Community Research is a registered charity and incorporated society established in 2008.
- We gather research about New Zealand’s tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector
- We share it with a broader audience
- We create a hub for iwi and community organisations to share their learnings
- We advocate for good practice community research methods
We contribute to ‘A healthy, engaged and informed Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector in Aotearoa New Zealand’ Read our Theory of Change here.
Our 2020 Annual Report details our achievements, our partners and the difference we made in 2019/2020.
We operate a Treaty-based model of governance to reflect the partnership established by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The governance group comprises two caucuses – the Tangata Whenua caucus and the Tangata Tiriti caucus. Read about our people
Community Research is ‘an organisation with participants from Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector organisations (The Sector) and NZ tertiary and research institutions, who are committed to a Research Centre which aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Sector through research.’ (2007 Constitution)
We are supported by diverse Government agencies, philanthropic funders, tertiary agencies and a small membership base. Find out who supports Community Research.