Pacific Research

As a repository for the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research, this collection plays a key role in disseminating public policy information and other resources by and to communities in the Pacific and beyond. The collection contains digitised documents, government records, research reports, post graduate theses and more from the Islands of the Pacific Ocean and diaspora communities in Australia and New Zealand. The Pacific Research Collection is supported by NZIPR via The University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Pacific Research

Blog post

11 Feb 2019

Second in a four-part series of articles about NZ's Tomorrow’s Schools Review, this post focuses on the ‘framing’ of the report – the underlying messages about the agenda, value system and goals that are evident in the introduction and summary sections of the report.

Report

8 Feb 2019

To advance a robust bilateral policy debate about the key role of deterrence in Indo-Pacific strategy, the United States Studies Centre and Pacific Forum hosted a Track 1.5 US-Australia Indo-Pacific Deterrence Dialogue in Canberra in December 2018. This summary report reflects the authors’ accounts of...

Blog post

8 Feb 2019

This piece begins a four-part series about the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce report released in December 2018 reviewing the administrative arrangements for New Zealand schooling over the last three decades.

Report

1 Feb 2019

Pacific Island states have committed to ambitious targets to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels to generate electricity. The Cook Island’s commitment is to have 100% renewable generation by 2020, Samoa is also targeting 100%, but by 2025, and Tonga is seeking to generate 50%...

Report

25 Jan 2019

Cross-border infrastructure is critical for the development of the Indo-Pacific region. Yet, this paper argues, while intergovernmental economic agreements are in place to assist, the process is hampered by the lack of physical infrastructure needed to connect economies.

Report

21 Jan 2019

The 2018 Dialogue looked at PNG’s time on the global stage as the host of APEC 2018, and also considered whether hoped-for opportunities in tourism have been realised. The participants also discussed the current state of the PNG–Australia relationship and the increased interest in the...

Submission

18 Jan 2019

The arts are vital for the future of tourism says Creative New Zealand

Article

15 Jan 2019

This article describes a project investigating the potential and constraints to developing cultural heritage tourism opportunities as a pathway for sustainable development for local communities in the Pacific and specifically in Samoa and Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Working paper

11 Jan 2019

The purpose of this working paper is to provide insight into the complexity of urbanisation and present key entry points for its better management. The paper argues that an integrated programming or a ‘systems’ approach to urban development assistance in Asia and the Pacific is...

Article

A GIS based decision support tool for sustainable seaweed farming in the Solomon Islands
8 Dec 2018

Global interest in seaweed production is increasing in response to the environmental and economic benefits that seaweed farming can provide.

Video

7 Dec 2018

The Solomon Islands National Ocean Planning Spatial Information System (SINOPSIS) – a GIS based decision support tool for sustainable seaweed farming in the Solomon Islands.

The Solomon Islands include some of the most unique and beautiful ecosystems in the world but economic opportunities are...

Report

7 Dec 2018

As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the NZ Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago.

Journal article

6 Dec 2018

Dr Colin Tukuitonga speaks about how climate change is affecting the health of people living in Pacifc Island countries and the relevance of Australia’s climate change policy responses to these neighbouring countries.

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report provides independent medical data demonstrating the extreme mental health suffering on Nauru. MSF strongly reiterates its urgent call for the Australian government to end the policy of offshore detention and immediately evacuate all refugees and asylum seekers from Nauru to avoid further deterioration...

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

This research briefng provides information about the context of violence against women (VAW) in Samoa. It explores the social, cultural, and religious systems that serve to sustain the nation’s high rates of VAW, including local governance structures and the gender roles inherent within them. There...

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

This report outlines some of the research carried out by members of the project, ‘Tatala le ta’ui le Atua: Rolling out the fne mat of scripture’, funded by the New Zealand Institute for Pacifc Research. The project (which took place between 2017 and 2018) asked...

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

The purpose of this study is to explore fat women’s experiences of sex and sexuality in Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite a growing body of literature within fat studies, there is still very little writing that considers the lived experiences of fat people. This research is...

Report

1 Dec 2018

Despite the growing incidence of family violence amongst Cook Islanders in Aotearoa New Zealand, practice interventions to support the safety and healing of Cook Islands victims, perpetrators and their families are promulgated from within western knowledge and theories of family violence. As well, these matters...

Report

Scholarship research report
1 Dec 2018

The overall aim of the Kainga Tu’umalie (Prosperous families) faith-based research project reported here, was to identify how Tongan indigenous cultural – faith approaches can mitigate the rampant effects of violence. This involved identifying and theorising Tongan cultural concepts in relation to Fofola e fala...

Literature review

1 Dec 2018

This report provides a literature review to identify existing family violence initiatives that specifically target men to improve their health and overall wellbeing.