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  • Australian and New Zealand Governments Agree to Proceed with the Joint Regulatory Agency for Therapeutic Products

    Moore, Jennifer (2011)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    In 2011, the Australian and New Zealand governments announced their decision to proceed with a joint scheme for the regulation of therapeutic products such as medicines, medical devices and new medical interventions. Eventually, the joint arrangements will be administered by a single regulatory entity: the Australian and New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency (ANZTPA). The rationale for establishing ANZTPA is based on public health and economic principles. This paper explores the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed therapeutic products legislation, which will repeal the Medicines Act (NZ) - the Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill.

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  • Marketing the mayor: political marketing and the Livingstone4London mayoral election campaign

    Harris, Phil; Ward, Matthew (2000)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    Political marketing is commonly regarded as synonymous with the use of persuasive techniques in campaigns to promote both politicians and their policies. The borrowing of professional communication tools, such as advertising and public relations is believed to epitomise the concept of political marketing, as underlined by Kavanagh (1994:8) in his observation, `…parties are like businesses seeking to promote their products: one seeks votes, the other sales`. However, Maarek (1992) suggests that political marketing is a broader concept. Maarek (1992:28) emphasises that political marketing includes evaluation and re-design of policy and electoral strategy in the light of studies of the electorate’s concerns, underlined in his assertion; Political communication no longer means merely designing and printing a message on posters without consideration of whom they are addressed to. It encompasses the entire marketing process, from preliminary market study to testing and targeting. Concentrating on the Livingstone4London mayoral election campaign, this essay will apply the political marketing and public relations literature to features of the campaign. The three sections of the essay will follow the evolutionary models of political marketing outlined by Wring (1996) and other commentators. The first section of the essay will discuss the propaganda model of political communications, applying the concept to the most overt tools used by the Livingstone4London campaign. The second section of the essay will investigate behind the overt marketing tools of the campaign logo in purple colours and matching purple double-decker campaign bus to discuss the features of the campaign relevant to the `…”sales-led”…` model. The third section will analyse the political marketing concept, investigating the changes in policy and electoral strategy of the campaign. The essay will conclude that the Livingstone4London campaign’s wider appreciation of the political marketing concept contributed to its success.

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  • MatLab/database connectivity

    Moyle, Sam A (2003-03)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    This experiment was run following a visit to the University of Queensland, where a simulation engine has been created using MatLab SimuLink. This simulator is developed for use as the underlying engine in future User Interface (UI) experiments. The simulator engine currently gets/puts information via a DDL link to an MS Excel spreadsheet. While this is suitable for initial testing, when UI experiments are run the data transfer method will need to be faster. There is a need for more data to be collected in order to accurately assess system state at any time during the experiment. There are two methods currently proposed to achieve this latter goal. One is to send a record to the database when the state of some component changes. The other is to capture the entire system state at pre-determined times then save the entire system state. The former method is expected to have less impact on resources, but prevents making temporal comparisons (unless you wish to replay the entire experiment). If possible, the latter method is preferred. It was recognised that some bottlenecks exist under the current system design. Notably, the simulation engine requires significant processor power to run effectively and that the resources required by MS Excel slow processes. The experiment has the following goals: Is a single, large, transaction more efficient than multiple smaller transactions? Does machine speed/specifications have an effect on how the experiment runs? Does the ODBC processing overhead have an adverse impact on data transfer speed? Does network connectivity speed have an impact on data transfer speed? Does the number of fields being transferred have an impact on data transfer speed? By identifying what combination is most effective we can then determine an optimal hardware setting for future UI experiments. This experiment is comparative in nature. It is not fully robust due to limitations in tool availability. However, the comparisons made may be useful in eliminating some of the possibilities and guiding further experiments. Three hardware setups were used. Two computers are similar in specification, but with different network connection speeds. The third was a much lower specified, but served to provide a comparative role – how much difference does improved machine specification make?

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  • Fuzzy neural networks (FuNN) in the Palm environment

    Moyle, Sam A; Watts, Mike (2002-08)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    This document is prepared with two purposes in mind. The first is to introduce the roof maintenance problem and the proposed solutions. The second is to describe its implementation for the Palm platform. The first section comprises a fairly comprehensive description of the roof maintenance problem and expected outcomes, as described by a roof maintenance expert. The purpose is not to train any individual to be come a roof maintenance expert, rather to demonstrate that the decision made by such an expert can be broken down into realistic components and subsequently acted upon. Because they can be broken down, it is possible to replicate and create an expert system able to make decision (at least in part) based on the values immediately available. The second section concentrates on actual implementation. Firstly a prototype using desktop resources is described, then the re-development for Palm devices. Within this section, the decision process and steps taken are described – which will hopefully prevent others making some of the errors made in getting this far. Section 3 describes the outcomes and directions that may be taken in the future. There are many things that can be done to improve interface design and make things easier for the end user– the roof maintenance expert.

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  • PV in Blueskin: Drivers, barriers and enablers of uptake of household photovoltaic systems in the Blueskin communities, Otago, New Zealand

    King, Geoff; Stephenson, Janet; Ford, Rebecca (2014-10)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    Copyright The Authors

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  • New Zealand’s future transport system: drivers of change. Initial report from the NZ Delphi study.

    Stephenson, Janet; Hopkins, Debbie; McCarthy, Alaric (2014-12)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    A workstream of the Energy Cultures research programme Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago http://energycultures.org

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  • Energy Cultures 2: Data Mining: Trends in Household and Business Energy Use

    Williams, John (2014-10-01)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    A workstream of the Energy Cultures research programme Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago http://energycultures.org

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  • Political marketing and political communication: the relationship revisited

    Kolovos, Ioannis; Harris, Phil (2005-11)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

    Harrop (1990) perceives political marketing as being not just about political advertising, party political broadcasts and electoral speeches but covering the whole area of party positioning in the electoral market. Kavanagh (1995, 1996) sees political marketing as electioneering, i.e. as a set of strategies and tools to trace and study public opinion before and during an election campaign, to develop campaign communications and to assess their impact. A similar view is expressed by Scammell (1995).

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  • The Porirua Protocol: Guidance to prevent clozapine-related constipation

    Every-Palmer, Susanna (2014)

    Unclassified
    University of Otago

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  • Review: Salon

    Houlahan, Mark (2010)

    Unclassified
    University of Waikato

    Salon was a welcome local attempt at exploiting the theatre potential of non-traditional theatre spaces. A salon is a great choice: so much potential for narcissism and display. The hot lights, the big mirrors. Everything is on display.

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  • Review: The Intricate Art of Actually Caring

    Houlahan, Mark (2010)

    Unclassified
    University of Waikato

    It was a cold and rainy week. Two boys from Wellington bought their stylish road play to Hamilton. Meanwhile, back in Wellington, Ian McKellen bought his own fame back to Wellywood to stage Waiting for Godot, the biggest road play of them all.

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  • Who defines the Pacific voice?

    Brown Pulu, T; Pamatatau, R

    Unclassified
    Auckland University of Technology

    No abstract.

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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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  • 3rd Aviation Education and Research Symposium: “Contemporary Issues in Aviation Education and Research”

    (2011)

    Unclassified
    Massey University

    Massey University School of Aviation is pleased to announce the third Aviation Education and Research Symposium to be held at Wellington on 05-06 July 2010, in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Association of New Zealand and Royal Aeronautical Society, New Zealand. Encouraged by the success of the previous two seminars, we have continued with sessions that enable both academics and practitioners from the aviation industry to share views and developments. The event will be a venue for disseminating research, and an opportunity for theory and practice to converge. We have retained the same theme "Contemporary Issues in Aviation Education and Research", as this appears to attract a greater spectrum of submissions across aviation psychology, education, technology, training, and the economic aspects of the industry. The conference papers have been peer-reviewed and classified into three sessions, with ‘Aviation Training’ on the first day, followed by ‘Aviation Psychology’, ‘Aviation Education’ and ‘Commercial Aspects of Aviation’ on the following day. We welcome delegates to attend, participate and share information on the latest developments in the industry.

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  • Social work students on placement: Opportunities and survival strategies

    Hay, KS

    Unclassified
    Massey University

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  • Ki te Ao Marama, Ki te Ao Matauranga: Into the world of light, into the world of information

    Lilley, Spencer C; Field, Sheeanda (2008-01-30T22:33:38Z)

    Unclassified
    Massey University

    Paper presented at Inform, Connect, Engage: Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa 2005 Conference, 11-14 September 2005, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Reflections on professional training: A post-Auroran view

    Lilley, Spencer C (2008-01-30T22:44:38Z)

    Unclassified
    Massey University

    Paper presented at Capitalising on Knowledge: Australian Library and Information Association 2000 Conference, 23 – 26 October 2000 Canberra, ACT

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  • Palmerston North Legal Entities Project: A feasibility study completed by Katheryn Margaret Pascoe as part of a 3rd year Bachelor of Social Work placement at the Palmerston North City Council.

    Pascoe, Katheryn Margaret (2015)

    Unclassified
    Massey University

    The Legal Entities Project was completed as part of a 12 week Bachelor of Social Work 3rd year placement through the collaboration of Massey University and the Palmerston North City Council Community Services team. The project was focused on exploring what the legal needs of local Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts providing social services in Palmerston North are, to then recommend a service to meet the needs of the sector. [First paragraph of Executive Summary]

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  • Foreword

    Hunter, Jeffrey J.; Styan, George P.H. (2005)

    Unclassified
    Massey University

    N/A

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  • From Masterpiece to Massacre: the New Zealand Division at Passchendaele, October 1917.

    Harper, Glyn (2009-10-11T21:28:55Z)

    Unclassified
    Massey University

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