University of Otago

Journal article

15 Jul 2017

The year 1994 was a particularly interesting one in Samoan politics.

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2017

This paper provides an analysis of how the New Zealand tax system may be affecting residential property markets

Audio program

25 Sep 2016

Political parties and elections cost money to run.

Who should pay and how should we manage the risks that come along with political donations?

Rear Vision compares the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand systems.


7 Jun 2016

This essay series is intended to explore measures that have been taken, and could be taken, in order to improve responses to the threat or occurrence of natural disasters in the MENA and Indo-Pacific regions.

Journal article

10 May 2016

In the last few years, predictive risk modelling has been suggested for use in the child welfare environment as an efficient means of targeting preventive resources and improving practitioner decision-making. First raised in the green paper on vulnerable children, then translated into the white paper...

Working paper

2 Oct 2015

The Marsden Fund is the premiere funding mechanism for blue skies research in New Zealand. In 2014, $56 million was awarded to 101 research projects chosen from among 1222 applications from researchers at universities, Crown Research Institutes and independent research organizations. This funding mechanism is...

Research report

1 Jun 2015

In 2013 the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement assessed student achievement in two learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum–health and physical education, and mathematics and statistics. This report focuses on health and physical education.


The National Monitoring Study of...

Research report

1 Jun 2015

In 2013, National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement assessed student achievement in mathematics and statistics, and health and physical education.This report focuses on mathematics and statistics.

Executive summary

The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement–Wānangatia Te Putanga Tauira–is designed to assess and...

Other text

20 Feb 2015

Cultural Competence is one of the competencies required of all Health Practitioners in New Zealand since the enacting of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act in 2003. This dissertation examines what relationship there is between this concept and Bioethics and Health Law. The dissertation argues...

Video lecture/presentation

24 Oct 2014

Professor Gregory Cook is a microbiologist at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Otago School of Medical Sciences.

His research is focused on developing bacterial metabolism and energetics as drug targets to combat bacterial pathogens and environmental microorganisms that contribute significantly to greenhouse gas...