Ethnicity and Diversity

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

By: Edmond Fehoko
Published: 2014-12-04

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

kava Tonga
Pacific Peoples

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…

Pacific Peoples
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

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

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
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

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
Non-profit Sector

Community-led Development in Wairoa

By: Dr Terrence Loomis
Published: 2011-05-06

A community developer’s personal account of efforts by a rural community to confront local issues by developing a long-term social development strategy. The author describes attempts by a group of…

Community Development

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

By: Donna Lester-Smith

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
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