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  • Edward Kersey Cooper: mine manager and mine owner in Hauraki

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    After having a variety of occupations in several countries, Edward Kersey Cooper arrived in New Zealand in 1880 to manage a manganese mine. From 1881 onwards, he was involved in Hauraki mining, commencing with the Waiorongomai ...
  • The strike at Waiorongomai in 1884

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    After the initial crushing produced lower returns than expected, the decision of mine owners to reduce costs by cutting wages provoked a strike to retain the former rates of pay. A particular cause of the sense of injustice ...
  • Social relations and class divisions in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Although the nature of mining encouraged mateship amongst miners, this ideal was weakened as companies increasingly dominated mining districts. As miners liked to work for themselves to obtain the highest possible financial ...
  • 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 ...
  • Private lives in the Te Aroha district, mostly in the nineteenth century

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    This paper is based mostly on gossip – deliberately so, for gossip can reveal details of the private lives of people who are otherwise lost to history. Usually it is not possible to identify them, but even if this is not ...
  • 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 ...
  • Internal living environment and respiratory disease in children: Findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal child cohort study

    Tin Tin, Sandar; Woodward, Alistair; Saraf, Rajneeta; Berry, Sarah; Atatoa Carr, Polly; Morton, Susan M. B.; Grant, Cameron C. (BioMed Central, 2016)
    Background: The incidence of early childhood acute respiratory infections (ARIs) has been associated with aspects of the indoor environment. In recent years, public awareness about some of these environmental issues has ...
  • 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, ...