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A matter of choice: capturing the FIFO opportunity in Pilbara communities

This publication examines FIFO trends in the Western Australian context, literature on the subject, new directions in FIFO integration and provides examples of current practices of PICC member companies.
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Social entrepreneurs as responsible leaders: ‘Fundación Paraguaya’ and the case of Martin Burt

This artcile studies the case of Fundación Paraguaya—the first and longest-running non-governmental organisation in Paraguay.

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...

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...

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...

Pavlova and pineapple pie : mixed parentage and Samoan-Pakeha identities in New Zealand

This thesis seeks to not only identify and describe the factors that influence identity in people of mixed parentage, but also to analyse why and how these influences operate. In order to do this, an ecological approach is taken which attempts to illuminate issues at...

Conceptualising the nature of learning in volunteer tourism

Volunteer tourism is an increasingly popular and commercialised holiday experience that blends the activities of tourism and volunteering. While on holiday either domestically or abroad some individuals choose to volunteer their time, money and effort to a cause or project. Volunteer tourism projects vary widely...

Evaluation of a healthy lifestyle intervention among disadvantaged preschoolers

Evaluation is defined as "the process by which we judge the worth or value of something" (Suchman, 1967). Improving nutrition, reducing obesity and increasing the level of exercise were three priority population health objectives identified by the Ministry of Health in the early 2000's. The...

The Festivalisation of Pacific Cultures in New Zealand: Diasporic Flow and Identity within 'a Sea of Islands'

In the second half of the twentieth century, New Zealand witnessed a period of significant change, a period that resulted in dramatic demographic shifts. As a result of economic diversification, the New Zealand government looked to the Pacific (and to the at the time predominantly...

Anthropometric Assessment Tools as Postoperative Risk Indictors in Adult Orthopaedic Patients: A Pilot Study

Obesity is not only known to contribute to health risks such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type II diabetes mellitus, but can also be associated with post operative complications (Amin, Sales & Brenkel, 2006; Best, 2005; Flier & Maratos-Flier, 2005; Ministry of Health [MOH], 2009a...