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  • Lowson, Shona (Victoria University of Wellington, 2004)
    This paper explores the creative opportunities children might have to attend to their emotions and feelings following the death of a parent, grandparent or close friend. It presents the position that often children are ...
  • Murphy, David J. (Victoria University of Wellington, 2009)
    Most cognitive studies of religion adopt a modular theory of cognition. The 'space'that is studied is often the 'space between the ears'. Culture and religion are viewed as by-products of more entrenched features of our ...
  • Al-Ali, Mohammed (Victoria University of Wellington, 2019)
    In our age of sensory experience and understanding, iconographic rhetoric is arguably the primary medium used to seduce our perception. We ornament and adorn architecture superfluously to satisfy the eye. What of the ear? ...
  • Bolhassan, Rashidah (Victoria University of Wellington, 2018)
    The importance of indigenous knowledge is receiving increasing recognition. Some cultural institutions (CI) are responsible for safeguarding indigenous knowledge and they acquire, document, and record works and images of ...
  • Nuttall, Peter Roger (Victoria University of Wellington, 2013)
    This thesis records an action research-based inquiry into the potential of sail technology as an adaptation intervention for sea-transport that would assist Oceanic communities (at local and national levels) (re)claim ...
  • Reedy, Morgan (Victoria University of Wellington, 2020)
    How might faces we have learned be represented in our memory? Researchers believe that our memory for faces is based on building a robust averaged representation comprised of the stable aspects of the face (i.e., eyes, ...
  • Craig, Desiree S A (Victoria University of Wellington, 2008)
    The coastal communities of Tangimoana and Scott's Ferry have a long history of using shallow groundwater bores. The cumulative effect of pumping over decades could influence the saline interface given the close proximity ...
  • Keys, John Ross (Victoria University of Wellington, 1980)
    Salts are widespread in the cold, arid McMurdo region of Antarctica. They exist in a variety of deposit types from massive subglacial and sub-lake deposits containing up to 1010 kilograms of salt, down to traces in soil, ...
  • Dixie, Laura Catherine (Victoria University of Wellington, 2013)
    This thesis is concerned with the manufacture, spectroscopic characterisation, and radiation detection performance of three rare earth doped alkaline earth halides; these were designed for scintillation or phosphor detection ...
  • McLachlan, Alison (Victoria University of Wellington, 2019)
    Complexity is a term that is now commonly used when discussing TV serial dramas and the way that, in recent years, creators and producers of this narrative form have embraced innovative and challenging strategies to tell ...
  • Gledhill, Cara (Victoria University of Wellington, 2013)
    This thesis explores the criminalisation of same sex relations in a global context, using a framework which centres the state as criminal. It argues that criminalising laws serve as hegemonic dictates, which condone and ...
  • Petaia, Maimoana Janine (Victoria University of Wellington, 2009)
    This research study was undertaken in Samoa, a self-governing island nation in the Pacific. The main purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of in-service training in implementing new curriculum reforms ...
  • Ah Sam, Opeloge (Victoria University of Wellington, 2019)
    In this thesis, Samoan music and identity are woven together and expressed simultaneously through new composition, critical reflection, and performance. This thesis explores creative practice in both Samoa and New Zealand, ...
  • Taueetia Su’a, Tuaupua (Tua) (Victoria University of Wellington, 2016)
    This thesis explores Samoan people’s knowledge and understanding of Cardiovascular Disease and its risks; Cardiovascular Risk Assessments; and their reasons for undertaking or not undertaking lifestyle changes, if they are ...
  • Aryan, Mashall (Victoria University of Wellington, 2020)
    The solution to many science and engineering problems includes identifying the minimum or maximum of an unknown continuous function whose evaluation inflicts non-negligible costs in terms of resources such as money, time, ...
  • Evans, Morgan (Victoria University of Wellington, 2019)
    This thesis developed a speculative design process that sits between two streams of contemporary discourse. On one side lies ‘projective’ architecture—characterised by the elevation of performance and rejection of ...
  • Jamieson, Samantha Lee (Victoria University of Wellington, 2010)
    Sand dunes are critically endangered ecosystems, supporting a wide variety of specialist native flora and fauna. They have declined significantly in the past century, due to coastal development, exotic invasions, and ...
  • Mustard, Jane (Victoria University of Wellington, 2010)
    This thesis considers spatial and architectural language used in philosophical text to determine the value of a cross-disciplinary relationship between architecture and philosophy. It approaches architectural figure as ...
  • Alghamdi, Fatemah (Victoria University of Wellington, 2014)
    The majority of studies concerning Saudisation policy as a solution to decrease the unemployment of nationals and reduce the reliance on expatriate. However, this study looks at Saudisation as a tool to empower Saudi women ...

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