Research directs us towards a better understanding of how to better meet the needs of our communities and the value and contribution of the social sector.

Here you will find links to credible sources and other information we hope will be of use and interest.

These pages will be continually updated and added to, so check back regularly.


SociaLink Research


SociaLink undertakes or participates in research from time to time to provide insight and to support the mahi or work of the social sector in the Western Bay of Plenty..


 Topic Based Research

Below are links to published research and other evidence based information by topic.


Community Insights Lab

Providing WBOP community organisations with up-to-date analysis and data based on external national and regional datasets relevant to the social sector.


Research Sources

related to social and community issues.


Open Access Journals

related to social and community issues.


Interesting Pieces of Research

Ad hoc research that may be of use

Uhia te korowai kahui ki te iwi hei tauawhi, hei akiaki ki te ao angitu


Spread the folds of the korowai to all as a means of support and encouragement in the pursuit of success

(SociaLink Tauranga Moana)

Māori Proverb