Collections in Community Development

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  • One man's campaign in the Inner City News : Bruce Hucker (1970 - 1990) 

    Haigh, David (Sociological Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand (SAANZ), 2015)
    Bruce Hucker wrote a weekly article for the Inner City News between 1979 and 1990. Hucker took issue with Auckland City Council on many issues and accused the Citizens and Ratepayers group that ran council of being nothing ...
  • The causes of poverty 

    Haigh, David (Auckland District Council of Social Service, 2015-03)
    The recent debate on poverty in New Zealand presents a number of arguments, manifestations, causes and solutions. Many see the root causes in the neo-liberal polices since the mid 1980s, policies that resulted in the ...
  • First contact : first impressions 

    Martin, Cheryll; Akhter, Selina (2015-02)
    The research: Explores strengths, barriers and areas for development of volunteer recruitment processes of NGOs. Identify effective processes to build the capacity of NGOs to better place and engage with volunteers VA ...
  • Religion and community development : working with African Communities 

    Ayallo, Irene (2015-02)
    In this paper, I discuss the potential role of religion as an agent of community development with African communities. I hope to offer a greater clarity of the relationship between religion, personal wellbeing and social ...
  • Whaea Betty Wark : celebrated community worker and activist 

    Connor, Helene (2015-02)
    Betty Wark became involved in Māori activism during the late 1960s, with the emergence of the Māori Renaissance, a period of rebirth of indigenous power, language, culture and identity where issues such as Māori land ...
  • Auckland inner-­city residents’ experiences and expressions of community connectedness 

    Chile, Love; Black, Xavier (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    The concept of community connectedness has become increasingly important in inner-­city residential development planning as high-­‐rise apartment living becomes consolidated in inner cities. The distinct nature of the built ...
  • Community development and the ‘policy governance’ approach : have we voted out democracy? 

    Kenkel, David; Prestidge, Paul (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    We argue that the ways community organisations are typically structured, with a Board, Chief Executive (CE) and workers, creates an inherently anti-­‐democratic dynamic. We suggest that the hierarchical concentration of ...
  • How does voluntary ethics improve research? : introducing a community research development initiative 

    Flanagan, Paul; Tumilty, Emma (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    Until recently, community organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) have not had any avenue for ethical review of research involving human participants unless they were connected to researchers involved with health and ...
  • Painting the desert pink : where place making, social cohesion and wellbeing collide 

    McGregor, Kristy (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    In remote communities of western Queensland, where gatherings are rare and take the form of gymkhanas and campdrafts, women hardly take time out to invest in themselves. During droughts, the pressures are so great that ...
  • A report from the International Association for Community Development 

    McConnell, Charlie (Unitec ePress, 2015-11-27)
    The IACD conference in 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland attracted several hundred community developers from across the world. This year, the international Community Development Journal celebrated its 50th anniversary with a ...
  • Waste a resource for communities 

    Stansfield, John (2014)
    Waiheke County recycling Compulsory amalgamation to ACC End of recycling Beginning of resistance The Wananga on waste
  • First, revive the spirit: a paper for the community development conference 2015 – Unitec, Auckland 

    O’Reilly, Denis (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    Following the 2014 General Election, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced that his government is determined to do something about those "doing it tough" - the poor. He considers poverty a long term issue and one ...
  • Radical community development : we do talk politics here 

    Russell, Alastair (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    Radical community development is explicitly political. It involves a combination of thought (analysis, debate, reflection) and action. Crucial to radical community development is standing with people experiencing oppression ...
  • Community development with Japanese settlers in Aotearoa New Zealand : the story of a Japanese interdisciplinary network group in Auckland. Japanese Interagency Group 

    Isogai, Shoichi; Okamura, Jun (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    Over the past five years increased attention from Not-for-Profit-Organisations (NPOs) that support new Japanese settlers in Auckland suggests concern about resettlement needs, health inequality and social exclusion among ...
  • Practicing place with locative mobile technology 

    Buxton, Maggie (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    Places are gathering points for a diverse range of realities: physical, spiritual, cultural, and digital. In the twenty-first century, the boundaries between these ways of knowing and being in the world are increasingly ...
  • Participation, Partnerships and Pilots in Community Development Policy 

    Toogood, Fleur M. (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    This paper critically examines the current New Zealand government’s policy of promoting local participation and ‘partnerships’ in community development and the provision of social services with particular consideration of ...
  • Resilient Leadership Amidst Complexity 

    Malcolm, Margy-Jean (Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research, 2014)
    Amidst more than two decades of a discourse calling for third sector organisations to be more ‘business- like’ (Tennant, 2007), there has been relatively little research about the strengths of being ‘nonprofit-like’ (Dym ...
  • Community Leadership as Learning 

    Malcolm, Margy-Jean; Rivers, Mary-Jane (International Association of Community Development, 2014)
    Inspiring Communities has been working to support and enable locally-led change through creating conditions for leadership and learning, since 2008. Inspiring Communities was born when 30 people in Aotearoa New Zealand ...
  • WHANAKE The Pacific Journal of Community Development 

    Rennie, Gavin (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-15)
    Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, a bi-annual ejournal for practitioners and academics who love community development. The journal mission is to serve as a crucible of democracy, where people come ...
  • Does Our Amazing Place build community resilience? 

    Roberts, Linda; Gear, Carol; Howie, Nandulal; Bridgman, Geoff (Auckland, Violence Free Waitakere/Our Amazing Place Website, 2013)
    Objective The objective of this research was an evaluation of Our Amazing Place Treasure Hunt Events held in Unsworth Heights in the North Shore of Auckland and Massey in the West of Auckland respectively. The research ...

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