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  • The Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant, vol. 2, Literary Criticism 1870-6

    Wilkes, Joanne (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Settler's Plot: How Stories Take Place in New Zealand

    Calder, Alexander (2011)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Frame Function: An Inside-Out Guide to the Novels of Janet Frame

    Cronin, Jan (2011-05-01)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Maori and Mining

    Ruckstuhl, Katharina; Carter, Lyn; Easterbrook, Luke; Gorman, Andrew R; Rae, Hauauru; Ruru, Jacinta; Ruwhiu, Diane; Stephenson, Janet; Suszko, Abbey; Thompson-Fawcett, Michelle; Turner, Rachel (2013-09)

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    University of Otago

    A multi-disciplinary study on how mining in New Zealand relates to and impacts on Maori - Iwi, hapu and whanau. The book covers a myriad of topics: resource extraction issues (including fracking), Treaty of Waitangi issues and rights, Legal rights and legislation covering mining in New Zealand, environmental and economic impacts, matauranga Maori, and the mechanics of mining - both off shore and land-based. There is also information on how interntional indigenous peoples have responded to mining.

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  • Tourism in Rotorua : destination evolution and recommendations for management

    Simmons, D. G.; Fairweather, J. R.

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    Lincoln University

    This report provides a synthesis of seven separate reports into key aspects of tourism in Rotorua, and makes recommendations for the future management of the sector. The overall conclusion of this study is that tourism in Rotorua appears to be at an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable level at present. While future growth seems assured in the short-term there are a number of challenges in maintaining the long-term sustainability of the sector, and its role in regional social and economic development. The key areas of risk are those associated with the broader institutional, environmental and social elements of tourism management. The main thrust of the results from this research programme is that tourism planning needs to focus at a broad level. However, this report also has specific implications for the marketing of tourism some of which are noted here. Many of our recommendations therefore apply to those organisations with a broader societal and environmental mandate than tourism alone.

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  • Tourism and Maori development in Rotorua

    Tahana, N.; Grant, K. T. O. K.; Simmons, D. G.; Fairweather, J. R.

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    Lincoln University

    The objective of this study was to develop an understanding of tourism and Maori development in Rotorua. The research process followed recognised protocols typical of culturally appropriate research and was sensitive to the historic context of Te Arawa in Rotorua. The research was based on three main sources of data: surveys of Maori tourism operators and Maori in the community, focus group discussion with Maori in the community, and interviews with hapu (sub-tribe) representatives. An historical account of the development of Maori in tourism provided context for the contemporary situation. Current Maori tourism operators cover a wide range of tourism businesses, most market themselves as Maori tourism businesses and the majority have been in operation less than 11 years. Most have relatively low financial turnover and nearly all feature some aspect of Maori culture in their tourism business. Maori respondents reported both good and bad effects from tourism, with some seeing tourism as promoting their culture and self-determination, and others seeing it as disempowering. There was similar ambivalence regarding Maori adaptation to tourism, however most respondents considered that Maori had adapted well to cultural performances and guiding. Generally, most respondents believed that the presentation of Maori culture has changed over time to cater for tourism demands but not in ways that significantly affects the practice of Maori culture. Maori respondents were divided in their opinion about the effect of tourism on their relationship with the environment especially with respect to Wairuatanga (spirituality) and Mana Whenua (authority over the land). Some were concerned about ownership and control of natural resources and were seeking greater input into their management. The presentation of Maori culture was seen by a majority of respondents as a misrepresentation. There were concerns about relevance, consultation, control and authenticity. The report makes a number of recommendations to encourage Maori tourism business.

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  • Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame

    (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Janet Frame’s work is notorious for the demands it makes on reader and critic. This collection of nine new essays by international Frame specialists draws on a range of critical frameworks to explore fresh ways of looking at Frame’s fiction, poetry, and autobiography. At the same time, the essays plug into the energy of Frame’s work to challenge our thinking within and beyond these frameworks. Frameworks offers a unique perspective on Frame studies today, showcasing its major concerns as well as heralding new Frame narratives for the decade ahead. Mindful of preceding Frame criticism, these essays use their contemporary vantage-point to recast seminal questions about the relationship between Janet Frame’s work and its critical contexts. Each of the essays makes a case for framing her work in a particular way, but all are characterized by self-reflexivity regarding their own critical practice and the relationship they assume between exegetical framework and Frame’s work. Underlying this practice, and contained within the pun of the title, are the elementary-sounding yet fundamental questions of Frame studies: How does Frame’s work work? And how do we work with her work?

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  • Intellectual property law : principles in practice

    Sumpter, Paul (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Content: What does copyright protect? -- Copyright duration, ownership, special rights and the Internet -- Infringement and fair dealing -- Trade-marks : registered marks -- Passing off and the Fair Trading Act -- Patents -- Designs -- Confidential information.

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  • Troubleshooting milk quality problem herds

    Petrovski, Kiro (2008)

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    Massey University

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  • Management of Osteoarthritis: A guide to non-surgical intervention

    Abbott, J. Haxby (2014-07-16)

    Book
    University of Otago

    The MOA trial (Management of Osteoarthritis, or Maimoatanga Mate Köiwi) was a randomised clinical trial that aimed to investigate the long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both a multi-modal, individualised, supervised exercise therapy programme, and an individualised manual therapy programme, compared with usual medical care, for the management of pain and disability in adults with hip or knee OA. The first chapter of this book provides an introduction to OA and its management. The subsequent chapters provide the detailed treatment protocols delivered in the MOA trial.

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  • Adding some TEC-variety: 100+ activities for motivating and retaining learners online

    Khoo, Elaine G.L.; Bonk, Curtis J. (2014)

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    University of Waikato

    The TEC-VARIETY framework purposely takes into account current technology trends and attempts to stimulate their use in pedagogically effective ways. As such, it rests at the intersection of such exciting educational affordances brought about by emerging learning technologies, intrinsic as well as extrinsic motivation-related theories, and the rapidly shifting perspectives on teaching and learning philosophies and approaches. For online educators who are frustrated with never-ending waves of technology and the lack of training on how to effectively use them in their courses, we hope that the TEC-VARIETY framework can offer a ray of sunshine and a new beginning for online educators worldwide. As part of that hope, such educators might find activities and strategies that they can make use of to nurture engagement and success online. These strategies can breathe life into current classes and programs that are failing to engage their learners. They tap into learners’ inner resources and desires to learn and grow toward a better future. At the same time, they can invite the global sharing of ideas and knowledge as part of a worldwide community or family of learners.

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  • Industrial hemp and its potential for New Zealand

    Merfield, Charles N.

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    Lincoln University

    This report is aimed at farmers, processors and the sections of government involved in the reintroduction of industrial hemp. It aims to provide, assuming no prior knowledge, background information on hemp and the issues surrounding it. It analyses the current political and legal situation; and estimates the potential economic, social and environmental costs and benefits for New Zealand, and makes recommendations based on that analysis. There are detailed briefings on the history, biology, agronomy, and end products of industrial hemp. These provide important technical information and support the analysis and recommendations of the report. These can be left unread if the reader’s main focus is policy issues.

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  • The organic seed market and computer vision guidance systems for agriculture

    Merfield, Charles N.; Chamberlain, T. P.

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    Lincoln University

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  • The organic seed market and computer vision guidance systems for agriculture

    Merfield Charles; Chamberlain Tim

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    Lincoln University

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  • A hybrid artificial neural networks approach to solve the inverse problem in advection-dispersion models

    Rajanayaka, Channa N.; Samarasinghe, Sandhya; Kulasiri, D.

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    Lincoln University

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  • Environmental indicators of tourism impacts on natural West Coast assets, Aotearoa New Zealand

    Urlich, S. C.; Ward, Jonet C.; Hughey, Kenneth F. D.

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    Lincoln University

    We examined the environmental effects of visitor activities at three different natural assets (scenic icon sites, seabirds, and caves) on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand. To catalogue the effects of different visitor activities on these assets, and to identify indicators of environmental change in relation to the effects of these activities, we used a range of methods including modelling visitor impacts, close consultation with managers, literature reviews, and at one site we observed visitor behaviour. We analysed which site indicators of visitor effects were more widely applicable, and could be used as a basis for develping management guidelines for similar types of attractions elsewhere.

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  • Issues and indicators of acceptable change : a study of visitors’ and stakeholders’ concerns about three natural attractions in the Paparoa area, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

    Johnson, V.; Ward, Jonet C.; Hughey, Kenneth F. D.

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    Lincoln University

    This report presents results from visitor surveys and stakeholder interviews at three natural attractions in the Paparoa National Park. The sites were the Pancake Rocks (Dolomite Point), the Fox River caves, and the Westland Black Petrel colony. Questions in the surveys and interviews were based on the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) framework to identify potential indicators of change at the site, and were developed from previous studies using this system. The surveys gathered information on visitors' experience of the Pancake Rocks and Fox River caves, and people's sensitivity to impacts encountered at the sites. This was done using self-administered questionnaires on-site immediately after the visit. Stakeholders were interviewed about their issues and concerns for all three sites, and were asked to provide a list of potential indicators of acceptable change.

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  • Sustainable management of natural assets used for tourism in New Zealand : a classification system, management guidelines and indicators

    Hughey, Kenneth F. D.; Ward, Jonet C.

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    Lincoln University

    Nature and recreation based activities are significant components of the tourism industry in New Zealand. Growing numbers of visitors, and the needs of statutory resource managers, have placed pressure on tourism operators and providers to effectively avoid, remedy and/or mitigate existing and potential effects of tourism. At the same time there is also pressure to provide a quality visitor experience and to operate tourism enterprises profitably. Although a major review and investigation into the environmental effects associated with the tourism sector was carried out by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) in 1997, standard tools for identifying and monitoring visitor impacts, and generic guidelines for management, are currently not widely applied or available to many operators. In this report we develop and apply a framework for the integrated management of natural assets used for tourism. We concentrate in particular on developing three related products: 1) a simple and applied tourism asset classification framework; 2) a framework for sustainable management of natural assets incorporating management and monitoring guidelines; and 3) a set of Environmental Performance Indicators for Natural Assets used for Tourism consistent with other sets being developed by the Ministry for the Environment.

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  • Fracture toughness of wood based on experimental near-tip displacement fields and orthotropic theory

    Samarasinghe, Sandhya; Kulasiri, D.

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    Lincoln University

    Fracture toughness of New Zealand Pinus radiata in TL opening mode was determined from the displacement fields obtained from digital image correlation for about 400 data points within a 7x9 mm² area in front of the tip in conjunction with orthotropic fracture theory. Representative material properties obtained experimentally were used in the theoretical formulae. There was a significant correlation between theory and experiments. Stress intensity factor thus obtained increases nonlinearly with applied load and was consistently higher than that obtained from standard formula revealing a much larger correction factor than that given in handbooks. Fracture toughness obtained from the developed relationship showed a tendency to vary under the combined influence of density and crack angle to RL plane in a nonlinear manner. A relationship was also found to express the combined influence of density and grain angle on the Young's modulus (EL), measured from bending specimens corresponding to fracture specimens. The latter relationship can be used to simulate EL and obtain a simplified expression for fracture toughness in terms of density and crack angle to RL plane.

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  • Nature of knot checks developed during seasoning of radiata pine sawn boards

    Liu, H.; Xu, P.; Samarasinghe, Sandhya; Kulasiri, D.

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    Lincoln University

    One hundred and sixty radiata pine boards were dried using different methods (air drying, commercial kiln drying and laboratory kiln drying) to study the effect of knot, wood and seasoning variables on the nature of knot checking. Among the knot variables, the largest knot group (diameter> 75 mm) was found associated with the highest check rate and the most severe checks. Medium size group (25 mm < diameter ≤75 mm) had significantly lower check rate. Face knots were significantly more liable to cracking than any type else. The major check directions of a knot generally ran across the symmetrical axes of the knot. In wood variables, due to lower number of medium size knots butt half had higher check rate than upper part of stem. After studying the density and check ratio of northern outer wood, southern outer wood and core wood, a reverse relation was found between the density and the check ratio. Final moisture content affected knot checking directly because it is proportional to shrinkage. Temperature did not show significant influence. Air dried timbers, especially those exposed to air without shield, had more severe checks than those exposed to other drying conditions. There were no relationships found among sawn pattern, dimensions of boards and check rate of knots.

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