• 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 ...
    • Scenic drive

      Coyle, Sean (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      Within this project I am exploring issues of collaboration and artistic authorship/ownership from a scenographic perspective. In particular, I shall focus on two artistic collaborations completed as coursework in 2004, The ...
    • 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 ...
    • Seabird sentinels: The barometer for island conservation in a changing world

      Borrelle, Stephanie (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Seabirds are the most threatened group of marine animals, 53% of Procellariiformes (albatrosses, petrels, storm petrels, shearwaters, fulmars, and prions) are experiencing population declines; thus, their protection is a ...
    • 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 ...