Thank you for another year with NZIPR!

We are extremely proud to be wrapping up another successful year at the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research. Last month we hosted over 120 delegates and fantastic keynote speakers from around the Pacific region at the Oceans and Islands 2018 conference. Thank...

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Pacific Women in Vanilla

Vanilla has emerged as a gender-neutral agricultural product with implications for social development in the Pacific Islands. Traditionally women have faced gender-based constraints to participation in agricultural value chains, however, women today are taking an active role in vanilla farming.

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Pasifika Mental Health in Aotearoa

The first phase of the research conducted by Sarah Kapeli (PhD candidate at the University of Auckland) includes a survey, exploring Pacific understandings of mental health – titled ‘Pasifika Mental Health in Aotearoa’.

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The Solomon Islands National Ocean Planning Spatial Information System (SINOPSIS)

The Solomon Islands include some of the most unique and beautiful ecosystems in the world but economic opportunities are limited and are often associated with environmental impacts.   The Solomons are the second largest archipelago in the South Pacific with over 992 islands, and a landmass of 28,000km2 spread over 2 million square kilometres of ocean.  It is home to a population of nearly 600,000 Melanesians,  Polynesians, Micronesians and people from other backgrounds.

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Building Pacific research capacity is a significant feature of NZIPR and we are committed to increasing the number of active qualified Pacific researchers. Earlier this month NZIPR awarded three postgraduate one-off grant scholarships to Pacific students who are currently enrolled at each of the consortium universities ‐ the University of Auckland, the University of Otago, and Auckland University of Technology. The one-off grants are intended to enhance the linkages between NZIPR research projects and emerging Pacific researchers, and to support Pacific postgraduate researchers within New Zealand.

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Mapping Foreign Assistance in the Pacific

Foreign aid is an important resource for the Pacific Islands, and for many countries is a major point of engagement with the region. Yet public information at the project level is sparse, often lacks detail, and is difficult to access. This lack of transparency reduces the effectiveness of aid.

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Te Ang Maitoro: Cooling Kiribati and Samoa

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, Dr Mary Anne Teariki, Dr Ramona Tiatia, Ian Shearer. As noted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, access to affordable clean energy has been recognised as being a vital component of sustainable development. All...

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Pacific Journalism Review 24(1)

This is the second edition of the New Zealand-based media research journal focused on climate change and global warming. The first, published year, featured the Fiji and Pacific leadership at COP23 with a series of research papers. READ MORE: Pacific Journalism Review...

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Otago Foreign Policy School 2018

About us, without us? Some thoughts about Asia-Pacific Diplomacy in Transition Debate on the Pacific region’s role in global geopolitics has deepened in 2018. The focus has turned to the Korean Peninsula, China-US relations, China-Pacific Island dynamics and what a...

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