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Enhancing the mana of Pacific Rainbow LGBTQIA+ MVPFAFF+ communities in Aotearoa-New Zealand through research.

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As of 31 August 2022, The Manalagi Survey is now closed.

The Manalagi Project is New Zealand's first Pacific Rainbow+ Health and Wellbeing Project to be funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. This survey is the first of its kind and will investigate both general and healthcare-specific experiences of Pacific Rainbow+ / MVPFAFF+ communities in Aotearoa.

Pacific Rainbow+ People and our family, friends as well as allies can take the survey. There will be a set of questions for Pacific Rainbow+ peoples, and a different set of questions for family, friends, and allies. Both sets of questions can be accessed by clicking the link above.


The survey should only take about 30-40 minutes to complete, depending on how much you wish to share. Please note, you must be 15 years old and above to take the survey.

We have been granted ethics approval by HDEC 2021 EXP 10986

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Seuta'afili Dr Patrick Thomsen

Principal Investigator

Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, School of Cultures Languages and Linguistics, The University of Auckland

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Phylesha Brown-Acton, MNZM

Associate Investigator

Executive Director of F'INE Pasifika Aotearoa

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Associate Professor Dr Jemaima Tiatia

Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor Pacific & Co-Head of School, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, The University of Auckland

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Dr Sam Manuela

Associate Investigator

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland

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Dr Lara Greaves

Associate Investigator

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, The University of Auckland

Associate Investigator


The Manalagi Repository is an open-access digital archive of research, scholarship and creative publications that focuses on Pacific Rainbow LGBTQIA+ MVPFAFF+ communities in Aotearoa-New Zealand and the Pacific more broadly understood.

This repository will be updated across the life of the Manalagi Project, where the research team intends to share any resources we may encounter, engage and produce, to encourage more Pacific Rainbow+ research to be conducted and developed in our country.

If you would like any of your own work to be included in the repository please email the Manalagi Project's Research Assistant Allyssa Verner-Pula on


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