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  • Coming of age: Towards best practice in women's artistic gymnastics

    Kerr, R.; Barker-Ruchti, N.; Schubring, A.; Cervin, G.; Nunomura, M.

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    Lincoln University

    Since the performances of famous gymnasts such as Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci in the 1970s, women's artistic gymnastics (WAG) has been characterised as a problematic child sport. Numerous studies have identified medical and psychological issues associated with competing at a high level at a young age, such as stunted growth, bone deformity and distorted body image. However, recently there have been several gymnasts appearing at the highest international level of considerably older age, the most famous being Oksana Chusovitina who has competed at a remarkable six Olympic Games including the London Olympics at age 37. To date, while there has been extensive research on the problems experienced by younger gymnasts, there has been no research examining older gymnasts and the effects of seeing 'older' bodies on the gymnastics competition floor. This research proposes to remedy this deficiency through a study of the experiences of older gymnasts and the factors that have led to the prolonging of their careers, together with an examination of how the existence of older gymnasts affects the perception of the sport. The three specific research objectives are. 1) to identify the factors that have contributed to gymnasts͛ prolonging their athletic careers, 2) to gain understanding as to whether the older age of some gymnasts has affected the perceptions held and practices employed by relevant stakeholders (especially coaches and officials) and 3) to identify ways through which the change in age can be employed to transform WAG so that stakeholders (gymnasts, coaches, officials) and importantly, its social image, can benefit.

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  • A different approach to staffing in the dairy industry

    Kyte, Richard J.

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    Lincoln University

    The New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.

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  • Are you prepared?

    Wilson, Michelle A.

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    Lincoln University

    The New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.

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  • "SPE or Free" what would happen to the Nelson kiwifruit grower in a deregulated environment?

    Heywood, Evan J.

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    Lincoln University

    The New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.

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  • Leptospirosis: the quiet achiever

    Wishnowsky, Simon A.

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    Lincoln University

    The New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.

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  • Outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand: A new vision for the twenty first century

    Irwin, D.; Straker, J.; Hill, A. (2011)

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    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    Outdoor education in a variety of guises has a rich history in Aotearoa New Zealand, dating back more than 100 years. Learning experiences in the outdoors have a strong and oft en much-loved place in our collective education memories, from environmental field trips in the mountain valleys of Aoraki/Mount Cook to school camps at Port Waikato; from primary school stream study and restoration projects to multiday alpine journeys for tertiary students. However, as we move into the second decade of the twenty-fi rst century, the world we live in is vastly diff erent from the one in which many of us developed those memories. What does that mean for education, and more specifi cally, what does that mean for educational experiences that take place in outdoor environments? This book attends to these questions from a forward looking position. It shares a vision of outdoor education which moves beyond the proud histories of twentieth century school camps, fi eld studies and outdoor pursuits to one which addresses the exigent and contemporary issues confronting educators and students alike. The twenty-first century seems to be characterised by great uncertainty and rapid change. Issues such as climate change, growing inequality between the haves and have-nots, and rising levels of consumption and waste are increasingly entering the fray of our everyday lived realities. So too are bigger (or indeed smaller), better, and faster technologies. Cultural norms are constantly being challenged, contested, and reshaped. How then does outdoor education wrestle with and speak to these and other issues?

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  • Strategic Management

    Ritson, N.

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    Lincoln University

    This free textbook introduces the reader to the different approaches and schools within strategic thinking as well as the tools used to investigate the strategic environment surrounding a business. Preface: This compendium provides a comprehensive overview of the most important topics covered in a strategic course at the Bachelor, Masters or MBA level. The intention is to supplement renowned strategy textbooks. This compendium is designed such that it follows the structure of a typical strategy course. Throughout this compendium theory is supplemented with examples and illustrations.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1957

    McCaskill, L. W.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 7th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1957.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1955

    McCaskill, L. W.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 5th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1955.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1964

    McArthur, A. T. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 14th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1964.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1967

    McArthur, A. T. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 17th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1967.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1962

    McArthur, A. T. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 12th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1962.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1960

    McCaskill, L. W.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 10th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1960.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1956

    McCaskill, L. W.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 6th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1956.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1959

    McCaskill, L. W.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 9th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1959.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1961

    McArthur, A. T. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 11th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1961.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1966

    McArthur, A. T. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 16th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1966.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1968

    McArthur, A. T. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 18th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1968.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1971

    McArthur, A. T. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 21st Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1971.

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  • The Proceedings of the Lincoln College Farmers' Conference 1958

    McCaskill, L. W.

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    Lincoln University

    The published proceedings of the 8th Lincoln College Farmers' Conference, held in 1958.

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