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PhD student investigates
soft power in the Pacific

With the help of a Foundation postgraduate research grant, Ashalyna Noa travelled to Samoa and China to conduct fieldwork for her PhD, which examines New Zealand and China’s foreign aid and soft power

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2016 Postgraduate Research Grantees named

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is pleased to announce the successful applicants for our 2016 round of Asia New Zealand Foundation postgraduate research grants. The $5000 grants will go towards assist

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Connections matter -
Perceptions of Asia 2018

Increased personal connections and travel to Asia are helping to make New Zealanders feel more knowledgeable about the region, research from the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono finds.

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Pip McLachlan: The year in review

Asia New Zealand Foundation's director engagement and research, Pip Mclachlan, reflects on her first year in the role.

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Being Anglo-Indian in NZ - Blossom's story

When Blossom Greig arrived in Wellington from Karachi, Pakistan, the immigration officer said, “I wouldn’t tell anybody that you're Pakistani if I were you”. When Blossom asked why, the reply was, “B

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‘A spiritual connection’: Fate of the SS Ventnor
links Chinese with Māori

In 1902, the SS Ventnor, a ship carrying the remains of hundreds of Chinese gold miners, sank off the coast of Hokianga. In the years after, local communities gathered bones washed onto shore for safe

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Being Anglo-Indian in NZ - Frederica's story

As I was beginning this research, a Facebook post made it into my newsfeed: it told of the 1869 arrival of Mrs Frederica Hay to Dunedin, with her husband, Robert Hay.

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Philippine prison visit inspires research thesis

Daniel Kleinsman describes how visiting a prison while living in the Philippines as a Catholic seminarian inspired him to return to New Zealand to undertake studies in international human rights law.

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Master's student researches NZ farming aid to Sri Lanka

Jasmine Edwards describes navigating monsoon rains and flooded roads in Northern Sri Lanka to interview women farmers who have received aid from a New Zealand government programme aimed at increasing

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Report: NZ's Filipino community through Wellington lens

A report published this week by the Asia New Zealand Foundation on the Filipino community in Wellington shows they flip the usual narrative of overseas Filipino workers elsewhere in the world.

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Growing up Lao in Wainuiomata

When Samson Phommachack's parents arrived in New Zealand as refugees from Laos in 1986, the elderly couple who sponsored them gave them a book: Samson and Delilah.

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Being Anglo-Indian in NZ - Simon's story

Simon Daisley says he has been fascinated by his Anglo-Indian heritage for many years, gravitating to all things Indian and Anglo-Indian.

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