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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...

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...

Surveillance of HIV and Hepatitis C among Attendees of Needle Exchanges throughout New Zealand

Reducing the incidence of blood-borne infections (BBVs) continues to present a considerable public health challenge. Both internationally and in New Zealand, the high risk of transmission of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) among injecting drug users (IDUs) has led to the introduction of harm reduction...

Immigration and national identity in 1970s New Zealand

This thesis is an attempt to understand the evolution of national identity in New Zealand through an examination of New Zealanders' evolving attitudes to immigrants and immigration. It begins with the premise that through selecting whom to admit to New Zealand as immigrants and become...

Sir Arthur Hamilton-Gordon - Governor of New Zealand and High Commissioner for the western Pacific, 1880-1882

Long essay presented for the degree of Master of Arts in history. The post of Western Pacific High Commissioner established by the Order in Council of 17th. August 1877 continued to exist until 1952, and, except for one short period (1880-82) it was held by...

Indigenous Language Print Culture: Colonial Discourses and Indigenous Agency

The attached video presents a seminar given by Dr Lachy Paterson on 23/3/2010 to the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University as part of the Brown Paper Seminar Series. Te Tumu thanks Monash University for allowing this seminar to be further disseminated.The research, still...

A dirty determinant of health: What is the role of public health units in reducing the inequitable effects of inadequate income on health and wellbeing?

This study examines the role regional public health units could play in contributing to reducing the inequitable effects inadequate income has on health and wellbeing. It also recommends appropriate steps for Wellington's Regional Public Health. It uses qualitative methods involving six group interviews with key...

A study of early Marianas Islanders, the skeletons under their skins

It is only in the last decade that much archaeological research has been carried out in Micronesia and that studies of prehistoric human remains have emerged in any quantity. In this study human skeletal material from eight sites in the Marianas Islands is analysed with...

Promoting childhood nutrition through primary schools: a complex analysis of policy options

The negative social, educational and health consequences of obesity for children have been well documented, with downstream impacts on chronic disease for adults. A diet high in energy-dense nutrient-poor foods, and low in nutritious foods, is an important contributor to obesity. Such diets tend to...
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The best start in life: achieving effective action on child health and wellbeing - a report to the Minister of Health

Explores why there has been an overall lack of progress in improving health outcomes for New Zealand children aged under six and makes recommendations to improve these outcomes.