Welcome to Pukeko Research

Welcome to Pukeko Research

The pūkeko is a nosey, attractive bird that can be found all over New Zealand.  It is family-oriented, nurtures its chicks and thrives in a range of environments.  The pukeko is the perfect symbol for a research organisation.

We work across the fields of education, social services and justice.  Our interests are in research for policy and practice, science policy and systems, programme evaluation, institutional analysis, anti-racism and a range of other areas.

While most of our work is in New Zealand, where the pukeko resides, we also have a range of international contacts.

Please feel free to explore our website. We are happy to talk over your research needs.  If you are a community organisation we are committed to working at reduced rates on some projects, especially those with an education or social justice focus.  Contact us for a chat.

We can be contacted using our contact form, or on 0274545008

Recent testimonials:

Sexual harassment research in schools and institutions 2021

"This year Christchurch Girls’ High School/Te Kura o Hine Waiora was very fortunate to engage Dr Liz Gordon of Pukeko Research to undertake a sexual harassment survey of our 1250 Year 9 to 13 students. We were very conscious that the survey would be dealing with vulnerable young people and highly sensitive issues and that safety, consent, confidentiality, rigour and independence needed to be paramount in the research process. We also wanted the survey to inform the public debate and therefore it was important that our researcher had experience and standing in the academic, educational, government and community sector. Dr Gordon was the perfect candidate and fantastic to work with. The ethics approval process was thorough and she also worked brilliantly with a small focus group of senior representative students in the development of survey questions. As a result of her professionalism and commitment, our parent body had a high level of confidence in the safety and confidentiality of the survey and its management by Dr Gordon. The result was a powerful piece of seminal and robust work which has begun a deeper debate at national level around the lived experience of our young people in the domain of sexual harassment and harm". 
Christine O’Neill (Principal).
Download the report here.

Debt Collection in Aotearoa 2021

In this study we analysed data and wrote up a report for the team. "Liz Gordon was exceptionally good at analyzing and compiling the data into a comprehensive and easy to read report. This report is going to be extremely useful for advocates and policy makers as it provides much needed evidence of debt collection practices in Aotearoa. Liz produced this work in the required timeframe and showed flexibility in terms of the format of the resulting report. Very easy to deal with and I would use her again".
Victora Stace (Victoria University of Wellington).

Link to the report here

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