• Kia Ora, Fairy Tale

      Kayes, Anne Margaret (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Tui Street Tales is a collection of stories for children aged approximately nine to twelve years. The stories take place in Tui Street, where two boys realise that fairy tale themes are running through the mysteries ...
    • Korimako

      Winter, Iona (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis is a creative work of fiction, which explores the intergenerational relationship between two protagonists, Mereana and Kahukura, who whakapapa Māori and Pākehā. Their tandem narrative speaks to the effects and ...
    • Learning to stand upright here: who are we and who is our land

      McNeil, Helen Patricia (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Learning to Stand Upright Here is a novel about an immigrant family who come from the United Kingdom in the 1950s to a small town in New Zealand. It is a mill town, built on the volcanic plateau, on a land that is unstable ...
    • Long thin strands

      Allis, Margaret Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis consists of the creative work Long Thin Strands, and its exegesis Strands Untangled. Long Thin Strands is a contemporary collection of interlinked short stories set in the northern part of the North Island ...
    • Multiplicity: A Critical Framework and Underlying Theme

      Burrows, Christy (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Undercurrents is composed of a creative work (contemporary novel) and a critical work (exegesis). The thesis follows three students through their final year of high school: Cam, Jacob and Melissa, who share the text’s ...
    • My brother's keeper

      Browne, Anthony John (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The thesis My Brother’s Keeper is a novel about the intersecting lives of three young Australians, trying to find their way in the world against a backdrop of the Vietnam War and small town cultural stereotypes. Rose is ...
    • A Novel and Exegesis Exploring the Slipstream Genre and Its Relevance in the 21st Century

      Kearns, Amanda (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      In this thesis, the Slipstream genre and tragicomedy are used to explore and convey the psychological damage and coping mechanisms that the protagonist, Sheryl Chateaupon, uses to firstly bury the traumas of her past, and ...
    • The Place of Trees in Our Psyche

      Furze, Katie (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      The novel (for children aged 8-12 years (middle grade)), is set in contemporary Aotearoa, weaves threads of Māori and Greek mythology, with current ecological and social concerns and explores the universal themes of family ...
    • Post-colonialism, a matter of perspective: native narratives in a language of violence and pain

      King-Tamehana, Gayle Martha (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The aim of telling the story was to show that the aftermath of colonialisation is still manifest in this so called post-colonial era in Aotearoa from the perspective of Maori narrators. The novel is about inequality, ...
    • Radical Abundance and the Politics of Optimism

      Neilson, Craig (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Rice Fire and Silence is intended to be an introduction to multiple social justice issues made for the audience of the day. Like many artists I am compelled by the dual forces of caring about a vast tangle of global issues ...
    • Re-earth

      du Mee, Eileen (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This work includes an exegesis and a draft thesis entitled Re-Earth. In the exegesis, the method section highlights the research and writing process undertaken by the author for the development and completion of the thesis. ...
    • Rules and Rebellion: an exegesis to Gauntlet Road

      Seligman, Melanie (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      I have taken an autoethnographic approach in my exegesis and split it into three parts. First of all, I contextualise my thesis in terms of genre and influences. My aim is to explain its conceptual framework. I give a brief ...
    • Salt of our blood

      Elsmore-Neilson, Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      My creative work of the heroine's journey in Salt Of Our Blood originated when I noticed the absence of independent strong matriarchal characters and realized the predominance of the stories of patriarchal male heroes such ...
    • Santa Course

      Cheung, Chi Tat Joseph (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The fantasy novel Santa Course, begins with the main character, Leslie Florence, content, and living in Auckland. He has a good job as a civil pilot, a lovely wife Laura and a lovely son Jack. One evening, Leslie goes ...
    • Second Ave

      Tapu, Nina (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Second Ave is an Adult fiction novel set during a decade in the surly 1970s in a grunty little neighbourhood in Auckland. Dad reckons he’s living in paradise cause he’s moved the family to Second Ave where the Tip Top ...
    • See You on the Otherside

      Donkin, Shane (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      See you on the Otherside is the tale of a man who’s unable to escape the past that plagues his mind. However, the events of his past are not as they seem, or more importantly, not as he leads the audience to believe. But ...
    • A Singular Man: The Life of Dr Andrew Sinclair 1794-1861

      Gunn, Cathy (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Thesis Governor Robert Fitzroy appointed Dr Andrew Sinclair as colonial secretary to New Zealand in January 1844. No one in the country knew who Dr Sinclair was, or if he was qualified for a top government job in a troubled ...
    • The Spider in the Heart

      Day, Suzanne (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Spider in the Heart is a young adult (YA) novel, which uses the mode of magical realism to juxtapose an everyday reality with the magical domain of the underworld, and explore the relationship between man and nature, ...
    • Swamp Gum

      Johnson, Rowan Sylva (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This submission is divided into to two components: the thesis itself – Swamp Gum – and the exegesis. Swamp Gum is a seventy five thousand word creative work, designed to be read before the exegesis. It is a fast paced, ...
    • Tell the truth and then run

      Jackson, Juliet (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The novel, Lifting the Mask, explores the long term effects of trauma on the individual. It is largely a character study but also investigates the complexity of family dynamics. It is also about the healing aspects of ...