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The New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research is a national institute to promote and support excellence in Pacific Research.
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Together the university partners bring expansive and unique Pacific research capacity and relationships, as well as educating three quarters of New Zealand’s Pacific students and employing ninety percent of New Zealand’s academics of Pacific Island descent.
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26 August 2016
For reasons that I cannot understand, the author, Yvonne Underhill-Sem, has chosen to situate her critique of our report within the context of the recent, tragic death of five Tongans – who had come to New Zealand under the RSE program – in a car accident in New Zealand.
The article begins with an account of their death, and ends with a dedication to the memory of the five named individuals. It dishonours the dead and cheapens the tragedy to drag this incident into an academic argument over labour mobility to which the incident itself, as far as I can tell, bears no relation.
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