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  • This Ordinary Light 

    Sinclair, Alexandra (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This Ordinary Light is the second draft of a fictional novel. It tells the story of Ella, who finds herself institutionalised for alcohol dependency and psychological issues. There she meets Richard, a psychiatrist, who ...
  • Analysis and Optimization of the AUT 30-metre Radio Telescope: Pointing and Surface 

    Rasha, Asif Rayhan (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The purpose of this research is to analyze, evaluate and improve the current pointing performance of AUT’s 30-metre radio telescope. The telescope currently uses the "fivept" pointing procedure of the NASA Field System ...
  • Hau Rongo: the Breath of Rongo 

    Luke, Bobby (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This project is underpinned by a Taranaki genealogical worldview informing a series of knowledge exchanges that establishes the concept of ‘Ora ki te Whakatupua’, ‘sustaining life knowledge anew’. From a cosmological ...
  • From Shame to Self-acceptance: A Hermenetuic Literature Review 

    Greenwood, Bogumila (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This dissertation is a hermeneutic literature review of the dialectic of shame and self-acceptance, and how it informs the concept of self-acceptance as the goal of psychodynamic treatment. The dissertation’s inception ...
  • Invitation & Participation: Building the Narrative Environment in Animated Film 

    Liao, Ying (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis explores the methods of building a narrative environment in an animated film to strengthen the participation on the part of the spectator mainly based on the application of Hemingway’s iceberg theory. It analyses ...
  • Forensics Analysis of Residual Artefacts Acquired During Normal and Private Web Browsing Sessions 

    Alomirah, Norah (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Privacy as a social and legal issue is a concern for many people. Internet users are concerned about the browsing information that is left on the storage areas such as the hard disk. Web browser vendors have developed a ...
  • Second Ave 

    Tapu, Nina (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Second Ave is an Adult fiction novel set during a decade in the surly 1970s in a grunty little neighbourhood in Auckland. Dad reckons he’s living in paradise cause he’s moved the family to Second Ave where the Tip Top ...
  • A Distinctly Korean Re-reading of John 14:6: Jesus is the Kil (‘Way’) to the Father 

    Withington, Juan Kyongae (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis presents a distinctly Korean re-reading of John 14:6, over against the present, popular reading within Korean Protestantism (KP). This new reading challenges, in particular, KP’s predominant reception of the ...
  • Comparative Analysis of Traditional Machine Learning Methods and Spiking Neural Networks for Spatio-temporal Data Mining 

    Nayak, Parag Ganesh (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    A new framework in this study, which uses spiking neural networks for learning spectro-temporal and spatio-temporal data, is the NeuCube. The NeuCube is able to learn and classify and predict data, both in online and offline ...
  • Tensile Properties and Fracture Behaviour of Multipass Friction Stir Processed Al-7Si-0.3Mg Cast Alloy 

    Abraham, Francis (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
    Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a solid state joining process using a rotating cylindrical shoulder and threaded pin which is plunged into the work piece to traverse along the join line. Friction Stir Processing (FSP) is a ...
  • Formability of Magnesium AZ80 

    Soomro, Muhammad Waseem (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Economical and fuel-efficient vehicles are a current topic of interest worldwide, due to increasing fuel costs and environmental concerns. The most strident demand from various auto-sector stakeholders is to reduce emissions ...
  • Evaluating the Availability of Forensic Evidence from Three IDSs: Tool Ability 

    Alsaiari, Emad (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    There is a risk whenever we use networks, computer systems and Internet technologies that things will go wrong and we need protection in our daily lives. Thus, in many communication networks for a small business or even ...
  • Journalism and Everyday Trauma: A Grounded Theory of the Impact From Death-knocks and Court Reporting 

    Barnes, Marilyn (Lyn) (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    News is an emotional business (Richards, 2009, p. 308) Journalists are now often carrying out death-knock interviews early in their careers, whereby they are expected to interview the family or friends of a victim immediately ...
  • TORUS: Tracing Complex Requirements for Large Cyber-physical Systems 

    Dowdeswell, Barry Robert (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Cyber-Physical Systems are embedded computers that control complex, physical processes via autonomous peripherals while cooperating as agents in distributed networks. Due to the scale and complexity of the interactions ...
  • “Our Māori Connection”: The Impact of Colonisation on One Southland Whānau 

    Armstrong, Verity (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This research includes an exploration of my whānau in Aotearoa reconnecting with their lost and regained whākapapa. The purpose of the study is an examination of the impact of colonisation on the cultural identity of ...
  • The Antecedents of Consumer Brand Engagement: The Role of Relationship Quality 

    Cheri, Bella (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The assessment of the effects on consumer brand engagement has been under recent investigation. Literature has continually mentioned a lack of knowledge regarding how consumers’ relationship quality with a brand affects ...
  • South Side Pride: Celebrating the Pride of South Auckland Through Interactive Storytelling 

    Brett, Stacy (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Using contemporary and traditional forms of technology and textiles, this project aims to give the South Auckland community a voice, and to share the community’s unique nature. Within a participatory design approach and ...
  • Which Rice and Why? A Healthier Choice 

    Lu, Louise Weiwei (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Rice has been a staple grain of the human diet for 9,000 years. Currently, more than half of the world’s population derives one-third of their total daily dietary energy intake from rice. The most popular rice product, ...
  • Tū ake ngā uri o Muriwai: Understanding Key Factors that Lead to the Success of Rangatahi Māori from Ōpōtiki 

    Williams, Toiroa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Ōpōtiki is a small rural town in the Eastern Bay of Plenty with a large Māori population. The town also has one of the largest youth populations, by percentage, in New Zealand. The aim of this research was to look at the ...
  • A World's Return: A Phenomenological Encounter With Film Worlds 

    Reynolds, Julia (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The overarching aim of this practice-led research is to explore how the processes of filmmaking constitute a ‘world’ that can be entered, understood, and reflected upon. The research asks how such worlding is set-up. This ...

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