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
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…

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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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
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

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+
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
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+
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
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

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

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
Sport and Recreation

3rd sector as social agent

By: Annette Michelsen la Cour
Published: 2021-01-01

The article is an analysis of when and why sports projects for disadvantaged children actually include the children and produce social capital. The Danish State has funded 42 sports projects…

Children & Youth Research & Evaluation Sport & Recreation
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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

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+
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

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
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
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

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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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…

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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…

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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

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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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
Health

She can’t make herself safe so give me that power: statutory powers and Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service Coordinators

By: Jayne McKendry
Published: 2011-10-01

Elder abuse and neglect prevention services support older people who have been abused or neglected to achieve a safer living environment. In some situations, lack of authoritative power prevents achievement…

Ageing & Retirement Family Violence & Abuse
People and Society

Vulnerability Report Issue 10

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2011-09-01

The tenth Vulnerability Report covers September 2011. It illustrates the experiences and pressure points for both families and social service agencies. Data from Christian agencies who are members of the…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Māori
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

Vulnerability report issue 9

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2011-06-01

This report catalogues how the most vulnerable members of our population are doing. It contains a mixture of official data, and data and anecdotes from NZCCSS agencies regarding prices, wages,…

Employment & Labour Māori Poverty and Inequality
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
People and Society

One Million Children and the Measure of a Nation: Key Messages from Social Policy Briefings for Todd Foundation Strategic Planning

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2010-08-02

The briefing draws selected verbatim extracts from various Government and community organisation briefing documents. Collated to inform Todd Foundation‚ strategic planning process in 2010, the paper focuses on the key…

Children & Youth Family Violence & Abuse Poverty and Inequality
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
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
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
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
Health

Stop!, I don’t like it!’ An Evaluation of the ‘Healthy Relationships’ programme.

By: Bryce Hamilton (BA) and Dr. Mark Turner
Published: 2010-01-01

‘Healthy Relationships’ is a programme designed by Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust to teach personal safety through explanations and interactive stories. The goal of the stories is to develop understanding of…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Social Services
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

The PATH Planning Tool and its Potential for Whanau Research

By: Kataraina Pipi
Published: 2010-01-01

PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) is a research tool that can assist in individual and whānau planning. It uses visual images alongside facilitation that seeks to clarify, research and…

Community Development Families, Whānau and Parenting Whānau Ora
Health

2010 The Social Report – Te Purongo Oranga Tangata

By: The Ministry of Social Development
Published: 2010-01-01

The Social Report 2010 provides a picture of progress towards better social outcomes for New Zealanders. It shows how we are faring on a range of important social indicators and…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Health & Wellbeing Social Services
Health

Social Work Support in a Primary Health Setting: A pilot and evaluation

By: Jolene Salmond
Published: 2010-01-01

A pilot of social work support in a primary health setting was undertaken and elvauated in a small rural community in New Zealand. This pilot was part of a social…

Health & Wellbeing Research & Evaluation Social Services
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
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
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
People and Society

Not the Retiring Sort – The New Zealand Boomer Dreams Study 2009

By: Sharon Buckland
Published: 2009-09-15

New research into the intentions and aspirations of New Zealand Baby Boomers as the first of this generational cohort approach traditional retirement age.

Ageing & Retirement Employment & Labour
People and Society

Improving our Understanding of Older Person’s Needs in Learning New Technology

By: Litmus & The Federation of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies
Published: 2009-09-13

The Federation of SeniorNet Societies has commissioned this study to evaluate how the SeniorNet service is meeting the needs of older adults in learning new technology and to improve an…

Ageing & Retirement Education & Training Information Technology/Internet
People and Society

Social Services ITO Recognising In-House Training Feasibility Study, July 2009

By: Jac Lynch
Published: 2009-07-10

Fourteen social service agencies participated in the study to determine if the Social Services ITO could recognise their in-house training programmes against unit standards in social services. The study used…

Education & Training Non-profit Sector Social Services
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
Economics

Vulnerability Report – 1st June 2009

By: Anne Kelly
Published: 2009-06-01

NZCOSS’s first Vulnerability Report shows the recession’s community impact on NGO services. The Vulnerability Report will be produced quarterly and will actively monitor the level of economic and social hardship…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Philanthropy
People and Society

The 2009 Child Discipline Referendum – What Children and Young People think about Parents’ right to hit children

By: Grant Taylor
Published: 2009-06-01

In 2007, the New Zealand Parliament passed a Private Members Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961. A petition in response to this law change forced a…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Health

Stigma and Women Living with HIV: A Co-operative Inquiry

By: Jane Bruning
Published: 2009-02-02

This thesis explores the impact of stigma on women in New Zealand living with HIV through the use of co-operative inquiry, an innovative, participatory, action-based and somewhat revolutionary, research method.…

Health & Wellbeing Women/Wāhine
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
Housing

Forgotten Women: A study of women and homelessness in Auckland, New Zealand.

By: Kate Bukowski
Published: 2009-01-01

There are women who are not in permanent safe or secure homes in New Zealand. Their houses are damp, cold and unsafe. The violence and poverty these women face means…

Homelessness Women/Wāhine
People and Society

Measuring Maybe: Some Thoughts on Evaluation and Social Innovation

By: Vivian Hutchinson
Published: 2008-11-01

Vivian Hutchinson is the Executive Officer of the Social Innovation Investment Group and the New Zealand Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. This paper is based on his presentation to the workshop on…

Research & Evaluation Social Services
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
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
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…

Government – Central & Local Non-profit Sector Social Services
People and Society

NZCOSS: The Story of a National Social Service Umbrella Organisation

By: Conor Twyford
Published: 2007-01-01

A review of the historical development of the New Zealand Council of Social Services – its place in Aotearoa New Zealand’s social policy landscape, its relationships with other national umbrella…

Social Services
Non-profit Sector

Borders, margins and bridges: Possibilities for change for marginalized young women

By: Robyn Munford, Jackie Sanders
Published: 2007-01-01

ABSTRACT ONLY: This paper interrogates the notion of exclusion with a particular focus upon the experiences of young women.

Women/Wāhine
People and Society

Stock-take of Community Organisations Providing Social Services in Waitakere – Auckland Voluntary Sector Study: working paper 1

By: Derek Senior
Published: 2006-08-01

A stock-take of community organisations and their social services in Waitakere as part of the Local Services Mapping Initiative co-ordinated by Family and Community Services.

Social Services Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
People and Society

Stock-take of Community Organisations Providing Social Services in Waitakere – Auckland Voluntary Sector Study: working paper 2

By: Derek Senior
Published: 2006-08-01

This report examines some factors that literature suggests are likely to impact on the way funding is distributed among community organisations.

Community Development Social Services Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
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
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
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
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
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
Health

Promoting Community Well-being: A study of the involvement of Councils of Social Services in Local Authority community Outcomes Processes

By: Johnston, K., Cheyne, C., & Parker, W
Published: 2005-08-01

Promoting Community Well-being: A study of the involvement of Councils of Social Services in Local Authority community Outcomes Processes.

Health & Wellbeing Social Services
People and Society

Meta-analysing community action projects in Aotearoa, New Zealand

By: Alison Greenaway, K Witten
Published: 2005-03-11

This paper reports on a meta-analysis of ten community action projects. The activation, consolidation and transition or completion stages of the projects were examined to identify commonalities in structures and…

Community Development Research & Evaluation Social Services
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
Te Ao Māori

A Research Ethic for Studying Maori and Iwi Provider Success

By: Pipi, K & Cram, F & Hawke, R & Hawke, S & Huriwai, TM & Mataki, T, & Milne, M & Morgan, K & Tuhaka, H & Tuuta, C,
Published: 2004-12-01

This paper explores how kaupapa Maori practices were operationalised within Maori and Iwi Providers. It examined the practices of successful Maori and iwi (tribal) providers of services and/or programmes across…

Education & Training Kaupapa Māori Māori
Health

KIDPOWER: NZ Pilot Evaluation Report

By: Cathy Bouma of EAS (Evaluation and Auditing Services Ltd)
Published: 2004-11-01

The KIDPOWER TEENPOWER FULLPOWER Trust (KIDPOWER) received a grant from The Todd Foundation to pilot and evaluate outcomes of one-hour sessions with 8 to 12 year old children in classes…

Children & Youth Family Violence & Abuse Research & Evaluation
People and Society

KIDPOWER: NZ Pilot Evaluation Report – Summary

By: Cathy Bouma of EAS (Evaluation and Auditing Services Ltd)
Published: 2004-11-01

The KIDPOWER TEENPOWER FULLPOWER Trust (KIDPOWER) received a grant from The Todd Foundation to pilot and evaluate outcomes of one-hour sessions with 8 to 12 year old children in classes…

Children & Youth Family Violence & Abuse Research & Evaluation
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
Health

The Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act 1995: A Report from the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges

By: Sheryl Hann
Published: 2004-01-01

This report examines the Domestic Violence Act including protection orders. The report highlights advocates’ concerns that the Act is not working effectively 10 years after it was passed.

Family Violence & Abuse Social Services Women/Wāhine
Economics

Poverties and Satisfiers: A Systems Look at Human Needs. Creating a New Democracy.

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2000-11-19

All systems have needs, whether the systems be people, families, communities, cities, economics or ecosystems. System needs are complex. They exist simultaneously, and must be addressed systemically and holistically, rather…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Poverty and Inequality Research & Evaluation
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
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
Te Ao Māori

The kidZnet project: Guiding cultural and ethical issues for Iwi and Report for Iwi cultural and ethical issues in kidZnet

By: Robyn Kamira
Published: 2000-01-01

A series of hui and interviews to determine the guiding cultural and ethical issues for Iwi were undertaken in Hamilton and Rotorua for the kidZnet projec

Children & Youth Information Technology/Internet Māori
People and Society

Gifting – and the Consequences of its Absence

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 1994-03-01

As more and more activities – housework, childcare, looking after the sick and the old – become monetised and institutionalised, the values that allow people to provide services to one…

Philanthropy Volunteering & Mahi Aroha Women/Wāhine
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
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