Arts and Culture

Manawatahi Participatory City Pilot – Six Month Learning Report

By: Hamish Lindop
Published: 2023-03-10

This is a six month strategic learning report sharing the findings from a pilot to test the Participatory City Approach in the Connected Communities Department of te Kaunihera o Tāmaki…

Law and Justice

Mātauranga Māui and Mōkū Te Ao: An exploration of how NZEI Te Riu Roa member leaders’ perspectives on climate activism align with the union’s philosophy of Mōkū Te Ao

By: Conor Twyford
Published: 2022-09-06

The philosophy of Mōkū Te Ao challenges the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Te Riu Roa, Aotearoa to centre tamariki Māori (Māori children) in its work. In recent years, NZEI…

Climate Activism Māori

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…


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…


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…

Sport & Recreation Children & Youth Health & Wellbeing

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 Leadership Education & Training
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,…

Language and Culture Government – Central & Local Community Development
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…

Government – Central & Local Health & Wellbeing Community Development

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

Reflection of Learning

By: Anna Buckingham
Published: 2019-07-31

Reflecting on community work and anti oppressive practices.

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Employment & Labour Community Development
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…

Social Services Community Development
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…

Māori Governance & Kaitiakitanga Language and Culture
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…

Non-profit Sector Social Services Governance & Kaitiakitanga
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…

Crime & Safety Government – Central & Local Community Development

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…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Government – Central & Local

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…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Government – Central & Local Research & Evaluation

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…

Leadership Education & Training

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)

Non-profit Sector Government – Central & Local Community Development

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…

Government – Central & Local Community Development 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…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Community Development
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 Families, Whānau and Parenting Community Development

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…

Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector Community Development
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…

Leadership Families, Whānau and Parenting Community Development
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

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…

Non-profit Sector Disability

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…

Leadership Action Research Community Development

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

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…

Social Services Welfare & Benefits Government – Central & Local

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…

Religion & Spirituality Governance & Kaitiakitanga Government – Central & Local
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

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…

Leadership Education & Training Community Development

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…

Non-profit Sector Governance & Kaitiakitanga Health & Wellbeing

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…

Leadership Economics & Finances Community Development
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 –…

Te Tiriti O Waitangi Māori Governance & Kaitiakitanga Peace, Violence & Conflict Resolution

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

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…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Government – Central & Local
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 Non-profit Sector Government – Central & Local
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

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…

Non-profit Sector Governance & Kaitiakitanga

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
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

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…

Māori Government – Central & Local Research & Evaluation

Learning to play jazz: adaptive community leadership for turbulent times

By: Margy-Jean Malcolm
Published: 2010-11-01

This paper discusses mindsets, competencies and attitudes of community leadership. Metaphors such as playing jazz are used to normalise the complexity of community sector work and starfish to emphasise the…

Leadership Non-profit Sector Community Development
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…

Government – Central & Local Community Development Women/Wāhine

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…

Leadership Education & Training Research & Evaluation

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

Draft Relationship Agreement between the Communities of Aotearoa New Zealand & Government of New Zealand: Submission from Garth Nowland-Foreman

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2010-01-01

The Background provides a summary of various key developments over the last decade in working to strengthen relationships between Government and the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector. Analysis concludes…

Non-profit Sector Government – Central & Local
Non-profit Sector

The New Zealand Non-Profit Sector and Government Policy

By: Mike O’Brien, Jackie Sanders and Margaret Tennant
Published: 2009-08-01

This paper examines the relationship between the non-profit sector and government, and the public policy environment in which the sector operates in Aotearoa. Non-profit organisations are affected by laws and…

Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising Non-profit Sector Government – Central & Local

From Talk to Action – Government Engagement with Citizens and Communities

By: Building Better Government Engagement Reference Group
Published: 2009-07-01

The Building Better Government Engagement (BBGE) project seeks to identify actions for building skills, knowledge and values in the public service about effective engagement with citizens and communities. This report…

Advocacy Government – Central & Local Research & Evaluation

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…

Social Services Government – Central & Local Community Development

Coherence Needed: The Good Intentions report to government on government-community sector relationships.

By: Pat Hanley
Published: 2009-01-01

In 2001 the government signed a Statement of Intent for an improved relationship with the community and voluntary sector (SOGI). In 2008/09 the Association of Non Governmental Organisations of Aotearoa…

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

Migrants and Former Refugees Government – Central & Local Community Development

Thinking Like a Place – Local Government Experiences with Community Planning

By: Moira Lawler
Published: 2008-02-01

This paper looks at how local government in New Zealand is working to improve the participation of residents in local decision-making. The research looked at three communities where community planning…

Government – Central & Local Community Development

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…

Non-profit Sector Government – Central & Local
Non-profit Sector

Not Just A Tool – the responses of nonprofit leaders to ‘service delivery’ relationships with governments

By: Alison Procter
Published: 2008-01-01

There are many reasons for studying the relationship between governments and nonprofits in the community services sector; it is a critical nexus though which much social policy implementation passes as…

Non-profit Sector Social Services Government – Central & Local

Governance of Not for Profit Organisations in Auckland and Christchurch

By: David Haigh
Published: 2008-01-01

This research looks into the governance of 12 medium sized not for profits in Auckland and Christchurch. It also considers how they compare with theoretical models, the strategies for dealing…

Non-profit Sector Governance & Kaitiakitanga

National Associations Experiences in improving the terms of engagement with government: Pacific Experiences

By: Pat Hanley, Stella Maebiru-Boki
Published: 2008-01-01

This is a joint paper describing and assessing initiatives undertaken by ANGOA in New Zealand and DSE in the Solomon Islands to improve the ability of NGO’s to interact effectively…

Non-profit Sector Government – Central & Local

Sustainable Management Practices in the Voluntary Sector

By: Sharon Torstonson
Published: 2007-06-01

Sustainable Management Practices in the Voluntary Sector

Leadership Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
People and Society

Overview of the Supervision Policies and Practices in Smaller Social Services organisations in the Hamilton Area

By: Gill Overmire
Published: 2006-01-02

Compare and contrast supervision policies and practices in smaller non-profit social service organisations in Hamilton, find out whether there is a best practice model of supervision for social workers working…

Mentoring Social Services

Best Fit for Non Government Organisations in Primary Health Care

By: Jo Fitzpatrick
Published: 2006-01-02

This document reports on results of sector meetings in July 2006 on how Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) can best fit within the primary health care setting. It also advises how key…

Government – Central & Local Health & Wellbeing

Kaitiakitanga and Health Informatics: Introducing Useful Indigenous Concepts of Governance in the Health Sector

By: Robyn Kamira
Published: 2006-01-01

Indigenous contributions to governance in health informatics can be drawn from cultural concepts such as Katiakitanga, which implies guardianship, stewardship, governance and responsibility roles. Kaitiakitanga acts as a guideline to…

Kaupapa Māori approaches Governance & Kaitiakitanga Health & Wellbeing
Pacific Peoples

Free and Equal: A Review of NZAID Pacific Regional Disability Programme for New Zealand Agency for International Development

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman & Daniel Stubbs
Published: 2005-10-03

NZAID is seeking to move to a more strategic developmental approach that meets their principles and ways of working to effectively address the needs of people living with disabilities in…

Government – Central & Local Pasifika
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

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…

Social Services Government – Central & Local Community Development

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…

Leadership Education & Training
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,…

Law & Justice Māori Government – Central & Local
Te Ao Māori

Te Mata O Te Tai – The Edge of the Tide: Rising capacity in information technology of Maori in Aotearoa

By: Robyn Kamira
Published: 2002-08-29

We can extract lessons in the information technology era from our colonial past. One such lesson is to understand how information technologies might further impact our knowledge. Experience has taught…

Māori Governance & Kaitiakitanga Information Technology/Internet

Mentoring: Help when you need it

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

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

Leadership Education & Training
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…

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

Social Statistics – Issues and impact from a community perspective

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1999-06-22

Policy-making requires more than market mechanisms for implementation. That recognition should also be made with great caution, because the Government’s attempt over the last 20 years to incorporate as many…

Government – Central & Local Community Development

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

Social Responsibility: Whose Agenda? Choices for the Future. The Key Word is ‘Social’!

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1998-02-15

This paper considers the space within which the State, the Public Service and Common Wealth interact. In particular, power relationships which fall outside nation-states are examined. These general issues are…

Governance & Kaitiakitanga Research & Evaluation

“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…

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