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Questionnaire: Performance of Nonprofit Healthcare Organisations

Ishani Soysa, a doctoral student (PhD) from Massey University, aims to develop and test a performance measurement framework that can be easily adopted by nonprofit healthcare organisations, given their missions, strategic goals and objectives. The questionnaire is a major component of the PhD as it collects data to test performance measurement frameworks empirically.

Ishani is collecting data from directors and senior executives in Australia and New Zealand, who are responsible for the governance of nonprofit healthcare organisations. If this is you, please complete the questionnaire.

Please visit the following link to respond to the questionnaire. Please do so within the next two weeks.

Or contact Ishani Soysa
Doctoral Researcher, School Of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University


Invitation to Participate in Research

Asian MSM Research

Gay, bi or have sex with other men?

Do you identify as Chinese or South Asian?

Please consider taking part on in an interview about life in Auckland.


Hello, we are members of a research team from the SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre and the School of Nursing, Massey University.

What is this study about?

This research aims to explore Chinese and South Asian gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) views about gay life in Auckland. The study has been funded by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.    

Why focus on Chinese and South Asian gay, bisexual or MSM?

People identifying as Chinese and South Asian are the largest groups of Asian people living in Auckland. Because of this we are interested in interviewing people about their family and culture, lifestyle in Auckland, socialisation including relationships, sexual identity and condom use. We therefore invite you to participate in this study.

If you take part in the study what will you have to do?

The study uses face to face audio recorded interviews at a place of your choice to collect the information we require. The interview will take approximately one hour to complete. We are looking for gay, bisexual and other MSM who identify as Chinese or South Asian, who are 30 years of age or under, can read and speak English and who were either born in New Zealand or somewhere else. If you do decide to be part of the study you will be able to choose which interviewer you would like to take the interview with. If you agree to participate a $30 grocery voucher will be given to you in recognition of the time you contribute to the study.

What will happen to the information you provide?

  • All information collected during this study will be confidential.
  • To protect your privacy your real name will not be used anywhere. Instead we will use an anonymous ID code or pseudonym to labelany information relating to you such as the transcribed information from the audio-taped interview, any reports or articles produced. Access to any information that links your personal details to the ID code will be restricted to members of the research team listed at the bottom of this information sheet.
  • All research materials will be kept in a locked metal filing cabinet and will be destroyed after 5 years.

When the interviews have been completed and the tapes transcribed, the findings will be written up as a report to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Conference papers and journal articles will also be written from this research.

Are there any risks involved in taking part in this study?

There are no risks associated with participating in this study. Accepting this invitation to participate is entirely your choice. At any time during the study you have the right to:

  • decline to participate
  • refuse to answer any particular question
  • withdraw from the study up until seven days following the interview
  • ask any questions about the study at any time during participation.

At the conclusion of the study a summary of the findings will be available on www.shore.ac.nz.

If you do agree to take part, and then change your mind you are free to withdraw from the study up until seven days following the interview. If during the interview any of the questions or aspects of the discussion cause you to feel upset and you need support, further information and/or counselling please contact the Burnett Centre on 0-9-309 5560, the NZAF 24 hour Nationwide Hotline on 0800802437, Lifeline 0800 543 354, or Chinese Lifeline 0800 888 880.

What should you do now?

If after reading this information sheet you decide to participate then you should select from the list below the person you would be like to be interviewed by and contact them to arrange an interview.



Ivan Yeo

Gay Chinese Malaysian man. Been in New Zealand since 2001. Speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.


021 423 697

Jitesh Prasad 

Bisexual man. Indian, Fijian born. Speaks English and Hindi


021 423759

Stephen Neville

 Gay man. NZ European. Speaks English.

 Phone/text: 021 666 919

Email: s.j.neville@massey.ac.nz

Jeff Adams

 Gay man. NZ born; NZ European and Anglo-Indian enthnicity. Speaks English.

 Phone: 0800 854 120

Text: 021 645 213

Email: j.b.adams@massey.ac.nz

Interviewers who can speak other languages may be available. Please contact Jeff Adams to discuss this.

Project Contacts

If you have any questions about the project, please contact one of the researchers named below:

Dr Jeff AdamsSHORE & Whariki Research Centre

Massey University

P O Box 6137

Wellesley St


Phone: (09) 366 6136 Fax: (09) 366 5149


Dr Stephen NevilleSchool of Nursing

Massey University

Private Bag 102 904

North Shore Mail Centre


Phone: (09) 414 0800 Fax: (09) 441 8165



This project has been reviewed and approved by the Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Northern, Application 13/042. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research, please contact the Chair, Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Northern, telephone 09 414 0800 x43350, email humanethicsnorth@massey.ac.nz.

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Last updated on Friday 11 October 2013

Affirming Diversity Workshop – Massey Uni: 8 August 2013

Presenter: Kestin Stewart, Rainbow Youth

  • Date:Thursday 8 August 2013
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Venue: Centre for Psychology, Massey University, Albany Village, Auckland

This workshop aims to create non-judgemental, matter-of-fact atmosphere where anyone can ask any question without fear of reprisal.

Through this workshop you will learn more about the diversity of human sexuality and gender, as well as the terminology people use and the various interpretations.

Tackle such topics as stereotypes and discrimination that LGBTI people often face, how to best support your client if these are factors that are affecting their wellbeing and discerning when sexuality and/or gender is not necessarily a factor at all.


Key Content











Introductions, ice breakers, resource packsGuest Speakers: Trans and Queer representatives sharing their ‘coming out’ story.


Sexual Orientation: Continuum diagram, Sexual triangle, and Terminology
Gender Identity: Sex V Gender diagram, Gender Expression,  and Terminology


Coming Out: What it involves, How to respond

Homophobia and Transphobia: What it looks like, How to identify it, How to create change.


Application to work environment / Practice scenarios

Wrap up: Closing round, evaluations, final comments

The course works from a pedagogy of critical thinking and deconstruction.   It also utilises the tools of personal narrative plus the micro/macro combination approach to positive social change, which includes a focus on personal awareness to achieve best practice.

About the Presenter

My name’s Kestin Stewart and I’m the Education Coordinator and Consultant for Rainbow Youth.

I’ve been involved with the organisation for a long time, around 5 years or so now, volunteering as a group facilitator and then joining the executive board as Secretary from 2009-2011. 

A large proportion of my volunteer time at Rainbow Youth was as a shared story representative, where I would give my coming out story, primarily in high schools and answer any questions students might have.

I am very passionate about the education we do here at Rainbow Youth and I think it’s some of our most important work. Our Affirming Diversity workshop tackles such topics as sexual orientation, homophobia, the coming out process and gender identity. I’ve often found that even if someone isn’t personally affected by these issues, they usually know, or are related to someone who it does. The knowledge they gain from the workshop helps them better understand and support those around them, helping create more positive environments.


$250 for professionals

$230 early bird (by 15 July)

$125 for students

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided and included in the fee.   Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register

Please complete the Affirming Diversity Workshop Registration Form and return it to :

Helen McMaster, Centre for Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 102904, NorthShore Mail Centre, Auckland,

Fax : 09 443 9732

Email : H.McMaster@massey.ac.nz

CBT with Chinese People Workshops 10 April and 23 May 2013

A new 1½ day workshop will be run by Massey University on 10 April and 23 May: “CBT with Chinese People From Culture to Practice: A Workshop on Cross Cultural Practice”

Day 1 will cover general issues and principles, CBT specific issues, case studies and case presentations

Day 2 will be exercises and discussions

Click here to open a copy of the flyer and registration form document: CBT with Chinese people

Clicking on the link will download a Word Document.

Study Asks: Do Social Marketing Campaigns Improve Sexual Health for Gay and Bisexual Men?

Taking part in this survey could help uncover important research… and you could win an iPad mini.

It is conducted by Massey University for the Ministry of Health to look at whether current social marketing campaigns are achieving their objectives of better sexual health for gay and bisexual men. The findings will guide the development of future sexual health promotion campaigns.

More information about the study and the survey are at www.shore.ac.nz/shsurvey

John Pule next Artist in Residence at Massey in Wellington 10 – 21 Sep 2012

Pasifika artists first in residence

Three Pasifika artists will be the first artists-in-residence at Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University’s new creative arts building in Wellington.

Massey creative arts students – and the wider community – can expect to be challenged, intrigued and inspired by the three artists, who are:

  • Siliga Setoga (Samoa, Niue): a performance artist whose work is in collections as far afield as the British Museum
  • Janet Lilo (Ngapuhi, Niue, Samoa): a visual artist who often uses video and last year won the Creative New Zealand Contemporary Pacific Art Award
  • John Pule (Niue): the highly respected artist, novelist and poet who was made an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate in 2004 and an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Each artist-in-residence will spend two weeks based in Te Ara Hihiko, Massey’s new creative arts building. Mr Setoga’s project, in particular, will extend into the city, as he plans to record himself performing menial tasks in public places as part of his exploration of the notion of identity. Identity, he says, is a “performance rather than a checklist of what one must look like, think, and even pre-cut behavioural reactions”.

The College of Creative Arts is hosting a public lecture by Mr Pule on September 11, and a public exhibition of artwork from the residencies will be held later in the year.

The artists will have open studio times when students can drop in to discuss their work. They will also give guest lectures and workshops for students. Mr Setoga will run a collaborative fala-su’i wool woven mat project. Ms Lilo, by contrast, will spin off a recent American reality TV show to challenge students to make a new art work from scratch using a mystery brief, random materials and a strict timeframe. Mr Pule intends to run a workshop entitled “Words into Worlds” that will explore how words can be translated into a visual language.

Key dates

  • July 23 – August 3: Siliga Setoga in residence
  • August 2: Siliga Setoga T-shirt lolly lei workshop, 1-4pm. Bring a T-shirt to donate to the installation. Te Ara Hihiko (entrance E off Tasman St)
  • August 6 – 17: Janet Lilo in residence
  • September 10 – 21: John Pule in residence
  • September 11: John Pule, public lecture, 5-6pm, Te Ara Hihiko (entrance E off Tasman St)

More information



Stress and Technology at Work Survey

The Impact of Technostress on Job Satisfaction and Organisational Committment

This survey is being completed as part of Kelly Qiu’s Master Thesis Research at Massey University

The purpose of this questionnaire is to understand technology-related stress and its impact on employee’s job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

Employees who work full time or part time in an organisation and use computer or mobile technology at work can fill in this questionnaire.

The questionnaire will take no more than 5 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. All results are confidential and will only be used for the purpose of this research. No individual candidate can or will be identified and participation is voluntary. Participants can withdraw from the survey anytime they prefer.

Take the Survey

If you require more information about this survey and your involvement you can email Kelly Qiu

  • Email: kellyqw0715@gmail.com

You may direct any questions or concerns you may have to research supervisor Dr Darryl Forsyth

  • Email: D.Forsyth@massey.ac.nz

This research project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently, it has not been reviewed by one of the University’s Human Ethics Committees. The researchers name above are responsible for the ethical conduct of this research.
Any questions or complaints about the ethical conduct of this research may sent to
Professor John O’Neil, Director (Research Ethics), Telephone: 06 350 5249, Email: humanethics@massey.ac.nz

Practical and Theoretical Approaches to Working with the Bereaved 9 August 2012

Workshop: Grief and bereavement – Practical and theoretical approaches to working with the bereaved
Presenters: Andrew Thompson, Maureen Frayling and Jay Marlowe
Date: Thursday 9 August 2012
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Centre for Psychology, Massey University, 3rd Floor North Shore Library Building, Albany Village, Auckland

This seminar will appeal to psychologists, social workers, counsellors and other health professionals working with grief. Andrew Thompson will open the day with an overview of the key grief theorists and how they have influenced his practice with bereaved parents. Maureen Frayling will explore the role and function of groups and and ways of storying loss and re-membering with adults. Jay Marlowe will explore narrative perspectives to working with children living through experiences of loss and trauma.


  • 9.15 – 10.45 Holding on or letting go – an exploration of grief theory and its application to work with bereaved parents and adults. Presented by Andrew Thompson
  • 10.45 -11.00 Break
  • 11.00 -12.30 Working with groups – new theories on working with grief and narrative ways of storying loss and re-membering with adults. Presented by Maureen Frayling
  • 12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
  • 1.30 – 2.45 Narrative perspectives to working with children living through experiences of loss and trauma. Presented by Dr. Jay Marlowe
  • 2.45 – 3.00 Break
  • 3.00 – 4.00 Open session to discuss points of interest arising from the day. Evaluation

$250 for professionals
$230 early bird registration
$125 for students

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register
Please contact Helen McMaster to request a registration form

  • Centre for Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 102904, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland
  • Fax : 09 443 9732
  • Email : H.McMaster@massey.ac.nz