A Pacific perspective on the Living Standards Framework and wellbeing
This discussion paper recognises the growing influence and impact of the Pacific diaspora and intergenerational population on the New Zealand economy and on New Zealand’s place in the wider Pacific region. It focuses on the commonalities that Pacific New Zealanders share, while recognising the diversity...
Understanding Pasifika migrant behaviour and perspectives of well-being in Brisbane through material cultural adaptations
Pasifika migrant perspectives of well-being are linked to their spatial behaviour and material cultural adaptations within urban areas. In order to understand the significance of material cultural adaptations we must also consider the underpinnings of the materials and templates used within context. The characteristics of...
Contemporary Pacific status report: a snapshot of Pacific peoples in New Zealand
Information from various data sources, including the 2013 Census, are brought together into this easily accessible document and highlights the current position of Pacific peoples in New Zealand.
How does the next generation of Pacific diaspora from blended backgrounds construct and maintain their identities through the spaces they inhabit?
How does the next generation of Pacific diaspora from ‘blended backgrounds’ construct and maintain their identities through the spaces they inhabit? The aim of this research is to highlight the importance of space in relation to identity for Pacific diasporic communities in Auckland, specifically looking...
Mavae and Tofiga: spatial exposition of the Samoan cosmogony and architecture
How is space constituted and made manifest in the cultural and philosophical context of Samoan society? And how can a primordial concept of space be constituted in the architecture of the fale (house) and then reconstituted as a cultural phenomenon, stretching from pre-contact times in...