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
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...
“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...
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...
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...