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Tālanoa Research Methodology

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Talanoa Research Methodology
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Ki he lelei taha: Tālanoa mei he kaliloa of successful Tongan graduates

Tonga reputably has the highest per capita number of PhDs in the world; this indicates the high value placed on formal education by Tongans. At the same time, many Tongans, especially those living in New Zealand, are amongst those seen as ‘failures’ of the education...
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I Yau Vakaviti: Fijian treasures in international museums – a study of repatriation, ownership and cultural rights

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...
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The development and implementation of a family and home-based pilot programme for preventing child obesity in Pacific families in Dunedin, New Zealand

Obesity in childhood has physical, psychological and social consequences that impact on health and quality of life. While there is a need for obesity prevention and treatment programmes amongst all New Zealanders, the need is greatest for Pacific children and their families. Over one in...
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An analytical perspective on Moana research and the case of Tongan faiva

This thesis adopts an analytical approach to Moana research from a “Pacific Studies” perspective, focusing as it does on Moana languages and Moana indigenous knowledge. From this perspective it analyses and discusses the imposition of Western paradigms in Moana research and in Moana language, both...
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The impact of Tongan cultural practices on Tongans’ economic behaviour

The purpose of this thesis was to find ways in which the current practices of Tongan culture and of the church could be modified so that any economic adverse impact they have on Tongans could be alleviated. This research is particularly significant when contextualised in...
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Youth participation: does it have a place in the Samoan traditional church? Exploring youth perceptions of the EFKS in South Auckland

The concept of youth participation is explored in the EFKS church context where the perspectives of young Samoan people of South Auckland are explored. In the Samoan culture, children and young people are usually the unheard and quiet voices at formal settings (Simanu, 2002; Tamasese...
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The emic avenue; art through Tālanoa

To Tālanoa, you have a personal encounter with another person in conversation. To begin this project, the process of Tālanoa is used in a respectful journalistic mode and sensibility for collecting stories of the everyday. This project enacts narratives that have been collected through everyday...
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Pukepuke Fonua: an exploratory study on the faikava as an identity marker for New Zealand-born Tongan males in Auckland, New Zealand

This thesis is an exploratory study of the experiences and perceptions of a group of New Zealand-born Tongan males living in Auckland on what participation in the Tongan cultural practice of the faikava meant to them, how they valued this experience and whether they believed...
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Te Whariki: early childhood curriculum from Samoan teachers' perspective

Te Whāriki positions itself as New Zealand’s first ever Early Childhood Curriculum with an unique bicultural feature honouring the Treaty of Waitangi (signed in 1840), and the partnership between tangata whenua (Māori) and the Crown (Government). The Te Whāriki curriculum found its origins in a...
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Tālanoa: A contribution to the occupational health and safety management of Pacific peoples in the construction industry?

The New Zealand construction industry is comprised of a diverse workforce with a substantial number of Pacific Island workers whose employment is more often than not precarious in nature (Lamm et al., 2010). Government statistics also indicate that Pacific Island construction workers are over-represented in...