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Polynesian settlers transformed the native forests of the central Pacific islands into productive economic landscapes. Root crops came to dominate agronomic systems in many areas but arboriculture was the dominant mode of food production in some, and it is not well understood how these different...
This thesis examines the relocation process and experience of disaster of those within the Southshore red-zone, after the Canterbury earthquake sequence.
Abstract: During 2010 and 2011, a series of major earthquakes caused widespread damage in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The magnitude...
It is often taken for granted that governments intervene in the housing market to address social need and affordability concerns, but is this conceptualisation sufficient to capture the processes that inform housing policy-making?
Introduction: The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey rates housing affordability using the “Median Multiple” in the analysis of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Median Multiple is widely used for evaluating urban markets, and...
This paper presents findings from the ABS Quality Study that was undertaken in 2012 to investigate both the feasibility of conducting a national secondary school survey of the living arrangements of students, and also the suitability of such a survey to address limitations in the...
This research aimed to understand more fully the phenomenon of downsizing in the Australian context including: the extent of downsizing amongst older Australians; who downsizes and why; and what is involved in the process.
The context of...
This paper discusses the range of unemployment and employment statistics in New Zealand within the context of the various surveys producing them, to provide a better informed understanding of their use.
Introduction: Recent fluctuations in the unemployment rate, as measured by the Household...