• 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 ...
    • Samoa: Exploring the Linkages Between Climate Change and Population Movements

      Flores-Palacios, Ximena (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This Samoan study explores people’s experiences and understandings of climate change, including whether and how climate-related factors have influenced internal and international mobility patterns in the last 30 years. ...
    • The Samoan Diaspora Church in New Zealand: Patterns of Movement and Dynamics Amongst Three Generations of Samoan Families

      Taule'ale'ausumai, Feiloaiga Janette (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This qualitative study explored the dynamics of movement in the Samoan diaspora church in New Zealand using a case study of three generations of Samoan families who began their journeys within the Pacific Island ...
    • Samoan Leadership for New Zealand Born Samoan Through the Aganu'u Journey of Discovery - O Ie Isaraelu Moni E Tatala Ie Faamalama Ma Vaava'ai Atu I Iona Nu'u

      Sauvao Vaauli, Ianualio (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Much of the literature paints NZ-born Samoans as a vulnerable group unsure of their identity as ‘real’ Samoans or the knowledge and practises of the Fa’asamoa. There is significant research based around the identity journeys ...
    • ‘Sandcastles’ & ‘The Postmodern Rules For Family Living’

      Fee, Roderick Harold (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The exegesis accompanies a thesis, the latter being the portfolio of work consisting of two parts, each being a completed first draft of a novel written during the Masters of Creative Writing course: Part 1: ‘Sandcastles’ ...
    • 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 ...
    • Satisfaction Factors of Tourists Staying in Queenstown’s Airbnbs: An Exploratory Study

      Li, Jiaxin (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Because satisfying customers is a persistent goal of the hospitality industry, many studies have aimed to determine the key factors of guest satisfaction. More recently, with the emergence of the sharing economy, Airbnb ...
    • Savages

      Wells, Caleb (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      A discussion and comparison of a selection of films with regards to context, culture, and genre to provide insight into 'SAVAGES', a new screenplay discussed in the second half. SAVAGES is a story of a wealthy family ...
    • Savings for Irrational Humans: A Design Meets Psychology Approach

      Harvey, Kirsty Eleanor (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      ‘Being good with money’, making good financial decisions or managing money well sounds relatively simple, or at least a simple problem to fix. We all know we should probably budget, shouldn’t spend beyond our means or get ...
    • Scenic drive

      Coyle, Sean (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      Within this project I am exploring issues of collaboration and artistic authorship/ownership from a scenographic perspective. In particular, I shall focus on two artistic collaborations completed as coursework in 2004, The ...
    • The Scent of Blue Memories: Multisensory Exploration in Animated Autoethnography

      Park, Monique Hyobin (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This thesis discusses the experience of worlds within a film, which can be understood as a multisensory exploration that reveals animation as being more than simply an audio-visual medium, and how such a film can resonate ...
    • A scheme of human face recognition in complex environments

      Cui, Wei (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Face recognition is one of the most important biometrics in computer vision and it has been broadly employed in the area such as surveillance, information security, identification, and law enforcement. Over the last few ...
    • School engagement in the Project Energize health intervention programme. ‘What works, what does not work, what next?'

      Mrkusic, Anna Maria (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Rates of overweight and obesity have continued to rise amongst primary school children including those in New Zealand, with higher prevalence in non-European children and those living in more deprived areas. The school ...
    • Scratch the Cat

      Belz, Albert Alexander Amahou (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film titled Scratch. It also includes a 6000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as follows: On the verge of ...
    • ScrumCity: synchronised visualisation of software process and product artefacts

      Alshakhouri, Mujtaba Alawi J (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Software comprehension is a complex and ongoing challenge facing the software development industry. The often immense number of interrelated components in contemporary software systems places a high cognitive load on ...
    • Seabird sentinels: The barometer for island conservation in a changing world

      Borrelle, Stephanie (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Seabirds are the most threatened group of marine animals, 53% of Procellariiformes (albatrosses, petrels, storm petrels, shearwaters, fulmars, and prions) are experiencing population declines; thus, their protection is a ...
    • Seamless Knit – Dimensions Unfolding: An Investigation of 3-Dimensional Knitted Form-Building

      Kalyanji, Jyoti (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This research investigated the latent 3-dimensional form-building capability of digital seamless knit technology with the intention of demonstrating the potential of knitted fabric within a new and emergent design dimension; ...
    • Seamless knitwear: singularities in design

      Smith, Amanda Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The ‘hypothesis’ of this practice-led research is that seamless knitwear processes, recognized as mass- production tools within a post-Fordist system of the mass-production of difference, may be rethought as design innovation ...
    • Seamless virtual reality locomotion

      Todoroki, Masaya (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This project explores creating alternative ways of locomotion and combining these locomotion systems together for virtual reality (VR) gaming. This allows users to seamlessly switch between multiple locomotion modes as ...
    • Seams to be made: re-valuing an approach to garment construction

      Cox, Elise Birgitte (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The aim of this practice-based research is to examine the value of a traditional approach to garment construction. It is an enquiry in response to a gradual loss of sensibility within the discipline of garment manufacture. ...