Tonga

Thesis

12 May 2015
18

This study is concerned with representation. It considers the nature of a culturally located, discursive form called veitalatala and its creative translation into designed artifacts that consider the lyrical and graceful nature of Tongan women’s tālanoa.

The designed outcomes of the project consider the...

Discussion paper

19 Dec 2014
53

In the course of Tonga's political reform, the devolution of executive powers was incomplete due to the retention by the Monarch of several specific powers that have remained defined in the Constitution ever since its promulgation in 1875. Why did this occur?

Abstract...

Thesis

20 Nov 2014
6

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

9 Nov 2014
8

After completing a Bachelor’s degree, I had little success in finding a job which matched my field of study. I thought this situation was unique to me until I found that quite a few of my Tongan and other Pacific graduate friends were in the...

Evaluation

10 Mar 2014
3

This independent evaluation of the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC) has been undertaken to inform future decisions in support of TBEC. It assesses how effectively TBEC has delivered its services and what difference this has made, and makes suggestions and recommendations on improvements to enhance...

Thesis

1 Jan 2014
3

The purpose of this thesis was to find ways in which the current practices of Tongan culture and of the church could be modified so that any economic adverse impact they have on Tongans could be alleviated. This research is particularly significant when contextualised in...

Thesis

1 Jan 2014
1

Tonga reputably has the highest per capita number of PhDs in the world; this indicates the high value placed on formal education by Tongans. At the same time, many Tongans, especially those living in New Zealand, are amongst those seen as ‘failures’ of the education...

Thesis

1 Jan 2014
21

This thesis looks at chiefly Polynesian leadership in the 21st century. Since 2006, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands and Aotearoa have each experienced the loss of prominent chiefly leaders. In each of the cases, new leaders have risen to take the places of the recently...

Thesis

25 Nov 2013
9

This project is a personal exploration of cultural values in relation to traditional and westernised influences, as they are received by young Pacific people. This project employs practice – based approaches, using video performance and audio.

This is to negotiate positions from which to...

Report

13 Oct 2013
8

An introduction to Sector-Wide Approach (SWAps) & their evolution as a global aid modality

Due to its perceived links to economic growth through the provision of human capital, education has always been awarded a central role as an agent of development. The belief...

Report

6 Mar 2013
19

Sustainable development that reduces poverty and inequalities in the Pacific is realistic and achievable, but a continuing challenge is ensuring that development strategies are inclusive of those most in need.

Thesis

21 Jan 2013
17

This dissertation is a comparative analysis of the experience of several western Polynesian states during the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic, and in particular an inquiry into how the response to the second wave of this pandemic determined the mortality for each island group. Historically, Pacific island...

Thesis

1 Jan 2013
8

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

1 Jan 2013
2

This thesis explores the development of mental health systems in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) of Samoa and Tonga through an examination of several policy transfer events from the colonial to the contemporary. Beginning in the 1990s, mental health became an area of global policy...

Report

15 Jun 2011
7

The Tonga Police Development Programme (TPDP) – a partnership between the Governments of Tonga, New Zealand and Australia – came about following riots in Nuku‟alofa in 2006. Two scoping missions were carried out in 2007. These missions outlined the scope of work that needed to...

Evaluation

15 Feb 2011
5

This report presents the findings of a review of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) worker pilot training programme. The purpose of the review was to assess whether the pilot had achieved the intended outcomes and, if it had (at least in part), identify if any...

Journal article

1 Mar 2010
20

The contribution of tourism to the economic growth of Pacific Island countries (PICs) has achieved significance in the past decade. The shift in the economic policies of the PICs from the late 1980s has been decisively away from import substitution and agriculture to urban-based manufacturing...

Report

30 Jan 2009
8

The WHO Pacific Islands Mental Health Network (PIMHnet) was officially launched at the Meeting of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 14 March 2007. PIMHnet’s broad objectives are to Key components of PIMHnet’s structure and operation are achieve...

Evaluation

16 Jul 2008
5

In 1997, the Government of Tonga (GOT) concluded that staff at senior levels in the Tonga civil service lacked appropriate management skills and competencies required for effective and efficient performance. GOT identified the Massey University Institute of Executive Development’s Diploma in Public Sector Management (Dip...

Evaluation

15 Jul 2008
7

This report documents a 5 year review (2003-2008) of the NZAID funded National Centre for Women and Children (NCWC) in Tonga. NZAID commissioned this review with the purpose of:

(a) analysing all issues affecting the performance of the NCWC, including management structures, support services...

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