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

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 (early view).

 

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)

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.

           https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/programs/pacificbeat/could-fiji-kava-

           capsules-be-the-answer-for-anxious-australians/12009566

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

           Smith, M. & Aporosa, S.

           NBR (National Business Review), April 26

           www.nbr.co.nz/article/ neglect-and-missed-opportunity-nzs-untapped-

           kava-market-ms-p-215044

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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