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

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

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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

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

Community Development Education & Training Social Services
Health

Confirmation of policy settings concerning Non-Government Organisation (NGO) providers of primary and population health services and Primary Health Organisations (PHOs)

By: Primrose, J.
Published: 2006-10-06

This letter from Dr Jim Primrose, Acting Deputy Director-General, Clinical Services Directorate, confirms policy settings concerning Non-Government Organisation providers of primary and population health services and PHOs.

Government – Central & Local Health & Wellbeing Non-profit Sector
Te Ao Māori

How news items represent Maori: A checklist for news media consumers to assess news stories.

By: Rankine, J.
Published: 2008-01-01

This four-page resource lists media frames, use of sources and te reo Maori, and absences to indicate whether a news item may be postive, neutral, negative or unbalanced in its…

Māori Media & Communications
Te Ao Māori

Media and te Tiriti o Waitangi 2007

By: Rankine, J., Nairn, R., Barnes, A.M., Gregory, M., Kaiwai, H., Borell, B. & McCreanor, T.
Published: 2007-01-01

This study analysed newspaper and television news items about Maori issues and te Tiriti o Waitangi. It found mass media used persistent negative themes about Maori, Pakeha news frames and…

Māori Media & Communications Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Work

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

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

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

Leadership Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Work

New Zealand Volunteers: A Snapshot

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

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

Sport & Recreation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Leadership

Developing Community Partnerships: Social Wellbeing and the Local Government Act 2002

By: Aimers, J.
Published: 2005-01-01

The Local Government Act 2002 requires New Zealand local authorities to become actively involved in the development of social well being. Recent research indicates that the community and social services…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Structures and Strategies Revisited 2008

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2008-01-01

Narrative research project that interviews five community development/social service providers in 2002 and again in 2008. The interviews focus on organisational practice such as funding and networking.

Community Development Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Social Services
Evaluation

Structures and Strategies: a narrative analysis of eleven community organisations in Otago

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2003-01-01

This research project was initiated in 2001 to explore the governance and organisational practices of 11 diverse community organisations in Dunedin. The themes explored within the study are the life…

Community Development Non-profit Sector Research & Evaluation
Non-profit Sector

Developing a pluralist approach to organisational practice and accountability for social service and community organisations

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2008-01-01

This paper compares the ‘Achieving Better Community Development’ (ABCD) model for organisational practice (Barr & Hashagen 2000) with the organisational practices in New Zealand ‘social development’ approach to social service…

Community Development Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Alternative models of accountability for third sector organisations in New Zealand

By: Aimers, J and Walker, P.
Published: 2008-01-01

In recent years ‘third way’ style governments have sought to partner with third sector organisations in ‘joined up’ government. The neo-liberal basis for the third way model has sought to…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector
Leadership

Community development as ‘knowledge intersections’ in contemporary New Zealand

By: Aimers, J & Walker, P
Published: 2009-01-01

This article examines the contemporary practice of community development in New Zealand by considering its application to third sector organisational case studies. Broadly speaking community development is held up as…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Social Services
People and Society

The effect of third way style ‘social development’ on women in community development

By: Aimers, J
Published: 2010-08-05

New Zealand organisations that are engaged in community development practice to empower women are disadvantaged under neo-liberal and third way style policies of the New Zealand Government. Recent research has…

Community Development Government – Central & Local Women/Wāhine
Arts and Culture

Community Based Cultural Organisations within the Creative Industries – a Cultural Policy Dilemma

By: Aimers, J
Published: 2005-01-01

This paper explores community-based cultural organisations that combine orientated objectives of community arts practice with commercially oriented creative industries. In New Zealand, these organisations are hampered by gaps in cultural…

Arts & Culture Community Development Race & Ethnicity
Evaluation

Using Participatory Action Research in a Local Government Setting

By: Aimers, J
Published: 1999-01-01

In this paper I offer a set of guidelines for the use of Action Research in New Zealand local authority community development and parks and recreation settings.

Action Research Government – Central & Local Research & Evaluation
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