Pacific research , Pacific rangahau

A strategic goal of Pacific @ Massey is to develop Pacific research capacity and provide the research-led opportunities required to promote community development and positive outcomes for Pasifika.

Pacific researchers at Massey have carried out and continue to deliver leading research in their respective discipline.

Our Pacific Student Success office run the Pacific postgraduate research Talanoa series involving all New Zealand universities and other universities outside New Zealand. They also organise annual writing retreats for postgraduate students and the biannual Pacific research conference.

Pacific @ Massey Research Conference


Wellbeing, Creativity and Resilience: Transforming Pacific Outcomes.


Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 December 2021.


Online via Zoom


This is the tenth Pacific conference and its aim is to foster and promote Pacific research by Massey University’s students and staff and to develop Pacific researchers across the University. Marking the importance of research and addressing various challenges in the Pacific, this forum provides an opportunity for staff and postgraduate students to present research on various topics related to the Pacific region and the diaspora.

Intended outcomes

  • Establish professional networks amongst Pacific researchers, staff, and students across the three campuses.
  • Opportunity to share and receive constructive feedback from participants on research.
  • Growing, and promoting the profile of Pacific research and researchers.
  • Submission of papers for publication in an edited book to be launched at the next bi-annual conference.

Conference booklet


The registration fee is $150 for Massey University staff members. Postgraduate students presenting a paper are exempted from paying the registration fee.

Registrations have now closed.

Further information

Further information is available on Pasifika @ Massey Facebook and Pasifika Stream. For questions and further information you can also email us at

Pacific Research and Policy Centre

The Pacific Research and Policy Centre provides a way to increase Massey University’s research on key Pacific issues and communities, within New Zealand and in the Pacific.

We bring together a wide range of disciplines and research areas, assist with ethical and cultural requirements for research in the Pacific. We also bring Pacific-related work of Massey researchers together.

To learn more about the Pacific Research and Policy Centre, find recent publications and theses, or contact details, go to the centre’s webpages.

Pacific Research and Policy Centre

Pacific student study support

We provide a wide variety of support to our research students.

Study support for Pacific students

More information

To find out more information on Pacific research at Massey, please contact Pacific Student Success, Office of the Provost.