• Rolling back the years: a comparative analysis of anti-ageing advertisements in women’s magazines between the 1970s and 2000s

      Zelenkova, Yulia (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Over the last fifty or so years, advertising has become a pervasive part of many people’s lives. To persuade their customers to buy a product or service in now overcrowded markets, advertisers discursively construct a ...
    • Romanticising Market Exchange: Unpacking Cultural Meanings of Value in Home-sharing Markets

      Makkar, Marian (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      The so-called sharing economy has disrupted the way people exchange, create, produce or transfer value. Digitally-enabled, this economy makes it easier for consumers to rent, share, barter and lend private resources to ...
    • Rosie's Pigeons

      Azizian, Tamara (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This thesis consists of a full-length screenplay for a feature film. The Thesis is framed by an Exegesis, which is a 6000 word essay on the subject of: (a) The genre of the Thesis (b) The development process from ...
    • Rotation correction for license plate recognition

      Li, Piyuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The focus of this thesis is on reliable and robust license plate recognition (LPR). The technology is currently in operation that both the quantity and quality-based approaches are needed. The entire procedure of license ...
    • Rubber based resistance and the bench press exercise: force and power outputs

      Godfrey, Adam Ernest (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The application of rubber based resistance (RBR) to traditional isoinertial resistance exercises as a method of manipulating exercise kinematics and kinetics has gained popularity within the strength and conditioning ...
    • RugbySmart: the development, delivery and evaluation of a nationwide injury prevention programme

      Quarrie, Kenneth Lincoln (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This thesis represents my research work relating to rugby union from 2000 to 2007. During this time I was the Manager of Injury Prevention and Research for the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU). The main priorities of this ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rupture and Reparation: In Painting

      Wood, Denny Janice Carol (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This practice-led project explores rupture and reparation in the process of painting whereby material interventions are influenced by the intuitive decisions, or inclinations, arising from the artist’s perception of what ...
    • Rupturing vIrtual space

      Nathan, Ratema Rex Wayne (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This document details the research and ideas which have informed the development of my art practice. My practice is concerned with the implications of persistent mediation by the ubiquitous technologies of the virtual ...
    • Rural Nurse Practitioner Role to Improve Outcomes for Thames-Coromandel Community

      Gubb, Alicia (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The Nurse Practitioner (NP) role is essential in the future evolution of health care delivery in New Zealand. This role has the potential to achieve more equitable outcomes for rural populations who experience lower access ...
    • Rural tourism development in the eastern Hokianga area

      Eruera, Alice (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      Rural Tourism is increasingly being used as a development strategy to improve the social and economic well being of rural areas. Rural Tourism encompasses a huge range of activities, natural or manmade attractions, amenities ...
    • Rwandan teachers’ enacted beliefs

      Brandon, Rebekah (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Pajares (1992) states that “beliefs teachers hold influence their perceptions and judgments, which, in turn, affect their behavior in the classroom” (p. 307). This thesis aims to bridge the gap that exists in the literature ...
    • Sacred joy at birth: a hermeneutic phenomenology study

      Crowther, Susan (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      There is an increasing secularisation of birth and reliance on technology in the western maternity context. Growing from a concern that something of significance at birth was being hidden or lost, this study explores the ...
    • Safe enough? The working experiences of New Zealand children

      Anderson, Danaё Meredith (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      ‘Serious work in social legislation begins always with the protection of children’ Albert Thomas, first director of the ILO (ILO, 1931: i) The experience of New Zealand children in their working lives is a traditionally ...
    • Safe practices and methods of sharps waste disposal in health facilities in the Western Highlands province of Papua New Guinea

      Kerepa, Sabina Benesa (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Safe practice and use of appropriate methods for safe management and disposal of sharps waste are important infection control and prevention activities in health care facilities around the world including those in Western ...
    • Safeguarding the Human Rights of Civilian Population in an Environment of Economic Sanctions: A Study on the Boundaries of International Law

      Tayebi, Leila (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Iran has been the target of the United Nations Security Council economic sanctions, imposed under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, from 2006 to 2015. This research aims at understanding and addressing the impacts of the ...
    • Sailitofa: Samoan-born teachers’ perspectives of ICT in Aoga Amata

      Kesi, Fa'atamalii (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The rapid growth of information communication technology (ICT) is evident in our society today. Few studies in early childhood education (ECE) have been accumulated to explore the relevancy in the integration of ICT in ...
    • The salesperson's role in the realisation of the potential value of a business buyer-seller relationship

      Zhang, Annie Liqin (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This research investigates which salespeople’s relationship activities in a business-to-business buyer-seller relationship influence the level at which the buyer’s resources are accessed and used for the benefit of both ...
    • 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 ...
    • Sam and Susana

      Heath, Tim (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      My novel, ‘Sam and Susana’ is set in Auckland in 1968. The story centres on the developing relationship between two students: Sam, a 21 year old from a middle class palagi family, and Susana, a Samoan girl from Otara. When ...