“Colouring in the White Spaces: Cultural Identity and Learning in School“.

The report is the result of Ann Milne’s 2009 ASB/APPA Travelling Fellowship research.


“Thriving in Practice“.

This research “charts the relational journey made by a group of social innovators comprising staff from the Families Commission, and two exemplary organisations Te Waipuna Puawai and Kia Aroha College. It explores what we have come to call a family whānau centred approach from the perspectives, and largely in the words of those working at the interface or frontline. It provides practice-based evidence for a more connected, relational approach to working with families whānau and communities in New Zealand” (NZ Families Commission, 2011)


“Colouring in the White Spaces: Reclaiming Cultural identity in Whitestream Schools”

This PhD thesis tells the story of Clover Park Middle School, Te Whanau o Tupuranga and Kia Aroha College, and is available online from the University of Waikato Research Commons on this link


“They didn’t care about normal kids like me.” Restructuring a school to fit the kids.

This Masters (MEdAdmin) thesis tell the story of Clover Park Intermediate School, Clover Park Middle School and Te Whanau o Tupuranga from the early 1980s through to 2004.