The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP): A wealth of underutilised data

This research on the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) in New Zealand was included in a presentation by Komathi Kolandai (COMPASS & Public Policy Institute) & Martin von Randow (COMPASS) for the COMPASS Colloquium, Wellington, 25 October 2022. The presentation provides an overview of the ISSP – a continuing annual cross-national research collaboration in which New Zealand has participated since 1991. The presentation illustrates cross-time and cross-country trends on selected variables and discusses future social science research implications.

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PPI Seminar – Transport and Auckland: What is required for inclusive urban mobility?

This seminar, part of a PPI monthly series, includes presentations from Simon Wilson, Senior Editor at the New Zealand Herald, and transport researchers Professor Kim Dirks from Engineering and Professor Alistair Woodward from Population Health, the University of Auckland. Together they share research findings on Auckland’s transport challenges, some possibilities and necessities for improved urban mobility and perspectives gathered during the 2022 local election campaign trail.

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Who are the Māori “In-Between”? Indigenous diversity and inequity across descent, ethnicity, and iwi knowledge

There is considerable diversity within Māori identities concerning knowledge of whakapapa or descent. Those without knowledge of their whakapapa can have difficulty connecting to both te ao Pākehā and te ao Māori, simultaneously or individually. At the same time, a stronger cultural connection to identity can protect Māori against the impacts of discrimination and buffer against the effects of living in a colonised world.
Inā rā te whakaehu o roto i ngā tuakiri Māori e hāngai ana ki te mātauranga mō te whakapapa, ngā uri rānei. Me uaua ka tūhonoa te ao Pākehā me te ao Māori e ērā tē mōhio ki te whakapapa, takitahi mai, takitini mai rānei. Me te aha anō, mā te taukaea ahurea kaha o te tuakiri e tautiaki ai te Māori i ngā pānga o te toihara, e ārai ai hoki rātou i ngā pānga o te ao kua whakapākehā.

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PPI Seminar Series: Critical Reflections on Samoan and Māori Rangatahi Engagement with Criminal Justice Policies and Interventions

Independent research on Samoan and Māori rangatahi experiences youth justice policies in Aotearoa New Zealand is rare. For this reason, in 2016 criminologists from the University of Auckland, Associate Professor Tamasailau Suaalli-Sauni and Dr Robert Webb, along with Dr Juan Tauri (then with the University of Wollongong, now with the Public Policy Institute, University of Auckland) applied for and were successful in gaining a Marsden Grant to research this issue.

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Reflections on ATEPS 2021

Launched in 2019 with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute hosts an annual Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School (ATEPS). In December 2021, we hosted our first fully-online Auckland Trade...

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