Leading and Supporting Pacific Research

The New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research is a national institute to promote and support excellence in Pacific Research.

A collaboration between the University of Auckland, Otago University and the Auckland University of Technology the NZIPR includes New Zealand’s leading research universities and also includes New Zealand’s largest networks of Pacific researchers.

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.  

Our research

Donor Aid
The NZIPR is building a dynamic model of donor contributions in the Pacific, with easily accessible analysis of their impact...read more

Labour Markets for Sustainable Economic Development
This NZIPR project analyses labour markets and the skills needed to underpin sustainable economic development...read more

Land and Development
This project explores the challenges and opportunities presented by land and the desire to expand commercial development and opportunities in the Pacific...read more


26 August 2016

Response to 'Labour mobility and the workers: beyond stock answers' by Professor Stephen Howes

The new New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research last week put out what seems to be its first blog post, critiquing a report I co-authored on Pacific labour mobility.

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.

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