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  • 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 ...
  • The use of trastuzumab in New Zealand women with breast cancer

    Lawrenson, Ross; Lao, Chunhuan; Campbell, Ian; Harvey, Vernon; Brown, Charis; Seneviratne, Sanjeewa; Edwards, Melissa; Elwood, Mark; Kuper-Hommel, Marion (Wiley, 2017)
    Aim Trastuzumab was first funded in New Zealand for use in HER2+ve stage I–III breast cancer in 2007. This observational study aims to ascertain the patterns of use of trastuzumab in women with invasive HER2+ve breast ...
  • Modelling loanword success a sociolinguistic quantitative study of Māori loanwords in New Zealand English

    Calude, Andreea S.; Miller, Steven D.; Pagel, Mark (Mouton de Gruyter, 2017)
    Loanword use has dominated the literature on language contact and its salient nature continues to draw interest from linguists and non-linguists. Traditionally, loanwords were investigated by means of raw frequencies, which ...
  • "The manliest and noblest of all pursuits and professions": Two preacher novelists

    Moffat, Kirstine (Victoria University Press, 2016)
    The secular character of New Zealand has become an accepted `facts of our time. Nevertheless, Christian organizations and discourses have played an important role in framing New Zealand's life and identity.
  • Maori and mining in New Zealand and beyond

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Before the arrival of Europeans, Maori had known of the existence of gold but did not mine it and had no understanding of its value. Once mining commenced in California in 1849 and Australia in the early 1850s, many Maori ...
  • William Sharman Crawford (Billy) Nicholl, the prospector who discovered the Martha lode at Waihi: his life, told largely in his own words

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Billy Nicholl was that rare miner, one who recorded his life. Born in Ireland, when still a boy he arrived in New Zealand in 1862. After his father died at an early age, he acquired a step-father, whom he disliked, with ...
  • Black Americans and Te Aroha mining

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Although no black Americans lived in the Te Aroha district, several, including some miners, lived in Hauraki and elsewhere in New Zealand. In general, blacks were stereotyped as figures of fun (as were the Irish often), ...
  • Understanding cognitive functions related to driving following kava (Piper methysticum) use at traditional consumption volumes

    Aporosa, S. 'Apo' (SAGE Publications, 2017)
    Introduction: Kava (Piper methysticum), a traditional and culturally significant Pacific Island beverage, produces soporific relaxant effects similar to Benzodiazepine (Sarris et al, 2012, Journal of Human Psychopharmacology ...
  • Research tropospheres: assemblages of cows, sharemilkers and researcher in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail (2017)
    Cresswell (2011) broadens mobility studies to include non-human objects and structures, but rarely, non-human animals and the weather. I add here both livestock and the more literal atmospheric conditions of sun, wind and ...
  • Harry Kenrick: the first warden of the Te Aroha mining district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Because of his improvident father, Harry Kenrick left England for the Victorian goldfields before moving to the South Island of New Zealand. In 1865, he settled in the West Coast to begin a lifetime career of working for ...
  • Are we really colour-blind? The normalisation of mass female incarceration

    Norris, Adele N. (SAGE, 2017)
    The sharp rise in female incarceration rates in both the United States and New Zealand has received increased attention. Even more pressing are the racial disparities among imprisoned females. This exploratory case study ...
  • [n] infants, [n] votes

    Munn, Nicholas (2016)
    The inclusive presumption suggests that we should only disenfranchise those whose inclusion will undermine democratic values. Most people think we ought not to enfranchise infants. What harm would enfranchised infants do ...
  • A walking stick in one hand and a chainsaw in the other: Patients’ perspectives of living with multimorbidity

    Signal, Louise; Semper, Kelly; Stairmand, Jeannine; Davies, Cheryl; Millar, Elinor; Dowell, Tony; Lawrenson, Ross; Mangin, Dee; Sarfati, Diana (2017)
    AIMS: Multimorbidity is common, yet there are major gaps in research, particularly among younger and indigenous populations. This research aimed to understand patients’ perspectives of living with multimorbidity. METHODS: ...
  • The cost-effectiveness of active surveillance compared to watchful waiting and radical prostatectomy for low risk localised prostate cancer

    Lao, Chunhuan; Edlin, Richard; Rouse, Paul; Brown, Charis; Holmes, Michael; Gilling, Peter; Lawrenson, Ross (BioMed Central, 2017)
    Background: Radical prostatectomy is the most common treatment for localised prostate cancer in New Zealand. Active surveillance was introduced to prevent overtreatment and reduce costs while preserving the option of radical ...
  • Thomas William Carr: a Te Aroha storekeeper and speculator

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Thomas William Carr arrived in New Zealand in January 1881 accompanied by his large family and, reportedly, with extensive business experience and a large amount of capital. After first settling at Gisborne he moved to Te ...
  • Rural women’s perspectives of maternity services in the midland region of New Zealand

    Gibbons, Veronique; Lancaster, Gytha; Gosman, Kim; Lawrenson, Ross (2016)
    INTRODUCTION: Rural women face many challenges with regards to maternity services. Many rural primary birthing facilities in New Zealand have closed. The Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) model of maternity care, introduced in ...
  • Methods of a national colorectal cancer cohort study: the PIPER Project

    Firth, Melissa J.; Sharples, Katrina J.; Hinder, Victoria A.; Macapagal, Jerome; Sarfati, Diana; Derret, Sarah L.; Hill, Andrew G.; Brown, Charis; Reid, Papaarangi M.J.; Lawrenson, Ross; Atmore, Carol; Keating, John P.; Jeffery, Mark; Secker, Adrian H.; DeGroot, Charles; Jackson, Christopher G.C.A.; Findlay, Michael P.N. (New Zealand Medical Association, 2016)
    A national study looking at bowel cancer in New Zealand has previously been completed (the PIPER Project). The study included 5,610 patients and collected medical information about how each person was found to have bowel ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...

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