• Sacred joy at birth: a hermeneutic phenomenology study 

      Crowther, Susan (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      There is an increasing secularisation of birth and reliance on technology in the western maternity context. Growing from a concern that something of significance at birth was being hidden or lost, this study explores the ...
    • Safe enough? The working experiences of New Zealand children 

      Anderson, Danaё Meredith (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      ‘Serious work in social legislation begins always with the protection of children’ Albert Thomas, first director of the ILO (ILO, 1931: i) The experience of New Zealand children in their working lives is a traditionally ...
    • Safe practices and methods of sharps waste disposal in health facilities in the Western Highlands province of Papua New Guinea 

      Kerepa, Sabina Benesa (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Safe practice and use of appropriate methods for safe management and disposal of sharps waste are important infection control and prevention activities in health care facilities around the world including those in Western ...
    • Sailitofa: Samoan-born teachers’ perspectives of ICT in Aoga Amata 

      Kesi, Fa'atamalii (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The rapid growth of information communication technology (ICT) is evident in our society today. Few studies in early childhood education (ECE) have been accumulated to explore the relevancy in the integration of ICT in ...
    • The salesperson's role in the realisation of the potential value of a business buyer-seller relationship 

      Zhang, Annie Liqin (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This research investigates which salespeople’s relationship activities in a business-to-business buyer-seller relationship influence the level at which the buyer’s resources are accessed and used for the benefit of both ...
    • Salt of our blood 

      Elsmore-Neilson, Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      My creative work of the heroine's journey in Salt Of Our Blood originated when I noticed the absence of independent strong matriarchal characters and realized the predominance of the stories of patriarchal male heroes such ...
    • Sam and Susana 

      Heath, Tim (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      My novel, ‘Sam and Susana’ is set in Auckland in 1968. The story centres on the developing relationship between two students: Sam, a 21 year old from a middle class palagi family, and Susana, a Samoan girl from Otara. When ...
    • Samoa: Exploring the Linkages Between Climate Change and Population Movements 

      Flores-Palacios, Ximena (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This Samoan study explores people’s experiences and understandings of climate change, including whether and how climate-related factors have influenced internal and international mobility patterns in the last 30 years. ...
    • ‘Sandcastles’ & ‘The Postmodern Rules For Family Living’ 

      Fee, Roderick Harold (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The exegesis accompanies a thesis, the latter being the portfolio of work consisting of two parts, each being a completed first draft of a novel written during the Masters of Creative Writing course: Part 1: ‘Sandcastles’ ...
    • Santa Course 

      Cheung, Chi Tat Joseph (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The fantasy novel Santa Course, begins with the main character, Leslie Florence, content, and living in Auckland. He has a good job as a civil pilot, a lovely wife Laura and a lovely son Jack. One evening, Leslie goes ...
    • Savings for Irrational Humans: A Design Meets Psychology Approach 

      Harvey, Kirsty Eleanor (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      ‘Being good with money’, making good financial decisions or managing money well sounds relatively simple, or at least a simple problem to fix. We all know we should probably budget, shouldn’t spend beyond our means or get ...
    • A scheme of human face recognition in complex environments 

      Cui, Wei (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Face recognition is one of the most important biometrics in computer vision and it has been broadly employed in the area such as surveillance, information security, identification, and law enforcement. Over the last few ...
    • School engagement in the Project Energize health intervention programme. ‘What works, what does not work, what next?' 

      Mrkusic, Anna Maria (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Rates of overweight and obesity have continued to rise amongst primary school children including those in New Zealand, with higher prevalence in non-European children and those living in more deprived areas. The school ...
    • ScrumCity: synchronised visualisation of software process and product artefacts 

      Alshakhouri, Mujtaba Alawi J (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Software comprehension is a complex and ongoing challenge facing the software development industry. The often immense number of interrelated components in contemporary software systems places a high cognitive load on ...
    • Seamless knitwear: singularities in design 

      Smith, Amanda Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The ‘hypothesis’ of this practice-led research is that seamless knitwear processes, recognized as mass- production tools within a post-Fordist system of the mass-production of difference, may be rethought as design innovation ...
    • Seams to be made: re-valuing an approach to garment construction 

      Cox, Elise Birgitte (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The aim of this practice-based research is to examine the value of a traditional approach to garment construction. It is an enquiry in response to a gradual loss of sensibility within the discipline of garment manufacture. ...
    • Searching for magic in Dog Town: a photographic journey 

      Hendeles, Su (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This project began as an exploration of Henry F. Talbot’s 1839 description of his new photographic process as “a little bit of magic realized”. It examines the role of sympathetic magic and the participation of non-human ...
    • Searching for the Digital Fāgogo: A Study of Indigenous Samoan Storytelling in Contemporary Aotearoa Digital Media 

      Tielu, Amy Jane (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This research analyses the manifestation of fāgogo – an indigenous form of Samoan storytelling – in the digital media of Aotearoa. It argues that digital media and their associated frameworks have the potential to supplement ...
    • Searching for the “mythical unicorn”- the missing link between boards of directors and organisational effectiveness 

      Mowbray, Denis (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The performance of boards and their ability to influence organisational performance is a question that has long vexed researchers. There is general agreement that understanding how boards influence organisational performance ...
    • Season of La Niña - a fictive memoir 

      Sweet, Francine Anne (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Season of La Niña is a fictive memoir about a New Zealand flamenco dancer’s encounter with the gypsy flamenco sub-culture in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain. The text follows her struggle to learn the art form, her ...