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.

Research projects

Labour Markets for Sustainable Economic Development

This NZIPR project analyses labour markets and the skills needed to underpin sustainable economic development.

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.

Private Sector Investment in the Pacific

Analysis of drivers and barriers for private investment; benefits of private investment.

Te Ang Maitoro - Cooling Kiribati and Samoa

Analysis of drivers and barriers for private investment; benefits of private investment.

Promoting Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Tourism Development

Analysis of drivers and barriers for private investment; benefits of private investment.


Call for Sessions: Islands and Oceans – A Conference for Pacific Research

When: 29-30 November 2018 Auckland Where: Fale Pasifika Complex, University of Auckland, 20 Wynyard Street, Auckland, New Zealand The New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) promotes and supports excellence in Pacific Research. We are bringing together...

NZIPR Critical Conversation Seminar 14 June 2018

On 1 March 2018, New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters delivered a speech to the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, signalling a significant shift in foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands region. Since then, debates concerning...

Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Samoa and the Pacific

By Sri Krishnamurthi (PMC and NZIPR) Globally, roughly one in three women experience violence, but in many Pacific societies it is more like two out of three women, according to Professor David Tombs, principal investigator of the research project to strengthen the...

More frontline research ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ plea at climate summit

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the first Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington in 2016. Mail & Guardian’s review. A recent Andy Marlette cartoon...

Churches Tackling Gender-Based Violence Conference at Pacific Theological College

The Pacific Theological College hosted a conference to explore church responses to violence against women in the Pacific (12-13 April). The event bought together experience and expertise from Fiji and the Pacific region, as well as guest speakers from New Zealand and...

NZIPR Tala Fou Domestic Violence

This project seeks to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) and in support of GBV survivors. The one-day conference brought together service providers, policy makers, academics, theological educators and church...

Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism Conference, Part I – A conversation between Aotearoa NZ and Samoa: Some reflective comments

A conference was convened entitled “Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism, Part I: A conversation between Aotearoa/NZ and Samoa” at Auckland University from 12-14 February 2018. It was hosted with the generous support of the New Zealand Law Foundation, the New...

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