• Interview with Ian Shirley 

      Haigh, David (ePress, Unitec | Te Pūkenga, 2023-09-26)
      This interview with Ian Shirley, carried out in 2013, is the third in a series of interviews by David Haigh with practitioners who have made significant contributions to the field of community development in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    • Wealth creation and other reflections on community development 

      Pham, Tan (ePress, Unitec | Te Pūkenga, 2023-09-26)
      I started working in aid and development in 1993, some 30 years ago. As an engineer, I mainly worked on construction projects funded by donors. As is often the case, these projects had a strong training and community ...
    • Notes from the field: A collective community food initiative in suburban Whangārei 

      Stansfield, John (ePress, Unitec | Te Pūkenga, 2023-09-26)
      Bringing a community development lens to place often begins with a study of the community, utilising demographics, observation, and a review of literature and local communications. In Aotearoa New Zealand, Stats NZ produces ...
    • Impact of changes to the New Zealand family category policy on immigrants 

      Rasheed, Ali (ePress, Unitec | Te Pūkenga, 2023-09-26)
      Immigration New Zealand’s policy on family reunification has impacted new arrivals coming into Aotearoa New Zealand from different countries. Close family members of migrants have now been forced to leave their family ...
    • Poverty, wealth and no revolution in sight: Social work, community development and promoting the art of dissent as insurrection during the neoliberal era 

      Kenkel, David (ePress, Unitec | Te Pūkenga, 2023-09-26)
      This article explores the impact of neoliberalism on the linked areas of social work and community development practice, and makes the contention that practice is often poverty driven rather than poverty informed. Using ...
    • Poverty in Auckland: A historical review 

      Haigh, David (ePress, Unitec | Te Pūkenga, 2023-09-26)
      This historical review of poverty focuses on the Auckland region. To the extent that national and international policies and events affect Auckland these are included. The focus is historical and hence excludes contemporary ...
    • The effects of the 2021 Delta lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand: A thematic analysis of some preliminary material to inform a future research question 

      Rangiwai, Byron; Aliioaiga, E.; Cook, M.; Latu, F.; Tukutau, M. (Auckland University of Technology, 2022-03-01)
      This paper is based on preliminary material gathered about the effects of the 2021 Delta lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand. The preliminary material was gathered via a questionnaire and analysed using reflexive thematic ...
    • The mystery of the god Io 

      Rangiwai, Byron (Irukandji Press, 2022-02)
      ...These facts have fed an enduring controversy over the authenticity of the Māori god Io. This is a complicated and extensive debate.* Skeptics believe that Io was either an accidental or intentional colonial construct ...
    • The anti-mandate movement: motorbike helmets and neo-liberalism 

      Kenkel, David (Re-imagining Social Work in Aotearoa, 2022-01-20)
      What I am aiming to do in this piece is to connect some threads that I don’t see commonly linked and raise some questions about who benefits from the anti-mandate movement and the potential position of social work in ...
    • Intersections of immigration law and family violence: Exploring barriers for ethnic migrant and refugee background women 

      Ayallo, Irene (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, 2021-12-23)
      INTRODUCTION: Action on family violence remains a policy priority for the New Zealand government. Accordingly, this article explores the Immigration New Zealand’s Victims of Family Violence (VFV) visa. Specifically, it ...
    • Values-based politics and new structural social work: Theory for a post-neoliberal age? 

      Matthewson, Peter (Unitec ePress, 2021-12-16)
      The mission of social work includes implementing positive changes in the structures of society to enhance social justice, not simply assisting individuals and families to achieve personal growth and better adaptation to ...
    • Interview with Neil Smith 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2021-12-16)
      This interview with Neil Smith, carried out in 2002, is the second in a series of interviews with practitioners who have made significant contributions to the field of community development in Aotearoa New Zealand. Neil ...
    • Financial self-efficacy scale for people living in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ FSES) 

      Nguyen, Hoa; Shafi, H.M. (Unitec ePress, 2021-12-16)
      As indicated by the increased amount of literature that examines the role of financial self-efficacy in current or future financial behaviours, it is important to have a valid and reliable tool to measure financial ...
    • Impacts of poverty 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2021-12-16)
      In Aotearoa New Zealand there is a strong link between poverty and certain impacts such as physical health problems, psychological wellbeing, housing, education, food insecurity and social status. These impacts are closely ...
    • The Jesus of K Road: Theological reflections on Māori and homelessness 

      Rangiwai, Byron (Auckland University of Technology, 2021-11-26)
      This paper reflects on my observations of, and casual discussions with, Māori experiencing homelessness, specifically, during the current lockdown in Auckland which began on 17 August 2021. It is important for those who ...
    • Effectiveness of the Breaking Ground programme in transforming parenting skills and practice 

      Wong, M.; Beekmans, T.; Taliaoa, F.; Oades, L. (Unitec ePress, 2021-11-18)
      The Breaking Ground programme was an 18-month pilot programme to support families and parents in a mana-enhancing process while developing parenting skills and practices, focused on intensive family intervention. Practitioners ...
    • Māori theology and syncretism 

      Rangiwai, Byron (Sage on behalf of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga = Māori Centre of Research Excellence, 2021-08-10)
      Syncretism will never be a word used at the dinner tables of whānau (family) or at the marae (Māori communal gathering places) for it is ingrained in a specifically theological world. However, the concept behind the word ...
    • Representation, COVID-19, and failed metaphor: A critical analysis of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board vaccine booklet 

      Rangiwai, Byron (Auckland University of Technology, 2021-08-02)
      INTRODUCTION: This paper will critically analyse the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s (BOPDHB) controversial vaccine booklet, which featured mataora-adorned cartoon images of the COVID-19 virus. This imagery caused ...
    • Hopo: The dread that clings 

      Rangiwai, Byron (Auckland University of Technology, 2021-07-27)
      HOPO is a term that has many definitions and explanations. This is complicated further by the fact that te reo Māori does not translate directly into English. There is very little literature concerning hopo. What does exist ...
    • “Write the world” and tell the stories of your ancestors 

      Rangiwai, Byron (Auckland University of Technology, 2021-07-27)
      William Cuthers is of Cook Islands Māori and New Zealand Māori descent. He was raised in South Auckland in the 1980s by his mother (Cuthers, 2020). William’s connections to the Cook Islands and his ancestors' involvement ...