University of Otago


As a key node of the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research, much of Otago's content on APO features in the Pacific Research Collection.


Items published

Discussion paper

30 Apr 2017

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

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...


6 Jul 2014

This longitudinal study assessed the relation between maternal mental state talk over time and the development of social understanding in young Pacific Island children growing up in New Zealand. At all three time points (15, 20, and 26 months), mother and child pairs (N =...


21 May 2014

This document represents the process and reflections on the creation and curation of an open source 'texthack' for a media studies textbook for students in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. This document is provided as a resource for anyone contemplating a similar texthack project....


14 Apr 2014

The study of human demographic history in the Pacific is currently entering a new era. New sequencing technologies, improved techniques to retrieve DNA from subfossil remains and new data analysis approaches will most likely revolutionize our understanding of this complex human achievement. Enabled by these...

Items associated

Journal article

15 Jul 2017

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


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...