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Screening for antisocial development

This thesis developed a behaviour screening procedure to identify those students at risk of anti-social behaviour.
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“Coconut water in a Coca Cola bottle” in search of an identity: a New Zealand-born Samoan Christian in a globalized world

An investigation into New Zealand-born Samoan identity in the Congregational Christian Church Samoa.
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Women's Knowledge and Perceptions of the Risks of Excess Weight in Pregnancy

Aims: The primary aim of this study was to describe pregnant women's perception of increased risk due to excess weight in pregnancy. The secondary aims were: To describe pregnant women's knowledge of weight gain recommendations. To assess the weight of pregnant women and to examine...
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Halau education: A review of hula, haka and siva education strategies in Hawai'i and New Zealand

The primary objective of this thesis is to place the pedagogies and practices of Halau Hula O Maiki, as expressed by a number of halau students, in the context of Hawaiian Education. The thesis begins by reviewing the pre-contact, colonial and indigenous education movements in...
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Lipoproteins and Hyperlipoproteinemia: Links to Gout

Gout and cardiovascular disease are both complex and multi-factorial with genetic predisposition and environmental triggers. Not only do both have high co-morbidity with other metabolic conditions, gout patients have high risk for cardiovascular events. Māori and Pacific populations have high risk for both gout and...
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Using long term harvest records of sooty shearwaters (Tītī; Puffinus griseus) to predict shifts in the Southern Oscillation

Rakiura Māori (New Zealand's southern-most group of indigenous peoples) have harvested the chicks of burrow-nesting sooty shearwaters (Tītī; Puffinus griseus) for generations. As part of the harvest process some families have maintained annual harvest diaries, some of which date back to the 1950s. Throughout this...
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Rich and well, poor and sick? The relationship between income and self-rated health from the New Zealand household panel Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE)

Background This thesis investigates the relationship between income and health in New Zealand adults, using longitudinal data from the household panel Survey of Family, Income and Employment, 2002 to 2005. Evidence for a cross-sectional relationship between income and health is strong, but may be affected...
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Functional analysis of Parapoxvirus-encoded vascular endothelial growth factors

The poxviruses are an extensive family of large DNA viruses, including the causative agent for smallpox, variola virus. The success of poxviruses as pathogens is in part due to their expression of an array of gene products that redirect host responses to infection and contribute...
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Changing prehistoric Yapese pottery technology: a case study of adaptive transformation

This study describes the processes of cultural adaptation to environmental conditions through an examination of ceramic technology. The case study involved eight months fieldwork in the Yap Islands, Western Caroline Islands, Micronesia, to obtain archaeological, ethnographic and environmental information.Analyses of the mineral and chemical composition...
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Stuck in the middle or clued up on both? Language and identity among Korean, Dutch and Samoan immigrants in Dunedin

It is well established that among immigrants, language shift away from the native language, towards that of the host language occurs over two to four generations. This has been found in numerous places including New Zealand, Australia, North America and Europe. Language has been linked...