17 results for Report, 1980

  • Investigation into the business and operations of Carlton Party Hire Limited.

    Hart, Graeme Richard (1988)

    Undergraduate thesis
    University of Otago

    107 leaves. University of Otago programme: MBA. From title page: "Project 660".

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  • The involvement of the directors in stategic management in New Zealand's ten largest companies

    Paddy, Rex (1983)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This paper arose out of my previous work "The Role of the Board of Directors in Ensuring the Involvement of key influence figures in Strategic Management")The motivation remained one of how to implement the process of Strategic Management at the most senior levels of major Public Companies. The technology is well documented, the buzz words have slipped easily into Chairmans' reports and my previous research indicated an almost total acceptance of the philosophy of Strategic Management by the directors of New Zealand's ten largest Public Companies. This current research was designed to determine if a gap existed between the theory as accepted by the directors and the practice in the companies they controlled. However, what was being measured was still the directors own perceptions of the degree of their involvement in Strategic Management. In an attempt to balance this, identical questionnaires were sent to each Company Secretary and the senior executive responsible for planning. I also had serious doubts whether the respondants ascribed the same meaning to the terminology of Strategic Management as the academic writers and I therefore interviewed two of the Chairmen to attempt to measure their depth of understanding of the Strategic Management process. This was an extremely valuable input to my understanding and also provided essential insights into the practical functionings of the board room.

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  • The role of the board of directors in ensuring the involvment of key influence figures in strategic management

    Paddy, Rex (1981)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    The Problem Stated - 'How to involve the most senior decision makers in a regular strategic appraisal which results in a written strategy capable of guiding all major decisions of the company'. Since the early 1960's the basic concepts of corporate planning, strategic planning or strategic management have been well documented in both the academic and popular literature. The theory has not changed a great deal although the language used to express the theory has changed, the timespan has shortened (oil crisis) and the amount of quantification has decreased.

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  • Back analysis of lateral load test on piles

    Ling, Lian Foon (1988)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    A simple nonlinear soil model is presented based on an initial small strain stiffness, a yield pressure and an index 'n' that controls nonlinearity. This model first proposed by Pender and implemented by Carter was developed to simplify the specification of p-y curves. Using this model a finite element program was written by Carter based on the concept of Winkler springs. It has been the aim of this thesis to use the computer program to back analyse the observed behaviour of full scale field test on lateral load behaviour of piled foundation to determine how well the soil model presented can predict behaviour measured in field. Results of back analysis of twenty eight piles have shown that the soil model, although not as intricate as the p-y curves, is able to predict the deformation characteristic with a similar degree of accuracy. The effect of changes in pile width on the initial small strain stiffness is investigated. The best agreement between measured and computed pile response is obtained using a linear relationship between the modulus and the pile width. Various authors have proposed a limiting reaction pressure that can be mobilised by the soil. For cohesionless soils a limiting pressure distribution which increases at a rate of 5KpL gave the closest match. For cohesive soils ultimate pressures which increases iinearly from 5s, at the surface to 12s, at depth is most appropriate. The versatility of the above soil model has been clearly demonstrated in this thesis.

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  • Guide to the nature and methods of analysis of the clay fraction of tephras from the South Auckland region, New Zealand.

    Lowe, David J.; Nelson, Campbell S. (1983)

    Report
    University of Waikato

    The manual outlines some of the more common laboratory procedures available for qualitatively and quantitatively analysing the composition of the tephric clays, many of which are difficult to determine because of their short range order or 'amorphous' nature. Techniques described and assessed in terms of their rapidity and quantitativeness include XRD, IR, DTA, TEM and SEM, sodium fluoride reactivity, chemical dissolution analyses, and surface area measurements. No one technique alone produces a definitive clay fraction analysis of tephric deposits. -from Authors

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  • The shore ecology of Suva and South Viti Levu

    Morton, John; Raj, Uday (1980)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This handbook has been written with a limited aim. It is designed as an introduction, for student classes in marine biology, to the intertidal communities - reefs, grass-flats and mangroves - of the shores accessible from Suva. It was prepared, as the need arose, for the use of field courses made up of senior undergraduates from the Universities of the South Pacific, and of Auckland, who have been gathering together in August, under our joint teaching. Fiji's coastal communities, along with the rain forests, must be her proudest natural asset. Few other Universities have such a rich and diverse resource so close to the campus. Definitive environment studies, whether of population dynamics, physiological ecology or conservation, will not flourish without a confident acquaintance with the communities and their species. This guide has a hahitats framework; and - while many animal and plant species are mentioned and figured - it is not primarily an identification manual. For taxonomic treatment, the student must turn to specialist literature of the different groups, incomplete as it still is, steadily being produced for the south-west Pacific.

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  • Interpretation of Tangkuban Perahu geophysical data (West Java - Indonesia)

    Boedihardi, Mochamad (1987)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The Tangkuban perahu geothermal field is located in West Java, Indonesia, about 20 kilometres to the North of Bandung. Geophysical surveys of Tangkuban perahu, particularly using resistivity traversing and VES with schlumberger and Magnetotelluric arrays were made to evaluate the electrical resistivity distribution within the geothermal field. Low concealed resistivity anomalies are encountered in both the Kancah and Ciater area. The interpretation of the magnetotelluric soundings and VES curves by computer modelling indicates that deep outflow zones have a resistivity about 1 to 6 Ohm-me The outflows are overlain by a high resistivity layer of about 15-65 Ohm-me The low resistive zone, laterally, is confined by resistivity layer of about 14-42 Ohm-me Gravity anomalies over Tangkuban perahu are associated with Caldera structure infilled with less dense Pyroclastics. No detailed interpretation of the anomaly can be given since a major reduction error in the data was detected at the final stage of the project. A positive self potential anomaly observed in this area can be interpreted in terms of upflowing and outflowing mineralized fluids from the deep Tangkuban perahu system.

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  • A History of Biology at Auckland University 1883-1983

    Foster, Brian; Rattenbury, Jack; Marbrook, John (1983)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. In the 100 years of the University of Auckland there have been five generations of biology professors: 1) Thomas 2) Johnson 3) Lancaster - McGregor 4) Chapman - Morton - Matthews 5) Love11 - Young - Bergquist. Staff members have risen from one in 1883 to 42 in 1983. There have been 100 intakes of first year students in biology; 11 in 1883, 405 in 1983. Of the degrees that have been conferred, 1700 students have majored in Botany, Zoology or Cell Biology for baccalaureates, 493 have taken masterates, and 123 doctorates have been conferred.

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  • The Mokohinau Islands : a marine survey : with additional notes on the history, climate and terrestrial environments of the group

    Berben, P.H.; McCrone, A. (1988)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Because of the isolated location of the Mokohinaus, and the difficulty of gaining access to the islands, few detailed quantitative surveys have been attempted, especially of the marine biota. The Royal New Zealand Air Force conducted a diving expedition to Mokohinaus in 1978, as part of their expedition training programme. Lead by Wing Commander Knight, the RNZAF made their main object a marine survey around Burgess Island, the largest island of the Mokohinau group. The impetus for producing this report stems from their pioneering expedition, and I would like to congratulate all members of the expedition on the way that they, as non-biologists, applied themselves to this unfamiliar task. Advice on conducting the marine survey was provided by Dr Bill Ballantine from the Leigh Marine Laboratory, assisted by Drs Tony Ayling and Floor Anthoni. As well as supervising the mapping effort by the Air Force divers, these three each carried out individual projects, the results of which are reproduced in this report: Dr Ballantine carried out a baseline survey of rocky intertidal shores, Dr Ayling made a census of fish populations, and Dr Anthoni kept a photographic record of the whole operation (which was subsequently made into a scientific and public education film). One of the major tasks to be done at the completion of the expedition was to produce a map of the underwater habitats. This was done over several years by student assistants at the Leigh Marine Laboratory, particularly Susan Owen. I thank her for her efforts, and also the many other people who helped at various stages in the production of this report, particularly Neil Andrew, Brigid Kerrigan, Laura Stocker and Jane Robertson. Our input into the production of this report was mainly supervisory; all the hard work was done by Peter Berben and Anne McCrone. We are extremely grateful to them for their enthusiasm and perseverance in gathering, sorting and writing up the information. It is hoped that their efforts will help to increase our awar2ness of the Mokohinaus, and will stimulate others to carry out further quantitative studies of this unique island group.

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  • North Cape to East Cape : aspects of the physical oceanography

    Harris, T.F.W. (1985)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Access by request, use the feedback form to request access The coast and coastal waters which lie between the most northerly and easterly capes of New Zealand are remarkable by any standard. Geologically new, and sheltered from the prevailing westerly waves, the region has retained its embayments and estuaries which together with the off-lying islands make it a coast of character, attractive to the many who sail its waters and the holiday-makers who enjoy its qualities, and economically important as a fishery. Scientifically it is of special interest because, having a northeast aspect (unlike the rest of New Zealand waters), it is susceptible to the influence of subtropical systems, manifest in its wave and current regimes as well as its water properties. The written record began when Cook rounded East Cape in the spring of 1769 and charted the region. He was closely followed by de Surville. Since then studies have been made by hydrographers, scientists and coastal engineers. Information has accumulated rather piecemeal and slowly, but steadily. Inevitably it is scattered throughout charts, scientific papers and technical reports, and although it is still fragmentary the time has perhaps come to attempt to bring it together in a form which will serve as an introduction for those non-specialists who have occasion to need it, and as a review drawing the attention of research workers to shortcomings in our knowledge and the difficulties in the way of its enhancement.

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  • Marine sponges : forty-six sponges of northern New Zealand

    Pritchard, K.; Battershill, C.N.; Ward, V.; Bergquist, P.R. (1984)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Sponges are invertebrates and form the only phylum, Porifera, in the subkingdom Parazoa. They are the most primitive of multicellular animals, having neither true tissues nor organs, with the cells showing considerable independence from one another. A sponge is composed of a variety of cells supported by a skeletal network. The skeleton can be composed of spicules and/or spongin. The various cell components perform different functions. The outer surface (pinacoderm) is formed of flattened polygonal cells called pinacocytes. The interior surface (choanoderm) is lined with flagellated collar cells (choanocytes); the flagella beat to provide a current through the sponge enabling oxygen and food particles to be drawn into the sponge and wastes to be expelled. Between the pinacoderm and the choanoderm is an area (the mesohyl) formed of gelatinous material. Cells found here are the basic archaeocytes which can form into any other specialised cell. The body form of sponges is very variable, being influenced by available space, current velocity, habitat, and the nature and slope of the substrate. Asconoid sponges have the simplest form - a tubular shape enclosing a central cavity which opens out through a single exhalent opening (osculum) with porocytes connecting directly from the pinacoderm to the choanoderm. Larger sponges require a more efficient filter system: this is achieved by folding which increases the internal surface area. Syconoid sponges are those with the first stages of body wall folding. Leuconoid sponges have the highest degree of folding, with the formation of flagellated chambers and a complex canal system, the filling in of the central cavity and numerous oscules. The majority of sponges fall into this category. Sponges seem to be unselective feeders: their diet reflects the composition of particles available in the water current, the only criteria being particles smaller than the sieve size of the inhalent openings. Reproduction can be by either sexual or asexual means. Some sponge species contain both male and female sex cells, other species can have different sexes on a permanent or temporary basis. In oviparous sponges eggs are extruded through the exhalent opening, or upon dissolution of the dermal membrane. Viviparous types expel tiny adult sponges or larvae. The larvae usually spend a short time as a free swimming form before settling on the substratum. Asexual forms of reproduction are by budding or splitting. In some species asexual bodies (gemmules) are formed. There are approximately 10,000 species of sponges recorded from around the world.

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  • Marine molluscs. Part 1. Amphineura, archaeogastropoda & pulmonata

    Walsby, J.; Ballantine, W.J.; Morton, J.; Willen, R.C. (1982)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    The creation of New Zealand's first marine reserve, between Cape Rodney and Okakari Point, on the eastern coast of Northland, near Leigh, has been a stimulus to review and collate all of the known information on a number of animal groups. The marine molluscs constitute a large group which will be covered in 4 volumes. In this, the first volume, the more primitive molluscs, nearly all grazers, are considered. These are the Amphineura (chitons), the Archaeogastropoda (limpets, topshells, turbanshells, nerites and allies), and the marine Pulmonata (3 limpets, the small earshells, Amphibola the mud snail, and a strangely isolated pulmonate slug, Onahidella). Shells have long captivated man's interest with their beauty of form and decoration and have been the subject of many books and countless illustrations. Even for New Zealand shells there are a good number of books ranging from pocket guides to the common shells, through to the complete manuals of Suter (1913) and Powell (1979). Few countries can be so fortunate as to have such a modern account as A.W.B. Powell's "New Zealand Mollusca", in which we are given a complete list, with descriptions and illustrations of our marine, land and freshwater molluscs. The generation after Suter's, extending well into modern time, was marked by intensified discovery and new description, with a proliferation of local generic names. Today there has been a return to a healthier balance, with the recognition that exclusive neozelanic, generic names can obscure a wide comparability which is so useful in community ecology and comparative morphology. Powell's "New Zealand Mollusca" emphasised this corrective trend and its revised nomenclature is not likely to become substantially out of date during this century. New records are certain to appear, however, both by discovery, aided in particular by the use of SCUBA studies, and also by immigration. Much bigger and faster ships and periodic international movement of giant oil-drilling rigs, have given new opportunities for the dispersal of marine species across the oceans. It was only by the appearance of Powell's great general work, that smaller books of more limited aim, and-specialised purpose, could be encouraged or become feasible to produce. "New Zealand Mollusca ll is based mainly on characters of the shells of the entire New Zealand molluscan fauna. In matters of taxonomy, our local series will follow it throughout, diverging only in a few well-advised instances, largely in higher group classification, where malacological and evolutionary study has proved informative.

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  • Brachyura and crab-like anomura of New Zealand

    McLay, C.L. (1988)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Crab-1ike marine arthropods are among the most advanced forms of crustaceans. They have a well developed carapace, usually wider than long, short bodies with the abdomen folded underneath as a segmented flap and the first pair of pereiopods chelate. These sometimes fearsome-looking appendages often deter people from handling them but in fact most crabs are easily manipulated once you overcome the initial fear of being bitten. Perhaps this aversion is the reason why there still remains much to be discovered about crabs. Most crabs cannot inflict any sort of damage to a human but those which can are easily handled after a bit of trial and error. The words of Thomson (1932) are probably equally applicable today: ' ... the sea, which teems with animal and vegetable life, and with unrealized sources of national wealth, has hitherto received very little attention. In this general neglect of marine biology the Crustatea have shared. The number of workers who have added to our knowledge of this group is very small ... ' The predatory, commensal and mutualistic relationships of crabs with other marine animals, their reproductive and population dynamics and their importance as members of marine communities are fascinating to the marine ecologist. Various aspects of crab behaviour, burrowing, sound production, masking and foraging are intriguing to the animal behaviourist. Physiological adaptations of their osmotic balance, respiration and ventilation, hormonal control of moulting, autotomy and regeneration of lost limbs, and their highly organised nervous systems are exciting to physiologists. The reasons for the apparently low genetic diversity of crustaceans provides a challenge to geneticists. For the great majority of New Zealand crabs we have barely even begun to scratch the surface of the wide range of studies that are possible.

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  • Cape Rodney to Okakari Point Marine Reserve survey 2. Rocky shores

    Cumming, Alan (1980)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Since the establishment of the University of Auckland's Marine Laboratory at Leigh in 1964, there has been a number of published papers and unpublished theses dealing with local physical and biological phenomena, though few, if any, have given a comprehensive picture of the area. The creation of a Marine Reserve in 1975 has brought about a serious attempt to co-ordinate the knowledge gained and provide an integrated baseline to which the understanding gained from future research can be added. To date, there have been many noteworthy attempts to centralize information within the bounds of the Reserve. The first, a booklet compiled by Norton and Chapman (1968) deals with the ecology of local species within the spectrum of available habitats along the rocky shoreline. The second is a succinct review of knowledge of the Reserve compiled shortly after its official inception in 1975 by Gordon and Ballantine (1976). The third, of which this exercise may be regarded as an addendum, is a sub-tidal survey of the main marine habitats of the Reserve (Ayling, 1978). This latter survey has attempted to define these habitats on a geographical-biological basis and to 'provide a quantitative estimate of the numbers, size and distribution of the important organisms in the Reserve.'

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  • Marine molluscs. Part 2. Opisthobranchia

    Willan, R.C.; Walsby, J.R.; Morton, J.; Ballantine, W.J. (1984)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This second part of the "Marine Molluscs" series deals with the subclass Opisthobranchia. Some sea slugs, as opisthobranchs are commonly termed, are amongst the largest and most ecologically important gastropods in New Zealand's coastal waters. Opisthobranchs in general, and nudibranchs in particular, are rare in both time and space so some species go unseen for many years. For example the aeolid Babakina aaprinsulensis is still only known from a single specimen that was collected at Goat Island Bay in 1965. It never ceases to amaze us how such rare species ever succeed in finding a mate. Because of their scarcity and general difficulty of collection, opisthobranchs are not well understood taxonomically. Their systematics are incomplete and even within the Leigh area a dozen undescribed species are known. We have departed from the names employed by Powell (1979) in several instances in this work to bring the taxonomy up to date. However reference is always given back to Dr. Powell's "New Zealand Mollusca". As if to reflect the increasing knowledge of opisthobranchs in New Zealand several species are included here which have been described since. Dr. Powell completed the research for his manual.

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  • Use of a Simulator for Teaching Logic Circuits

    Doran, R.W. (1987-05)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A simulator for introducing the topic of logic circuits is described along with the simulator's implications for course content. The simulator is designed for educational purposes rather than as a tool for realistic circuit development. Because it is removed from design detail, the simulator permits a hierarchical approach to circuit description that makes it possible to proceed much further into the subject than is normal in an introductory course. It becomes much more reasonable to structure a course such that its content is suited to the majority of students' interests (i.e. those who will never design practical circuits) and to draw on their existing understanding of programming and serial algorithms.

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  • Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve Survey

    Schiel, David R. (compiled by) (1984)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This report presents and discusses the results of a biological survey of subtidal reefs at the Poor Knights Islands. It was done from July 1983 to January 1984 and represents the work of some 285 scuba dives. The report is designed to accommodate different levels of interest in the results and different levels of expertise, from the layman to the professional biologist. Accordingly, it is divided into several sections. Chapter 1 contains a general description of habitats, a rationale for the sampling techniques and a summary of the major findings. Chapters 2 & 3 contain details of the sampling programme, a full description of results and a discussion. These chapters are more technical in nature than the first. Finally, the Appendix contains information about the abundances of individual species, statistical models used for analyses, and a previous report (1982) on fish populations.

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