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Magic weapons: China's political influence activities under Xi Jinping

This paper considers the potential impact of China’s expanded political influence activities in New Zealand and how any effects could be mitigated and countered.
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Poia atu / mai ?) taku poi – The Polynesian Origins of Poi

Poi is recognised around the world as a performance item unique to Māori. The word poi refers to a Māori dance or game performed with a ball-like object, to which a cord of varying length is attached. Poi refers to both the ball and the...
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Beginning a conversation: writing a history about Mangaia

Imagine the following scene: Rarotonga International Airport, the date 26 April 1988. A young Pacific historian is standing in front of a weighing machine at the domestic check in. About to place his bags on the tray, he is told that the counter staff must...
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Pacific Island women, body image and sport

This article analyses the representation of Pacific women from an Orientalist theoretical framework. The analysis traces prominent representations of Pacific women within early colonial and Christian discourses, and dominant representations since colonisation. Included in this analysis is a discussion of the fantasy of Western men...
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Our waste our way: a spatial study of household waste management in Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati

There is an increasing concern over solid waste disposal on the islands of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean. This is especially true on South Tarawa, which is the urban centre of Kiribati (Carden, 2003). The trend over the last few decades (see Figure 1) has...
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Breaking away from trend-based analysis for regional modelling and planning

This paper describes the development and calibration of a model developed for the Illawarra region to aid regional planning for transport, housing and jobs.
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Grey literature publishing in public policy: production and management, costs and benefits

In the digital era grey literature has proliferated, and has become a key tool in influencing public debate and in providing an evidence-base for public policy and practice. Despite its ubiquity and influence, grey literature's role is often overlooked as a publishing phenomenon. This paper...
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Regional exporters: successful models and a few areas of concern

This paper demonstrate the extent to which leading firms (exporters and innovators) exist outside the major metropolitan areas and analyses how these firms interact with their local economy.
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Benefits and challenges of energy efficient social housing

This paper presents a multi-method (interviews, cost-benefit analysis, technical monitoring) longitudinal evaluation of ten social housing dwellings in Horsham (Victoria, Australia), including four low-energy and six control houses.
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It’s not too bad - The lived experience of energy saving practices of low-income older and frail people

Drawing on evidence from a mixed methods retrofit intervention trial of the homes of low-income, older and frail people in Victoria, Australia, this study explored practices of heating and keeping warm in terms of equity and health. In most homes, heating restrictions led to inadequate...