Ethnicity and Diversity

Chinese migrant communities’ relationships to coastal spaces in the ‘City of Sails’, Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Belinda Wheaton
Published: 2024-01-03

New Zealanders have long-standing and multifaceted relationships with coasts, including recreation activities in, on and by the water. Leisure scholarship to date has paid little attention to outdoor recreation in…

Non-profit Sector

Scouts Aotearoa Healthy Norms Project Evaluation

By: Scouts Aotearoa and Point and Associates
Published: 2023-07-31

In 2021, Scouts Aotearoa, with support from Point, initiated an innovative project to address harmful gender norms within the movement. The impetus for this project was the results of an…

Ethnicity and Diversity

Mainland Chinese firstgeneration immigrants and New Zealanders’ views on sport participation, race/ ethnicity and the body: Does sport participation enhance cultural understandings?

By: Richard Pringle and Lucen Liu
Published: 2023-03-11

This study set within the superdiverse city of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand examined how mainland Chinese first-generation immigrants and Pākehā (white New Zealanders) discursively understood each other in the context of…

Arts and Culture

Showing dragons and passing balls

By: Honglu Zhang
Published: 2023-01-01

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


Too many Māori and Asian people are drowning – can better cultural understanding reverse the trend?

By: Belinda Wheaton & Lucen Liu
Published: 2022-12-20

Many New Zealanders consider the beach to be a great place for leisure activities. Despite our love of the water, New Zealanders have a terrible record of drowning deaths. Water…

Ethnicity and Diversity

Enhancing the development of refugee-background youth in Aotearoa New Zealand through non-formal education

By: Leonie King
Published: 2022-10-16

Globally, non-formal education (NFE) plays an important role in youth development. However, while universal approaches to youth development are well researched, there is little research on what influences positive youth…


System Transformation in the disability sector in New Zealand – Repeat Study MidCentral: 2018-2021

By: Wilson, C.S. and Benjamin, M. (2022)
Published: 2022-06-03

In October 2018 the Ministry of Health launched system transformation in MidCentral region (Palmerston North, Levin, Otaki, Foxton, Feilding and the local environments). This new system was to be based…

Non-profit Sector

Billy Graham Youth Foundation: Final Impact Evaluation Report

By: Point & Associates
Published: 2022-03-01

In 2021 the Billy Graham Youth Foundation (BGYF) had a network of 6 academies across New Zealand. 2021 was the third and final year of an evaluation to help the…

Sport and Recreation

Te Ora Tinana Project

By: Sport Otago - Sport Waitaki
Published: 2021-11-26

Sport Otago completed a needs assessment to identify the physical activity needs and aspirations of priority groups in the Waitaki District (Waitaki) who have inequitable access to physical activity opportunities…

Disability Māori Pacific Peoples Sport & Recreation

Being manuhiri

By: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
Published: 2021-11-11

Several favourite walking, tramping, cycling, kayaking, and boating spots in Aotearoa NZ are now co-managed by Māori organisations and government agencies. These co-governance and co-management arrangements have been put in…

Advocacy Environment Sport & Recreation Te Tiriti O Waitangi
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
Ethnicity and Diversity

Hybrid Identities and Interconnected Spatialities: The role of Cricket in the settlement of Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand

By: Shemana Cassim, Darrin Hodgetts, and Ottilie Stolte
Published: 2019-07-01

This article explores the ways in which Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand establish a sense of continuity between the host nation and country of origin by forging interconnected spatialities.…

Migrants and Former Refugees Sport & Recreation

Baseline Study of the Disability Support System in the MidCentral Area: Disabled Peoples Report

By: Wilson, C.S. and Benjamin, M. (2019)
Published: 2019-04-01

In October 2018 the Government launched system transformation in MidCentral Region. This was a process that changed the way disabled people and their whānau received funding from the Government and…

Sport and Recreation

Football in Aotearoa: Responding to Diversity, Becoming More Inclusive

By: Paul Spoonley
Published: 2016-10-01

The growing diversity of New Zealand brings into sharp focus the need to address diversity as a way of increasing participation and inclusivity in football. This report discusses key considerations…

Community Development

Outcomes and expereinces of participants of the Activity Based Experience (ABE) Programme at Richmond Services Limited: a mixed methods study

By: Arno Grueber
Published: 2013-12-11

The ABE Programme is a client-centred, individualised physical activity intervention for people with mental illness delivered by non-government organisation Richmond Services Ltd. It is three months in duration with weekly…

Health & Wellbeing Mental Health Sport & Recreation
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

Financing Sports Organisations in New Zealand: the impact of governors’ choices

By: Carolyn J Cordery and Rachel F Baskerville
Published: 2011-12-19

Funding and financial management are critical issues for the not for profit sector. Funding is limited, competitively sought, and differences in funders’ and organisations’ expectations and needs can cause dysfunction.…

Economics & Finances Non-profit Sector Sport & Recreation
Pacific Peoples

Sport and recreation in New Zealand Pasifika Communities

By: Gordon, B.A.,Sauni ,P.,Tugalu,C.,Hodis,F.
Published: 2010-11-30

Policy makers, and those intending to be influential around sport and recreation in Pasifika communities, need to make decisions and develop programmes that are culturally aligned and relevant. They should…

Pacific Peoples Sport & Recreation

New Zealand Volunteers: A Snapshot

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

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

Sport & Recreation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
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