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  • Decolonising Cities (Postscript II)

    Jones, Rhys (2008)

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  • Applying randomness to computability

    Nies, Andre (2009)

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  • Beginning Teacher Preparedness: Master of Teaching and Learning Auckland 2014/15 Cohort

    Ward, L; Meissel, Kane; Yao, E (2015-08)

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

    Berka, Martin (2015-10)

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  • Estimating the abundance of scampi in SCI 3 (Mernoo Bank) in 2013

    Tuck, Ian; Parkinson, D; Armiger, H; Smith, M; Miller, A; Rush, N; Spong, K (2015)

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    Photographic and trawl surveys of scampi in SCI 3 were conducted in September/October 2013. Estimates of burrows have increased steadily since 2009, with estimates of scampi showing a smaller relative increase. Trawl catch rates were comparable with 2010, and higher than 2009. Over 3300 scampi were tagged and released to investigate growth, and recaptures to date have been low. Scampi emergence patterns were investigated with acoustic tags.

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  • Estimating the abundance of scampi in SCI 6A (Auckland Islands) in 2013

    Tuck, Ian; Parkinson, D; Armiger, H; Smith, M; Miller, A; Rush, N; Spong, K (2015)

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    Photographic and trawl surveys of scampi in SCI 6A were conducted in March 2013. Estimates of burrows were slightly lower than 2009, but estimates of scampi were comparable with the previous survey. Trawl catch rates were slightly higher than 2009, but comparable with 2007 and 2008. Over 6600 scampi were tagged and released, to investigate growth, with over 100 recaptures to date. Tag mortality was estimated. Scampi emergence patterns were investigated with acoustic tags.

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  • Northland Kauri: Auckland and Northland, New Zealand, January 21-15, 2014. Fieldguide for the 9th International Conference on Dendrochronology, Melbourne, Australia, Post Conference Tour (New Zealand).

    Boswijk, Ingrid; Fowler, A; Lorrey, A (2014-01-21)

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  • HD Sheep Model (A-2476) Project Report October 2011

    Reid, Susanne; Bawden, S (2011)

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    This Interim review provides a summary of the work that has been undertaken by researchers from SARDI and University of Auckland on the HD Sheep Biomolecular project over the 6 month period from 1st April 2011-30th September 2011. This report does not include data that was incorporated in the previous report unless noted. The aim of this work is to further characterize the ovine model of Huntington's disease (HD) in order to gain a better understanding of disease progression, and to establish it as a therapeutic testing system. Our objective was to develop a model that will recapitulate the progressive, late-onset characteristics of the disease expressing the full-length huntingtin protein with a moderate (in model terms) CAG repeat size. Although not yet conclusive, we have good evidence that the model will fulfill our initial objectives. Support from the CHDI since October 2009 (A-2476) has enabled the characterization and flock expansion of the sheep transgenic model, identification of the transgenic line "Kiwi" as the favored line for future analysis, establishment of tissue collection protocols and molecular/pathological methodologies for monitoring "disease" progression in the model. A limited breeding program has been initiated from two Taffy line animals that exhibit higher mRNA expression than other Taffy animals, along with detectable transgene protein in skin biopsy. Unlike the Kiwi line, we now know Taffy has multiple integration sites, explaining the variable levels of expression seen. This additional breeding will establish if a viable additional line can be generated, showing adequate and stable transmission. The Kiwi line demonstrates reliable and stable expression of the transgene and repeat. MGH capture sequencing has identified the Kiwi transgene insertion site is at a single locus in an intragenic region. Analysis of harvested brain tissues as the animal's age will demonstrate the extent to which the human disease is being recapitulated. The oldest transgenic sheep have been preserved as a result of SOC discussions, given the intrinsic value of their age with respect to observations of disease progression. A SOC decision was also made to delay the harvest of 18 month animals until 2 years, primarily based on the observation of a small number of inclusions seen in 2 of the 3 18 month animals. The decision to delay sacrifice was to allow phenotype advancement. Therefore the only animals harvested and assessed for a molecular phenotype within the time frame of this contract are 6 months old, with the next harvest scheduled for March 2012 (2 year old animals).

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  • Hauora: Maori standards of health III: a study of the years 1970-1991

    Pomare, E; Keefe-Ormsby, V; Ormsby, C; Pearce, N; Reid, Mary-Jane; Robson, B; Watene-Haydon, N (1995)

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  • NZ Food: NZ People - Key results of the 1997 National Nutrition Survey

    Russell, D; Parnell, W; Wilson, N; Faed, J; Ferguson, E; Herbison, P; Horwath, C; Reid, Mary-Jane; Nye, T; Walker, R; Wilson, B; Tukuitonga, C (1999)

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  • Ethnicity Matters: Maori perspectives paper for the review of the measurement of ethnicity in official statistics.

    Robson, B; Reid, Mary-Jane (2001)

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  • Unintentional injuries at home: the role of alcohol, recreational drug use, & fatigue in the greater Auckland, Waikato, & Otago regions in people aged 20 to 64 years

    Kool, B; Ameratunga, S; Sharpe, S (2011)

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    Unintentional injuries in the home account for a significant burden of injury among all age groups in New Zealand. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related admissions to hospital and one of the three leading causes of injury death in New Zealand. Cutting or piercing injuries are the second leading cause of injury hospitalisation in New Zealand. Home is the most common location for injuries resulting in hospitalisation. The impact of injuries at home among young and middle-age adults may have significant implications for both work productivity and family life. This project was designed to explore modifiable risk factors for unintentional falls and cutting or piecing injuries at home resulting in admission to hospital among young and middle-aged adults (aged 20 to 64 years). The study builds on the Auckland Fall Study previously conducted by the researchers and funded by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). The project involved the following methodologies: a review of the published literature to identify risk factors for unintentional cutting or piercing injury or falls at home among young and middle-aged adults; an analysis of routinely collected national data on hospitalisations and deaths for home injuries; an analysis of trauma registry data for home injuries; and a multi-regional population-based case-control study, with a case-crossover component, to identify modifiable risk factors for unintentional falls and cutting or piercing injures at home among the age group of interest .

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  • Tree-ring analysis of kauri (Agathis australis) timbers from a partially demolished house, 6 Stokes Road, Mt Eden, Auckland City.

    Boswijk, Ingrid (2012)

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  • Tree-ring analysis of sub-fossil kauri (Agathis australis) from Verberne Farm, Korariwhero Flat, Dargaville, Northland.

    Boswijk, Ingrid; Palmer, J (2012)

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    This is a technical archive report describing crossdating and chronology development of tree-ring samples from Verberne Farm, Korariwhero Flat, near Dargaville. Please note that although the tree-ring dates presented here will not change, it is possible that interpretation of the results may change as new evidence comes to light.

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  • Forest Health News: Eucalypt pest gum leaf skeletoniser reaches the central North Island

    Withers, TM; Gresham, B; Avila Olesen, Gonzalo (2014-10)

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  • Integrating Public Input into Political Leadership: an initial research report

    Lees-Marshment, Jennifer (2012-11-30)

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  • Quality in MOOCs: Surveying the Terrain

    Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, A (2016)

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    MOOCs are re-operationalising traditional concepts in education. While they draw on elements of existing educational and learning models, they represent a new approach to instruction and learning. The challenges MOOCs present to traditional education models have important implications for approaching and assessing quality. The purpose of this review is to identify quality measures and to highlight some of the tensions surrounding notions of quality, as well as the need for new ways of thinking about and approaching quality in MOOCs. It draws on the literature on both MOOCs and quality in education more generally in order to provide a framework for thinking about quality and the different variables and questions that must be considered when conceptualising quality in MOOCs. The review adopts a relativist approach, positioning quality as a measure for a specific purpose. The meaning and purpose ascribed to education shifts depending on the context and the actor, with governments, institutions, instructors and learners approaching education from different viewpoints and consequently viewing quality through different lenses. The review draws upon Biggs’s (1993) 3P model to explore notions and dimensions of quality in relation to MOOCs. Biggs conceptualised education as a complex set of interacting ecosystems, with each ecosystem divided into three types of variables — presage, process and product variables — which correspond to an input–environment–output model. The review identifies and examines a wide range of presage, process and product variables applicable to MOOCs, as well as exploring the relationships that have been found to exist between them. It brings together literature examining how quality should be interpreted and assessed in MOOCs at a more general and theoretical level, as well as empirical research studies that explore how these ideas about quality can be operationalised, including the measures and instruments that can be employed. What emerges from the literature are the complexities involved in interpreting and measuring quality in MOOCs and the importance of both context and perspective to discussions of quality.

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  • Welfare: Savings not Taxation

    Douglas, R; MacCulloch, Robert (2016)

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    Many nations are seeking to reform their welfare states so that costs to the government can be reduced and the quality of outcomes improved. As a potential way to achieve these aims, there has been a surge of interest in the Singaporean model which features compulsory savings accounts and transparent pricing of health services. It has achieved some of the best health-care outcomes in the world at a cost that is the lowest among high income countries. In this paper we show how tax cuts can be designed to help establish compulsory savings accounts so that a publicly funded welfare system can be changed into one that relies more heavily on private funding in a politically feasible way. To our knowledge, showing how both a tax and welfare reform can be jointly designed to enable this transition to occur has not been done before. Our policy reform creates institutions that have features in common with Singaporean ones, especially for health-care. However there are also key differences. We present a new unified approach to the funding of health, retirement and risk-cover (for events like unemployment) through the establishment of a set of compulsory savings accounts. A case study of New Zealand is used as an illustration. The fiscal impact of our proposed reform on the government’s current and future budgets is reported, as well as its effect on low, middle and high income individuals.

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  • Privacy Patterns

    Thomborson, Clark (2016-12-05)

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    Inspired by the design patterns of object-oriented software architecture, we offer an initial set of "privacy patterns". Our intent is to describe the most important ways in which software systems can offer privacy to their stakeholders. We express our privacy patterns as class diagrams in the UML (Universal Modelling Language), because this is a commonly-used language for expressing the high-level architecture of an object-oriented system. In this initial set of privacy patterns, we sketch how each of Westin's four states of privacy can be implemented in a software system. In addition to Westin's states of Solitude, Intimacy, Anonymity, and Reserve, we develop a privacy pattern for an institutionalised form of Intimacy which we call Confidence.

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  • The politics and practice of counting: Ethnicity in official statistics in Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Cormack, Donna (2010)

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    The politics and practice of counting: ethnicity in official statistics in Aotearoa/New Zealand was produced as part of a broader project funded by Te Kete Hauora, Ministry of Health to investigate issues with ethnicity data in New Zealand and the implications of these for the Māori health and disability sector. The paper is one in a series of topic-based discussion papers. It aims to summarise key literature on the measurement of the Māori population in official ethnic statistics over time as a background to the accompanying discussion papers.

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