Publications and Conference Presentations

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Books

2021    Talanoa vā/va: Honouring Pacific research and online engagement.                Fa’avae, D. T. M., Hemi, K. V., & Aporosa, S. (Eds.).

            Special Issue of the Waikato Journal of Education. University of Waikato:

            Hamilton. DOWNLOAD

 

2019    Improving road safety and health: Understanding kava's impact on

            driver fitness.

            Suva: University of the South Pacific Press. (in press - delay due to

            COVID-19)

 

2014   Yaqona (kava) and education in Fiji: Investigating ‘cultural

           complexities’ from a post-development perspective.

           Albany: Massey University, Directorate Pasifika@Massey. DOWNLOAD

2015   He whakaoranga: Kia puta kia ora

           Kilgour, J.T., Tiakiwai, S-J., McRae, O.K., Aporosa, A., Whetu, A., &

           Jenkins, A. Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui College for Research and

           Development. DOWNLOAD

 

2008   Yaqona (kava) and education in Fiji: A clash of cultures?

           Germany: VDM Verlag. DOWNLOAD

Book Chapter

2019  Kava and ethno-cultural identity in Oceania.

          In S. Ratuva (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of ethnicity. Chapter 134-1. 

          (pp. 1-15 [online-first publication]). Singapore: Springer Nature.
         doi:0.1007/978-981-13-0242-8_134-1 DOWNLOAD

 

2011  Yaqona (kava), education and development in Fiji.

          In R. Gounder (Ed.), Community development and managing change for

          growth among Pasifikans (pp. 227-253).

          Auckland: Masilamea Press. DOWNLOAD

Journal Articles

2022    Yaqona (kava) and the school campus: Regulation versus

            facilitation.

            The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. (“accepted and in-press”

            - delay due to COVID-19)

 

2021    The virtual faikava: Maintaining vā and creating online learning

            spaces during Covid-19.

            Henry, T., & Aporosa, S. A.

            Waikato Journal of Education. Special Edition: Talanoa vā/va: Honouring

            Pacific educational research and online engagement, 26, 179-194.                        DOWNLOAD

2021    In Our Language: Imagining a Pacific research journal in terms of

            language and stakeholder position and engagement.

            Hemi, K. V., & Aporosa, S. A.

            Waikato Journal of Education. Special Issue: Talanoa Vā: Honouring

            Pacific Research and Online Engagement, 26, 45-62. DOWNLOAD

 

2021    Grounding Pacific practice: Fono at the Fale and Veiqaraqaravi

            Vakavanua.

            Aporosa, S. A., & Fa'avae, D. T. M.

            Waikato Journal of Education. Special Issue: Talanoa Vā: Honouring

            Pacific Research and Online Engagement, 26, 35–43. DOWNLOAD

 

2021    Imua: Reflections on imua, talanoa-vā and leadership in the ongoing

            strategic journey of a New Zealand university.

            Hemi, K. V., Bulisala, S. N., Aporosa, S. A., & Fa'avae, D. T. M.

            Waikato Journal of Education. Special Issue: Talanoa Vā: Honouring

            Pacific Research and Online Engagement, 26, 11-34. DOWNLOAD

 

2021    Grounding our collective talanoa: Enabling open conversations.

            Fa’avae, D. T. M., Hemi, K. V., & Aporosa, S. A.

            Waikato Journal of Education. Special Issue: Talanoa Vā: Honouring

            Pacific Research and Online Engagement, 26, 5-10. DOWNLOAD

 

2021   Decolonising quantitative methods within a Pacific research space to

           explore cognitive effects following kava use.

           Aporosa, S. A., Atkins, M., & Leov, J.

           Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 5(1), 74-92.

           DOWNLOAD

 

2021  Na yaqona kei na ivakatakilakila vakavanua ena yatu Pasivika (Kava

          and ethno-cultural identity in Oceania).

          Aporosa, S. A., & Gaunavou, U. J.

          In our Language: Journal of Pacific Research (1), 1-11. DOWNLOAD

2020  De-mythologizing and re-branding the traditional drink kava.

          Aporosa, A. S., & Foley, E.

          Research Outreach(113), 106-109. DOWNLOAD

 

2020  Kava drinking in traditional settings: Towards understanding effects

          on cognitive function.

          Aporosa, S. A., Atkins, M., & Brunton, R..

          Journal of Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 35(2),

          e2725. DOWNLOAD

 

2019  Māori and kava: New drug fashion or re-engagement with ‘kawa’?

          Aporosa, S. A., & Forde, J.

          Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3(1), 72-85.

          DOWNLOAD

 

2019  De-mythologizing and re-branding of kava as the new ‘world drug’ of

          choice. Journal of Drug Science, Policy and Law, 5, 1-13. DOWNLOAD

 

2019  Understanding cognitive functions related to driving following kava

          (Piper methysticum) use at traditional consumption volumes.

          Journal of Psychopharmacology, 31(8), A84. (Downloads: ARTICLE and                related POSTER)

2019  Australia’s discussion of kava imports reflects lack of cultural

          understanding. The Conversation, June 9. DOWNLOAD

 

2017  Understanding cognitive functions related to driving following kava

          (Piper methysticum) use at traditional consumption volumes.

          Journal of Psychopharmacology, 31(8), A84. DOWNLOAD

         

2016  Māori academic success: Why the deficit perspectives?

          Micronesian Educator:  A Journal of Research and Practice on Education, 

          23, 33-51. DOWNLOAD

 

2015  The new kava user: Diasporic identity formation in reverse.

          New Zealand Sociology (The Journal of the Sociological Association of 

          Aotearoa/New Zealand), 30(4), 58-77. DOWNLOAD

 

2015  Yaqona (kava) as a symbol of cultural identity.

           Locale: The Pacific Journal of Regional Food Studies, n4, 79-101.

           DOWNLOAD

 

2014  Kava hangover and gold-standard science.

          Aporosa, S. & Tomlinson, M.

          Anthropologica: The Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society, 56,

          165-177. DOWNLOAD

 

2011  Is kava alcohol?: The myths and the facts.

         Journal of Community Health and Clinical Medicine for the Pacific, 17(1),

         157-164. DOWNLOAD

 

2010  Na yaqona kei na vuli: E rau veicoqacoqa li? Yaqona and education in

          Fiji: A clash of cultures?

          Domodomo: A Scholarly Journal of the Fijian Museum, 23(1&2), 20-43. 

          DOWNLOAD

Conference Presentations

2019   Cognitive functions associated with consumption of traditional

           volumes of kava (Piper methysticum): A feasibility study.

           British Association for Psychopharmacology Summer Meeting, Manchester

           University. July 14-17. (poster presentation) DOWNLOAD

         

2019   Kava, the devil, and the snake: Pentecostal iconoclasm in 

           contemporary Fiji.

           Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Annual Conference

           (ASA019), University of Auckland, 13-16 Feb. DOWNLOAD

         

2017   Kava (Piper methysticum): Demythifying the Pacific's cultural
           keystone species.

           Tālanga Seminar Series, University of the South Pacific, Tonga, 12 Oct.

           DOWNLOAD

 

2016   Kava: Untangling fact from fiction.

           Kava: A workshop for kava researchers and enthusiasts, April 21,  

           The University of Waikato. DOWNLOAD

          

2016   Kava: Weighing the negatives against the positives.
           Pasifika Medical Association 20th Anniversary Conference;

           Plenary panel: Kava - killer or cure? Aug. 24 – 26. Auckland. DOWNLOAD
 

2016   Pasifika culture: A foundation on which to build educational   

           achievement.

           The Pasifika Post-Primary Teachers Annual Fono, 18-19 July, Auckland,    

           New Zealand. (Keynote address) DOWNLOAD

 

2015  The (proposed) Australian kava ban: Legitimate governmental     

          concern or a breach of human rights?

          The Australian-World Kava Conference, Sept. 4-6, Australia National

          University. (Keynote speaker).

 

2014  Māori academic success: Why the deficit perspectives?

          The International Indigenous Development Conference, Nov. 25-28,

          Auckland University.

 

2014  The new kava user: Diasporic identity formation in reverse.

          The 7th Pasifika Annual Research Conference, Nov. 19-20, Massey

          University, Massey University, Manawatu Campus.

 

2013  Village-tested versus clinically-tested: Legitimising kava's medicinal

          value.

          The Pasifika Whenua Research Network Annual Conference, Nov. 21-22,

          Massey University, Manawatu Campus. (Keynote speaker).

 

2011  Yaqona (kava) as a symbol of cultural identity.

          The 'Niu realities of Pasifika diaspora and development': Pasifika@Massey

          6th Annual Conference, Dec. 1-2, Massey University, Albany Campus.

 

2010  Yaqona (kava), education, and development in Fiji.

          The Pasifika@Massey 5th Annual Conference, Nov. 11-12, Massey

          University, Albany Campus.

 

2008  Yaqona (kava), education, and development in Fiji.

          Kava: 'The golden shrub', 18th Biennial Pacific History Association

          Conference, 8-12 Dec., Suva.  (Conference panel organiser / facilitator).

 

2008  Yaqona and education in Fiji: A clash of cultures?

          The Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Feb. 13-16, Australian

          National University, Canberra. (Conference panel co-ordinator).

 

2006  Yaqona and the multi-national pharmaceutical commodity chain.

          The Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference: Beyond

          science and art. "Relationality, rationality and religious experience in the

          contemporary Pacific", Sept. 26-29, James Cook University, Cairns.

          DOWNLOAD

Technical and Research Reports

2020   Na i cavuti: A mobile application to assist the retention of Fijian

           traditional knowledge.

           Burroughs, H., Aporosa, A. S., Vanderschantz, N., Hinze, A., Sevudredre,

           S., & Gaunavou, U. J.

           Poster presented in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Summer

           Research Project 2019/20. University of Waikato. DOWNLOAD

 

2019  Submission to: Pilot program to ease restrictions on the importation

          of  kava for personal use (March 10).

          The Office of Drug Control: Government of Australia. DOWNLOAD

          Submission list: WEBLINK

 

2018  Improving road safety and health: Understanding kava’s impact on

          driver fitness.

          Technical report prepared (and accepted) for Health Research Council of

          New Zealand, July 31. DOWNLOAD

 

2015  Indigenous homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand: National, local

          and indigenous policy. (Summer intern report).

          Paikea, G., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Print media representation of homelessness in Hamilton city, New

          Zealand. (Summer intern report).

          Littlejon, A., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015 The geographies of Māori homelessness in Hamilton, New Zealand.

          (Summer intern report).

          Kake, J., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Employment opportunities: A Waikato-Tainui stocktake. (Summer

           intern report).

           King. L., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

           Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Te wai: Water rights negotiations evidence: Streams of the Waikato-

          Tainui. (Summer intern report).

          Huirama, M., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Fresh water ownership within Waikato and related traditional

          activities. (Summer intern report).

          Sylva, M., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Waikato-Tainui marae: A literature review. (Summer intern report).

          McCormick, M. Rivers, J., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Tribal urupā strategy: A Waikato-Tainui approach. (Summer intern

           report).

           Renata, M., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

           Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Waikato-Tainui education: Tribal development and life-long learners.

          (Summer intern report).

          Barlow-Kameta, R., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Tribal education recipients: Waikato-Tainui expertise. (Summer intern

           report).

           Tepania, A., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

           Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Tribally focused research: An annotated bibliographic databases.

          (Summer intern report).

          Jerome-Leota, E., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Taonga artefacts: A Waikato-Tainui approach to care and repatriation.

          (Summer intern report).

          Solomon, S., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2015  Te tira hoe o Waikato and Tai ao: A multi-media presentation. (Summer

          intern project).

          Eparaima-Hautapu, N., Paki, T., McRae, O. & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2014  Identity: Waikato-Tainui perspectives.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2014  Cultural connectedness: Waikato-Tainui perspectives.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2014  Wellbeing: Waikato-Tainui perspectives.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2013  Waikato-Tainui Education Strategy: Ministry of Education partnership.

          Tiakiwai, S.J., Kilgour, J., & Aporosa, S.

          Ngāruawāhia: Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui & Tribal Development Unit.

 

2009  The sustainability of Vesi (Fijian hard-wood) in Southern Lau, Fiji.

          Suva: Office of the Commissioner Eastern, Government of Fiji.

Other Forms of Dissemination (popular press etc)

2020    Recipe for escape: Kava.

            Schwartz, M., & Aporosa, A.

            BITE: Episode 106, (Podcast). April 24.  New York: Mother Jones and the

            Foundation for National Progress. WEBLINK
           

2020   Researching kava with Aporosa 

           Tecun, A., & Aporosa, A. 

           Wai? Indigenous Words and Ideas: Ep 16. (Podcast). New York: Podbean.

           WEBLINK

2020   Kava groups are continuing online during lockdown

           Marrett, C., Aporosa, A., & Fehoko, E.

           Renews (online), April 24. WEBLINK

 

2020   Could Fiji kava capsules be the answer for anxious Australians?

           Graue, C., Aporosa, A., Sarris, J., & Yoshida, Z.

           ABC Australia Pacific Beat, Feb. 28. WEBLINK

2018   Neglect and missed opportunities in NZ's untapped kava market.

           Smith, M. & Aporosa, S.

           NBR (National Business Review), April 26. WEBLINK     DOWNLOAD

 

2017   Is it safe to drink kava and drive?

           Hill, B., & Aporosa, S.

           ABC Australia Pacific Beat, August 7. WEBLINK

          

2016   Kava culture in New Zealand.

           Crump, B., & Aporosa, S.

           Radio New Zealand: Nights. Dec. 1. WEBLINK        

 

2016   Kava discussion prompts more debate.

           Cook Islands News, July 21. p.4. WEBLINK    DOWNLOAD 

 

2016   Kava revival concept starts interesting discussion online.

           Cook Islands News, July 11. p.12-13. WEBLINK    DOWNLOAD

 

2016   Benefits of kava catching on in NZ and beyond.

           Blades, J., & Aporosa, S.

           Radio New Zealand: Dateline Pacific. July 6. WEBLINK

 

2016   Pacific feels the strain of increased demand for kava.

           Blades, J., Lebot. V., Aporosa, S. &  & Dumienski, Z. 

           Radio New Zealand: Dateline Pacific. July 5. WEBLINK

 

2016  Study to examine kava's effects on driving.

          Huston, A., & Aporosa, S.

          Horizons: The magazine of The University of Waikato, Winter(4), 8.

          DOWNLOAD

2016  Reclaiming the ‘real’ Rarotongan culture.

          Cook Islands News: Weekend. June 11. p.8-9. WEBLINK    DOWNLOAD

 

2016  Kava and cars.

          Braid, S.Y., & Aporosa, S.

          Massey (University magazine), v.33. p.5. DOWNLOAD

 

2016  Study delves into mysteries of kava.

          Leaman, A., Aporosa, S. & Dumienski, Z.

          Waikato Times, April 8. p.2. DOWNLOAD

 

2016  Waikato study examines kava's effects on driving.

          Leaman, A., Aporosa, S. & Dumienski, Z.

          Stuff.co.nz. April 2. WEBLINK

 

2016  Going under kava.

          Maoate-Cox, D., Aporosa, S., & Hernandez, D.

          Radio New Zealand. Interview. March 27. WEBLINK

 

2015  Should you drink kava and drive?

          Ryan, K., & Aporosa, S.

          Radio New Zealand. Interview. Dec. 17, 11am. WEBLINK

 

2008  Kava abuse: Academic blames poor results on teachers. The full 

          story.

          Fiji Times (Special feature), Dec. 14, pp. 15-17.

 

2007  Yaqona and the multi-national pharmaceutical industry.

          Fiji Observer. Aug./Sept, pp. 7,18. DOWNLOAD

 

2007 Tourism in Fiji: How it’s making the rich even richer,and the poor    

          even poorer.

          Fiji Observer. Sept./Oct, pp. 6. DOWNLOAD