Adaption and support networks among Somali refugees in Wellington: a temporal and spatial insight from a feminist perspective (1996).
Author: Casey, K
BA Honours Geography: Victoria University of Wellington
Please contact Victoria University library for a copy.

"Birds in a gilded cage": Resettlement prospects for adult refugees in New Zealand (1999)
Authors: Altinkaya, J. & Omundsen, H.
Publisher: Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Ministry of Social Development
This paper looks at some of the current policy issues that influence the effectiveness of New Zealand's handling of refugees, focusing on the ability of refugees to speak English and the resettlement of older refugees. Proficiency in English is one of the most important factors in successful resettlement and reducing marginalisation, yet there are a number of barriers (including cost) to learning English, especially for older and female refugees. Recommendations include implementing a national refugee settlement programme, establishing consultation processes, taking a case management approach to help co-ordinate service provision, and addressing the current inadequate funding of NGO service providers.

Distant refuge: Politics and immigration experiences of refugees of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution to Australia and New Zealand (1997)
Author: Mosonyi, A.
Masters thesis: The University of Auckland
This study examines refugee resettlement from an empowerment based perspective. It critically analyses refugee resettlement in New Zealand four key elements of empowerment; social, economic, political and cultural empowerment and how resettlement programmes in New Zealand can create an enabling environment for refugee empowerment to occur.

Doing it for ourselves and our children: refugee women on their own in New Zealand (2011).
Author: DeSouza, R.
Publisher: Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand & Centre for Asian and Migrant Health (AUT).
This project examines the resettlement experiences of women who entered New Zealand through the Women at Risk category or who became sole heads of household as a consequence of their resettlement experiences. Focus groups were held in 2009 and 2010 with these women, and data from the focus groups was supplemented by focus groups with service providers, and by other stakeholders.

Empowerment based approaches to Quota refugee resettlement in New Zealand (2012).
Author:Mugadza, V.
Masters Thesis: Auckland University of Technology
The study examines four key elements of empowerment; social, economic, political and cultural empowerment and how resettlement programmes in New Zealand can create an enabling environment for refugee empowerment to occur.

Experiences of succesful asylum seekers in Aotearoa New Zealand
Author: Bloom, A., O'Donovan, T. & Udahemuka, M.
A discussion document prepared by ChangeMakers Refugee Forum and by the National Refugee Network
ChangeMakers Refugee Forum and the National Refugee Network's latest research highlights a 'twilight’ population of refugees who have severely limited access to support services both before and after being recognised as Convention refugees and gaining Permanent Residency. The research based on interviews with 18 people who had successfully claimed asylum and staff from agencies working with asylum seekers found systemic information and service delivery gaps with research participants facing an array of challenges to claiming asylum and permanent residency.

Funded Services to Refugees and Migrants in Auckland (2012).
Authors: Woodley, A. & Williams, L.
Publisher: Pointresearch
Refugees and migrants have very different settlement experiences. For the best settlement outcomes, these differences need to be carefully examined and addressed appropriately. This project looks at the funded servcices that support the settlement of migrants and refugees in Auckland, and also indentify gaps and overlaps in such services. More than 90 in-person or telephone interviews were conducted with individuals from organisations that recieve funding from central government, Auckland Council, philanthropic organisations and other sources. Stakeholder interviews were also conducted with individuals associated with philanthropic organisations as well as with those knowledgeable about the migrant and refugee sectors.

Identity and Community: Somali Children's adjustments to life in the Western World (2003).
Authors: Guerin, B., Guerin, P., Abdi, A, and Diriye R. O.
Publisher: Universtit of Waikato and the Ministry of Education
This paper gives overview of what life is like for Somali children in Hamilton, New Zealand, especially the influence of western practices. From refugee camps in Kenya and elsewhere, most have been transported to New Zealand without much preparation and placed in a very different social and physical environment. Adapting and learning new ways to behave takes some time, and authors are observing some changes now that they believe can be made smoother.

Integration of older refugees:The integration experiences of older Assyrian, Cambodian and Somali refugees in Wellington (2003)
Author: Wong, S
Graduate Diploma in Science, Victoria University of Wellington
The purposeof this research was to identify activities and services older refugees consider helpful for long-term integration into a local New Zealand community. Barriers to accessing integration-related activities and services, and ways of overcoming these, were also sought. As a case study, interviews with nineteen Wellington-based Assyrian,Cambodian and Somali refugees aged 50 years and older were carried out.

Long-term settlement of refugees: An annotated bibliography of New Zealand and international literature (2009)
Authors: McMillan, N. & Gray, A.
Publisher: International Migration Settlement and Employment Dynamic (IMSED), Department of Labour
This annotated bibliography brings together New Zealand and international literature on the long-term settlement of refugees and provides an insight into the factors that facilitate or act as barriers to integration. This report is the first publication from the three-year research programme ‘Quota Refugees Ten Years On: Perspectives on Integration, Community and Identity’.

Looking back and building futures: Former refugees’ views on settling in New Zealand (2009)
Author: Gatt Consulting
Publisher: International Migration Settlement and Employment Dynamic (IMSED), Department of Labour
The aim of this exploratory study was to hear the views and experiences of former quota refugees who have lived in New -Zealand for more than ten years. The findings from the study fed into the development of questions for a nationwide survey of former refugees that is part of the ‘Quota Refugees Ten Years On’ programme of research.

Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (2009)
Author: Thammavongsa, N.
Masters thesis: Unitec Institute of Technology
In New Zealand, there is no purpose-built Refugee Resettlement Centre. Despite the complex requirements of a refugee centre, the current facility is a relatively unmodified former New Zealand army base in Mangere, South Auckland. This thesis investigates the architectural issues in the design of a refugee centre and how they can be addressed.

New Land, New life: Long-term settlement of refugees in New Zealand. Main report (2012)
Quota Refugees Ten Years On: Perspectives on Integration, Community and Identity is a multi-year and multisectoral research programme that was developed to better understand the long-term journeys of refugees in New Zealand. This is the final (third) phase, and covers face–to-face survey of 512 former refugees who arrived in New Zealand under the Refugee Quota Programme between 1993 and 1999.

Quota refugees ten years on: Perspectives of integration, community and identity (ongoing)
Author: Department of Labour
Publisher: International Migration Settlement and Employment Dynamic (IMSED), Department of Labour
This is a three year research programme (2008–2010) that is being developed to provide information about the long term integration experiences of and outcomes for former refugees who arrived in New Zealand ten or more years ago. This study builds on a prior Department of Labour research project, Refugee Voices: A Journey Towards Resettlement, which gathered information about the early years of resettlement. The research project is being led by the Department of Labour with the Ministry of Social Development and Department of Internal Affairs as key partner agencies. The study includes both qualitative and quantitative components to provide a comprehensive picture of the nature of long-term settlement for former refugees in New Zealand.

Quota refugees in New Zealand: Approvals and movements - 1999-2008 (2010)
Author: Department of Labour
Publisher: International Migration Settlement and Employment Dynamic (IMSED), Department of Labour
This report contains a summary of the analysis on quota refugee approvals in New Zealand from 1999 to 2008. It also looks at the subsequent movement patterns of quota refugees to gain an understanding of their mobility. These are analysed by breaking down the quota refugee populations by nationality, gender, age, and application type.

Refugee resettlement: A literature review (2007)
Author: Gray, A.
Publisher: International Migration Settlement and Employment Dynamic (IMSED), Department of Labour
This international literature review on refugee resettlement policy, provides part of the information platform for. The review provides a description of policies and practices regarding refugee resettlement relating to the OECD and the European Union, with an emphasis on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, NewZealand, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America. It also summarises available evidence from previous reviews of policy and practice to identify factors that contribute to the success or failure of resettlement policy and practice.

Refugee Voices: Refugee Resettlement Research Project (2001).
Authors: Gray, A. & Elliott, S.
Publisher: Department of Labour
The Refugee Resettlement Research Project (Refugee Voices) is a research programme being developed by the New Zealand Immigration Service to fill an information gap on the experiences of refugees resettling in New Zealand. A literature review was part of the first phase of the Project. This paper summarises some of the findings of the literature review. Although the majority of New Zealand refugee studies have been small scale and situation specific, or related to one national or ethnic group, or to one age or gender group, refugees and asylum seekers are an increasing area of study and interest. Internationally there are now a number of large-scale comparative studies and academic journals and publications dedicated to refugee issues.

Relocating refugees in developed countries: The poverty experiences of Somali resettling in New Zealand (2002)
Authors: Guerin,P.B, Guerin,B
University of waikato
Experience of extreme poverty conditions in Africa,influences how refugees adapt to life in their host country. Many of the strategies that refugees learn when in the poverty conditions no longer work or are not appropriate in their host country. For example, parenting styles, mental (social) health, economic expectations, food choices and lifestyle are all affected by poverty conditions and all influence behaviours in host countries. This paper describes some of those problems, using research experiences of the Somali refugee community in Hamilton, New Zealand, and the extant literature on resettlement of refugees into developed countries.

Settling In: An initiative for refugees and new migrants - Evaluation report (2009)
Author: Centre for Social Research and Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development
Publisher: Family and Community Services
Settling In is a strengths-based community development initiative that works directly with refugee and migrant communities to help them find solutions to meet their own needs. This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Settling In initiative undertaken by the Centre for Social Research and Evaluation.

"So we thought not to lose our background completely": Agency and belonging among South Sudanese Acholi in New Zealand (2012).
Author: O' Byrne, R.
Masters Thesis: Victoria University of Wellington
Examines the resettlement experiences of South Sudanese Acholi people in New Zealand and uses their narratives to explore the significance of agency when it comes to belonging and the importance of developing a stable sense of belonging during the resettlement process.

Supporting refugees and migrants: Report for The Tindall Foundation and ASB Community Trust (2007)
Author: Elliot, S.
Publisher: ASB Community Trust and The Tindall Foundation
This report was commissioned by the Tindall Foundation and ASB Community Trust, and aims to assist them take a more strategic approach in their grant making and donations. The aim is to ensure that funding focuses on programmes which improve social outcomes and make communities better places for everyone.

To make a house of a tree: Community and identity among New Zealand Chilenas (1996)
Author: Barnard, L. F.
Masters thesis: The University of Auckland
This research investigates Chilean refugee woman's experiences in reconstructing their lives around a future in New Zealand. It compare participants' perceptions with current theories on ethnicity, community, and the effects of exile.