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2 Feb 2008
An overview of the literature on Pacific cultural competence in health care including definitions of Pacific cultural competence, rationale for and benefits of cultural competence, competence measures and mechanisms, role of Pacific cultural competence in service quality and recommendations for the New Zealand health and...

Oct 2007
This report evaluates the in-school facilitation component of two projects, Te Kauhua and Te Kotahitanga. Both projects have the specific aim of improving Māori student achievement in English-medium schools through enhancing teacher practice and improving school-wide structures and processes. In both projects an in-school...

Dec 2006
In 2004, researchers from the University of Waikato, led by Professor Stephen May, who is an international authority on bilingual education, looked at the national and international research on bilingual and immersion education to find out what works best in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This report highlights some of...

Dec 2008
This report documents a three-year Centre of Innovation research project, carried out by the whānau of Te Kōpae Piripono Māori immersion early childhood centre, into its exploration of leadership and the critical importance of whānau development in ensuring successful educational experiences and fulfilled lives for Māori...

26 Jun 2009
A report on the findings of a consultation with young people on their attitudes and experiences with tagging. Findings are presented in relation to three broad themes: general attitudes toward graffiti, the commissioning and writing of graffiti and tagging, and desistance from graffiti and tagging. The central aim of the study...

Apr 2009
Keeping Up to Date’ aims to increase awareness of the reasons to use evidence in practice, to stimulate debate about evidence, and to encourage the health promotion workforce to contribute to the evidence base by designing, delivering, and evaluating rigorous programmes. 29th & 30th edition -...

17 Feb 2012
This report draws on the voices of Tūhoe and South Auckland whānau, and the hapū, iwi, Māori and community organisations working with whānau, to better understand whānau resilience and strength in the face of financial hardship and adversity. The Families Commission carried out five case studies with 40...

1 Dec 2011
In the report Whānau Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Colleen Tuuta wrote a chapter based on interviews with a stunning group of Māori leaders. The chapter identified themes that were woven...

Aug 2009
Family carers of people with schizophrenia are an important part of the mental health sector landscape, yet there are few studies of representative samples  to inform policy and service development. Traditional psychiatric research has investigated carers’ characteristics in relation to the recipients of care, and has paid...

30 Mar 2015
 Many parenting programmes are effective and support family wellbeing by improving parenting practices and thereby reducing the risks associated with child maltreatment. The review found: There are many effective parenting programmes and these share common characteristics.

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