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

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…

Evaluation Toolkit

This Evaluation Toolkit provides guidance and tools to enable a cohesive approach to measuring impact across our organisation and within the community. The toolkit informs our Annual Impact Story which…

Epilepsy New Zealand – Wellbeing Opportunity Assessment Report 2024

People living with epilepsy or unexplained seizures (PLWS) can have very different lived experiences. Epilepsy New Zealand (ENZ) is aleading advocacy, support, and training association in Aotearoa New Zealand for…

Outcomes, Accountability and Community Organisations: Holy Grail, Black Hole or Wholly Possible?

Context: The Winds of ChangeSince 1984 the New Zealand Government was an early and bold adopter of neoliberal approaches to public administration that collectively came to be known as new…

Long Term Impacts of Youth Mentoring: A thematic analysis of interviews collected with previous mentees, mentors and mentee whānau of the Challenge for Change mentoring programme.

Challenge for Change (C4C) is a mentoring programme run by BGI, a youth development organisation. C4C fosters mentoring partnerships between volunteer mentors and young people ages 9-13. This research aimed…

A critical review of crime and punishment during the2023 election year in Aotearoa New Zealand.

David Haigh AbstractThe 2023 elections in Aotearoa New Zealand raised crime as a major political issue. This was in spite of a general fall in crime statistics. Despite major population…

Community Readiness Study Research Report 2023

Community Readiness Studies (CRS) are increasingly used in family violence research. This study is a way of understanding our community in relation to family violence and is a way to…

Community Readiness Study – Women’s Support Motueka

A Community Readiness Study, abbreviated to CRS, is a way of gauging the community’s views of a particular issue. We are using this research method to discover how we can…

Barriers to and Recommendations for Equitable Access to Healthcare for Migrants and Refugees in Aotearoa, New Zealand: An Integrative Review

The health system in Aotearoa New Zealand is predicated on equity in access to health services as a fundamental objective yet barriers to equitable access for migrant and refugees continue…

CONNECTING HOMELANDS Telling the stories of Post-war Cretan Migrant Women in Aotearoa New Zealand An oral history and digital storytelling project

This digital archive contains the material of an oral history project that recorded the personal stories of elderly Cretan Greek women who came to New Zealand in the early 60s…

A study of loneliness in Auckland 2021

Loneliness is a distressing emotional state of not having meaningful connections with others. This study looked at levels of loneliness in Auckland, using data from Statistics NZ and Auckland Council.…

The End of the Rainbow? Chinese Queer International Students Negotiating the “Ethnic Closet” in New Zealand

Drawing on semi-structured in-depth interviews with 15 Chinese queer international students from New Zealand’s tertiary institutions, this paper explores their motivations to pursue higher education transnationally, and unpacks the interconnected…

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