18 results for Unclassified, ScholarlyCommons@AUT

  • Te Ahikāroa: home fires burning

    Robertson, NA

    Unclassified
    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Tonga's metaphoric hangings

    Brown Pulu, T

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Is Tonga ready for Paris?

    Brown, T

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Big bananas in Kiribati

    Brown Pulu, T; Pamatatau, R

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • What's in a Programme?

    Cusack, B; Petrova, K (2011-08-12)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Teaching and research in information technology (IT) is always a reflection of the ever changing landscape of change and continuous innovation. IT programmes also show how content evolves over time, and the emphasis shifts. The current 'digital forensics' buzz-word is not different from the former programming, applications, security, eBusiness and other ubiquitous buzz-words of the past; in fact digital forensics has swept up many of the curriculum remnants of the last decade into a market driven package of law, professionalism and IT technicality.

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  • Teaching and critically reflective practice in Freire

    Benade, L

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Few of the many books written by Freire drew particular, and extended, attention to the teacher in the way Pedagogy of Freedom (1998) was able to do. While this entry draws on many other important works by Freire, it specifically probes elements of this book to place before readers some of the salient qualities and attributes Freire believed teachers, educators and thinkers of education ought to aspire to.

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  • Waikato 2011 centile charts for assessment of time to run 550m [Microsoft Excel workbook]

    Rush, Elaine; Obolonkin, Victor

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Centile charts show the position of a measurement compared to a reference population. They are useful for comparing measurements that change with growth and time for an individual or a group. The time to run 550 m was measured as the time taken to run five times around an oval track (26.5m by 42.5m). We have developed gender-specific time to run 550m centile charts from measurements of 5059 children aged 6 to 12 years. The calculations that underpin the graphical representation of these charts have been embedded in the attached excel spreadsheet. For a child, or group of children of the same gender the age and run time in years, minutes and seconds may be entered in the unprotected cells and the point will be plotted on the gender-specific chart and the z score determined. For example for a group of 6 year old girls the median age will be 6.5 years and the median run time of the group may be entered. In this way changes in run time over time may be assessed or different children and groups compared with and without intervention and accounting for gender and age.

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  • Zoo, Aussie, and the EU

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    Auckland University of Technology

    A twenty-first century riddle of real politik throve: what did the Tongan Prime Minister’s zoo, Australia, and the European Union have in common? Two factors illustrating how preserving the unequal distribution of wealth between northern hemisphere states, and the global south, determined international relations: climate change and asylum seekers. (Idrissov, 2015; Al Jazeera, 2015; Perraudin, 2015). In context, the ill-fated decision making of political leaders had allowed climate change and asylum seekers to overshadow world affairs as leading markers of the present age. (Quartz, 2015; Hedges, 2010).

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  • Zoo in a sea of poop

    Brown Pulu, T

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    Auckland University of Technology

    The German physicist Albert Einstein defined insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. He could have been describing ‘Akilisi Pohiva and certain ministers of his hand-picked cabinet who developed a condition of repeatedly exhibiting foolhardiness in politics. (Fonua, 2015a). The zoo was behaving badly. Journalist Pesi Fonua wrote about “a screaming match” in parliament, one whale of a tale framed as a political commentary to inform media consumers. (Fonua, 2015b). What did Fonua’s colourful account reveal about the country’s state of affairs and quality of deliberation in the Tongan Legislative Assembly?

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  • Who defines the Pacific voice?

    Brown Pulu, T; Pamatatau, R

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Globalisation ghosts and the gatekeepers [Book Review]

    Robie, D (2011-12-19)

    Unclassified
    Auckland University of Technology

    A review of the second edition of the book 'Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered' by Kunda Dixit is presented. Dixit argues that his provocatively titled book encourages global journalists to be 'more attached' to the story on conflict, environment, development, poverty, deprivation or disaster. The reviewer suggests that the book was an inspiring, daunting and prophetic, insight into global journalism.

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  • New Zealand's climate refugee debate grows louder

    Brown, T

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    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Reinventing muckraking [Editorial]

    Robie, D (2011-12-19)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Journalists need to be highly committed and determined when pursuing an issue in an investigative way because they inevitably will be confronted with considerable pressures. These pressures include resistance from publishers and editors due to time and resource constraints, threats from those under scrutiny and legal and contractual complications after publication or broadcast. Investigative journalists, particularly in New Zealand and the Pacific, where investigative journalism is in decline, risk being isolated when attempting vigorous Fourth Estate-styled reportage.

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  • He Poroporoaki ki a Te Rere Amoamo (Monte) Ohia Nā Te Wharehuia Milroy

    King, JS (2011-12-19)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    I whakaeke a Te Wharehuia i te ope i tae atu ki runga i te marae o Waikawa i te taha o Te Rere Amoamo, arā, o Monte Ohia. I haria mai te tūpāpaku i Ōtautahi ki te marae o tana wahine. Ka mutu ngā whaikōrero a te tangata whenua, a Te Āti Awa, i roto i te wharenui, ka tū atu a Awanui Black nō Ngāti Pūkenga, te iwi o Te Rere Amoamo, ki te wāhi i ngā kōrero mō te manuhiri. Ka whai mai a Hohepa Williams, kātahi ka tū atu ai a Te Wharehuia me tana poroporoaki e whai ake nei.

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  • BACIT@Six

    Petrova, K (2012-02-11)

    Unclassified
    Auckland University of Technology

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  • Testimony to a paradise exposed [Book review]

    Robie, D (2011-12-19)

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Twenty-one years ago, I wrote a book about indigenous independence and nationalist struggles in the South Pacific. The British publishers wanted a “paradise lost” cover of a beach fringed with coconut palms. It was the opposite of the book’s intended message. The publishers reluctantly changed the design before printing, coming up with an insipid flag cover to better reflect the title, Blood on Their Banner. It was, however, the wrong flag—depicting the ensign of Vanuatu instead of the Kanak banner portraying the sacrifice that inspired the title.

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  • High Risks for Fiji Divers in Pacific Documentary 'Disturbing'

    Milligan, C

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    Auckland University of Technology

    This is a report from the Pacific International Documentary Festival 2016, held in Tahiti in January/February 2016. It discusses the festival and focuses on how documentary can draw attention to political issues in the Pacific, centring on the film 'Les Salaires des Profondeurs', a film which shows the lives and suffering of deep-sea divers working in Fiji. http://asiapacificreport.nz/2016/03/06/high-risks-for-fiji-fishermen-in-pacific-documentary-disturbing

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  • Injury Incidence in Cross Country Skiers

    Worth, S; Reid, D; Henry, S

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    Auckland University of Technology

    Background Prospective, cross-country ski injury incidence data is scarce. Objective To describe injury type and incidence sustained by elite cross-country skiers in north-eastern America. We hypothesized that lower extremity injury incidence would be higher than other body regions. A secondary aim was to determine any factors that correlate with new injury. Design A prospective, longitudinal study that included: demographics (ski and injury history); Movement Competency Screening (MCS); hamstring length measurement; core muscle endurance testing (trunk flexor to extensor ratio). Athletes then completed 12 consecutive, monthly electronic surveys about training, racing, and injury status. Setting Collegiate and professional ski team practices. Patients (or Participants) A convenience sample of 71 cross-country skiers (age 18–27 years, 35 men); 41 participants (18 men) completed the study. Independent variables MCS score; hamstring length; ratio of trunk flexor to extensor endurance; injury history; training activities and hours; training lost to injury. Main Outcome Measurements New injury reports. Results Mean injury incidence was 3.81 new injuries per participant, per 1,000 hours of training. Injury incidences for lower extremity (2.13), and overuse/non-traumatic (2.76) injuries were significantly greater than trunk (0.22), upper extremity (0.46), or acute/traumatic (1.05) injuries (p0.05). Past injuries were a significant predictor of new injuries, when accounting for training time, running time and MCS score (p<0.05). Conclusions This year long, prospective report of injury type and incidence in competitive cross-country skiers demonstrated that lower extremity and overuse/non-traumatic injuries had the highest incidence rates. Previously injured skiers are at greater risk of further injury.

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