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  • The Risk-adjusted Performance of KiwiSaver Funds 

    Xiong, Xueshan (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The New Zealand government introduced a national superannuation scheme named KiwiSaver to its citizens on 1 July 2007. However, until now, KiwiSaver funds’ performance is still an under-researched topic. This study ...
  • Land Rights and Empowerment of Urban Women, Fa’afafine and Fakaleitī in Samoa and Tonga 

    Sumeo, Saunoamaali'i Karanina (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The thesis addresses significant gaps in the existing knowledge on land rights in the Pacific, which are the voices of urban women, fa’afafine, and fakaleitī1. The lands concerned are customary land in Samoa, and Crown ...
  • Turning Fact Into Fiction 

    Haworth, Debra (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The thesis, a novel titled Moving Forward, came about in response to my desire to examine the emotional experiences that seemed common among caregivers looking after their loved ones over protracted time frames. The novel ...
  • Middleware-based Energy Resource Management in Smart Grid 

    Zhang, Jianchao (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The Smart Grid incorporates advanced information and communication technologies into the power systems, and is characterised by a high penetration of distributed energy resources. Through virtual power plants (VPPs), ...
  • Nothing Else: A Healthier Snack Bar 

    Yan, Mary Rong (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Diet and nutrition are modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Maintaining blood glucose within homeostatic limits and eating foods that suppress hunger and promote satiety have beneficial ...
  • Bed of Sloth 

    Moore, Dave (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This submission is a thesis in two parts. The first is the third full draft of a creative work in Social Realist (SR) novel form entitled Bed of Sloth developed during the Master of Creative Writing (MCW) programme 2016. ...
  • White Sheets and Other Particulars 

    Duffy, Danielle (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    White Sheets and Other Particulars is a novel of a woman recovering from the death of her son and a subsequent suicide attempt. It is written as a tandem narrative, with non-chronological flashbacks between a pre-traumatic ...
  • Career Progression of Pacific Island People in Tertiary Institutions 

    Amoa, Margaret Lisa (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
    Pacific Island people are generally underrepresented in senior roles across the various tertiary institutions in New Zealand. This observation is apparent for Pacific Island people employed in either an allied or academic ...
  • Deconstructing Light 

    Fraser, Sandra Jan (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    This collection of poems, Deconstructing Light, is a poetic memoir, an exploration of my changing relationship with the science of light and certain associated technologies (the camera the telescope and screen)
The significant ...
  • The Effects of Seabirds, Rats, and Ecosystem Restoration on Invertebrate Food Webs 

    Thoresen, Joshua Jeffrey (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Burrowing seabirds that nest on islands transfer nutrients from the sea, disturb the soil through burrowing, damage tree foliage when landing, and thereby modify the surface litter. One of the greatest effects seabirds may ...
  • Christianity Sells and the Advertiser's Toolbox 

    Gould, Melissa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    "The work of the advertisement is not to invent a meaning for [a product], but to translate meaning for it by means of a sign system we already know" (Williamson, 1978, p. 25). Television advertisements are cultural ...
  • Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of an Occupational Therapy Group Intervention for Children Designed to Promote Emotional Wellbeing 

    Tokolahi, Ema (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
    Background: Children’s mental health is a growing focus in health promotion. Current treatments focus primarily on modifying internal cognitions with insufficient effect on functional outcomes. Occupational therapists can ...
  • Design and Implementation of A Cloud Based Intelligent Surveillance System 

    Zhou, Lei (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
    Visual surveillance is widely used in different fields such as security, transportation, medicine, and logistics. However, these videos and images require appropriate storage and computing platforms. Cloud based surveillance ...
  • Lights Out / The Box: An Illustrative Consideration of the Uncanny 

    Quy, Maximillian (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Lights Out / The Box is a collection of short comics situated within the horror/mystery genres. My thesis and exegesis explore the challenges of conveying horror in the comics medium, with a specific focus on eliciting a ...
  • The Edge of Blood 

    Jaques, Lincoln (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The Edge of Blood is a full length creative work set within the neo-noir genre. It follows four professional assassins as they are blackmailed by a ruthless criminal Boss on a job to take down his lifetime ally who has ...
  • Maori Public Health Practitioners’ Views of Māori Leadership in the New Zealand Public Health Context; A Critical Hermeneutic Study 

    Tipene, Roimata (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
    Despite significant health inequities between Māori and non-Māori, the number of Māori public health practitioners working within the public health sector in New Zealand is low. In the last decade there have been a number ...
  • Eye to Eye: A Hermeneutic Literature Review of Eye Contact and the Gaze in Psychoanalytically Informed Psychotherapy 

    Malcolm, Outi (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    Eye contact is such a natural part of our everyday interactions, that we may take it for granted or dismiss its value. Yet it can be one of the most powerful ways of communicating and can assist or hinder in building ...
  • Understanding Carbon Emission Mitigation in the New Zealand Accommodation Industry: A Mixed Methods Study 

    Knowsley, Amber (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
    The accommodation sector is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions within tourism, and therefore there is a need to understand emission mitigation in the sector. As there is a geoscientific consensus that excessive ...
  • BDSM and Helpseeking: An Exploratory Qualitative Survey 

    Hamer, Walter John (2016)
    Background: Awareness of the subculture of BDSM has grown considerably in recent years, particularly through media and fictional depictions of BDSM. Societal responses to BDSM have ranged from vilifying, to pathologising, ...
  • Spirituality and Religion in Clinical Practice: The Experiences of Psychologists in the Integration of Spirituality and Religion in Therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand 

    Lee, Dana (2016)
    While spiritual and religious beliefs and practices have been found to have positive impacts on wellbeing, many clinicians do not address spiritual and religious issues in therapy, and there is some ambiguity around the ...