Publications and Conference Presentations

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Books

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

           driver fitness.

           Suva: University of the South Pacific Press. (in press)

 

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

           complexities’ from a post-development perspective.

           Albany: Massey University, Directorate Pasifika@Massey.

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.

 

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

          Germany: VDM Verlag.

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

 

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.

Journal Articles

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.

 

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.

 

2019  Understanding cognitive functions related to driving following kava

          (Piper methysticum) use at traditional consumption volumes.

          Journal of Psychopharmacology, 31(8), A84.

          (Related poster presentation: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12780)

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

          understanding. The Conversation, June 9. https://tinyurl.com/y3xruvsz

 

2017  Understanding cognitive functions related to driving following kava

          (Piper methysticum) use at traditional consumption volumes.

          Journal of Psychopharmacology, 31(8), A84.

          http://hdl.handle.net/10289/11307

2016  Māori academic success: Why the deficit perspectives?

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

          23, 33-51. 

 

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

 

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

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

 

2014  Kava hangover and gold-standard science.

          Aporosa, S. & Tomlinson, M.

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

          165-177.

 

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

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

         157-164.

 

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.

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) 

          https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12780

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.

          https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12449

 

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

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

          https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12255

 

2016   Kava: Untangling fact from fiction.

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

           The University of Waikato.

           https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11047

 

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

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

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 )

 

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.

Technical and Research Reports

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.

 

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)

2017   Is it safe to drink kava and drive?

           Hill, B., & Aporosa, S.

           ABC Australia: Pacific Beat, August 7.

           http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/pacific-beat/2017-08-07/is-it-safe-to-

           drink-kava-and-drive/8782180

 

2016   Kava culture in New Zealand.

           Crump, B., & Aporosa, S.

           Radio New Zealand: Nights. Dec. 1.

           http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/201826109

           /kava-culture-in-new-zealand

 

2016   Kava discussion prompts more debate.

           Cook Islands News, July 21. p.4.

           http://www.cookislandsnews.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/item/59630-

           kava-discussion-prompts-more-debate

2016   Kava revival concept starts interesting discussion online.

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

           http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/59417-kava-revival-

           concept-starts-interesting-discussion-online

2016   Benefits of kava catching on in NZ and beyond.

           Blades, J., & Aporosa, S.

           Radio New Zealand: Dateline Pacific. July 6.

           http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio

           /201807252/benefits-of-kava-catching-on-in-nz-and-beyond

 

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.  

           http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio

           /201807082/pacific-feels-the-strain-of-increased-demand-for-kava

 

2016  Study to examine kava's effects on driving.

          Huston, A., & Aporosa, S.

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

2016  Reclaiming the ‘real’ Rarotongan culture.

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

          http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/58897-reclaiming-

          the-real-rarotongan-culture

 

2016  Kava and cars.

          Braid, S.Y., & Aporosa, S.

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

 

2016  Study delves into mysteries of kava.

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

          Waikato Times, April 8. p.2.

 

2016  Waikato study examines kava's effects on driving.

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

          Video interview (click icon to view) and written article: April 2

          http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/78418804/Waikato-study-examines-

          kavas-effects-on-driving

 

2016  Going under kava.

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

          Interview: Radio New Zealand. March 27. 

          http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/spectrum/audio/201794596

          /going-under-kava

 

2015  Should you drink kava and drive?

          Ryan, K., & Aporosa, S.

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

          http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio

          /201783034/should-you-drink-kava-and-drive

 

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.​

 

 

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.

 

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

          even poorer.

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

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