• 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 ...
  • Bridging the digital divide: Students’ access to digital technologies in a language department 

    Hobbs, Moira; Haines, Karen (Southern Institute of Technology, 2010-01-01)
    In many institutions in New Zealand from primary to tertiary level, the use of technology by both students and teachers to support learning and teaching is assumed. This article reports briefly on research done in a New ...
  • 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 ...
  • The changing face of local egovernment in New Zealand 

    Fielden, Kay; Malcolm, Pam (2010)
    In New Zealand, there is a national digital strategy with targets for 2010 in place set by the State Services Commission. In this paper, the extent to which e-participation targets have been met by local governments in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Creating a heart politics for community development: the legacy of Whāea Betty Wark 

    Connor, Helene (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    This paper provides an overview of the life and community development work of Whāea Betty Wark (1924-­‐2001). Whāea Betty was a Māori woman who was actively involved with community-­‐based organisations from the 1950s until ...
  • 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 ...
  • Financing community : economic development in New Zealand 

    Jeffs, Lindsay (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    Community economic development and social enterprise are growing fast across the globe in both developed and developing countries. They are major components of a new economics arising from the failure of traditional ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • How can Independent Learning Centres mediate language learning and communication? 

    Hobbs, Moira; Dofs, Kerstin (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages New Zealand, 2010-10)
    Self-Access Centres (SACs) and Independent Learning Centres (ILCs) have been an integral part of many tertiary language schools around the world for several years. However, recently there have been restructurings, new ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kai Conscious Waiheke : a community development approach to food waste reduction 

    Jeffery, Dawn A.; Stansfield, John (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    Organic waste, particularly food waste, has been identified as a significant hazardous component of the waste to landfill stream. The waste represents an economic loss as well as an environmental pollutant, which is digested ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Panoptic reality : a review of Citizenfour 

    Tunnicliffe, Craig (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
    Movies, and perhaps more importantly documentary movies, need to be separated into good documentaries and important documentaries. Citizenfour would then fall squarely in this second category, and require viewing for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...