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 trade and markets, envoronmental policies, globalisation, change in the structure of local and regional government and legislative changes impacted on all new Zealand during this period but the rural hinterland of new Zealand was affected in particular ways. This is a qualitative study in which four women and four men were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire exploring their views on social change, the way the community has responded to changes in service provision, how they managed the move from being a vibrant rural service community to a tourist town.


Creator | Kaihanga
Pamela A. Smith
Year of Creation | Tau
Keywords | Kupu
Social change, rural community, families,resilience,volunteering, community development.
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Smith. P.A. (2009) Whatever happened to Tuatapere? Are we doing very nicely thank you? Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Palmerston North: Massey University

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