Pacific people

Report

Pacific prosperity through social enterprise

The new rubric presented in this report provides a well-evidenced model for understanding the core elements of Pacific social enterprise, which in turn can inform future investments and planning of sustainable Pacific social enterprise models, unlocking the potential of Pacific communities, families and successful enterprises.
Working paper

Monitoring economic and social rights in the Pacific

This paper looks at economic and social rights enjoyment in Pacific countries. It also looks at ways of expanding the number of countries and rights the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) can provide scores for.
Report

Well Child Tamariki Ora review report

This review report identifies the changes that are needed to the design, delivery and resourcing of the Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) programme.
Report

Pacific young people’s understanding of family violence

This report has been prepared to broaden understanding about young Pacific people’s identity and world views, and to explore how these understandings influence young Pacific people’s perceptions of healthy family relationships and family violence.
Report

Ethnic differences in the use and experience of child healthcare services in NZ

This research explored the underlying mechanisms behind ethnic differences in the use and experience of child healthcare services via econometric approaches.
Discussion paper

Talanoa: human rights issues for Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand

The purpose of this paper is to provide a foundation piece about human rights of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand. It identifies how human rights fits within the unique context of Pacific peoples, and how they provide a baseline understanding of the issues that...
Report

The state of the climate in the Pacific 2020

This report explores how climate change has impacted Pacific Island Countries; who is responsible; and what is needed to ensure that the people of the Pacific emerge stronger from the climate crisis.
Report

Are New Zealand children meeting the Ministry of Health guidelines for sleep?

There has been limited data on how many children under five in Aotearoa New Zealand are meeting current sleep duration and sleep quality guidelines. To address this, researchers from Massey University, Queensland University of Technology and the Ministry of Health analysed sleep and sociodemographic data...
Literature review

Te Piringa insights into ensuring effective whānau-centred, primary health care services and support

This integrative literature review sought to understand the evidence for whānau-centred primary health provision towards improved Māori and Pacific health outcomes. A focus was to gain insights regarding the enablers, inhibitors, and challenges in delivering effective primary health care services and support for Māori and...
Report

Māori whānau and Pasifika families experience of sleep health messages

The purpose of this research was to understand the level of awareness of commonly promoted healthy sleep messages, experiences with these messages, enablers and barriers to implementing the messages, whether additional support or information may be needed and how this could best be shared with...
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

Pathways for change 2019-2023

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

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...
Report

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...
Report

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...
Working paper

The settlement experience of Pacific migrants in New Zealand: insights from LISNZ and the IDI

New Zealand has a long history of migration from the Pacific. This research uses the Longitudinal Immigration Survey New Zealand (LISNZ) and Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure to focus on differences in outcomes between migrants from different Pacific countries who gained residence approval under...