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  • Illuminations: a proposed taxonomy for death-inspired works in Western art music

    Lodge, Martin (Australasian Association of Writing Progams, 2017)
    Throughout the history of Western art music, death has been a major stimulus for composers, and it continues to be so for contemporary musicians. Composer responses to death have been predominantly associated with emotions ...
  • Sound similarity as a tool for understanding player experience: Applying similarity matrix to gameplay performance segmentation

    Marczak, Raphaël; Schott, Gareth Richard; Hanna, Pierre (2016)
    Analytical accounts chronicling engagement with digital games can always benefit from empirical data outlining the patterns of behavior produced by different players as they engage with the same game, or similar sequence ...
  • Child poverty and mental health: A literature review (Commissioned for New Zealand Psychological Society and Child Poverty Action Group)

    Gibson, Kerry; Abraham, Quentin; Asher, Innes; Black, Rose; Turner, Nikki; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; McMillan, Natasha (2017)
    Large numbers of children in New Zealand suffer from mental health problems, and large numbers of children suffer from poverty and hardship. This literature review provides information on the relationship between poverty ...
  • The Te Aroha hot springs (mainly in the nineteenth century)

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Unique amongst New Zealand mining districts, the hot springs sited at the base of the mountain were popular with miners, residents, and an increasing number of visitors. Highly valued by Maori for their medicinal qualities, ...
  • New Zealand national security: Challenges, trends and issues [Book Review]

    Steff, Reuben (New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, 2017)
    I was invited to review the following book for the New Zealand International Review: New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues. Editors: William Hoverd, Nick Nelson and Carl Bradley Published by: Massey ...
  • A contextualized report on the impact of pre-service training on language teachers in Taiwan

    Johnson, Diane (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015)
    The beliefs and practices of contemporary language teachers who have undergone professional training are expected to reflect some of the major changes and developments that have been reported in the literature on language ...
  • Rural women's voices: perceptions and experiences of rural risks

    Campbell, Maxine M.; Barnes, Jo (Sociology and Social Policy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This project was initiated in response to anecdotal evidence suggesting a tendency for rural women to be more proactive than men in matters of safety on the farm. If so, it is imperative that we learn more about the ...
  • The provision of European languages in Anglophone contexts: Aotearoa/New Zealand in focus

    Johnson, Diane (2015)
    The provision of European languages within the New Zealand education system is discussed here in the context of the origins and evolution of language education in the country and the various problems that have been associated ...
  • From mainstream to manaaki: Indigenising our approach to immigration

    Kukutai, Tahu; Rata, Arama (Bridget Williams Books, 2017)
    In recent years, discontent with migration and migrants in the wealthy global north has manifested in disturbing ways: cue Brexit, xenophobia, border paranoia, far-right nationalism and its bedfellow white supremacy. On ...
  • The philosophical use and misuse of science

    Kingsbury, Justine; Dare, Tim (Wiley Blackwell, 2017)
    Science is our best way of finding out about the natural world, and philosophers who write about that world ought to be sensitive to the claims of our best science. There are obstacles, however, to outsiders using science ...
  • Declining towns and rapidly growing cities in New Zealand: developing an empirically-based model that can inform policy

    Brabyn, Lars (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington, 2017)
    Understanding and predicting spatial patterns in population change has significant implications for infrastructure, property investments, and national spatial planning. It is also at the core of understanding what motivates ...
  • Mokena Hou and his wife Rina

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Mokena Hou had a distinguished whakapapa, but as nephew to Hou was subordinate to the latter’s son, Karauna Hou. He was born near the Te Aroha hot pools, and his future wife, Rina, who also had illustrious ancestors, ...
  • Te Karauna Hou: the senior Ngati Rahiri rangatira

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Te Karauna Hou, the principal Ngati Rahiri rangatira living at Te Aroha in 1880, had a distinguished whakapapa linking him to several hapu. Before settling permanently at Te Aroha in the 1870s he lived in several places, ...
  • Lavinia and Henry Dunbar Johnson

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Rawinia Manukau, of Ngati Tamatera, married Henry Dunbar Johnson in 1868, when aged 21. Johnson had been a storekeeper at Coromandel from 1863 onwards and after 1866 had the first store at the site of the future Paeroa. ...
  • Joseph Campbell and his thermo-hyperphoric process

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Joseph Campbell was both an Anglican clergyman and a scientist, with a preference for the latter. Actively involved in educating the masses in scientific matters, and particularly those, like miners, with particular problems ...
  • Implementation framework for chronic disease intervention effectiveness in Maori and other indigenous communities

    Oetzel, John G.; Scott,Nina; Hudson, Maui; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Rarere, Moana; Foote, Jeff; Beaton, Angela; Ehau, Terry (BioMed Central Ltd, 2017)
    Background: About 40% of all health burden in New Zealand is due to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes/obesity. Outcomes for Māori (indigenous people) are significantly worse than non-Maori; these inequities ...
  • 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 ...
  • Examination of the Accuracy and Applicability of Information in Popular Books on Dog Training

    Browne, Clare M.; Starkey, Nicola J.; Foster, T. Mary; McEwan, James S.A. (Brill Academic publishers, 2017)
    There is a wealth of popular literature available on dog behavior and training; sourcing reliable and trustworthy advice is important to achieving successful training. The aim of this study was to select five best-selling ...
  • That Dragon, Cancer: Contemplating life and death in a medium that has frequently trivialized both

    Schott, Gareth Richard (Digital Games Research Association, 2017)
    As a game mechanic, death has primarily been used to punish players for mistakes and failure. Over-reliance on screen-death possibly constitutes one of the most dated aspects of digital games as a contemporary medium. This ...
  • William Nicholls, Hera Te Whakaawa, and their children

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Two years after arriving in New Zealand in 1840, William Nicholls married Hera Te Whakaawa, who had an illustrious whakapapa. For the rest of his life he lived as a Pakeha Maori, trading and farming on land owned by his ...

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