Navigate in Unity Pacific Approaches to Community Humanitarianism.
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NIUPATCH stands for Navigate In Unity: Pacific Approaches to Community-Humanitarianism. It shines the light on how Pacific diasporic communities throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand and abroad respond to disaster and humanitarian challenges. We do this through the exchange of practice, ideas, projects and research.

As a central village of Pacific research, practice and innovation in Massey University’s School of Psychology, NIUPATCH is the Pacific-arm of Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Health and Ageing Team (HART) and Ending Poverty and Inequality Cluster (EPIC).

Tusitala - Postgrad Pacific Psych Writing Block
Talanoa Hubbs: Matua Tausi
STEM DAY - Roscommon Primary
Prof. Siautu Alefaio - Mangere Mountain

Highlight Videos

Keep up with what’s going on in our Pacific communities.

Green Bananas

Talanoa HUBBS

Talanoa HUBBS (Humans United Beyond Borders Symposium) captures the exchange of ideas, practice, and research between Pacific communities and leaders, practitioners and academics.


Research highlighting emergency and disaster preparation, response and recovery.

Wave And Water


Summaries of international policies relevant to our people in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Pacific.

Our Key Partners

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