About the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse


To provide accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date 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:   Nicola Paton
Information Specialist: Gay Richards
Research Fellow: Pauline Gulliver, PhD
IT Specialists: NIHI team

Academic Advisory Group

Yvonne Crichton-Hill University of Canterbury
Associate Professor Robyn Dixon The University of Auckland
Associate Professor Janet Fanslow The University of Auckland
Associate Professor Jan Jordan Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Jane Koziol-McLain Auckland University of Technology
Dr Tracey McIntosh The University of Auckland
Associate Professor Mandy Morgan Massey University
Dr Neville Robertson University of Waikato

Sector Advisory Group

Shasha Ali & Shila Nair Shakti Community Council
Hera Clarke  E Tu Whānau
Yvonne Crichton-Hill MSD Pacific Advisory Group
Sheryl Hann MSD It's not OK campaign
Kiri Hannifin National NGO Family Violence Prevention Alliance
Rachel Harrison Hauraki Family Violence Intervention Network
Tim Marshall Tairawhiti Men Against Violence
Brigitte Nimmo New Zealand Police
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 availalble on the Resources page.


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.