About Whanake

Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development is a bi-annual e-journal for practitioners and academics who love community development. The journal mission is to serve as a crucible of democracy, where people come together to share their dreams and plan their common futures. It has refereed papers of 3000-6000 words, reviews, practice notes from the field, and opinion pieces. The journal provides space for posing questions, documenting emerging trends in research and practice, and sharing case studies and biographies.

Community development journals exist in the UK, USA and Australia. We see this as a journal for Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Pacific region. As such it reflects cultural diversity, and is about the WE, not the I.

David Kenkel, Unitec
Hoa Nguyen, Unitec
Advisory Board
Gavin Rennie
Denise Bijoux
Inspiring Communities
Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Love Chile
Auckland University of Technology
Editorial Board
Sue Elliott
David Haigh
Retired, but as busy as ever
Dr Geoff Bridgman
Aarif Rasheed 
JustCommunity, Auckland
Anne Jennings
University of Notre Dame, Western Australia
Dr Peter Westoby
University of Queensland

Whanake is an Open Access journal and as such as no article subscription or processing charges (APC) applied.