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    Our Pacific knowledge research hub

The Pacific Research and Policy Centre


Research strengths

The blowholes in the Pacific signify strength. Massey's research strengths cover sciences and health, through to humanities, social sciences, arts and business. Our centre brings together a wide range of disciplines and research within the Pacific and Pasifika. Find out more about the research strengths within our centre. 


Policy briefs & publications

The Tanoa, traditionally a bowl for serving yaqona or Kava, is used widely in the Pacific. It is used to bring people together. Our centre brings the work of Massey researchers together as shown in this list of our recent publications on a wide variety of Pacific and Pasifika issues.


Doing research in the Pacific

Turtles are known as navigators of the ocean. Doing research in the Pacific requires navigation of ethical and cultural requirements. Read more about obtaining research permits, and the requirements for conducting research in the Pacific and with Pacific population groups in New Zealand.



Our graduates are leading the way in Pacific development not only in the Pacific but also in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Find our latest theses on Pacific topics and/or by Massey's Pacific graduates.

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