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30 Jun 2017

This report is the third in a series of papers on the role of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands.

Our first report set the context of Pacific Island SF and their roles and responsibilities (Drew, 2016). Key findings included that many Pacific Island SFs appear to have multiple...

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30 Jun 2017

One of the key projects for the NZIPR is examining the roles of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands. This reflects the fact that SFs are often the largest single asset owner and investor in the Pacific Islands, and the income stream from these funds can also be a large part of fiscal...

Thesis

19 May 2017

The thesis addresses significant gaps in the existing knowledge on land rights in the Pacific, which are the voices of urban women, fa’afafine, and fakaleitī1. The lands concerned are customary land in Samoa, and Crown owned land in Tonga. The knowledge in the thesis relates to human rights,...

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14 Feb 2017

This project is a moving image art project using the concept of Veitalatala (poetic documentary) (as defined by Talita Toluta’u (2014) that will explore faito’o (traditional medicine) and kau faito’o (native doctors), the practice of medicine making and healing practices from the Pacific to...

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Thesis

13 Feb 2017

This research project is a personal exploration of how time can be enacted through various approaches in order to develop a performance process that questions cultural perception of time. New works are devised and collected using four core elements of performance including time, space, the...

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Thesis

01 Jan 2017

This is a study of individuals of German-Tongan descent living around the world. Taking as its starting point the period where Germans in Tonga (2014) left off, it examines the family histories, self-conceptions of identity, and connectedness to Germany of twenty-seven individuals living in New...

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Report

09 Nov 2016

One of the five key first-year projects for the NZIPR is examining the roles of Sovereign Funds (SFs) in the Pacific Islands. This reflects the fact that SFs are often the largest single asset owner and investor in the Pacific Islands, and the income stream from these funds can also be a large...

Report

01 Sep 2016

Purpose

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Adam Smith International to conduct an evaluation of its country programme in Tonga. The purpose of the evaluation is to deliver an evidence base that can guide decisions regarding...

Research report

08 Jun 2016

In 2013, New Zealand and the European Union co-hosted the Pacific Energy Summit to fast-track sustainable energy development in the Pacific. It resulted in funding commitments of more than $635 million for a range of innovative renewable energy projects, and showed that donors and the private...

Report

01 Apr 2016

The Tonga Police Development Programme (TPDP) is a trilateral partnership between the Governments of Tonga, Australia and New Zeland. It is implemented by Tonga Police, Australian Federal Police, and New Zealand Police.

This evaluation identifies what is working and what is not in order...

Thesis

01 Jan 2016

Pasifika students’ home knowledges and practices have low value in New Zealand schooling. Despite studies that have argued for culturally responsive teaching that meets the diverse needs of Pasifika students (Alton-Lee, 2008; Coxon, Mara, Wendt Samu, & Finau, 2002; Ferguson, Gorinski, Samu...

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Thesis

01 Jan 2016

Introduction: The importance of health research in addressing equity, health outcomes and development is recognised by world leaders and yet there is a lack of research outputs from low to middle income countries, such as those in the Pacific Islands, where the burden of disease is higher. A...

Thesis

19 Nov 2015

There is a growing amount of literatures and researches examining key factors that contribute to the vulnerability of Pacific youth, especially suicide. In 2011, there was a spike in the number of young Tongans in New Zealand who lost their lives to this epidemic and this number continued to...

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Thesis

17 Nov 2015

As is well documented, health and wellbeing is positively associated with participating in physical activity. However, the little research available suggested that Pacific adolescents generally, are participating in less physical activity than adolescents of other ethnic groups. Furthermore,...

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Research report

24 Sep 2015

Not much is known about the ways in which assessment data have actually been used in education policy to date. Understanding the role of assessments in informing system-level decision-making is a first step towards helping stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments. Moreover,...

Report

01 Sep 2015

The Tonga Education Support Program II (TESP II) supports the Education Policy of the Government of Tonga (GoT). It aims to improve equitable access, improve early grade student learning outcomes and strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Training (MET). It follows on from TESP...

Thesis

12 May 2015

This study is concerned with representation. It considers the nature of a culturally located, discursive form called veitalatala and its creative translation into designed artifacts that consider the lyrical and graceful nature of Tongan women’s talanoa.<br><br>The designed outcomes...

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Discussion paper

19 Dec 2014

In the course of Tonga's political reform, the devolution of executive powers was incomplete due to the retention by the Monarch of several specific powers that have remained defined in the Constitution ever since its promulgation in 1875. Why did this occur?

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Thesis

20 Nov 2014

International migration for people in the Pacific has become a cultural and economic voyage in which identities are challenged and questioned. With the evolution of transport technology, the modern era has provided a more efficient form of transport. This study contributes to the theorising of...

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Thesis

09 Nov 2014

After completing a Bachelor’s degree, I had little success in finding a job which matched my field of study. I thought this situation was unique to me until I found that quite a few of my Tongan and other Pacific graduate friends were in the same boat. I also found that in line with global...

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