• Community development in Aotearoa New Zealand: a historical journey 

      Aimers, Jenny; Walker, Peter (Unitec ePress, 2016-10-27)
      In this article we seek to describe the key periods and influences of community development practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our historical journey gives particular consideration to the specific impacts the government’s ...
    • Early welfare in Kurow, New Zealand 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2020-02-24)
      This story is taken mainly from the booklet Four Shillings and Threepence (2008), produced by the Kurow Heritage & Information Centre. One of New Zealand’s first hydroelectric power stations was built on the Waitaki ...
    • Language and myths of poverty 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2020-02-24)
      “Poverty strikes dead the very souls of all who come within sight, sound or smell of it.” G.B. Shaw, Major Barbara This paper explores the popular and political myths and language used about poverty and those who are ...
    • Reflections on forty years of community development 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2016-11-16)
      My involvement in community development in Auckland spans forty years. It began with community work for Manukau City when the state housing suburbs of Ōtara and Māngere were being created. There was little accommodation ...
    • State housing in Aotearoa New Zealand : what future after National? 

      Johnson, Alan (Unitec ePress, 2017-12-13)
      New Zealand’s National-led government (2008 to 2017) made no secret of its plans to downsize the state’s housing stock. This downsizing is being achieved through demolitions, transfers and sales. It all started quietly in ...