Investment. ComVoices (March 2017)

By: ComVoices
Published: 2016-11-01

In 2016 the Ministry of Soical Development (MSD) advised that from July 2017 its contracts with funded providers would include, as a condition of funding, the requirement to gather and…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Kaiti Community Cohesion Project Report

By: Kapai Kaiti Charitable Trust
Published: 2005-08-31

The suburb of Kaiti in Gisborne is characterized by established families with a strong affinity to their community and a desire to challenge the negative reputation of Kaiti by making…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Perceptions of Community Safety in West Auckland

By: Moore, C. W., Bridgman G., Moore C. E. and M. Grey
Published: 2017-05-31

Community Safety is relevant at both individual and community levels. This research report is about perceptions of safety which is different from an objective measure of changing crime rates, or…

Community Development Crime & Safety Government – Central & Local
Advocacy

Gisborne Voter Participation Project: Evaluation report

By: Ka Pai Kaiti Charitable Trust
Published: 2011-05-06

Ka Pai Kaiti facilitated a project to increase voter turnout and participation in the local council and district health board elections in Gisborne 2010. The purpose of research project was…

Action Research Human Rights & Civil Liberties Research & Evaluation
Health

Final Report for project ‘He ara toiora: Suicide prevention for Ngātiwai youth through the arts’ (LGB-2016-28888)

By: Lily George, Gayle Dowsett, Keri Lawson-Te Aho, Moe Milne, Wi Pirihi, Liz Flower & Rodney Ngawaka
Published: 2017-02-10

Suicide in New Zealand is considered to be a major health crisis, with Māori taitamariki (youth) featuring in disproportionate numbers as more likely to die from suicide than non-Māori youth.…

Children & Youth Māori Mental Health
Economics

Window on Waikato Poverty (Issue 5): Imbalances and Inequalities

By: Anna Cox & Rose Black
Published: 2013-07-10

Growing inequalities are leading to imbalances in the way people are able to live well and care for each other and the environment. I this issue we report on the…

Community Development Poverty and Inequality
Non-profit Sector

Can Voluntary Organisations Survive the Bear Hug of Government Funding? – A View from Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2000-01-01

Purchase-of-service contracting with voluntary organisations for social services in Aotearoa New Zealand is examined, in the context of international trends and as a part of the long run historical evolution…

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

Talk about poverty: Reporting back and moving forward

By: Rose Black & Anna Cox
Published: 2011-05-01

Poverty is experienced in many different ways and certainly involves much more than a lack of money or even economic power. This report brings together stories of the ways in…

Community Development Poverty and Inequality
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
Health

Stress Management for Hospice Staff

By: Tina Darkins
Published: 2002-09-10

This research evaluated the effectiveness of a stress management programme for hospice staff, using a quasi-experimental, pre-test post-test, methodology with a participation and comparison group. The initial post-test was followed…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Economics

Crushed or Just Bruised? Voluntary Organisations 25 Years Under the Bear Hug of Government Funding in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2016-12-08

What has happened in the 25 years or so since purchase-of-service contracting was introduced for government funding of voluntary organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand? This article provides a brief commentary…

Government – Central & Local Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector
Health

Older People’s Health & Housing: Health and Disability Sector NGO Working Group paper

By: Grant Aldridge (NGO Secretariat)
Published: 2012-08-08

In mid-2012, the NGO Health and Disability Network explored older people’s health issues and the current role of the non-profit sector. By sharing these findings, the Network hopes to help…

Ageing & Retirement Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

2016 State of the Sector Survey – Snapshot Summary

By: ComVoices
Published: 2016-12-01

The survey, of over 280 community organisations, shows that stresses on our community organisations are increasing. They are experiencing greater demand for services and are dealing with greater complexity, but…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Collaboration in Primary Health Care: How NGOs make a difference to health care in the community

By: Grant Aldridge (NGO Secretariat)
Published: 2012-02-15

This report illustrates how the NGO sector is a major provider of public and personal primary health care in New Zealand. It profiles 15 case studies of non-profit NGOs’ relationships…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

2016 State of the Sector Survey – Snapshot

By: ComVoices
Published: 2016-12-01

The second Snapshot Survey conducted by ComVoices shows that the stresses on our community organisations are increasing. A survey of over 280 community organisations shows that they are experiencing greater…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Success Factors for Community Organisations in Tai Tokerau (Northland) New Zealand

By: Dr Tina Darkins
Published: 2010-07-01

This PhD research explored the issues confronting non-profit community organisations delivering services to the community in the areas of health and social services in Northland. Its aim was to identify…

Community Development Non-profit Sector
People and Society

The empty nest is refilled: the joys and tribulations of grandparents raising their grandchildren

By: Liz Gordon
Published: 2016-12-09

This is the ‘first cut’ report of a large quantitative and qualitative study of over 1000 grandparents or other kin in Aotearoa who have their grandchildren living with them. The…

Ageing & Retirement Children & Youth Welfare & Benefits
Health

The Anger Change Programme Research Report

By: Dr Tina Darkins, PhD
Published: 2013-09-10

The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of the Anger Change Programme for Mothers. The Anger Change programme is a New Zealand-based child abuse prevention programme, developed…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse Women/Wāhine
Housing

Scoping the costs of homelessness in New Zealand

By: NZ Work Research Institute
Published: 2016-09-30

The cost of homelessness to society and to the individual is difficult to measure, which in turn makes it difficult to formulate and evaluate meaningful policy change to address rising…

Economics & Finances Homelessness Research & Evaluation
Advocacy

What’s Broken is the We — some thoughts on creativity for the common good

By: vivian Hutchinson
Published: 2013-04-01

Based on his keynote speech given to the New Zealand Creativity Challenge held in New Plymouth 27-28 April 2013, this paper explores role of creativity, community and citizenship. The paper…

Advocacy Community Development Non-profit Sector
Health

Matua Whangai: Can we invigorate an important concept of social work?

By: Kim Murphy-Stewart
Published: 2010-02-10

The rationale for this thesis “Matua Whangai – Can we invigorate an important concept of social work?” is quite simply that: – – The deaths of our babies have shattered…

Children & Youth Social Services Whānau Ora
Arts and Culture

Creative Ecology: A New Model For Resilience in Creative Communities

By: Elise Sterback
Published: 2014-03-01

Increasing complexities brought about by global crises are calling for us to actively disrupt and challenge the conceptual frameworks currently dominating cultural policy and theory. Creative ecology offers a new…

Arts & Culture Community Development
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
Health

The need for Autism Support Services in Northland, New Zealand

By: Children's Autism Foundation
Published: 2016-10-03

Many Northland communities are relatively geographically isolated from urban centres. Because of this, services can be limited and travel, housing and the general cost of living are expensive for many.…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Social Services
Health

Developing Community Support Services to Empower the Waikato Endometriosis Community

By: Dr Pauline Dickinson, Dr Penelope Carroll (SHORE) and Annette Evans (Insight Endometriosis
Published: 2011-07-31

The experience of living with endometriosis is, for many women, very challenging. A fortunate few find sympathetic doctors, relatively quick diagnosis and treatment, and uncomplicated recovery. They are able to…

Health & Wellbeing Social Services Women/Wāhine
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
Non-profit Sector

Developing Community Circus in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Rachael Trotman
Published: 2013-08-05

What is community circus, who is it for, what comes out of it and how can it be developed? These questions were the focus of a research project conducted from…

Arts & Culture
People and Society

supporting vulnerable older people in the community: positioning wesley community action (WCA) to meet emerging challenges through setting and acheiving best practice

By: Wesley Community Action
Published: 2016-08-03

this review sketches a picture of changing demand and supply for elder care home care support services and evolving best practice. The future of care of older people is imagined…

Ageing & Retirement
Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Ngā Rerenga o Te Tiriti: Community organisations engaging with the Treaty of Waitangi

By: Jen Margaret
Published: 2016-08-29

Ngā Rerenga o Te Tiriti responds to the aspiration of groups and organisations within the community sector to be more engaged with the Treaty of Waitangi. It brings together many…

Community Development Te Tiriti O Waitangi
People and Society

Positive and Proud: Building a Better Future for Merivale

By: Merivale Community Centre
Published: 2009-07-01

This report is a piece of action research. It provides a snapshot of how the residents of Merivale, Tauranga feel about their suburb and reveals what they would like to…

Children & Youth Community Development Poverty and Inequality
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

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
Health

The Hidden Abuse of Disabled People Residing in the Community: An Exploratory Study

By: Dr Michael Roguski
Published: 2013-06-18

The study was inspired by a growing awareness of the abuse of disabled people living in the New Zealand community. Next, while international research has highlighted that disabled people are…

Disability Research & Evaluation Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

Identifying the non-structural impacts of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence on the Hurunui District

By: Sonny Whitelaw
Published: 2013-06-12

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is the agency leading and coordinating the recovery of greater Christchurch following the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. The area over which CERA…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing
Non-profit Sector

An Investment in Evaluation – Final Report

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2013-05-31

The following report presents a summarisation of the development research and evaluation project “Evaluation for More Effective Community Development”. This project was initiated by Community Waitakere in 2012 and completed…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Health

A Report on the Progress of Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou – The Court of New Beginnings

By: Point Research; Positive Thinking; Lifewise
Published: 2012-11-01

Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou, or the Court of New Beginnings, was established in October 2010 following advocacy to the Chief District Court Judge by Lifewise, an agency working with…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Crime & Safety Mental Health
Non-profit Sector

Amplify Action Enquiry

By: McLaren Park and Henderson South Community Initiative Inc. Point Research Ltd.
Published: 2013-06-11

AMPLIFY is a 13-month action enquiry into the needs and best practice approaches for 9-13 year olds in the West Auckland suburbs of McLaren Park and Henderson South. The action…

Action Research Children & Youth Community Development
Health

The effectiveness of services delivered by DOVE Hawkes Bay Inc (May 2013): Summary Report

By: Penny Ehrhardt, Gaylene Little, Maryanne Marsters, Geoffrey Nauer, Mandy Pentecost, Ariana Stockdale-Frost, and Judy Wivell.
Published: 2013-05-23

DOVE and EIT wanted to address this by examining the efficacy of family violence prevention services run for men, women and youth in Hawke’s Bay. In particular, we were interested…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse Health & Wellbeing
Health

The effectiveness of services delivered by DOVE Hawkes Bay Inc (May 2013): Full report

By: Penny Ehrhardt, Gaylene Little, Maryanne Marsters, Geoffrey Nauer, Mandy Pentecost, Ariana Stockdale-Frost and Judy Wivell
Published: 2013-05-24

The DOVE Research Project came about after discussions between family violence intervention service, DOVE Hawkes Bay (DOVE) and the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) about the high levels of family…

Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

Comparison of socio economic characteristics of ethnic minority vis-à-vis main stream population: New Survey Evidence from Vietnam

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2013-05-20

This brief paper provides some key-socioeconomic data fro ethnic minority people and compare with that of the main-stream population.

Poverty and Inequality Race & Ethnicity
Health

Hauora Kotahitanga – Māori health experiences as models for co-operative co-existence between indigenous and non-indigenous people

By: Lisa Chant
Published: 2013-05-09

The complexities for Māori in creating health and disability organisations based on their traditional knowledge and practices, when the institutions and systems they are dealing with for health developments are…

Health & Wellbeing Māori
Non-profit Sector

“Chimes of Time” Wounded Health Professionals Essays on Recovery Flyer

By: editor Bruce Kirkcaldy
Published: 2013-04-23

Here is the publisher’s flyer for the complete book (“Chimes of Time: Wounded Professionals Essays on Recovery”, edited by Bruce Kirkcaldy).

Health & Wellbeing
Health

Steps towards better colaboration between stakeholders to promote mental health and to alleviate disablement due to mental illness.

By: Robert Miller
Published: 2013-04-23

Mental Health Care in many countries is multiply-fragmented. Amongst the players are a variety of professional groups, many different community organizations for service-users and caregivers, as well as commercial enterprises…

Community Development Mental Health Non-profit Sector
Advocacy

New delivery model for non-profit organisations: Shared computing services

By: Barbara Crump and Raja Peter
Published: 2013-03-13

This paper presents results of a survey of Wellington non-profit organisations (NPOs) with the aim of understanding the interest and readiness of NPOs in adopting shared computing services. The survey…

Information Technology/Internet Intellectual & Cultural Property Rights Non-profit Sector
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
Health

NGO Stories & Statistics: A profile of the mental health & addiction NGO sector in New Zealand

By: Platform Charitable Trust
Published: 2013-03-01

The publication describes the part that community none-government organisations (NGOs) take in New Zealand Mental Health and Addictions (MH&A) service system. It describes some of the activities of these essential…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Mental Health Non-profit Sector
People and Society

Report on changes impacting referrals to Man Alive Stopping Violence Programmes between Jan 2009 and Jun 2012

By: WAVES Trust
Published: 2012-10-10

This study has been undertaken as a result of concerns raised by Man Alive with the Waitakere Taskforce on Family Violence that the numbers of referrals received to stopping violence…

Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse
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
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
Non-profit Sector

Community Waitakere, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH.A community development assessment of strengths, aspirations, needs and opportunities of the community sector of Waitakere

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2013-04-29

this is Stage 3 of Community Waitakere’s, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH.A community development assessment of strengths, aspirations, needs and opportunities of the community sector of WaitakereThis final stage of the…

Community Development
Non-profit Sector

Community Waitakere, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH. Retrospective impact analysis: 7 Case Studies

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2013-04-29

This is stage 2 of a 4 stage COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION RESEARCH PROJECT. We know it’s important to reflect on our past so we are able to chart a course…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Health

Building Community Resilience: Learning from the Canterbury Earthquakes

By: Louise Thornley, Jude Ball, Louise Signal, Keri Lawson-Te Aho, and Emma Rawson
Published: 2013-03-15

This report studied six communities affected by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Our project found that connected communities with good community infrastructure (e.g. local networks, marae, organisations, and leaders)…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing
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

Community-Based Participatory Research: A Guide to Ethical Principles & Practice

By: Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Published: 2012-11-01

All research raises questions about ethics: about the rigour, responsibility and respect of the practices of researchers. As a result, there are strict systems in place to encourage and enforce…

Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Ethics in Community-Based Participatory Research: Case Studies, Case Examples & Commentaries

By: National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement and the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, UK
Published: 2012-11-01

This compilation of case studies, examples and commentaries forms the third part of a set of materials relating to ethics in community-based participatory research (CBPR). Part I comprises a set…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

New Model for Supporting Disabled People

By: Evalue Research
Published: 2012-12-01

The report summaries and synthesises findings from evaluations of components of a New Model for disability support that were introduced by the Ministry of Health in 2011-12.

Disability Research & Evaluation
Ethnicity and Diversity

Institutional Racism and the Dynamics of Privilege in Public Health

By: Heather Came
Published: 2013-03-09

Institutional racism, a pattern of differential access to material resources and power determined by race, advantages one sector of the population while disadvantaging another. Such racism is not only about…

Action Research Health & Wellbeing Race & Ethnicity
Non-profit Sector

Counting in the community sector: how clients measure success

By: Maxine Campbell
Published: 2010-06-15

This report gives voice to the clients of Link House Agency, a counselling and social work organisation dedicated to single parent families. The clients shared their stories during a focus…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Non-profit Sector Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Community participation in road works

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2011-10-20

This paper based on evaluation of road construction and rehabilitation programs in Asian countries outlines the main areas for community participation and strategies to secure the participation

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Te Ao Māori

Powerpoint presentation for Hauora Kotahitanga for Tangata Whenua 1 December 2010

By: Lisa Chant
Published: 2010-01-01

This is a powerpoint presentation for the ‘Hauora Kotahitanga’ paper presented at the Tangata Whenua Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre AGM, 1 December 2010

Māori Whānau Ora

How do New Zealanders give? 2008 Update

By: James King
Published:

Change in volunteering and donation rates from 2007 to 2008

Sport and Recreation

Family-oriented non-competitive outdoor recreation events and on-going participation

By: Robyn Zink
Published: 2012-01-01

This study contributes to an emerging body of work exploring family participation in outdoor recreation in New Zealand. Recreation research has also been slow to take the views of children…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Sport & Recreation
Law & Justice

Time for change: A framework for community discussion on values-based and Treaty-based constitutional arrangements

By: Peace Movement Aotearoa
Published: 2012-12-30

While the thought of a discussion on constitutional matters may seem daunting and far removed from daily life, the exercise of public power has a direct impact on us all…

Community Development Law & Justice Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Te Ao Māori

Iwi and Māori Provider Success: A research report of interviews with successful Iwi and Māori providers and government agencies

By: Pipi, K., Cram, F., Hawke, R., Hawke, S., Huriwai, TeM., Keefe, V., Mataki, T., Milne, M., Morgan, K., Small, K., Tuhaka, H. & Tuuta, C.
Published: 2002-12-10

The successful delivery of services and programmes by Māori and iwi providers is key to building Māori community capacity and therefore in addressing Mäori/non-Māori disparities (across, for example, health, education,…

Government – Central & Local Law & Justice Māori
Non-profit Sector

Case Studies – Evaluation Frameworks in Community Development Organisations

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2012-08-15

The case studies were chosen by the leadership team at Community Waitakere. While Community Waitakere operates in the community development space, the case studies are not entirely from organisations that…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Evaluation

Community Development Evaluation Measures: Indicators of Success

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2012-08-15

The indicators have been chosen based on their ability to capture important factors in community health and well-being, organisations will need to have careful discussion about whether they are appropriate…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Evaluation

Literature Review of Evaluation Methods & Methodologies

By: Community Waitakere
Published: 2012-08-15

There are many organisations working with communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is important we develop our understanding of the impact organisations and the programmes and services they run have…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Community Assets Analysis for Greater New Brighton

By: Renew Brighton
Published: 2012-12-07

Community Assets Analysis for Greater New Brighton This research project has been undertaken by Sarah Wylie on behalf of Renew Brighton for the community of Greater Brighton. It is an…

Community Development
Health

Te Puawaitanga O Te Ngakau: A Case Study of Westside Counselling Services in West Auckland

By: Fay Pouesi
Published: 2013-06-03

Te Puawaitanga O Te Ngakau: A Case Study of Westside Counselling Services in West Auckland A ‘Community of Care’ approach to working with Māori Women and their whānau who have…

Family Violence & Abuse Māori Social Services Whānau Ora Women/Wāhine
Evaluation

Old ways of having new conversations: Basing qualitative research within Tikanga Māori (Māori protocol)

By: Bevan Tipene-Matua, Dr Hazel Phillips, Dr Fiona Cram, Dr Murray Parsons and Katrina Taupo
Published: 2009-07-22

This paper explores how Māori cultural processes can guide research processes. Tikanga Māori (Māori ways/traditions) based dialogue processes acknowledge relationships between people and the reasons why they have gathered together.…

Māori Research & Evaluation
Advocacy

Moving beyond love and luck: building right relationships and respecting lived experience in New Zealand autism policy

By: Hilary Stace
Published: 2012-12-19

PhD thesis in Public Policy which looks at the policy problems arising from the rapidly increasing diagnoses of autism in recent decades. Considers history and construction of the concept of…

Advocacy Children & Youth Disability Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation Social Services
Ethnicity and Diversity

What is action research in the context of community research?

By: Hilary Stace
Published: 2012-12-19

A short paper about the development of action research/participatory action research and applications, particularly in the context of disability research. The role of ethics, self reflection and empowerment.

Action Research Community Development Disability Research & Evaluation
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Unholy Matrimony: Forced Marriage in New Zealand

By: Priyanca Radhakrishnan
Published: 2012-11-26

This study explores the issue of forced and underage marriage in Aotearoa New Zealand. It documents the stories of survivors of actual and threatened forced marriage. It also records the…

Family Violence & Abuse Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Leadership

Pilot of a tool for Cultural Impact Assessment in local government RMA decisions

By: Stephanie Palmer
Published: 2011-01-01

This research has piloted a tool for assessing the cultural impact of sub-division on ancestral Māori land. Local government authorities have said they often find it difficult to incorporate the…

Government – Central & Local Māori Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Why (some) nonprofits don’t partner with business

By: Dr. Debra Basil, Dr. Mary Runte, Dr. Sameer Deshpande
Published: 2008-11-01

A survey of American NPOs was conducted to examine business/nonprofit partnerships from the perspective of those who have never partnered. Primary reasons for not partnering with business tended to be…

Non-profit Sector
Te Ao Māori

A Journey through Kaupapa Māori Evaluation

By: Teah Carlson
Published: 2012-01-01

“A Journey through Kaupapa Māori Evaluation” Teah Carlson’s presentation at the 2012 Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association Conference. Teah is a Phd student Te Kupenga Hauora Maori, University of Auckland.

Kaupapa Māori approaches Māori Research & Evaluation
Te Ao Māori

Whanau Ora & Action Research

By: Fiona Cram
Published: 2011-06-01

Action Research is a participatory research method in which esearch is then undertaken to answer the question, with the findings reflected upon for their practice implications. Practice is then changed…

Action Research Māori Whānau Ora
People and Society

The Discipline & Guidance of Children: A Summary of Research

By: Smith, Anne B., Gallop, Megan, M., Taylor, Nicola J., Marshall, Kate A.
Published:

This summary of a review of research commissioned by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner in 2003, is intended to provide parents and professionals with important information about the effects…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

Relocation Following Parental Separation: The Welfare & Best Interests of Children

By: Dr Nicola Taylor, Megan Gallop, Prof. Mark Henaghan
Published: 2010-06-01

The modern world is characterised by an increasingly mobile population as family members transfer or relocate nationally and/or internationally to pursue new career or lifestyle opportunities. How positive this decision…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

Ethical Issues in Undertaking Research with Children & Young People: International Literature Review

By: Dr Mary Ann Powell. Dr Robyn Fitzgerald. Assoc Prof. Nicola Taylor. Prof. Anne Graham.
Published:

There is a significant body of literature concerning ethical issues in undertaking research with children and young people. It covers a broad range of ethical issues, concerning both the nature…

Children & Youth Research & Evaluation
People and Society

Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People

By: Dr Mary Ann Powell, Dr Nicola Taylor, Dr Sally Newell, Professor Anne Graham, Dr Robyn Fitzgerald
Published: 2011-03-01

This report presents the findings from the Childwatch project. To the best of our knowledge it is the first international project of its kind to identify and explore the ethical…

Children & Youth Research & Evaluation
Health

Facilitating domestic violence programmes: Listening to voices from the field

By: Dr Glenda Dixon and Dr Kay O’Connor
Published: 2010-01-01

Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga (now Relationships Aotearoa) undertook an evaluation of 15 years of domestic violence programme facilitation. Ideas were gathered from experienced facilitators, client evaluation forms were analysed and Maori…

Family Violence & Abuse Māori
Ethnicity and Diversity

“So we thought not to lose our background completely”: Agency and belonging among South Sudanese Acholi in New Zealand

By: Ryan O’Byrne
Published: 2012-01-01

This thesis aims to represent the experiences of individuals from this group within the broader contexts of refugee resettlement. A fundamental aspect of these experiences is the ambiguous and often…

Community Development Migrants and Former Refugees Social Services
People and Society

The Girls’ Project

By: Dr Donna Swift
Published: 2011-01-01

The Girls’ project, a two-year investigation of girls’ use of violence and anti-social behaviour, which was conducted in the Tasman Police District between August 09 and August 11. The goal…

Peace, Violence & Conflict Resolution Women/Wāhine
Evaluation

Evaluation Report Open Space Technology Hui

By: Project Lyttelton
Published:

An evaluation looking at what the Open space Technology Hui looks like and what it hopes to achieve. Has it worked well and what can be improved and what were…

Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Advocacy in the New Zealand Not for Profit Sector

By: Susan Elliott and David Haigh
Published: 2012-05-01

The research focuses on the nature of Government/Not for Profit sector relationships with particular to advocacy in New Zealand. It looks at the kinds of advocacy activities that NFPs organisations…

Advocacy Non-profit Sector
Non-profit Sector

Supporting Community Resilience in Post-Quake Christchurch

By: Sharon Torstonson and Michelle Whitaker
Published: 2011-07-01

After the Sept 2010 earthquake, a series of meetings were held with community organisations in Christchurch to enable them to learn from each other about supporting their communities and to…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Seven Oaks Community Garden

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-01

An evaluation report looking at the key success stories and challenges faced by Project Lyttelton running the garden. Assessing the lessons learned and what can be applied to other projects…

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Walking

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-30

An evaluation report exploring the the short and longer term outcomes of the festival from the perspective of the guides and participants.

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Lyttelton Farmers Market

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-30

An evaluation of the Lyttelton Farmers Market from the perspective of regular customers, new customers and stall holders.

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Evaluation Report Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

By: Project Lyttelton
Published: 2012-03-30

Evaluations results of the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights from the perspective of the advisory group, key stakeholders and the general public.

Community Development Research & Evaluation
Health

Pets as Pawns: The Co-Existence of Animal Cruelty and Family Violence

By: Dr Michael Roguski
Published: 2012-03-21

This study examined the link between animal cruelty and family violence. The issue was investigated with a combination of in-depth interviews and a survey of 203 Women’s Refuge clients and…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Family Violence & Abuse
Arts and Culture

Out of the Blue: the dark side of creative enterprise

By: Bronwyn Boon, Deborah Jones & Bradley Curnow
Published:

ABSTRACT ONLY: This article examines a situation where a group of local residents resisted a film being made. The film is “Out of the Blue” and the residents are from…

Te Ao Māori

Hei Tikitiki: Māori Rites of Passage & Youth Development

By: Manu Caddie & Michael Ross
Published: 2011-01-01

Summarises interviews with kaumatua/kuia from different rohe about their experiences of the transition to adulthood. Included in the report is a literature review on the subject of rites of passage…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Māori
Non-profit Sector

Doing it for ourselves and our children: Refugee women on their own in New Zealand

By: Ruth De Souza and Jill Conway
Published: 2011-12-14

Little is known about the experiences of women who enter New Zealand through the Women at Risk category identified by UNHCR. The purpose of this project was to examine the…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Migrants and Former Refugees Women/Wāhine
Health

Working with the families and children of prisoners in Aotearoa / New Zealand; A guide to effective practice to ensure good outcomes for the children

By: Lesley MacGibbon, Verna McFelin and Liz Gordon
Published: 2011-01-01

An in-depth research programme undertaken by Pillars has found that the effects of imprisonment on the children are profound and long lasting. The purpose of this practice manual is to…

Children & Youth Crime & Safety Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

Invisible Children – A study of the children of prisoners

By: Liz Gordon with Pillars Incorporated
Published: 2009-11-01

Invisible Children is the first year report of a three year research project entitled ‘A Study of the Children of Prisoners’.

Children & Youth Crime & Safety Families, Whānau and Parenting
People and Society

Improving our Understanding of Older Persons Needs in Learning New Technology

By: The Federation Of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies Inc
Published: 2009-10-13

To evaluate how the SeniorNet service is meeting the needs of older adults in learning new technology and to improve an understanding of older adults learning needs.

Ageing & Retirement Education & Training Information Technology/Internet
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 12 March 2012

By: New Zelaland Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS)
Published: 2012-03-01

NZCCSS’s 12th Vulnerability Report uses both government data and community information to illustrate how the materially poorest in our community have been faring in the year to December 2011.

Children & Youth Māori Social Services
Advocacy

See Here: A Policy Change Advocacy Project – Challenges and Lessons

By: Kathryn Nemec
Published:

Implementing a policy change advocacy project has provided the JR McKenzie Trust with an understanding about the opportunities and challenges of such a project. The purpose of this report is…

Advocacy Research & Evaluation
Leadership

Governance in A Collective Context: A Study of Two Approaches

By: Brenda Campbell
Published: 2011-07-31

This report examines two models of governance used in non-profit organisations, namely a model based on collectivism which is founded on consensus decision-making involving people at all levels of the…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Non-profit Sector
Health

NGOIT Towards Integration Building an integrated primary mental health and addiction service

By: Platform Charitable Trust
Published: 2012-01-01

Report recommending the focus of mental health shifts towards primary and integrated care and p