About the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse


Families, whānau and relationships are healthy, respectful and free from violence.


To provide access to high quality research and information on family and whānau violence.


The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is operated by the University of Auckland, under a contract funded by the Families Commission.


The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse was launched in 2005 in association with Te Rito: New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy. Te Rito was developed in 2002 as a plan of action to reduce and eliminate family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Co-Directors             Associate Professor Janet Fanslow
  Associate Professor Robyn Dixon
Manager/Community Lead  Nicola Paton
Information Specialist Gay Richards
Research Fellow Cannis Tse, PhD
Information Assistant Megan Sety
IT Specialists NIHI team

Academic Advisory Group

Associate Professor Nicola Atwool University of Otago
Associate Professor Robyn Dixon University of Auckland
Associate Professor Janet Fanslow University of Auckland
Everdina Fuli Independent
Associate Professor Jan Jordan Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Jane Koziol-McLain Auckland University of Technology
Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh University of Auckland
Associate Professor Mandy Morgan Massey University
Dr Vili Nosa University of Auckland
Dr Neville Robertson University of Waikato

Sector Advisory Group

Hera Clarke  Ministry of Social Development
Fleur De Bes New Zealand Police
Everdina Fuli Pacific Advisory Group
Sheryl Hann Ministry of Social Development -
Campaign for Action on Family Violence
Kiri Hannifin National NGO Family Violence Prevention Alliance
Hazel Hape National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges
Tim Marshall Tairawhiti Men Against Violence
Sarah McGray Ministry of Justice
Shila Nair Shakti Community Council
Miranda Ritchie Ministry of Health Violence Intervention Programme

Publications and Resources

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse publications are available on the Publications page. Information about the Library and links to external websites are available on the Resources page.

More information about the work of the Clearinghouse is also available in the report New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse: Overview and Highlights and information from an event celebrating 10 years of the Clearinghouse (October 2015).


The logo used for this website was originally designed for the Te Rito Strategy by Justine Maynard. It depicts a foetus surrounded by whānau, hapū, iwi, communities, significant others and society as a whole.