Discussion paper

Pacific perspectives on family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand

Pacific populations in New Zealand have significant rates of family violence as both victims and perpetrators. The authors argue that holistic, collaborative, and collective approaches to addressing family violence for Pacific families are essential for their healing process.

Making disability rights real Whakatūturu ngā tika hauātanga

New Zealand has a mixed record when it comes to the rights of disabled people. Although some things are done well, there is still a great deal of work required to remove barriers stopping disabled people from participating in society on an equal basis. This...

Action plan for Pacific education 2020-2030

This Action Plan is a blueprint for communities, the education sector and the Government to transform outcomes for Pacific learners and families.

Pathways for change 2019-2023

This report presents a framework designed to help reduce family violence within the New Zealand Pasefika community.

Demanding the future: navigating the Pacific's youth bulge

This analysis identifies the wide-ranging potential impacts of a surging youth population in the first half of this century. They include increased poverty, persistently low literacy levels, and intense competition for educational opportunities.

Ola manuia: Pacific health and wellbeing action plan 2020–2025

This report was developed with input from Pacific communities, the health sector, and relevant government agencies, to provide a new direction for Pacific health and improve Pacific health and wellbeing.
Literature review

Literature scan of unpaid work - a Pacific gender perspective

Pacific peoples in New Zealand are more likely than the rest of the country’s population to engage in unpaid and voluntary work. For this reason, this literature scan has been undertaken to identify research published since 2010, on the nature of unpaid work that is...
Journal article

The Pakaru ‘Pipeline’: Māori and Pasifika pathways within the academy

The authors examined the academic ‘pipeline’ for Māori and Pasifika graduates and illustrate the chronic under-representation of Māori and Pasifika in permanent academic positions in New Zealand universities.They identified areas within higher education where significant opportunities are being lost for the recruitment and retention of...

Pacific Islanders in regional Victoria: final project report

This major research project, led by Professor Helen Lee of Latrobe University, explored the socio‐economic status and well‐being of Pacific migrants in rural northwest Victoria, focusing on the towns of Mildura and Robinvale. The project’s final report makes a series of recommendations on employment, education...

Meat flaps and turkey tails: Are fatty, cheap cuts of meat the cause of obesity in the South Pacific?

Obesity rates have risen faster in the South Pacific than anywhere else over the last 30 years and are expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future. The importation of fatty, cheap cuts of meat is often blamed for the high prevalence of obesity...