• K Girl Vacant: Ethnic Identity Manufactured

      McIntyre, Peter Gordon (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      K GIRL VACANT is an exploration of the nature of culture, identity, and ethnicity. The project sets out to create a virtual ethnic entity and to develop a set of visual associations operating as signs of a proto-ethnic ...
    • Ka tangi te tītī, ka tangi te kākā, ka tangi hoki ahau: The creative potential of contemporary Māori music in promoting te reo Māori

      Smith, Valance (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Ever since the advent of European colonization of New Zealand, Māori musicians and performers have adopted and interpreted many of the imported Western musical styles, often informed by and in combination with traditional ...
    • Ka tipu mai nga taiohi Māori: a study of taiohi Māori leaving care in New Zealand

      Leoni, Kerrin (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The main purpose of this qualitative study is to identify the problems for young Māori people who have transitioned out of foster care at some stage in their lives. The study has involved interviews with eight Māori care ...
    • Kaitiakitanga: Ki Runga Ki Raro

      Ruka, Tanya Maree (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Nga Whenua: Maori ki tona ake ao Landscape: Documenting and developing a Maori World View The kaupapa of this project is to reconsider landscape from a Maori worldview. This project seeks to unveil nga whenua through the ...
    • Kali, Shiva, and Psychotherapy: a Hermeneutic Literature Review

      Mahantesh, Vijay Gurumurthy (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Myths are widely understood as having contributed significantly to the field of psychotherapy. This research examines psychoanalytic and other relevant literature that refers to the Vedic Hindu mythological couple, Kali ...
    • Kapa Kōrero - Te Reo i Waho i te Akoranga

      McNaughton, Joanne (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      He mātaitanga te rangahau nei o te rōpū e kīia nei ko Kapa Kōrero, he rōpū ā-hapori tēnei kia tautoko i te whakaoranga o te reo Māori. I whakatūria te rōpū nei e ētahi tauira pakeke o te reo i a rātou i te whare wānanga ...
    • Karanga Mai Karanga Mai: An Exploration of Photographic Sovereignty

      Smith, Rochelle Huia (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      Since the advent of the Kodak Instamatic, photography has become increasingly disposable and lost archival qualities have been lost. During that time, Maori have revitalised their culture resulting in a new generation who ...
    • Kawea mai te wā o mua, hei konei, hei āpōpō Bring the past to the present for the future

      Sheehan, Maree Alicia Hiria (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This project examines how composing contemporary waiata (song) both musically and lyrically, provides a vehicle to explore and express cultural identity. The expression of cultural identity relates to the composer and her ...
    • Keep Sunday free: social engineering through shop trading hours in New Zealand

      Kennedy, Ann-Marie (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      The purpose of this thesis is to explore Social Engineering and how marketing communications may be able to affect it. This research takes a step back from other research in the area and considers the decision makers behind ...
    • Keeping birth normal: midwives experiences in a secondary care setting: a qualitative study

      Earl, Deborah J (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      It has been said that within a secondary care setting, surrounded by medical influences, it is difficult for midwives to keep birth normal. This qualitative study has been conducted to answer the question: "What are midwives' ...
    • Key Competencies of Financial Sales Professionals in the Digital Age - New Zealand

      Panchal, Vishal (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The nature of selling has altered enormously in recent times due to automation, advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technological progression, permitting companies to automate various skilled positions, ...
    • The Key Emerging Concepts of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

      Shepherd, Cushla (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      In a world where change is the only constant, the perpetual challenge for educators is to provide an education for our students that will gift them with the skills and knowledge required for both their present and future. ...
    • Key external influences on smoking initiation by Indian youth

      Prakash, Sheenal (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Rates of smoking behaviour have declined in recent decades in many western countries, as the severe negative consequences of smoking to health become known to the public. However, youth show the lowest rates of decline in ...
    • Ki-Ngā-Kōpuku: a Decentralised, Distributed Security Model for Cloud Computing

      Ahmed, Monjur (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The research proposes a decentralised and distributed security model for Cloud Computing in the form of a development framework. The distributed nature of Cloud infrastructure makes it a very complex one. This research ...
    • Kia ora, Fairy Tale

      Kayes, Anne Margaret (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Tui Street Tales is a collection of stories for children aged approximately nine to twelve years. The stories take place in Tui Street, where two boys realise that fairy tale themes are running through the mysteries ...
    • Kia Whai Reo Te Wao

      Hoskins, Hemi (James) (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      The Māori language has been in a constant state of change and evolution since the arrival of the ancestors of Māori to New Zealand. The environment known by traditional Māori was vastly different to that known today. Daily ...
    • Killed in the line of duty: who is killing foreign correspondents and why?

      Barton, Verena (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      The world of journalism is becoming increasingly dangerous, as figures published by international media organisations demonstrate. But the Western news media suggests, that particularly Western foreign correspondents are ...
    • A kinematic analysis of acute and longitudinal adaptations to resisted sprinting

      Hansen, Keir (Auckland University of Technology, 2002)
      The phase of greatest acceleration (0-30 metres) during sprinting is thought to be critical for success in many sporting situations. Methods for improving acceleration phase performance are therefore an important area of ...
    • Kinematics, kinetics, and electromyography of vertical and horizontal hip extension exercises and their transference to acceleration and power

      Contreras, Bret (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The squat is a very popular exercise in resistance training, utilized by populations ranging from clinical to elite athletes. A myriad of literature has shown that squats are effective for improving strength, performance, ...
    • Kinetics and kinematics of strength and power development

      Harris, Nigel (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The use of the squat exercise (and its derivatives) in gym-based settings is widespread owing to perceived functional performance enhancing effects. In particular, there has been preponderance amongst practitioners with ...