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The relationship between alcohol outlets and harm

This research examines the relationship between alcohol outlets and social harm. The analysis uses a longitudinal panel data set for the period 2007-2014 covering all of New Zealand.

What (actually) matters in literacy education: contributions from community psychology

Introduction: This paper describes the critical role community psychology theories played in reframing literacy research involving mainly Māori and Pacific peoples’ extended families and communities. Within a critical social constructionist paradigm, ecological systems theory and holistic, integrative theories of wellbeing brought much-needed new thinking to...
Conference paper

Recounting food banking: a paradox of counterproductive growth

The meteoric rise of food bank use in times of prosperity leads us to argue that food banks are institutionalised within New Zealand society with texts reflecting civic, market and domestic discourses. Abstract The meteoric rise of food bank use in times of prosperity leads...
Conference paper

Building connections: professional online presence and learning networks

The focus of this paper is on social media in teacher education in relation to the use of social media for building a professional online presence and learning network. This paper relates experience and insights drawn from my own work as a teacher educator experimenting...
Conference paper

Alternative food networks and opportunities for transformation towards a sustainable and resilient urban food system

Food systems are suffering from pressures related to population growth, increased urbanisation, climate change, and resource scarcity. These pressures are exacerbated by globalisation, with consumers concentrated in urban areas while producers are dispersed across rural areas that are often remote or even in different countries...