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  • The politics of indigeneity: Dialogues and reflections on indigenous activism. S. Venkateswar and E. Hughes, Eds. [Book Review]

    Connor, Diana; Elliott, S (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Review of The politics of indigeneity: Dialogues and reflections on indigenous activism. S. Venkateswar and E. Hughes, Eds. Zed Books, London, 2012, 2nd ed., ISBN 978 1 8481 3950 3, 256 pp. Just as the concept of indigeneity as debated through a range of voices as chronicled by this book evokes a political response; as reviewers, we had a similar response to the concept of writing this review. The volume is made up of a series of dialogues and reflections between indigenous peoples and ???non-indigenous allies??? from different parts of the world. As a team we also reflect this dichotomy: Helene has affiliations with Te Atiawa (tribe) and Ngati Rahiri (sub-tribe). She has a scholarly interest in the colonial history of New Zealand/Aotearoa and India, as well as post-colonial literature of the revisionist histories and stories of the previously colonised. Sue, on the other hand, describes herself as a pakeha New Zealander, development practitioner, and non-indigenous ally. We each read the book through different eyes, seeking understanding through our different positions.

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  • Thesis review: Dis/identifications and dis/articulations: Young women and feminism in Aotearoa/New Zealand by L. Ashton

    Connor, Diana (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The thesis review provides an overview of: Ashton, L. (2014 ). ???I don???t necessarily go out there and tell everyone that I???m a feminist, but I won???t go out there and tell everyone that I???m a musician either???: Dis/identifications and Dis/articulations : Young Women and Feminism in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Practice.

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  • Matters of the heart: A history of intermarriage in New Zealand. Wanhalla, Angela (2013). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press. 231 pp. ISBN: 978- 1- 86940- 731- 5. [Book Review]

    Connor, Diana (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A review of Matters of the heart: A history of intermarriage in New Zealand. Wanhalla, Angela (2013). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press. 231 pp. ISBN: 978- 1- 86940- 731- 5. Angela Wanhalla???s Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand brilliantly captures the frequently contradictory accounts of ???interracial relationships??? forged in the early period of contact leading up to colonialism and beyond. With exceptional attention to chronological and social detail she takes the reader on an historical romp traversing a 200-year period between the 1770s and the 1970s.

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  • [Review of the book The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution, by Faramerz Dabhoiwala]

    Reay, Barry (2013-10)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Inequality, Growth and ???Hot??? Money [Book Review]

    Zhang, Haiping (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Book Review: Alan Turing -- life and legacy of a great thinker

    Webster, Craig (2005)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Book review Alan Turing???Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker Christof Teuscher (Ed.) Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 2004, xxviii + 542 pp. US$53, ISBN 3-540-20020-7 hbk

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  • Persian kingship and architecture: Strategies of power in Iran from the Achaemenids to the Pahlavis, Sussan Babaie and Talinn Gregor, eds (2015) and The age of the Seljuqs: The idea of Iran Vol. 6, Edmund Herzig and Sarah Stewart, eds (2015) [Book reviews]

    Haghighi, Farzaneh (2017-07)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Review of PERSIAN KINGSHIP AND ARCHITECTURE: STRATEGIES OF POWER IN IRAN FROM THE ACHAEMENID TO THE PAHLAVIS, SUSSAN BABAIE AND TALINN GRIGOR, EDS (2015) London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 260 pp., 127 illus., ISBN: 9781848857513, $99.00 (hardback) and THE AGE OF THE SELJUQS: THE IDEA OF IRAN, VOLUME VI, EDMUND HERZIG AND SARAH STEWART, EDS (2015) London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 188 pp., 25 illus., ISBN: 9781780769479, $80.00 (hardback)

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  • Book review: Design research in architecture: An overview by Murray Fraser (ed.)

    Waghorn, Kathy (2016-06-30)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Book Review: Murray Fraser (ed.) Design Research in Architecture: an overview, Ashgate: Surrey and Burlington, 2013; 265 pp.: ISBN 978-1-4094-6217-0 (pbk)

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  • Energy, Governance and Sustainability [Book review]

    Grinlinton, David (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Energy policy and governance is one of the key tools in addressing climate change and environmentally sustainable development. The current period of low prices for fossil fuels, and an increasingly competitive energy market, pose a number of challenges and risks for greater uptake of renewable energy. Additionally, the outcome of the recent US election brings a new administration that has stated an intention to retreat from policies implemented under the Obama administration to address climate change and promote renewable energy. Energy, Governance and Sustainability there- fore provides an interesting and timely collection of perspectives and recommendations for improving energy efficiency and encouraging the greater uptake of renewable energy. The chapters in the book are drawn from papers delivered at the twelfth Annual Colloquium of the International Union for Conservation of Nature???s (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law held in Tarragona, Spain, in 2014. The book is part of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series published by Edward Elgar.

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  • Transparency needed in fishing industry, say academics seeking internal reports

    Simmons, Glenn; Haworth, Nigel; Whittaker, H (2017-04-04)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Glenn Simmons, Nigel Haworth and Hugh Whittaker: Transparency needed in fishing industry, say academics seeking internal reports

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  • Provisional arrangements: Paul Cullen

    Smith, John (2016-05)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Curated exhibition and wrote catalogue text for ???Provisional Arrangements???, Ilam Campus Gallery, University of Cantebury. (text available, 1 review available) 2016, 2017. An almost entirely reconfigured iteration, including new works i asked the artist to provide, was shown at Two Rooms Gallery, in February, 2017. The review from EyeContact refers to the Auckland version of the project (see attached). ???What is an apparatus???? asks Giorgio Agamben in his essay on Foucault???s use of the term. An apparatus is a type of provisional arrangement, really. It???s a set of things linked through a shared task or purpose. Something or some set-up at work, a related group of things, procedures, and rules, enlisted to perform a particular operation. An apparatus works by co-opting a variety of parts from their general business in the world to converge on a particular project. An apparatus may be a composite object with all its synchronised parts aligned inside a box or casing???such as a camera or an electric blender; or it may be a surrealist relay of objects whose congress occurs through tubes, pipes, and taps across tables???as with one of Marie Anne and Antoine Lavoisier???s 18th century experiments to observe the chemistry of deflagration combustion; or it may be a compilation of market algorithms, information technology networks, and policy statements that structure and support the operation of a corporate finance company.

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  • Nau he kete naku he kete: An implementation and evaluation of kete-based approaches to teaching and learning te reo Maori me ona tikanga

    Heta-Lensen, Yo; Job, Nicole; Turton, Lee-Anne; Potter, Jennie (2009-01-01)

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    Unitec

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  • Rosebank: Cabbages, Horses and Science – a short film on 3 Rosebank stories

    Woodruffe, Paul (2014-09-10)

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    Unitec

    eMedia publication documenting three examples of the Rosebank Peninsula’s remaining past uncovered using film by the everyday collective laboratory.

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  • Getting it right : guidelines for online assessment

    Terrell, J.; Snell, D.; Haines, Karen; Schwenger, Bettina; Smith, M.; Hay, D. (2017-12-19T13:30:22Z)

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    Unitec

    RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: This project is intended to provide a practical resource to support tertiary teachers to develop varied and appropriate online assessment practices that are valid, reliable and transparent. METHODOLOGY: Getting assessment right is critical in supporting students’ learning and ensuring their retention and success. Online teaching and assessment in some form is now a mandatory component of the workload of many teachers in tertiary education, and one that is only likely to increase in size and significance. Tertiary teachers are increasingly expected to assess students using online tasks and tools and frequently adapt these from traditional methods. Effective online assessment can offer a range of benefits to both students and teachers including more interactive assessment and feedback, increased efficiency and reduced workload, the ability to meet the needs of increasingly diverse learners, and the opportunity to use new technical and pedagogical skills. Guided by a review of the literature, the team identified key elements of effective online assessment practice, and of support for tertiary teachers to develop the requisite technological and pedagogical skills. Tertiary teachers planning to introduce online assessment may dip into the guidelines, or use the OATS, at any point in their planning or design for assessment. While all four sections and Appendix of the guidelines are connected, each section can also stand alone. Similarly, teachers may usefully complete the OATS without reference to the guidelines. One way to use the guidelines and OATS together is to begin by completing the OATS in order to identify which online tools may be appropriate to a particular assessment context, and to then find out more about those tools by reading the relevant sections of the guidelines. AKO website title: Getting it right : guidelines for online assessment in New Zealand tertiary contexts This project was funded through the Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub Project Fund 2016.

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  • UBI as a reconceptualisation of income tax

    Rankin, Keith (2017-12-22T13:30:26Z)

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    Unitec

    I am worried that too much of the recent talk around the introduction of a universal basic income has been unhelpful. The concept – defined in 1991 – is still not understood by the politicians and journalists who represent the public's main source of information about policy options. In 1991 I introduced the subject thus: "a universal tax credit available to every adult - the universal basic income (UBI) - and a moderately high flat taxrate", in my University of Auckland Policy Discussion Paper. Through this approach, the basic income can be understood as an alternative form of progressivity of the income tax system, as distinct from the traditional stepwise graduations of income tax rates that we are familiar with. In the newer 'public equity' approach which I have emphasised since 2008, the basic income represents an alternative to income-tax progression rather than a form of progression. It adopts sound equity principles that render the need for tax progressivity redundant. While in monetary terms the result is the same, the public equity concept has the greater capacity to bring about the reconceptualisation of income that twenty-first century economies desperately require. Here I will outline a simple four-step approach to the implementation of the requisite reforms. Any critique of 'universal basic income' needs to address these four steps. I am confident that this implementation programme is immune from any substantial criticism on the usual grounds of affordability and work incentives. It is intellectually dishonest for politicians and journalists to confine their critiques to proposals that are easy targets;proposals that are extreme, unimplementable, or not thought through

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  • Universal Basic Income and income tax reform

    Rankin, Keith (2017-12-22T13:30:26Z)

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    Unitec

    The New Zealand Labour Party is investigating, among other things, the adoption of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a means of ensuring reduced economic insecurity in the face of an increasingly precarious labour market.It is an essential and long-overdue step, appreciating that increases in productivity should be accompanied by the development of income distribution rules that ensure productivity dividends are equitably shared. The problem today is to manage the politics of rights-based welfare, and the widespread misinformation about such universal income solutions. Misinformation is propagated by overenthusiastic supporters, seeking a revolutionary ‘bigbang’ change that will allow people to choose not to engage with the labour market, and presumptive opponents whorestrict their criticisms to these more utopian (and easily criticised) versions of universal income.

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  • A type of lady's corset? Support for Older People

    Allen, Ruth; Wiles, Janine (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    'Older people need support.' What sense do older people themselves make of this apparently simple statement? Comments drawn from qualitative research underway with older New Zealanders highlight the gulf between the language of older people and the well-meaning assumptions of primary health care professionals about support needs. These thought-provoking vignettes show it is crucial to delicately negotiate the ways that support is offered and delivered to people who have long achieved the autonomy and self-sufficiency prized in Western societies.

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  • Research collaboration with the State Key Laboratory for Internal Combustion Engines at Tianjin University, China. Topic: "Alternative fuels for internal combustion engines".

    Raine, Robert; Yao, C (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Interpregnancy weight gain???a modifiable cause of stillbirth?

    McCowan, Lesley; McKinlay, Christopher; Poston, L (2016-02)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Tongan in the New Zealand Curriculum

    Taumoefolau, Melenaite; Ma'u, M; Mafi, 'A; Manoa, M (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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