Reference list

Baker, Lee (2004). Way of the Jafa: the guide to surviving Auckland and Aucklanders. Hodder Moa Beckett: Auckland.
Written as an amusing introduction to Auckland culture according to the philosophy of the Jafa, that is, Aucklander (Jafa having several interpretations along the lines of ‘just another friendly/fun/f.. Aucklander’

Bell, Daphne (ed) (2001). New to New Zealand: A guide to ethnic groups in New Zealand. Reed: Auckland.

Bluck, John (2001). Killing us softly: challenging the Kiwi culture of complaint. Shoal Bay Press: Christchurch.
Includes author’s analysis of NZ culture in past as well as present; focuses on specific aspects of NZ culture today (e.g., sport, media, biculturalism)in relation to his premise that NZers focus too much on what’s wrong rather than what’s good.

Dimensions of CultureSee Cultural Group Guides

Hofstede, G (1980). Culture’s consequences: international differences in work-related values. Sage: Newbury Park, California

Geert Hofstede’s website

Hooker, John (2003). Working across cultures. Stanford Business Books: Stanford.

Metge, Joan (1984). Learning and Teaching – He Tikanga Maori. Department of Education: Wellington. N and T Hayward (1976).

New Zealandeze: A Traveller’s Guide to the Kiwi Language. Hayward Publications: Nelson, New Zealand.

Outward Looking

Papps, E. and Ramsden, I. Cultural Safety in Nursing: the New Zealand Experience. International Journal for Quality in Healthcare.

Polynesian Advisory Committee (1975). Understanding Pakehas. Vocational Training Council: Wellington.

Steele, Roger. (ed) (1992) Cultural Identity – Whakamana Tangata. Quest Rapuara, The Career Development & Transition Service, Wellington: NZ.

Winks, Robin (1954). These New Zealanders. Whitcombe & Tombs Winks was in NZ as an American Fulbright scholar