Arts and Culture

Presenting the art and the science of Qualified Historiography: Anchoring history-writing in the event of uncertainty and unreliability of narratives

By: Sujay Rao Mandavilli
Published: 2023-05-10

This paper presents and articulates the art and the science of Qualified Historiography, that is, History-writing in cases of uncertainty and unreliability of the narrative– where narratives are not absolute…

Arts and Culture

Introducing Long-term Ethnography: Positioning Long-term Ethnography as a valuable tool for longterm Ethnographic research

By: Sujay Rao Mandavilli
Published: 2023-05-05

Trends in Ethnography have changed over the years, and just as in the initial years, fieldwork and the Participant Observation method replaced armchair ethnography, shorter-duration in locales close to the…

Arts and Culture

Operationalizing cross-cultural research design: Practical, cost-effective, and a minimalistic application of cross-cultural research design to minimize cultural bias in research and reconcile diverse viewpoints

By: Sujay Rao Mandavilli
Published: 2023-05-04

We begin this paper by providing a brief overview of the history of science in different civilizations and cultures around the world since ancient times, in order to show that…

Arts and Culture

Availability and acceptability of interpreting services for refugees as a question of trauma- informed care

By: Alejandra González Campanella
Published: 2023-03-01

Refugee-background communities have been a significant part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s multicultural population for decades. Despite the documented relevance of communication for newly arrived refugees, local reports over the years…

Arts and Culture

Community Insights Report – The Turner Centre [2022-2023]

By: Research & report by Rangimārie Mules of the Oi Collective
Published: 2023-02-24

This report provides a range of key community and stakeholder insights from research that was conducted in the later part of 2022 (November-December). These insights provide the foundation for which…

Arts and Culture

Colonization’s Impact on Fiji, New Zealand, India and Cultural Intersectionalities

By: Praneil Chandra
Published: 2023-02-15

Colonization’s Impact on Fiji, New Zealand, India and Cultural Intersectionalities Colonization had a profound effect on the Maori, Indian, Fiji Indian and Native Fijian population, intersecting with the Auckland Sugar…


Unveiling the Sociological Ninety-ten rules for Social Sciences research: Towards better hypothesis formulation in the Social Sciences in the interests of higher quality research and intellectual multi-polarity

By: Sujay Rao Mandavilli
Published: 2023-02-09

The Sociological Ninety ten rules that are proposed in this paper, are based on the fundamental premise that various branches of social sciences like sociology, anthropology and economics are human-centric…

Arts and Culture

Showing dragons and passing balls

By: Honglu Zhang
Published: 2023-01-01

This report demonstrates the diversity of activities within the Asian community ranging from cultural games, leisure activities, funded projects, workshops, and networking opportunities. It collects insights from Asian people of…


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…

Arts and Culture

Elucidating the Certainty uncertainty principle for the Social Sciences: Guidelines for hypothesis formulation in the Social Sciences for enhanced objectivity and intellectual multi-polarity

By: Sujay Rao Mandavilli
Published: 2022-07-22

This paper is the second in our series on scientific method for the social sciences, and is presented in relation to what we call the “Globalization of science”. It is…

Arts and Culture

Social Responsibility over Academic freedom: Emphasizing Ethics and Codes of Conduct geared for a Scholar’s duties towards science, society and the education system in Twenty-First Century Science

By: Sujay Rao Mandavilli
Published: 2022-05-12

This paper explores the twin issues of Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility among researchers and scholars, and gaps in theory and praxis as well. It also discusses the current application…


“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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

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…

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Arts and Culture

Asian Aucklanders and the arts: attitudes, attendance and participation in 2006

By: Gillian Ralph and edited by Iona McNaughton
Published: 2008-01-01

Aims to guide and inform Creative New Zealand, Auckland City Council and ASB Community Trust’s approach to engaging with Asian Aucklanders in the arts. Focuses on Chinese, Indian, Korean and…

Arts & Culture Asian
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

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

By: Denise Roche
Published: 2004-11-01

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

Research & Evaluation Sustainability Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
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