Māori Article of the Week: Inequity in dialysis related practices and outcomes in Aotearoa/New Zealand: a Kaupapa Māori analysis by Huria, Palmer, Beckert, Williman, and Pitama

In Aotearoa/New Zealand, Māori, as the indigenous people, experience chronic kidney disease at three times the rate of non-Māori, non-Pacific New Zealanders. Māori commence dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease at three times the rate of New Zealand European adults. To examine for evidence of inequity in dialysis-related incidence, treatment practices, and survival according to indigeneity… Read more

Māori and indigenous housing annotated bibliography report published by National Science Challenge 11 Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities

Home for Māori starts with the ancestral home-place: important to Māori cultural identity. Home-place links are reinforced by physical associations with land, whakapapa, proximity to extended family, experience of te reo, and the importance of the marae. Home is about whānau, whenua and whakapapa. However, nearly 85% of Māori in New Zealand live in urban areas: a small proportion of whom are mana whenua, who… Read more

Māori Article of the Week: Hereditary entanglement – the significance of whakapapa and genealogical locatedness in Māori research: A researcher’s personal experience by Byron Rangiwai

This article explores the idea of hereditary entanglement as a concept for recognising whakapapa and the inseparability of genealogical locatedness within the context of Māori research.
This article will look at the author’s hereditary entanglement within the context of doctoral research that they completed at Auckland University of Technology. This article will argue that hereditary entanglement… Read more

Insurance Contract Law Review

The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has announced a review of New Zealand’s insurance contract law, and has released a terms of reference for the review. Insurance plays an important social and economic role. It compensates consumers when they experience unexpected harm and enables businesses to manage risk. Effective regulation of insurance contracts is important so that consumers and businesses… Read more

Māori Article of the Week: Opening the Dialogue: Reflections of my PhD Journey 2010-16 by Debbie Hohaia

It is not an uncommon part of the human experience for casual conversations,serendipitous meetings and chance encounters to launch us in a new direction or to begin an extraordinary journey. (Bashir, 2010, p. xv) The central aim of this paper is to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities I experienced in the field while conducting doctoral research. It focuses on some of the social and ethical issues associated… Read more

Statistics New Zealand releases Environmental-economic accounts: 2018 report

Environmental-economic accounts: 2018 presents a summary of New Zealand’s stocks and flows of natural capital (environmental assets) measured to date, the economic activities being undertaken to protect the environment, and other information that show the interactions between the environment and the economy. Read the report here Read more

Māori Article of the Week: Reflections from the field: It’s work, it’s working: The integration of sex workers and sex work in Aotearoa/New Zealand by Healy, Wi-Hongi, and Hati

The New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective played a lead role in the development of sex work policy and law in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This commentary examines the Collective’s experience and observations in working with the law at a practical and theoretical level. It addresses successes as well as areas that need improvement to uphold the aims of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003. Read the full article here. Read more

Residential movement within New Zealand: Quantifying and characterising the transient population released

This research looks at residential movements in New Zealand. Previous studies have linked frequent movement with poor outcomes for the affected individuals and their families, including poor education and health outcomes. Frequent residential moves, especially involuntary ones, can also worsen physical and mental wellbeing and future human capital. This research found that 5.6% of New Zealanders moved… Read more