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Journal article

Talanoa research methodology: a developing position on Pacific research

This paper contributes to the theorising on Pacific research approaches from a personal and Tongan perspective. At the same time, it suggests that the majority of the thinking and concepts discussed have similarities and common implications for most other Pacific communities in AotearoalNew Zealand. In...
Journal article

To know more of what it is and what it is not: Pacific research on the move

To name something is to stake a claim, an action which, while having a moment of origin, requires dynamic attention to context and development. This article discusses the naming of Pacific research. It offers a brief but timely reminder of the genealogy of the field...
Thesis

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...
Thesis

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...
Thesis

E Agatonu a Manu'a o Fesili: Investigating the attitudes of an Auckland Samoan population toward the New Zealand criminal justice system

The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of Samoans to the New Zealand criminal justice system. This also involved exploring Samoan people’s process of knowledge production and how this shapes their reactions to crime. The researcher’s interest in this topic emanated from...
Thesis

“Foki ki ‘Api” – Nurturing our understanding of ‘home’ when visiting friends and relatives (VFR) - the case of Leimātu‘a, Vava‘u, Tonga

International migration for people in the Pacific has become a cultural and economic voyage in which identities are challenged and questioned. With the evolution of transport technology, the modern era has provided a more efficient form of transport. This study contributes to the theorising of...
Thesis

Fofola e fala kae alea e kᾱinga: exploring the issues of communication regarding Tongan youth suicide in South Auckland, New Zealand

There is a growing amount of literatures and researches examining key factors that contribute to the vulnerability of Pacific youth, especially suicide. In 2011, there was a spike in the number of young Tongans in New Zealand who lost their lives to this epidemic and...
Evaluation

Strengthening Pacific Partnership and Vakameasina evaluation

This evaluation sought to draw out key lessons learned from the implementation of two Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded programmes that support the New Zealand Government’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Policy targeting Pacific workers