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  • Good practice in international placements: Ideas for students and tertiary staff

    Lowe, Simon; Hay, Kathryn (Ako Aotearoa - The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, 2016)
    This publication considers seven key aspects that drive good practice in international field education. Its intention is to help guide educators and students who are considering or developing international placements. The ...
  • Western historical traditions of well-being

    Michalos, Alex C.; Weijers, Daniel M (Springer International Publishing, 2017-01-09)
    This chapter provides a brief historical overview of Western philosophical views about well-being from the eighth century before the Common Era to the middle of the twentieth century. We explain different understandings ...
  • Hoera Te Mimiha

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Hoera Te Mimiha was a rangatira of Ngati Koi, an inferior hapu to Ngati Tamatera, and had affiliations to other hapu. Although to Pakeha he was a mere labourer, in Maori society in Ohinemuri in the 1870s and 1880s he was ...
  • Hone Werahiko: the discoverer of gold at Te Aroha

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Originally Hone Kahukahu, when he was living at Ohinemutu in the 1860s he became known as Hone Werahiko, an Arawa name he retained for the rest of his life. His father, a member of Ngati Kahungungu, had been captured by ...
  • Maori land in Hauraki

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Imagining the Hauraki Peninsula to contain payable goldfields and knowing that land to the south of Thames had great agricultural potential, Pakeha were determined to acquire it, and were frustrated by what was considered ...
  • Researching the Process of Auahi Kore for Marae

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette (2000)
    • The current report is piece of a qualitative research exploring issues relating the development of Marae Auahi Kore. Such aspects as; factors that aid or impede the process, resources available or required by marae, and ...
  • Living standards, well-being, and public policy

    Weijers, Dan M.; Mukherjee, Udayan (The New Zealand Treasury, 2016)
    It has been five years since the publication of the Treasury paper that first set out its Living Standards Framework (LSF) (Treasury 2011). Since then, the LSF has become an increasingly central part of Treasury’s strategic ...
  • Transient geographies: 50:50 sharemilking in the Waikato

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail (2016)
    Spacings of mobile farming in New Zealand: Assemblages of cows, bodies, farms and the weather Weather changes moods – Nirvana, “In bloom” (1991) Cresswell (2011) broadens mobility studies to include non-human objects and ...
  • Moehewa: Death, lifestyle & sexuality in the Maori World

    Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia (Te Rau Matatini, 2016)
    Customary death ritual and traditional practice have continued for the Māori (indigenous) people of Aotearoa/New Zealand, despite intensive missionary incursion and the colonial process. This paper critically considers ...
  • Magic: A Theory from the South, by Ernesto De Martino [Book Review]

    Macdonald, Fraser (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    This article reviews the book: “Magic: A Theory from the South”, by Ernesto De Martino, translated and annotated by Dorothy Louise Zinn.
  • Changing the acculturation conversation: Indigenous cultural reclamation in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Dudgeon, Pat; Darlaston-Jones, Dawn; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Pe-Pua, Rogelia; Tran, Le Nhat; Rouhani, Lobna (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
    In constructing this chapter the authors make a claim for an Indigenous perspective that is grounded in decolonisation, the struggle for social justice, cultural reclamation and the development of Indigenous kowledges. ...
  • Colorblind ideology, mass incarceration, and controlling racial images: An intersectional analysis of presidential rhetoric from 1969–1996

    Norris, Adele N.; Billings, Joseph (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2016)
    Ample research exists on the relationship between mainstream constructions of racialized images and perceptions of criminals. Fewer studies, however, have assessed the influence of political rhetoric in the construction ...
  • Changing parameters of consultation in local government: loss or gain for democracy?

    Mackness, Kate; Piercy, Gemma Louise (2016)
    A key tenet of the Resource Management Act (RMA) when enacted in 1991 was to provide for significant rights of public participation in decision-making processes in district and regional planning processes. The Local ...
  • Māori tourism geographies: Values, morals and diverse economies

    Ringham, Sandi; Simmonds, Naomi Beth; Johnston, Lynda (2016)
    Māori working in tourism negotiate moral terrains of their own world and those of visiting tourists, all of which are layered with colonial and capitalist values of Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. We draw on research with ...
  • Merea Wikiriwhi and George Thomas Wilkinson

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Merea Wikiriwhi was one of the few women to invest in Te Aroha mining. Her life has been traced in as much detail as can be found because so little has survived about the lives of Maori women. As George Thomas Wilkinson’s ...
  • John Squirrell: a farmer and storekeeper who mined (briefly) at Te Aroha

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    An English merchant’s clerk, some years after his wife’s death John Squirrell brought his sister and daughters to New Zealand to settle in the new Shaftesbury settlement, upriver from Te Aroha. His letters to English ...
  • James Gordon: a ‘useful all-round man’ at Te Aroha and elsewhere

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Some confusion over the early details of James Gordon’s life is unavoidable because his birth was not registered and there were several namesakes. Born to an Irish father and a Maori mother, after the latter reputedly ...
  • William Morris Newsham: a prospector and miner in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    New Zealand-born William Morris Newsham fought against Maori without suffering any mishaps, but when aged 35 had the most perilous experience of his life. When assisting to survey a potential railway line in the King ...
  • Privileging our future hedonic states

    Weijers, Dan M. (2016)
    As Parfit famously claims in Reasons and Persons, we would prefer to hear that our painful surgery is 5 hours long and finished than that it is 1 hour long and about to start. If true, this claim means that our judgments ...
  • Past research on the impact of international migration on house prices: Implications for Auckland

    Cochrane, W; Poot, J (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), 2016)
    While conducting a strategic review of the New Zealand immigration system in terms of assessing its contribution to economic growth, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) noted that “some people are of ...

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