• 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 ...
    • “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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Walking a tightrope: A balancing act by school counsellors 

      Pizzini, Nigel; Gremillion, Helen; Newman, T.; Shaw, Kristi (New Zealand Association of Counsellors, 2021)
      When clients report harm or abuse to a counsellor and the threshold of “imminent harm” is not met, the counsellor faces potentially competing ethical imperatives. While reporting or informing others can bring safety, it ...
    • Strategies to establish Social Policy Units (SPUs) within community-based organisations 

      Nguyen, Hoa; Moore, Cameron (Unitec ePress, 2020-02-24)
      Community organisations hold huge knowledge about the needs as well as the dynamics of different communities. However, they often struggle to provide input and contribute this knowledge into the policy decision making ...
    • Decolonising social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand 

      McNabb, David (Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research (ANZSWWER), 2019-07)
      The social work education sector has a vital role to play in advancing the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples. Global and national standards reinforce this requirement and regulatory frameworks identify decolonising ...
    • A Treaty based framework for mainstream social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand : educators talk about their practice 

      McNabb, David (Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, 2019)
      INTRODUCTION: Globally, indigenous social work educators have pursued decolonisation and the development of decolonising practices as part of the indigenous peoples’ rights movement and based on social work principles ...
    • Celebrating diversity! Umm? And why the question – "Kei hea te putea?" Is more important than ever. Posted on April 6, 2018 by RSW Collective 

      Kenkel, David (Re-imaging Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2018-04-06)
      Fraser and Honneth (2003) suggest that one useful way to slice up politics is to distinguish between the politics of recognition and the politics of redistribution. You could also talk about identity politics (Gergen, 1995) ...
    • Spinning rubbish into gold 

      Stansfield, John (The University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland), 2018)
      Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi "Without foresight or vision the people will be lost" In this case study I introduce a social enterprise in waste and recycling using community development methodology. The ...

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