New Māori Research – Seeding Excellence And Future Change


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (NPM) is currently seeding a suite of new projects that will deliver positive change through vital Māori research. NPM recently supported its vast network of Māori researchers and scholars around the country in developing new projects that will produce important strategic outcomes […]

Next Generation Evaluation Conference 2016

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ANZEA’s 10th Anniversary Conference 2016 is future focused and inclusive, with the theme Next generation evaluation: Shaping better futures in Aotearoa New Zealand. Join us as they consider the use of evaluation as a powerful contributor to generating better opportunities and possibilities in a diverse and pluralist Aotearoa New Zealand. More information can be found on […]

Research Opportunity

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A consortium of Wellington funders need an experienced researcher to carry out some benchmarking research into philanthropic funding in the Wellington Region, between now and November. The deadline for the RFP is 31st July 2016. Contact Louise Parkin for more information at

Creative Commons Licences Translated into Te Reo Māori


Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand have released the draft translation of the Creative Commons 4.0 licences into te re Māori for consultation. The Creative Commons licences are free legal tools that anyone can use to share their copyright works more openly. The licences allow rights holders to release their work into the commons under a […]

How do we make a difference?

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  In January 2015, Community Research undertook an online user survey.  We asked: what has been the most significant impact of Community Research/Whānau Ora Research on you or your organisation?  Our users told us: Provided with knowledge to inform strategic thinking and ideas A central place to post our research and kaupapa, build strategic relationship […]

Free Research Vouchers for Non-profits


Do you have a well-defined research problem, and could you use some expertise?  From May 8th, any New Zealand not-for-profit can apply to The Metro ITP Voucher Scheme and receive subsidies of up to $5,000 in free research or consultancy assistance from the 6 largest Polytechs, known as the Metro Group. How it works Any not-for-profit organisation […]

Sweeping changes for social services? – Comment from Trevor McGlinchey


Trevor McGlinchey of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) gives some stark warnings about recent trends in social service organisations, and gives the Heads-Up on forthcoming research on the topic, in his recent blog for Community Scoop. Some government funded social services organisations report it’s been over ten years since they last received […]

Participatory Leadership Facilitation and Evaluation Workshop Series

Join Rita S Fierro, Ph.D and Kataraina Pipi for a day of experiential learning. Learn how engagement processes can be combined with evaluation knowledge for original data collection, increased community contributions, and productive and well-documented conversations. Rita S. Fierro, Ph.D. is a social researcher, program evaluator, organizational development consultant, activist, and trainer who practices Art of Hosting. She works predominantly […]