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This evaluation assesses how effectively and efficiently the support New Zealand has provided to the Solomon Islands' Curriculum Development Division has delivered on its expected achievements, and how relevant the support is to improve access to, and the quality of, basic education.
he evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery in Niue, the results of its programme of assistance, and suggested ways New Zealand could better meet its obligations to Niue.
It’s almost impossible to go a day in Sydney without having at least one conversation about property prices. The city is consumed with property prices, with news of record sales figures on our screens and in the newspapers almost every night. But even though we’re...
The report provides insights into Islam and Muslims so as to put the issue of Muslim aged care into proper perspective; it also provides opportunity to clarify some concepts in the context of Muslims, such as culture, ethnicity, and spirituality.
Urbanisation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is increasingly characterised by the sale of customary land to migrants from other provinces. As the borders of towns transform through this process, I ask: what does selling customary land in PNG mean, and what implications do sales have...
The Pacific rat, Rattus exulans, or Kiore as it is called by Maori, is a small human commensal associated with the human settlement of the Pacific. Archaeological evidence from Island Melanesia connects the distribution of the species with the presumed ancestors of all Polynesians, the...
Over the last few decades, the number of disasters in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has been constantly increasing. While usually portrayed as weak and passive victims in the face of disasters, the inhabitants of these countries have always demonstrated abilities to deal with such...
Agricultural development is intimately tied to the environment and cultural practices, specifically socio-political change. Nowhere are these relationships more clear than on Polynesian islands. Many sequences of agricultural change have now been documented in the region, and their relationships with the environment and cultural change...
Background: Following the mass migration in the 1970’s a young urbanised Pacific population has emerged in New Zealand (NZ), with Pacific people now an integral part of the cultural fabric. Teenage pregnancy (births, terminations and miscarriages of women <20 years) is a topic widely publicised...
Pacific islands artifacts and imageries have had a strong appeal to the popular imagination of the West over the years. However, in recent years the question of ownership of intellectual property rights has emerged as many indigenous groups around the world call for the repatriation...