196 results for Report, Otago University Research Archive

  • Investigation into the business and operations of Carlton Party Hire Limited.

    Hart, Graeme Richard (1988)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    107 leaves. University of Otago programme: MBA. From title page: "Project 660".

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  • Generation Y Mobilities: Full Report

    Hopkins, Debbie; Stephenson, Janet (2015-04-29)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • The Dunedin Energy Baseline Study

    Gabriel, Cle-Anne; Stephenson, Janet; Carrington, Gerry (2015-09)

    Report
    University of Otago

    Copyright The Authors

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  • Extended Baseline Report: Graduate Longitudinal Study

    Tustin, Karen; Chee, Kaa-Sandra; Taylor, Nicola; Gollop, Megan; Taumoepeau, Mele; Hunter, Jackie; Harold, Gordon; Poulton, Richie (2012-04-04)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • Marketing education: recommendations for targeting Asian students - Report 3

    Fam, Kim-Shyan; Simpson, Lisa (2001)

    Report
    University of Otago

    As shown in Report 2 of this series, the Asian market is proving to be an increasingly attractive area of opportunity for New Zealand tertiary educational institutions. Where Report 2 aimed to identify how New Zealand tertiary institutions could better target this lucrative market, this report aims to provide some distinct recommendations for tertiary educational services marketers attempting to enter the three countries used in the study. These recommendations are in terms of promotional message, promotional tools and media and key marketing strategies that are most effective in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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  • Meat Weight, Nutritional and Energy Yield Values for New Zealand Archaeofauna

    Smith, Ian (2011-01)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • Data for an Archaeozoological Analysis of Marine Resource Use in Two New Zealand Study Areas (Revised edition)

    Smith, Ian; James-Lee, Tiffany (2010-12)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • Energy Transitions: Lighting in Vanuatu

    Walton, Sara; Doering, Adam; Gabriel, Cle-Anne; Ford, Rebecca (2014)

    Report
    University of Otago

    Lighting Vanuatu began in 2010 as a two-year project funded through The Australian Aid - Governance for Growth Programme. The primary objective of the project was to increase access of portable solar lanterns for rural Vanuatu communities in an effort to reduce their dependency on kerosene as the primary source of household lighting. To achieve this goal the project offered a supply-side subsidy for two Vanuatu NGOs (ACTIV and VANREPA) to support the distribution of 24, 000 solar lamps mainly to rural areas. The subsidy was aimed at improving bulk purchasing power by the NGO’s in an effort to reduce the price of the imported solar lights at the household level. The analysis of the Independent Completion Review (ICR), Business Case Study (Annex 1), and the Survey Data Overview (Annex 3) indicate that the Lighting Vanuatu project has been successful in enabling the uptake and awareness of portable solar lighting products. These reports highlight that the transition from kerosene lamps to solar throughout the islands of Vanuatu was both clear and ubiquitous. When framed at this descriptive level, the project certainly presents a good news story for renewable energy. The rapid transformation from a non-renewable to a renewable source of lighting within a 2 to 3 year period runs counter to many of the discussions in developed countries who struggle to disrupt the locked-in energy systems that sustain and maintain a reliance on fossil fuels. Considered alongside the slow and politically infused renewable energy debates in the developed country context, Vanuatu’s rapid adoption of portable solar lighting is precisely the kind of transitional story that many communities could only dream of achieving. However, the successful or unsuccessful acquisition and diffusion of a particular piece of technology – portable solar lamps – is only part of the story. The initial aim of the Independent Completion Review (ICR) was to identify the degree of adoption and contribution made by Lighting Vanuatu, any geographic, social or cultural trends evident in adoption patterns, any economic or social benefits, specific changes in the lighting technology used by households, changes in household practices associated with any shift in technology, and changes in householders’ perceived needs and aspirations with regard to lighting. While this descriptive analysis is essential for evaluating the success of the programme within its own terms (i.e. the ICR), the broader cultural, economic and political implications of this technological diffusion have yet to be addressed. The purpose of Annex 2, therefore, is to develop the Lighting Vanuatu story further by offering a more nuanced interpretation of the transition from kerosene to portable solar lights in rural Vanuatu communities; our emphasis and focus is different to that of the ICR, but complements and enhances the understanding of Lighting Vanuatu as an aid project. We begin by outlining the methodology used to gather and interpret the information that informs this report. We then draw on the Energy Cultures Framework (Stephenson et al., 2010) as an organising structure for describing Vanuatu’s prevailing energy culture. Next, we address four key debates to emerge from the fieldwork with the hope of encouraging a reflection on the shifting social norms and practices (economic and political) that are also ‘diffused’ with the introduction of a new piece of material culture like the portable solar lamps. The annex concludes with a comment on the implications of this analysis for future energy-related development projects in Vanuatu.

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  • Increasing capacity at Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours: a case study approach

    Keenan, Victoria (2004-02)

    Report
    University of Otago

    Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours is a small eco-tourism business providing tours of the Otago Peninsula and an unrivalled wildlife cruise around Taiaroa Head. This company has continued to grow since its inception in 1985, but faces serious capacity constraints in the land transport aspect of its business. The purpose of this research is to examine options available to the company to increase their land transport capacity; the aim is to evaluate each option and recommend the most appropriate forward focus for the business. The research was conducted using a single case study methodology and involved four stages. These stages included a review of the academic literature, semi-constructed interviews, the collection of data through company documentation and observation as well as various discussions with potential organisations that lease and sell buses. Seven options for increasing the transport capacity of the company were investigated in this research. These were: staying with the status quo, withdrawing the transport from the tours, buying an additional bus, selling their van and buying or leasing an additional bus, selling all the vehicles or leasing them on long - term contracts. The last option investigated in this research was contracting all transport facilities to another party. Each option was analysed on cost, practicality, and its overall effect on the business. The benefits and disadvantages of each option were also discussed and contributed to the final decision. It is recommended that the transport aspect of the business be contracted out to another party. Further investigation will be required to determine the most appropriate organisation to contract to. Further work will also be needed to define the terms of such an agreement. However, at this stage Malcolm Budd from the Otago Explorer seems to meet all requirements. The recommended option was chosen because of its propensity to be cost effective and provide benefits that would outweigh cost. The disadvantages of this option were found to be minimal in that they would not adversely affect service quality or the core operations of the business, which is wildlife cruises. Lastly, the recommendation effectively increased the company's transport capacity and proved to be advantageous over the long term. Secondary recommendations included decreasing prices in the winter months to encourage people that might not otherwise purchase the tours; that the number of free of charge passengers be reduced in order to make room for paying customers, and to further manipulate demand and supply by allowing employees to leave secondary tasks till quieter periods, when the business is busy. The company also has the potential to diversify into other areas and increase customer involvement in the service delivery process by allowing customers to book and pay their tours on-line.

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  • Marketing education: a guide to better targeting of Malaysian students - Report 1

    Fam, Kim-Shyan; Thomas, Chris (2000)

    Report
    University of Otago

    As funding for tertiary education decreases, New Zealand tertiary educational institutions have been forced to fund existing services via other means. It has been suggested that tertiary institutions have attempted to target overseas students because of the high per student revenue received for this market segment. In particular, it has been suggested that New Zealand tertiary institutions have been particularly successful in marketing their product to Malaysian students. However, this segment seems to be growing faster internationally than observed in New Zealand, and as such, this study aims to identify how New Zealand tertiary institutions might better target this lucrative market segment. The current study examined a group of Malaysian students who had yet to make their decision regarding what country/institution they were going to attend, once their secondary education had been completed. The students were from a range of colleges and states in Malaysia. The students were administered a self-completion questionnaire, based on four specific topic areas: preferred promotional tools, preferred promotional messages, cultural values and socio-economic perceptions (of Malaysia compared to New Zealand). The aim of this survey was to determine whether there were any differences in students' choice of promotion tools and promotional messages. The study also attempted to examine the students' cultural values and their perceptions of the level of socio-economic development (in Malaysia compared to New Zealand). Additionally, 20 New Zealand marketers were also administered a similar questionnaire that sought to contrast the assumptions that these marketers had about the market they were attempting to target. As such, the current study has several implications for improving the effectiveness of the international marketing of New Zealand educational institutions. Demographically, the student respondents were from a range of religious beliefs and favoured a range of countries for further tertiary education. New Zealand was of particular importance to these students with 20% indicating that this was the country they favoured, with only the United Kingdom (22%) rating higher. The findings also revealed an array of differences in the students' choice of promotion tools and promotional messages. In particular, the WWW was the most common source for educational information. The second most important tool was print media. The promotion message that appealed most to the students was a quality learning environment, followed by the reputation of the Institution. Culturally, most Malaysian students were very traditional and respected both their elders and those in authority. They were also ambitious and yet open to new ideas. Socio-economically, the Malaysian students perceived their country's standard of education as relatively similar to New Zealand. However, they were less optimistic about Malaysia' standard of living. These differences in cultural values and socio-economic development could have caused the Malaysian students to value some promotion tools/messages as more important than the others. However, it is beyond the scope of this report to link cultural values and socio-economic development to the students' choice of promotion tools and messages. New Zealand marketers seem to have a rather firm grasp of the promotional messages that are particularly important to students, however they do not understand why these messages are important, nor do they understand what tools should be best utilised to most effectively promote to Malaysian students. Of particular concern in this area is the extent which New Zealand marketers over-value their own contribution, whilst ignoring particularly important promotional tools such as print media. This report then applied the findings of this study to New Zealand Universities’ marketing. In conclusion, the theme of these recommendations were that the New Zealand Universities should: "…Ask not what Malaysian students can do for New Zealand Universities, but what New Zealand Universities can do for the Malaysian students…” (Paraphrasing John F. Kennedy)

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  • The Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability Programme: The Design of A Longitudinal and Transdisciplinary Study of Agricultural Sustainability in New Zealand

    Campbell, Hugh; Fairweather, John; Manhire, Jon; Saunders, Caroline; Moller, Henrik; Reid, John; Benge, Jayson; Blackwell, Grant; Carey, Peter; Emanuelsson, Martin; Greer, Glen; Hunt, Lesley; Lucock, Dave; Rosin, Chris; Norton, David; McLeod, Catriona; Knight, Benjamin (2012)

    Report
    University of Otago

    This report provides an overview of the key design features of the Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) programme. This ongoing long-term research project started in 2003, involving a group of around 20 social scientists, ecologists, economists, and farm management experts in New Zealand. The overarching mission of ARGOS is to understand the enablers and barriers to the sustainability and resilience of agriculture, so as to enhance New Zealand’s economic, social and environmental wellbeing. To achieve this mission, the ARGOS team has designed and implemented a well-replicated and long-term programme of longitudinal research on more than 100 whole working farms, across different agricultural sectors, comparing a wide range of variables between three different farming systems: conventional, integrated management (IM) and organic. The first funded phase of this research programme has taken a systems and transdisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on statistical rigour and standardisation of methods, structured around the basic null hypothesis that there are no differences between the three farming systems. The primary focus of this approach is to examine the efficacy of alternative quality assurance (QA) schemes in delivering sustainable outcomes. This working paper seeks to inform potential collaborators and other interested parties about the way the ARGOS research programme has been structured, and to describe the rationale for this design. To this end, the report first documents the formation of the ARGOS group and the development of the aims and basic features of the design of the first funded phase of the research programme. The process of selection of agricultural sectors and individual farms within those sectors is described, along with the rationale behind this selection process. We then describe the key objectives of the research programme, and the way these were approached by research teams from different disciplines. The importance of transdisciplinarity is then discussed, providing insight into the associated benefits and pitfalls, and the lessons that were learned in the process of designing and implementing a transdisciplinary research programme. Finally, we discuss a number of issues surrounding the key features of our study design, evaluating their respective benefits and costs, and describe the future research directions suggested by the findings of the first phase of the programme.

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  • New Zealand farmer and orchardist attitude and opinion survey 2008 : characteristics of organic, modified conventional (integrated) and organic management, and of the sheep/beef, horticulture and dairy sectors

    Fairweather, John; Hunt, Lesley; Benge, Jayson; Campbell, Hugh; Greer, Glen; Lucock, Dave; Manhire, John; Meadows, Sarah; Moller, Henrik; Saunders, Caroline; Fukuda, Yuki (2008)

    Report
    University of Otago

    The core of the ARGOS research design is a longitudinal panel study of New Zealand farms (including orchards in the case of the kiwifruit sector). Panels of 12 farms were selected to represent conventional, integrated and organic management for the sheep/beef sector, Kiwigreen, gold and organic green management for the kiwifruit sector, and conventional and organic management for the dairy sector. The research involves gathering data on these farms in order to assess the nature and effects of production from these different management systems from environmental, economic and social points of view. A survey in 2005 provided the means to examine general farmer attitudes and practices and to assess what differences may occur in the different sectors and for farms under different management systems. It also provided the means to show that the panels were reasonably representative of the sectors to which they belong. The ARGOS research design included a second survey in 2008 in order to test and elaborate on emerging research results. This report is the first presentation of the 2008 results.The questions asked of farmers were sourced from contributions from the team of ARGOS researchers drawing on results and issues in the literature, and from contemporary farming issues. These sources provided too many questions for one questionnaire. Accordingly, two questionnaires were used, one sent to a simple random sample of all New Zealand farmers and the other sent to separate random samples of each of the main farming sectors, namely sheep/beef, dairy and horticulture. The two surveys generated a large data set. In order to make the results easier to comprehend we have presented them in two separate outputs, as follows: 1. Analysis of the three main sectors (sheep/beef, dairy and horticulture) and the three main management systems (conventional, integrated and organic) (this report). 2. Analysis of agriculture generally (see companion report).

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  • Social objective synthesis report: differentiation among participants farmers/orchardists in the ARGOS research programme

    Rosin, Chris; Hunt, Lesley; Fairweather, John; Campbell, Hugh (2007)

    Report
    University of Otago

    The main objectives of this report are to assess the extent to which it is possible to differentiate among the management system panels of ARGOS farms/orchards and to assess how such difference is manifest in the social dimensions of farm life. The report is framed by a brief outline of the social dynamics of agricultural sustainability and the emerging significance of market audit systems as a key structuring feature of contemporary attempts to achieve more sustainable production systems. The findings are presented separately for the kiwifruit and sheep/beef sector. The report concludes with recommendations for transdisciplinary engagement among the ARGOS objectives. Overall the current set of ARGOS social data for the kiwifruit sector suggests that, while there is great similarity among the panels, the Organic panel demonstrates the greatest number of distinctive characteristics. The assessment of difference among kiwifruit panels reflects survey results (six variables with statistically significant differences between the Organic and the other panels), qualitative data (more obviously distinctive characteristics attributed to the Organic panel) and causal map analysis (Organic orchardists listed a greater number of factors). The other surveyed data and the sketch maps do not show many panel differences. These kiwifruit results provided evidence of a number of key themes for which there was evidence of panel differences, including: breadth of view, good farming, environmental positioning, feedbacks, orchard management approaches, scope of control, and on- and off-farm relationships. While we have found that it is the Organic panel which is most distinctive, we also note that on some variables the Gold orchardists were closer to the Organic panel than the Kiwigreen panel (more double arrows and total connections in causal maps; a greater readiness to assume risk in the interviews). The sheep/beef results show that, once the many similarities among sheep/beef farmers are taken into account, the Organic panel again demonstrated several distinctive characteristics compared to the Conventional and Integrated panels. This assessment similarly reflects survey results (14 variables with statistically significant differences between the Organic and the other panels), qualitative data (distinctive response of Organic panel to several topics of enquiry) and causal map analysis (Organic farmers had a greater number of important factors). In addition, both the sketch map and the causal map data indicated that location explained some of the variation among farmers. The sheep/beef results provided evidence of a number of key themes for which there was evidence of panel differences, including: breadth of view, good farming, environmental positioning, feedbacks, on- and off-farm relationships, production system management and responses to innovation and risk. While we have found that it is the Organic panel which is most distinctive, we also note that on some variables the Integrated farmers were more similar to the Organic than the Conventional ones. Finally, the report interprets the findings in terms of their potential to differentiate the panels on the basis of social dimensions. While the literature shows at least 15 potential bases for social differentiation between panels, our results support 12 of these. Of these there is six (community; grower networks; craft orientation; sense of place; grower stress and wellbeing; identity) for which there evidence for subtle to moderate differentiation while the remaining six (commercial and economic orientation; learning and expertise; symbolic ‘look’ of the farmscape; indicators of on-farm processes; positioning towards nature/environment; farm management approaches) provide a stronger base for differentiation among panels. In its conclusion, the report identifies key indicated themes that have potential for transdisciplinary discussion, including: audit and market access, resilience, and intensification.

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  • Recent Developments in Organic Food Production in New Zealand: Part 4: The Expansion of Organic Food Production in Nelson and Golden Bay

    Coombs, Brad; Campbell, Hugh (1998)

    Report
    University of Otago

    This report presents the fourth and final case study in a program of research on the changes within organic production in key regional areas of New Zealand. The four reports are the results of a body of research funded by the Public Good Science Fund and titled ‘Optimum Development of Certified Organic Horticulture in New Zealand’. Specifically, the present report examines the evolution of organic production in the Nelson/Golden Bay1 area of the South Island. During the early 1980s, inhabitants of that area were some of the first in New Zealand to become involved in sales of organic produce, with an even longer history of non-commercial, self-sufficiency oriented organic production. In this historical respect, the area stands in contrast to some of the other regions examined in the current series of reports. Of the other three, it is most similar to the situation in Canterbury (Campbell 1996), where organics also started in the domestic and informal sectors of the economy. However, while the domestic component of organics has grown in Canterbury, it has also become secondary in terms of both volume and value to the organic goods exported from that region. It is the lack of a sizeable export organic industry in Nelson which has drawn the attention of the current authors. Organic wine/grapes (Vitus vinifera), hops (Humulus lupulus), kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa), nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia) and bee products are exported from the Nelson region but their volume is relatively small when placed alongside the volume of exports in other organic producing areas with a similar number of producers. The relative absence of organic exporting means that the structure of the organic industry in Nelson is radically different from that in the export oriented Bay of Plenty (Campbell et al. 1997) and Gisborne District (Coombes et al. 1998). In the latter case, there is almost no sign of a domestic industry, this highlighting the differing extremes of regionalisation in New Zealand’s organic industry. While these comparisons are interesting, and while they will be made at various points throughout this report, extensive comparisons have been set aside for a future publication devoted singularly to that task.

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  • The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in the Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast and the Wairarapa DHBs (2014)

    Simpson, Jean; Oben, Glenda; Craig, Elizabeth; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Duncanson, Mavis; Reddington, Anne (2014-11)

    Report
    University of Otago

    This report, which focuses on the underlying determinants of health for children and young people in New Zealand aims to: 1. Provide a snapshot of progress in many of the areas covered by the HSC’s Inquiry including: child poverty and living standards, housing, early childhood education, oral health, tobacco use, alcohol related harm, and children’s exposure to family violence. 2. Assist those working in the health sector to consider the roles other agencies play in influencing child and youth health outcomes in each of these areas. 3. Assist those working locally to utilise all of the available evidence when developing programmes and interventions to address child and youth health need. in-depth topics focus on the importance of the very early years, and on developing whole-of-Government, inter-agency approaches to improving outcomes for children and families. Better Health for the New Generation: Getting It Right from the Start: This in-depth topic written by Amanda Kvalsvig, explores the complex ways in which maternal health and wellbeing during pregnancy and even before conception can affect child health. The Effectiveness of Integrated Services (Health, Educational and Social): This in-depth topic written by Nadia Bartholomew, explores the effectiveness of integrated services and how such programmes should be delivered to provide optimal benefit for children and their families. This report is based on an Indicator Framework developed during the first three years of child health reporting, with each of its indicators being assigned to one of four sections as follows: 1. The Wider Macroeconomic and Policy Context 2. Socioeconomic and Cultural Determinants 3. Risk and Protective Factors 4. Health Outcomes as Determinants

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  • The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in the Northern District Health Boards (2014)

    Simpson, Jean; Oben, Glenda; Craig, Elizabeth; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Duncanson, Mavis; Reddington, Anne (2014-11)

    Report
    University of Otago

    This report, which focuses on the underlying determinants of health for children and young people in New Zealand aims to: 1. Provide a snapshot of progress in many of the areas covered by the HSC’s Inquiry including: child poverty and living standards, housing, early childhood education, oral health, tobacco use, alcohol related harm, and children’s exposure to family violence. 2. Assist those working in the health sector to consider the roles other agencies play in influencing child and youth health outcomes in each of these areas. 3. Assist those working locally to utilise all of the available evidence when developing programmes and interventions to address child and youth health need. in-depth topics focus on the importance of the very early years, and on developing whole-of-Government, inter-agency approaches to improving outcomes for children and families. Better Health for the New Generation: Getting It Right from the Start: This in-depth topic written by Amanda Kvalsvig, explores the complex ways in which maternal health and wellbeing during pregnancy and even before conception can affect child health. The Effectiveness of Integrated Services (Health, Educational and Social): This in-depth topic written by Nadia Bartholomew, explores the effectiveness of integrated services and how such programmes should be delivered to provide optimal benefit for children and their families. This report is based on an Indicator Framework developed during the first three years of child health reporting, with each of its indicators being assigned to one of four sections as follows: 1. The Wider Macroeconomic and Policy Context 2. Socioeconomic and Cultural Determinants 3. Risk and Protective Factors 4. Health Outcomes as Determinants

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  • The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in Nelson Marlborough and South Canterbury (2014)

    Simpson, Jean; Oben, Glenda; Craig, Elizabeth; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Duncanson, Mavis; Reddington, Anne (2014-11)

    Report
    University of Otago

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  • The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in Midcentral and Whanganui (2014)

    Simpson, Jean; Oben, Glenda; Craig, Elizabeth; Adams, Judith; Wicken, Andrew; Duncanson, Mavis; Reddington, Anne (2014-11)

    Report
    University of Otago

    This report, which focuses on the underlying determinants of health for children and young people in New Zealand aims to: 1. Provide a snapshot of progress in many of the areas covered by the HSC’s Inquiry including: child poverty and living standards, housing, early childhood education, oral health, tobacco use, alcohol related harm, and children’s exposure to family violence. 2. Assist those working in the health sector to consider the roles other agencies play in influencing child and youth health outcomes in each of these areas. 3. Assist those working locally to utilise all of the available evidence when developing programmes and interventions to address child and youth health need. in-depth topics focus on the importance of the very early years, and on developing whole-of-Government, inter-agency approaches to improving outcomes for children and families. Better Health for the New Generation: Getting It Right from the Start: This in-depth topic written by Amanda Kvalsvig, explores the complex ways in which maternal health and wellbeing during pregnancy and even before conception can affect child health. The Effectiveness of Integrated Services (Health, Educational and Social): This in-depth topic written by Nadia Bartholomew, explores the effectiveness of integrated services and how such programmes should be delivered to provide optimal benefit for children and their families. This report is based on an Indicator Framework developed during the first three years of child health reporting, with each of its indicators being assigned to one of four sections as follows: 1. The Wider Macroeconomic and Policy Context 2. Socioeconomic and Cultural Determinants 3. Risk and Protective Factors 4. Health Outcomes as Determinants

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  • The Determinants of Health for Children and Young People in MidCentral and Whanganui (2012)

    Craig, Elizabeth; Dell, Rebecca; Reddington, Anne; Adams, Judith; Oben, Glenda; Wicken, Andrew; Simpson, Jean (2012-11)

    Report
    University of Otago

    In exploring the underling determinants of health for New Zealand’s children and young people, each of the indicators in this report has been assigned to one of four sections: 1. The Wider Macroeconomic and Policy Context: Indicators in this section consider the wider economic and policy environment and include gross domestic product (GDP), income inequality, child poverty and living standards, unemployment, children reliant on benefit recipients and young people reliant on benefits. 2. Socioeconomic and Cultural Determinants: This section is divided into two parts, with the first considering factors related to household composition, including children living in sole parent households, and household crowding. The second considers education as a determinant of health, with indicators including early childhood education, enrolments in kura kaupapa Māori, educational attainment at school leaving, senior secondary school retention, stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions, and truancy and unjustified absences. 3. Risk and Protective Factors: This section is also divided into two parts, with the first considering issues relevant to the Well Child/Tamariki Ora Schedule, including immunisation coverage and the uptake of Well Child/Tamariki Ora contacts (via Plunket and B4 School Checks). The second part considers a range of issues associated with substance use, including smoking in pregnancy, exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke, smoking in young people, and alcohol-related harm. 4. Health Outcomes as Determinants: This section is divided into three parts, with the first considering hospital admissions and mortality from a range of socioeconomically sensitive conditions. The second part considers children and young people’s exposure to family violence and assault, with indicators including injuries arising from the assault, neglect or maltreatment of children, injuries arising from assault in young people, notifications to Child Youth and Family, and Police Family Violence investigations. Part three then reviews mental health issues, including children and young people’s access to mental health services and suicide and self-harm. The first of this year’s in-depth topics thus focuses on services and interventions to improve outcomes for women experiencing multiple adversities during pregnancy. The early years are also a crucial period of personal, social and emotional development, with the second of this year’s in-depth topics considering mental health issues in children.

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  • The Health of Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in Nelson Marlborough and South Canterbury (2013)

    Craig, Elizabeth; Reddington, Anne; Adams, Judith; Dell, Rebecca; Jack, Susan; Oben, Glenda; Wicken, Andrew; Simpson, Jean (2013-11)

    Report
    University of Otago

    This report collates a range of routinely collected data sources with a view to: 1. Estimating the prevalence of conditions arising in the perinatal period (e.g. preterm births, congenital and chromosomal anomalies) which may lead to greater health and disability support service demand during childhood and adolescence 2. Identifying the numbers of children and young people with specific chronic conditions and disabilities, who are accessing secondary healthcare services 3. Reviewing the distribution of overweight and obesity and its determinants (nutrition, physical activity) in children and young people In addition, two issues were selected for more in-depth review by participating DHBs at the beginning of the year, with one of these issues, the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents, being split onto two parts due to the large volume of literature in this area. This year’s in depth topics are thus: 1. The Determinants and Consequences of Overweight and Obesity 2. The Treatment of Obesity in Children and Adolescents Children of Parents with Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Addictions (COPMIA) This report is based on an Indicator Framework developed by the NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service, with all of the indicators in the Chronic Conditions and Disabilities stream being updated in this year’s edition. These indicators have been grouped into four sections, as outlined below, with an in-depth topic on the children of parents with mental health issues and alcohol and other addictions (COPMIA) forming the fifth and final section. Section 1: Conditions Arising in the Perinatal Period Section 2: Other Disabilities Section 3: Chronic Medical Conditions Section 4: Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section 5: Children of Parents with Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Addictions (COPMIA)

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