About Community Research

Community Research is a registered charity and incorporated society established in 2008, formerly known as The Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre.


  • gather research about New Zealand’s tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector,
  • share it with a broader audience,
  • create a hub for researchers, iwi and community organisations to share their ideas, and
  • advocate for good practice methods in community research.

Governance (Kaitiakitanga)

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

Our supporters

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