104 results for Report, 2006

  • Excavations at the Oashore Whaling Station: (M37/162) Banks Peninsula January–February 2004

    Smith, Ian; Prickett, Nigel (2006)

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    University of Otago

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  • Understanding Approaches to Sheep/Beef Production in New Zealand: Report on First Qualitative Interviews of ARGOS Sheep/Beef Participants

    Hunt, Lesley; Rosin, Chris; Read, Marion; Fairweather, John; Campbell, Hugh (2006)

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    University of Otago

    Sheep/beef farmers comprise a diverse group of individuals with a variety of perspectives on and approaches to sustainable production. This diversity is the product of a broad range of social, cultural, economic, and ecological influences and experiences. It is also possible, however, for commonalities to emerge among the farmers based on their (possibly) shared experiences with similar social and environmental contexts in New Zealand's pastoral agriculture industry. One of the goals of the ARGOS programme is to determine if the adoption of a particular management system (in this case the different panels – Organic, Integrated or Conventional) is influenced to any degree by the social characteristics of farmers. Towards this end, a suite of social methods or approaches (including semistructured interviews, quantitative surveys, participant observation, and interactive activities) have been proposed as means to study the social lives of participants and to draw out any relations between these and management practices – especially those that impact on sustainability. This report documents the first in a series of qualitative interviews with participants in the sheep/beef sector of the ARGOS programme.

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  • New Zealand in the 21st century: A consumer lifestyles study

    Evans, Sian; Lawson, Rob; Todd, Sarah (2006)

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    University of Otago

    The 2005/6 consumer lifestyles segmentation study is the fifth major survey of this type carried out by the Consumer Research Group at the University of Otago since 1979. As with previous iterations, the 2005/6 study of New Zealand consumers is intended to provide marketers and advertisers, as well as other interested observers of New Zealand society, with an insight into the psychographic patterns and behavioural trends of consumers. The survey has now established itself as one of the major studies that offers insights into New Zealand society and the changes that are taking place within the context of political and technological forces that are altering the shape of life across the globe. The Consumer Research Group is based within the University of Otago’s Department of Marketing, and this iteration of the study was jointly sponsored and funded by Loyalty NZ and NZ Post, together with funding from the University of Otago Research Grants Committee. Questionnaires comprising more than 500 individual questions were sent out to 10,000 New Zealanders in November 2005, with an effective response rate of 36% obtained. The design of the project is grounded in that of previous studies. The first of these was carried out in 1979 jointly with Heylen Research. After a period of ten years it was repeated in 1989 and, since 1995, it has been conducted at regular five yearly intervals. Throughout this time the survey has been updated to take account of new trends that have emerged in society, especially those based on technological innovations which affect our domestic, social and working lives. Innovations in this phase also include new measures designed to assess satisfaction with quality of life in New Zealand, as well as social desirability, (a personality trait that can affect responses), pet ownership and questions on commuting to work.

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  • New Zealand Farmers and Wetlands

    Campbell, Hugh; Rosin, Chris; Fairweather, John; McLeod, Carmen; Cook, Andrew (2006)

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    University of Otago

    This research focuses on how New Zealand farmers approach the management of wetlands and waterways on their farms, and was funded by a Fish & Game New Zealand Research Scholarship, in association with the Agriculture Research Group On Sustainability (ARGOS). The goal of the research was to explore farmers' perceptions of wetlands and waterways on their land and to discover what barriers may impact upon their strategies to protect or develop these areas. As little social research is available in this area, this study sought to gather enough data to provide an overview of farming management practices with regard to wetlands and waterways, and to establish some useful parameters for future research in this area. The research in this report incorporates the results from a section of questions about wetlands and waterways sent out to random samples of farmers in all main sectors of primary production as part of a larger quantitative survey looking at sustainability on farms. This report also includes results from qualitative research based on tape-recorded interviews with 36 sheep/beef farmers and 19 dairy farmers.

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  • Understanding kiwifruit management using causal mapping

    Fairweather, John; Hunt, Lesley; Rosin, Chris; Campbell, Hugh; Benge, Jayson; Watts, Michael (2006)

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    University of Otago

    Causal mapping was used to document how the 36 participating kiwifruit orchardists described and explained the management of their orchards. This approach asks the participants to identify the factors which are important to the management and performance of their orchards and to link these on a map. An aggregated or group map was produced from each of the individual orchardist maps. Data from the group map were used to characterise the overall orchard system as well as each of the three management systems being studied. A predominant finding is the degree of similarity in the maps of growers from across all three panels. Despite these overall findings, there were still differences operating between the three panels of growers. The overall group map reflects a production orientation and that the kiwifruit system is perceived as more of a management system rather than an environmental one. Organic orchardists produced a group map having the most distinctive qualities but they also shared a small number of distinctive characteristics with Gold orchardists. Both used more connections and more double arrows compared to Green. We conclude that the evidence supports the claim that at the aggregate level of the 36 kiwifruit orchardists the orchard system is not overly complex but at the level of each individual orchardist it is complex. Further, orchardists do not show a high level of holistic thinking about their orchard.

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  • Second annual New Zealand computer crime and security survey

    Quinn, K J Spike (2006)

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    University of Otago

    The New Zealand Computer Crime and Security Survey is conducted by the Security Research Group (SRG) of the University of Otago, in partnership with the Government Communications Security Bureau, Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP), New Zealand Police and the Computer Security Institute (CSI). This 2006 survey is the second annual survey. It is based on the US CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, the longest running continuous survey in the information security field and commonly known as a leading source of statistics related to computer crime and security. The 2006 survey results are based on the responses of 113 computer security practitioners in New Zealand (NZ) manufacturing, governmental, financial and medical organisations, and tertiary education providers regarding the 2005 calendar year. All monetary figures are in NZ$, roughly equivalent to US$0.7 at time of publication. It is probable that the lowered response rate to the 2006 survey was due to conducting it in parallel with the 2007 survey in one twelve-month period. This was necessary to bring publication dates in line with the US (CSI/FBI) and Australian Computer Crime and Security surveys with work on the 2007 survey report already underway. Issues considered this survey are: - Types and prevalence of security technologies in use - Types, cost of, and response to security incidents - Budgeting issues: percentage of IT budget spent on security, outsourcing of security function, incident insurance, security investment per employee, cost-benefit metrics in security planning - Popularity of common workstation operating systems (OS) - Security audits and security awareness training - Information security training, qualifications and certification - IT standards, policies and procedures.

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  • Eastern Taranaki Basin field guide.

    Kamp, Peter J.J.; Vonk, Adam J. (2006)

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    University of Waikato

    Linking the onshore and offshore parts of Eastern Taranaki Basin: Insights to stratigraphic architecture, sedimentary facies, sequence stratigraphy, paleogeography and hydrocarbon exploration from the on land record.

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  • A sensitive genetic-based detection capability for Didymosphenia geminata

    Cary, S. Craig; Hicks, Brendan J.; Crawford, Naomi; Coyne, Kathryn J. (2006-12)

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    University of Waikato

    It is now well recognized that the increase in global transportation over the last two decades has brought with it an increased potential for the introduction of unwanted microorganisms (aquatic or terrestrial) that may have drastic effects on human and ecosystem health and agriculture. We have developed and validated a unique genetic fingerprinting tool for D. geminata. In concert, we developed field collection and preservation techniques specific for D. geminata along with genetic-based procedures that can now reliably detect D. geminate from a complex environmental community with a high degree of sensitivity. Recent work (Phase 2) has shown that the described methods will provide detection levels from <1 – 10,000 cells ml-1. We contend that the genetic based detection approaches used in this study offer great promise to meet the increasing demands to monitor the global threat from invasive micro-organisms.

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  • Maori & Psychology Research Unit annual report 2006

    Rua, Mohi; Nikora, Linda Waimarie (2006)

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    University of Waikato

    Annual report of the Maori and Psychology Research Unit (MPRU) 2006. The unit was established in August of 1997. The unit is designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research concerning the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of Maori people. The MPRU is well situated to draw together skilled and experienced interdisciplinary research groups by networking and establishing working relationships with staff and students within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University, and the wider community.

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  • An evaluation of the Raukawa Health Services Kaumatua Mirimiri Programme

    Gregg, Lisa; Rawiri, Casey; Robertson, Neville (2006-03)

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    University of Waikato

    The Kaumatua Mirimiri Programme was funded as a Service to Improve Access project under a contract which ran from 1st September 2004 to 30th June 2005. Its aim was to provide a “culturally based treatment and recovery programme to restore the health and independence” of people aged 40 years and over (Pinnacle Group Ltd, 2004a, p.1). However, as the service specification in the contract made clear, the programme was not designed be exclusive: it has attracted younger as well as older people, non-Māori as well as Māori, and people seeking help for a wide range of ailments and pain.

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  • Physical environment, nutrient budget, and ecology of Lake Moana-nui, Tokoroa

    Miller, Dean C.; Hicks, Brendan J. (2006-02)

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    University of Waikato

    This report is based on fortnightly monitoring data collected over a 14 month period from November 2000 to January 2002 and a survey of the lake bathymetry and vegetation distribution. The project also included a detailed investigation into the associations between macroinvertebrates and the native and exotic plants in the lake, and experiments evaluating the effects of the large populations of the water flea Simocephalus vetulus that the lake maintains on algal concentrations and therefore water clarity. The aim of this report is to present and discuss the results of the monitoring, surveys, and experiments in order to make recommendations for the future management and health of Lake Moana-nui.

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  • Behavioural characteristic of Japanese teachers desired by learners

    Kobayashi, A; Nuibe, Y; Kondo, Reiko; Lane, J; MacInnes, M (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Evaluation of the Tokelau Draft Science Curriculum (External review)

    Salter, David (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    School science throughout the world during the 1960s and 70s was concerned primarily with preparing students for careers in science. However as a large majority of students had no aspiration to be scientists, the emphasis of school science changed during the 1980s towards a science education that would provide students with the knowledge and skills that would enable them to live productive and fulfilling lives in a world that was becoming more technologically advanced. During the 1990’s the notion of ‘Science for all’ developed as the goal of school science, whereby all students would gain a level of science literacy that could allow them to engage in informed debate about socio-scientific issues and to solve problems in a critical and logical manner. ...

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  • New Zealand Guidelines for Rheumatic Fever. 1: Diagnosis, Management and Secondary Prevention

    Lennon, Diana; Wilson, Nigel; Peat, Elizabeth (2006-06)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Framework to strengthen the capacity of the National Heart Foundation to tackle Inequalities

    Bhargava, Anuj; Bullen, Christopher (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The purpose of this report is to present a structured approach to tackling inequalities in cardiovascular health in New Zealand.

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  • Effective Fire Safety Strategies for Pacific People

    Tiatia-Seath, Sipaea; Development, NIU; New Zealand Fire Service Commission, (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The aim of this research was to identify the social trends impacting on Pacific families, households and communities and assess what knowledge about Pacific fire risk, fire awareness and fire safety behaviours exists.

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  • Public Health Workforce Development in Problem Gambling: Literature Review.

    Shepherd, Robin-Marie; Dyall, L; Perese, L; Rossen, F; Tse, S; Campbell, L; Docherty, C; Raeburn, J (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Problem gambling is a new area of specialisation for many in the wider public health workforce both in New Zealand and internationally. This review aims to assess what is now a public health approach to gambling in New Zealand. This review will start with a brief historical account of gambling in New Zealand leading up to a public health approach.

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  • ASPIRE: Assessment of services promoting independence and recovery in elders

    Parsons, M; Anderson, C; Senior, H; Chen, X; Kerse, N; Jorgensen, D; Brown, P; Jacobs, Stephen; Vanderhoorn, S; Kilpatrick, J (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Assessment of Services Promoting Independence and Recovery in Elders (ASPIRE) was a prospective meta-analysis 1 of three initiatives designed to promote independence and continued living in the community for elderly people (ageing-in-place). The three initiatives are: • The Community Flexible Integrated Restorative Support Team (Community FIRST) initiative in Hamilton; a restorative home support model of care; • The Promoting Independence Programme (PIP) in Lower Hutt; a rehabilitation services model of care; and • The Coordinator of Services for Elderly (COSE) initiative in Christchurch; an individual case-management model of care. This report presents the results of a cost effectiveness analysis of each of the three ageing-in-place initiatives to assess their cost effectiveness relative to the elderly receiving conventional health care services (usual care) in each region. The study design was based around 3 randomised controlled trials with a total sample size for analysis of 564 older people assessed as having high or very high needs, across the 3 centres; Christchurch had a much larger sample size with 350 participants compared with 111 in Hamilton and 103 in Lower Hutt.

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  • ASPIRE: Assessment of services promoting independence and recovery in elders

    Parsons, Matthew; Anderson, C; Senior, H; Chen, X; Kerse, N; Jorgensen, D; Brown, P; Jacobs, S; Vanderhoorn, S; Kilpatrick, J (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Assessment of Services Promoting Independence and Recovery in Elders (ASPIRE) was a prospective meta-analysis 1 of three initiatives designed to promote independence and continued living in the community for elderly people (ageing-in-place). The three initiatives are: • The Community Flexible Integrated Restorative Support Team (Community FIRST) initiative in Hamilton; a restorative home support model of care; • The Promoting Independence Programme (PIP) in Lower Hutt; a rehabilitation services model of care; and • The Coordinator of Services for Elderly (COSE) initiative in Christchurch; an individual case-management model of care. This report presents the results of a cost effectiveness analysis of each of the three ageing-in-place initiatives to assess their cost effectiveness relative to the elderly receiving conventional health care services (usual care) in each region. The study design was based around 3 randomised controlled trials with a total sample size for analysis of 564 older people assessed as having high or very high needs, across the 3 centres; Christchurch had a much larger sample size with 350 participants compared with 111 in Hamilton and 103 in Lower Hutt.

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  • Gender Advisory Support for Grass-roots Health Projects in Papua New Guinea

    Underhill-Sem, Yvonne; Peutalo, B (2006-04-26)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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