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  • Comment on: Cross-border portfolios: assets, liabilities and wealth transfers

    Berka, M

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    Massey University

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  • A mixed picture: the experiences of overseas trained nurses in New Zealand

    Walker, LA

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    Massey University

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  • Ageing in place: retirement intentions of New Zealand nurses aged 50+.

    Walker, LA; Clendon, J

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    Massey University

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  • A study of Rubi/Furigana functions: Spectrum between a translation type and a pragmatic type

    Nakamura, J

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    Massey University

    This is part of an on-going project about the comprehensive understanding of uses of Rubi/Furigana taxonomy in the writing system of modern Japanese. Rubi/Furigana is a small typed script on the top of Chinese characters, the basic function of which is a supportive tool for readers about how to read Chinese characters in a text or sometimes is used as a gloss such as for telling what kind of meanings Chinese characters have. The paper will present different uses of Rubi/Furigana from the basic reading function and attempt to make a new taxonomy of Rubi/Furigana functions. For example, as a creative use, Rubi/Furigana sometimes has a different reading from its original reading of Chinese characters. In that case, we can observe borrowing sounds from English along with the Chinese characters or synonymous meaning sounds on the Chinese characters such as using dialects instead of standard readings or personal pronouns on Chinese characters of person names. The research is based on a cognitive semantic approach, which can describe those unconventional uses of Rubi/Furigana as construal alternatives different from the basic reading. Translation analysis is also utilized for the pragmatic categorizations of the gaps between an original meaning of Rubi/Furigana and creative uses of Rubi/Furigana. So far, in my research, I have identified five types of uses of Rubi/Furigana. Among them, this paper will focus on the difference between translation type of Rubi/Furigana and pragmatic type of Rubi/Furigana and describe it as a continuum of their categories. The main data will be taken from a translation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ by Murakami Haruki and the comic ‘Shingeki no Kyojin’ (Attack on Titian).

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  • A review of the use of chicory plantain red clover and white clover in a sward mix for increased sheep and beef production

    Cranston, LM; Kenyon, PR; Morris, ST; Kemp, PD

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    Massey University

    Many farmers are sowing mixed swards containing chicory (Cichorium intybus), plantain (Plantago lanceolata), red clover (Trifolium pratense) and white clover (T. repens) (hereafter termed herb and clover mix). This herb and clover mix has comparable annual dry matter (DM) production to perennial ryegrass white clover pasture (rye/wc), however, it has a different pattern of growth, producing more DM during summer and autumn. The herb and clover mix also has a higher nutritive value and is able to support greater rates of animal production, especially over summer, than rye/ wc in both sheep and cattle. The herb and clover mix is most suited to a rotational grazing interval of 3–4 weeks to an 8 cm residual height, with no winter grazing. When managed appropriately the herb and clover mix is able to persist for at least 2 years and up to 5 years under both sheep and cattle grazing.

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  • Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes

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  • Meat proteolysis by pepsin highlighted by maldi imaging mass spectrometry

    Theron, L; Venien, A; Boland, MJ; Kaur, L; Loison, O; Chambon, C; Sante-Lhoutellier, V; Astruc, T

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    Massey University

    The aim of this study was to highlight the in situ hydrolysis of proteins to peptides on a muscle tissue section. In this context, a bovine muscle was incubated in a pepsin solution, cryofixed and sectioned. MALDI (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization) Mass spectrometry imaging was used to obtain the ionic map of proteins directly on the muscle section. This method allowed us to localize the appearance and disappearance of proteins or fragments of proteins. The results give new insights into the mechanisms of enzyme action within muscle structure.

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  • Mitigation of ammonia losses from urea applied to a pastoral system: The effect of nBTPT and timing and amount of irrigation

    Zaman, M; Saggar, SK; Stafford, AD

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    Massey University

    To investigate the effect of applying urea with or without the urease inhibitor (UI) N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (nBTPT – trade name Agrotain®) and to assess impact of the amount and timing of irrigation on subsequent ammonia (NH3 ) emission, a field trial was set up on a research farm at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand in December 2012. Measurements of the daily NH3 emission showed that majority of NH3 losses occurred during the first 1–3 days following urea application. Delaying irrigation for 48 hr post urea application resulted in high average NH3 -N losses, at 23% and 28.3% for urea applied at 30 and 60 kg N ha-1, respectively. However, even when 5 or 10 mm of irrigation was applied 8 hours after urea application, average NH3 losses were still 11.3% and 14.4% of the N applied at 30 and 60 kg N ha-1, respectively. Our results suggest that 5 to 10 mm of irrigation/rainfall is needed very soon (<8 hr) after urea application to supress NH3 volatilisation depending on initial soil moisture contents. If this rainfall/irrigation is not guaranteed, then NH3 losses associated with standard urea application can effectively be reduced by 47% using urea treated with nBTPT.

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  • Opportunities to improve grazing management

    McCarthy, S; Hirst, C; Donaghy, D; Gray, D; Wood, BA

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    Massey University

    Improved efficiency in growing and converting pasture into product is required to maintain New Zealand’s competitive advantage in dairying. This study focused on two areas of grazing management, the first an assessment of the indicators leaf stage, pre-grazing yield and grazing residual. In summary, 49% of measured paddocks were grazed too soon based on leaf stage, 62% were grazed outside the recommended pre-grazing yield, and 48% of measured paddocks were not grazed to a desirable height. The second part of the study provided an insight into farmer decision making at an operational level of grazing management with three key components identified. These were: 1) The recruitment of paddocks into a grazing plan; 2) The shuffling of the paddock grazing sequence within the grazing plan; and 3) The management of individual grazing events before, during and after the event. An improved understanding by rural professionals of grazing management decision making would result in extension strategies which generate increased farmer engagement, adoption of grazing management technologies and improved on-farm productivity.

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  • E-books - essentials or extras? The University of Auckland Library experience

    Mincic-Obradovic, Ksenija (2004)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The e-publishing industry is developing rapidly, providing new opportunities for libraries, but creating new challenges as well. Questions on how best to integrate e-books into the learning environment are pressing. In 2003, the University of Auckland Library provided access to nearly 80,000 e-books through the library catalogue only. This paper will explore some of the theoretical and practical issues of implementing e-books in the University of Auckland Library, covering such issues as: - Integration - Workflow - Differences in perception/acceptance of digital texts - Response from students and staff - User preferences and reasons for these

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  • Improved learning through peer tutoring in a declarative programming course

    Alexander, Samuel T.V.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (2014-07)

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    Unitec

    A method of peer tutoring was used and evaluated in an introductory programming course in Haskell. Students were paired on the basis of skill level with pairings opposite those suggested by the existing literature. This method of peer tutoring was shown to be effective in increasing the performance of both high- and low-skilled students in learning a declarative language. This method of peer tutoring can be applied to business and other technology education.

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  • Smart Task Orderings for Active Online Multitask Learning

    Pang, Paul; An, Jianbei; Zhao, Jing; Li, Xiaosong; Ban, Tao; Inoue, Daisuke; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (2014-04-26)

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    Unitec

    This paper promotes active oMTL (i.e., Online Multitask Learning with task selection) by proposing two smart task ordering approaches: QR-decomposition Ordering and Minimal-loss Ordering, in which the optimal sequence of tasks for oMTL is computed as the training data/tasks are being presented. Our experimental results on four real-world datasets show that the proposed task orderings outperform all existing task ordering approaches to active oMTL.

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  • Improving learning outcomes by designing engaging educational tools

    Casey, John; Baghaei, Nilufar; Nand, Kalpana (2014)

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    Unitec

    The success rate of computer games in engaging children has prompted educational researchers to investigate if similar techniques can be used to engage children with learning. In this paper, we present the results of a study conducted with 120 primary school children, in which two versions of our proposed educational tool (Features Enriched Game (FEG) vs Feature Devoid Game (FDG)) were used for four weeks to teach primary school curriculum areas of Numeracy and Te Reo Maori language. The effectiveness of the educational tool was measured using a pre-test and a post-test, as well as the frequency and duration of time on playing the game. The results showed that the FEG version enhanced children's learning - it was more effective as an educational tool in both Numeracy and Te Reo curriculum areas, when compared to the FDG version. In the case of Numeracy, the increase in scores was twice as much as the FDG version and in the case of Te Reo (Maori Language) it was five times as much. Similar results were also shown by other indicators such as time and frequency. Finally, the results showed that the

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  • Effects of seasonal growth rings on the microwave measurement of wood

    Holmes, Wayne; Bogosanovic, Mirjana; Emms, Grant; Mukhopadyay, S. (2014-09)

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    Unitec

    In order to determine more accurate indicators of wood structure obtained by microwave sensing and improve our understanding of plane wave propagation through this complex material, we have undertaken a permittivity survey and experimentally investigated scattering of a plane wave, measuring its transmission over two non-parallel surfaces of a rectangular lumber sample. This novel non-destructive testing technique offers results which may significantly contribute in a more accurate propagation modeling and industrial wood quality testing.

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  • Exploring changes in Nitrate contamination in the coastal and Hautere zone Aquifer Wellington New Zealand

    Wanigasekera, Deepthi Jayatha Dias-; De Costa, Gregory; Worden, John; Wanigasekera, Beatrice Dias- (2013)

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    Unitec

    Fifteen years of groundwater quality monitoring in the Kapiti Coast by the local authority in Wellington, New Zealand, has identified an area of elevated nitrate concentrations in the Te Horo area, with some monitoring bores testing for concentrations above 5 mg/L. However, recent analysis seems to indicate that contaminant levels have decreased from what was previously recorded, although still remaining elevated. The purpose of this study is to investigate if changes in nitrate concentrations over time were significant, and, if so, determine which factors have contributed to these changes. Initial temporal trend analysis indicated that nitrate concentrations since 1993 have decreased in the majority of monitoring bores. Tobit regression analysis was subsequently undertaken using several land use, land cover, soil type, climate and chemical explanatory variables. Results indicated that beef cattle farming, fruit growing, settlements and lifestyle blocks were associated with increased nitrate concentrations. Groundwaters higher in dissolved oxygen which underlie fine sandy loam soils (which are highly permeable soils) were also identified as been susceptible to higher nitrate concentrations.It was ultimately determined that the temporal decrease in concentrations is best explained by improved land use practices as physical characteristics and land cover overlying groundwater had not changed substantially and thereby explaining the decreasing trend in nitrate concentrations.

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  • POSTPRANDIAL RESPONSES OF SERUM CALCIUM, PARATHYROID HORMONE AND C-TELOPEPTIDE OF TYPE I COLLAGEN TO THREE DOSES OF CALCIUM DELIVERED IN MILK

    Kruger, MC; Von Hurst, P; Todd, JM; Kuhn-Sherlock, B; Schollum, LM

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    Massey University

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  • Diffusing Diffusion: A History of the Technological Advances in Spatial Performance

    Johnson, BD; Norris, M; Kapur, A

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    Massey University

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  • 'An exhibition model to enable recognition and evaluation of creative works as research in interior design/interior architecture' Conference paper in published proceedings at Interior: A State of Becoming Conference, 2012, Perth, WA, Australia

    Mehzoud, SA; Lawrence, J; Foster, S; Lommerse, M

    Conference paper
    Massey University

    Research ‘through’ design is a becoming’ field, which presents a challenge to designer/researchers. Recently, national research authorities have broadened their parameters to validate creative work in art, architecture and design. This study and the resulting model test the perceived ambiguity of the requirements provided by Australia’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and New Zealand’s Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) for creative works to be recognised as research through exhibition, and proposes a peer-reviewed model for interior design/interior architecture that can provide appropriate quality assurance processes for creative works.

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  • BRIEF COMMUNICATION: The potential of the New Zealand goat industry

    Carr, AJ; Schreurs; Lopez-Villalobos; Thomas, D; Tozer, PR

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    Massey University

    The New Zealand goat industry is evolving and there is potential for expansion of its export products. The production and value of the New Zealand goat industry has been explored previously when the industry was in its infancy (Sheppard & O’Donnell 1979), at a time when Mohair production was seen to be ‘the most profitable goat farming enterprise’. Since then major expansion has occurred in the production and export of dairy-goat products, and the production of quality Boer goat meat is under consideration. In order for further progress to be made, knowledge of the current production levels and value of the goat industry, and its potential for expansion is required. Using information describing the current situation of the goat industry (Scholtens et al. 2017) and the value of the goat (Lopez-Lozano et al. 2017), a model was created to estimate the current and potential production and value of the New Zealand goat industry by 2025.

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  • Kei roto i te whare on housing

    Barnett, CD

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    Massey University

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