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  • MPHS future discussion - a snapshot of MPHS : 2001 and 2013 census and stories and dialogues from MPHS

    Bridgman, Geoffrey (2017-05-10T05:40:15Z)

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    PART 1: Comparison between the 2001 and 2013 Census data ;Population and culture ; Smoking, partners, home ownership ; Religion and qualifications ; Individual income ; Employment and occupation ; Hours of work, travel, volunteering ; Household data size income, rents, vehicle ownership ; The private dwelling ; Conclusion. PART 2: MPHS stories and dialogues Stories: Mae's story : how the Hub opened up a world of possibility Dialogues: The Gangs Neighbours Buses Trains Time The Hub Police, Community Patrols, Wardens

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  • Biosecurity awareness of ferry passengers travelling to islands in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.

    Fraser, Diane; Dabb, H.; Graham, C. (2017-05-10T05:40:23Z)

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    Protection of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, particularly those that are ‘Pest Free’, from the impacts of invasive organisms is vital for the ongoing management of New Zealand native species. It is well known that the rate and extent of spread of invasive species have primarily been due to human-mediated transport, be this intentional or unintentional. Due to the high residential/commercial/visitor attraction of these islands, there is significant opportunity for the transport of invasive species via private or commercial sea and air craft. This project aims to increase and celebrate passenger awareness of biosecurity risk, increase the understanding of the types of materials transported on ferries and identify some of the commercial sources of these products. Passengers travelling on ferries to primarily Great Barrier and Rakino islands were engaged in conversation to gain an indication of the level of biosecurity awareness of passengers. The results will assist Auckland Council in the strategic management of risk pathways to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

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  • Report on the Banishing Bullying Together projects in McLaren Park / Henderson South

    Bridgman, Geoffrey (2017-05-10T05:40:26Z)

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    Te Punanga Haumaru funding supports whanau and community driven action that encourages positive social behaviour in children and young people, and reduces the incidence of bullying. The Violence Free Communities Banishing Bullying Together BBT project in the McLaren Park/Henderson South (MPHS) area aims to: • Strengthen community and network awareness of bullying and engagement in proactive prevention approaches across all aspects of the project • Further develop the use, for younger community members, of performance and art processes which encourage positive and rich identity formation, group collaboration and the development of conflict resolution and leadership skills • Coordinate, through local community exploration of their needs and resources, a series of projects, run by community champions, that aim to improve the quality of life of the community • Create opportunities to influence how bullying is understood and responded to in social media Activities will include: • Hosting community events such as Pink Shirt Day, Our Amazing Place (OAP), SPEAK that connect whanau to services and project activities • Continued ROOTZ, Project Respect and Legacy workshops and the Mark-it-Up art project enabling young people to put their experiences and solutions to bullying into performances and art shared with the public. • Inspiring conversations in work places, churches and sports organisations about bullying prevention (Pink Shirt Day, Mark-it-Up) • Providing facilitation training around leadership and conflict resolution. • Utilising local celebrities as connectors and role models (SPEAK) • Positive social media work (Violence Free Communities, BBT and OAP websites and Facebook pages, Neighbourly) • Resources and tools such as the Bystander Guide to Banishing Bullying, OAP resources: The 2014-2015 BBT project builds on the previous year’s work of the same name also funded by Te Punanga Hamaru. The emphasis in this year’s programme shifted away from awareness building to building both individual and community capacity to prevent bullying. This was driven, in part, by our experience of building awareness and by an analysis of the drivers of bullying. For example, one of the most successful awareness projects last year was the stall that we ran as part of the OAP event. The stall was at the end of an alleyway that had pinned up a number quotes on A2 laminated posters from some residents about their fear of alleyways and, generally, of walking around their community and from other residents who weren’t fearful and wanted to engage with their community. Everyone who came along the alleyway wanted to discuss what they’d read and consider how they felt about the safety of their community and what coned be done to improve it. These were richer conversations with residents about a very important aspect of bullying (being safe in the street) that we were able to have than with events like Dinner with Difference (a community discussion event) or the community feedback sessions from the in-depth interviews we did last year. What it told us is that communication with residents has to be on their turf and in a way that means they can directly engage with the issues and, hopefully, take action.

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  • Healthy Deaf Mind Seminar Series. Feedback summary and analysis. Coalition of Deaf Mental Health Professionals, Auckland.

    Bridgman, Geoffrey; Sainsbury, C. (2017-05-10T05:40:26Z)

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    The Healthy Deaf Minds Aotearoa conference took place in Auckland (20th), Wellington (24th) and Christchurch (30th) in November 2015. 196 people attended across the 3 venues including a small group of CDMHP members who ran the events, and helped to facilitate 2 panel sessions. THIS REPORT This report provides a brief overview of conference, and presents a summary of attendees feedback, gathered via feedback forms, which were distributed and completed on the day, and 2 facilitated panel sessions. The feedback form was designed by conference hosts CDMHP to elicit delegates perspectives on the value of the day, areas where they would like further information, and priorities for Deaf mental health service development. A questionnaire from Dr Brendan Monteiro’s (the guest speaker) work place, St Georges Healthcare, in the UK was also distributed to gauge attendees views on the relevance, quality, and delivery of his presentations. The rating scales used to measure attendees understanding of each topic before and after each presentation have been included in this report. WHAT WAS HEALTHY DEAF MINDS AOTEAROA ABOUT? The principle aim of conference was to provide the opportunity for attendees to come together and learn about the needs of Deaf people with mental health needs, and more specifically, in the criminal justice system. Exploration of Deaf development, mental illness and recovery in the Deaf world context provided a shared learning platform through which Deaf people, practitioners and service commissioners could develop their respective knowledge. The importance of culture and communication in attaining positive treatment outcomes was a central theme throughout the day.

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  • Memorial Avenue

    Woodruffe, Paul (2010-09-27)

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    Slideshow developed for the Everyday Collaborative Laboratory for use in public meetings, and presented to the Takapuna Community Board as part of the case for classifying Memorial Avenue as a heritage site.

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  • Whakawhanaungatanga: Partnerships in bicultural development in early childhood care and education

    Ritchie, Jenny; Rau, Cheryl (2008)

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  • Te Puawaitanga: Partnerships with tamariki and whānau in bicultural early childhood care and education

    Ritchie, Jenny; Rau, Cheryl (2006)

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  • Learning to teach: Success case studies of teacher induction in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Aitken, Helen; Bruce Ferguson, Pip; McGrath, Fiona; Piggot-Irvine, Eileen; Ritchie, Jenny (2008-01-01)

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  • The old North Shore. A heritage walkway: Rahopara Pa to Campbells Bay beach

    Woodruffe, Paul; Henderson, Ian; Corbet, Rob (2011)

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    There are many interesting heritage sites and buildings within what used to be called North Shore City, most of these are protected, documented, valued by the local residents and enjoyed as a destination by visitors. What this exhibition explores are four significant sites that lay just beyond the better known and documented sites of Devonport, Takapuna and Northcote. These sites are situated in Castor Bay and Campbells Bay, and are within easy walking distance from each other. The sites vary in origin from an 17th century Maori settlement, to a 21st century environmental restoration project. All the sites except one have been researched and documented to varying degrees, the one site that was not; Memorial Avenue in Centennial Park, lay neglected by the city authorities for decades until 2009 when the Takapuna Community Board commissioned the everyday collective to undertake a site analysis, this resulted in a heritage classification for the avenue being established within the new management plan for the park. This document puts forward a proposition that links all four sites together as a heritage walkway connecting to the existing NZ Coastal Walkway system that runs along the eastern bays coastline. All these sites contain, or lay adjacent to, valuable architectural or landscape features that contain important stories from the past, stories that share common ground in the rich tapestry of the old north shore.

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  • Benchmarking computer use in the NZ construction industry

    Davies, Kathryn (2010)

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  • An investigation into the success of in-clinic animal behaviour therapy

    Dale, Arnja (2009-01-01)

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  • Training actors in a research theatre company context: A practical analysis of the internal structure of a permanent actor’s laboratory in New Zealand

    Ilgenfritz, Pedro (2010)

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  • Network, interactive wind generation – Mairaki Downs, Rangiora

    Leaver, Jonathan (2010-01-01)

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  • Overcoming the English language barrier: Perspectives of graduates, following experience of practice-based learning

    Malthus, Caroline; Lu, Hongyan (2011)

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    The aim of this small-scale qualitative research project was to ascertain the strategies developed or used by graduate students to improve their spoken English language during their study experience. We hoped to identify the perceptions of 8 Bachelor of Nursing graduates from a range of ethnic backgrounds as to the inputs and experiences which had most influence on their spoken English language development, as well as the strategies they found most productive. We interviewed a small group of clinical tutors on the same topic, in order to gather their perspectives on the strategies students adopt and the key drivers of these. Clinical tutors provided another window into these experiences, underlining some of the graduates’ insights and adding their own observations on the ways in which BN students of EAL background effectively promote the development of their own language skills. These tutors presented diverse explanations of the ways that students learn to interact with patients, react to feedback, and develop a sense of professional identity as nurses. The study has resulted in a number of significant insights and recommendations that will be informative to Nursing lecturers and students, and lecturers in other disciplines with work placement components. A key observation from this study is the way in which BN graduates emphasise benefit both from the social and interactional aspects of the clinical learning experience, and at the same time show ways in which they autonomously took responsibility for developing their own spoken English language skills. Key achievements to date are the paper published in 2009 and invited presentations to BN staff and students. A paper is about to be submitted to an international journal of communication.

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  • London Town

    Braunias, Mark (2009)

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  • Home science graduates : Carnegie and beyond

    Collins, Jenny (2009)

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  • The impact of educational migration on the professional lives of Colombo Plan scholarship holders

    Collins, Jenny (2010)

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    This project is producing new knowledge that will add to our understandings of the long term impacts of educational migration on the cultural, economic and professional lives of education migrants and their ongoing engagement as „global‟ citizens. Phase one of this project has now been completed. In 2009 the researcher interviewed 11 former Colombo Plan Scholars in Malaysia and undertook archive searches in Singapore, Wellington, and Dunedin. Phase two is now underway. In 2010 the researcher has undertaken follow-up archive searches in Singapore, Wellington and Christchurch (taking advantage of other travel opportunities and not using URC funding). Follow-up interviews with New Zealand host families; foreign affairs contacts etc are planned. This project is still ongoing. In 2010 the Researcher took up a new programme leadership role and as a consequence of this and the restructuring within the Department of Education there have been some delays in regard to publications emerging of phase one. However, progress in this regard is back on track with an abstract accepted for an international conference (Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society), an invitation to write a chapter for an edited book on Australasian Universities and a paper underway for submission to an international refereed journal.

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  • Clay economies: travels to muddied provinces

    Fahey, Richard (2009)

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  • Landscape for life - An investigation of opportunities for aesthetic improvement and biodiversity enhancement for living roofs in New Zealand

    Davies, Renee (2010)

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    Living roofs offer an opportunity to bring conservation into a contemporary context integrated within urban landscapes. Once neglected and under-utilized roof landscapes can now become biodiverse enclaves of indigenous flora and fauna. The microhabitat variables required for lizards, including temperature, humidity, refuge/shelter and prey, on New Zealand’s first fully indigenous extensive living roof have been studied over three years. Temperature and humidity data from a known lizard site has been used to assess the suitability of the living roof in conjunction with a comparison of insects monitored on the living roof and a literature review of lizard diet. This data has provided the research team (an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, landscape architects and product designers) with the parameters needed to develop, prototype and field-test a prosthetic habitat that provides enhanced conditions on the living roof for lizards. Results from stage 1 indicate a New Zealand indigenous extensive living roof plant community can provide the basic microhabitat variables required to support lizards with the exception of humidity. Although existing vegetation will provide refuge from predators and modifies temperature and humidity, the designed prosthetic habitat creates humid micro-sites (refuges), allowing a trial translocation of native skinks. The results of stage 1 have are now providing a solid basis for stage 2 of the research which has met with Department of Conservation approval in principle (meeting held in February), for the progression to a permit for a trial relocation of skinks onto the living roof. Project highlights: Working with product design researchers and students to brainstorm the prosthetic habitat concept. Feedback from International conference which confirmed some of our preliminary results on living roof environmental conditions and emphasised the International relevance of the research. A field visit to Shakespear Regional Park where the prosthetic habitats were put into the field and seeing evidence of lizard use of the habitats.

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  • Behavioural and physiological indicators of analgesic efficacy in rabbits

    Farnworth, Mark (2009-01-01)

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