• Song of Bacchus

      Perkins, Margaret (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      Song of Bacchus is the script for a feature film set in New Zealand wine country, Hawke’s Bay. It centres on a vineyard estate named Quatro, which is modelled on Hawke’s Bay’s Ngatarawa winery, with the exceptions of a ...
    • Sound bites

      van Melle, Gerbrand (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      In the project that forms the site of this creative, practice-led thesis, personal audio recordings are translated into intimate physical experiences. In so doing, the potential of visual music and second order cybernetics ...
    • The sound of awakening

      Johnson, Simon (Sye) (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      In this exegesis the writing process and development undertaken by the writer for completion of the thesis is detailed. The exegesis also analyses the fantasy genre and the structure contained within the text. It explores ...
    • Sound/Site: Sound as Articulation of Form and Event

      Morrison, Sam (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This project is a performance based exploration of the interaction between site and sound. It has aimed to use a focus on sound production as a catalyst for opening up alternate ways of reading, mapping and experiencing ...
    • The sounds of silence: a hermeneutic interpretation of the childbirth experiences of women who have been excised

      d'Entremont, Michele (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This hermeneutic study explores the experiences of childbirth for women who have been excised. Drawing on the influence of Gadamer, semi-structured interviews were conducted with four women and the stories that emerged ...
    • Sous vide lamb shank modelling and process improvement

      Yan, Wen (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The optimum production is important for the manufacture companies as it allows the optimistic using of capital and ensures the competitiveness of product in market. This thesis explores the options to optimise the existing ...
    • South Side Pride: Celebrating the Pride of South Auckland Through Interactive Storytelling

      Brett, Stacy (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Using contemporary and traditional forms of technology and textiles, this project aims to give the South Auckland community a voice, and to share the community’s unique nature. Within a participatory design approach and ...
    • Southern Constellations

      Wilkins, Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The novel Pale Adolescence is a coming-of-age story in which Lily Kahika navigates her way through her last year of high school. The purpose of this thesis was to provide a creative platform to deliver my research into ...
    • Spaces between us

      Eggert, Silke (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This screenplay is a fictional Coming of Age story of a young restless woman who, on an existentialist search for her inner self, investigates into the truth behind her famous grandmother's past, an anthropologist who ...
    • Spaces between: a personal exploration of the VĀ

      Manu, Pilimilose (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This project is a personal exploration of cultural values in relation to traditional and westernised influences, as they are received by young Pacific people. This project employs practice – based approaches, using video ...
    • The spaces in between

      Ceccato, Rudy (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This exegesis reports the approach and describes the various aspects involved in the realization of a project submitted for the Master of Creative Technologies at Auckland University of Technology. The project focuses ...
    • Spanish language maintenance and shift among the Chilean community in Auckland

      Lee, Sarah Elsie (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Language often plays a significant role in a migrant’s sense of cultural identity and, more broadly, the cultural identity of migrant communities is deeply affected by issues of language maintenance and shift. Existing New ...
    • Spatial Provocations | Activating a critique of the alliance of God and Mammon within the Evangelical Protestant right

      Wilson, Maya Rebecca (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Research Question | How can design research understand and respond to alliances between neoliberalism and Evangelical populism? This work documents an investigation into how installations and spatial artefacts might be ...
    • Speaking the Truth Through Love: Historical Life and Faith in the Gumdigger’s Wife

      Jeffs, Christel (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Gumdigger’s Wife is a work of historical fiction, set in the early twentieth century at the peak of the kauri gum industry in New Zealand. Emmalina, a letter bride from Dalmatia, and Johan, a gumdigging migrant from ...
    • Specialised non-invasive blood pressure measurement algorithm

      Lin, Han-Chun (Vivien) (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      Blood pressure is one of the fundamental clinical measures. For more than 100 years, clinicians and researchers have used the mercury sphygmomanometer for blood pressure measurement. Environmental concern about mercury ...
    • Spectra to spectre: an art exploration on the margins of the visible

      Mitchell, Dane (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This project is an extension of ongoing enquiries in my professional art practice, and explores ephemeral phenomena on the threshold of perceptibility. In particular the project investigates a form of ‘plastic invisibility’, ...
    • Sperm whale diet in New Zealand

      Gómez-Villota, Felipe (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      Stomach contents of 19 mature sperm whales, 18 males and one female, that stranded on New Zealand beaches between the mid 1990s and 2004 were examined, identified and measured. Three of the stomachs were empty. All other ...
    • 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, ...
    • Spike: a novel cube-based robotic platform

      Coyte, Christopher Keith (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This thesis documents the successful development of a novel form of robotic motion, inspired partially from bio-mimicry and partially from a search for unknown forms of legged robotic motion. The novel motion developed ...
    • Spoiled for choice! Which sites shall we visit: destination choice of heritage attractions in New Zealand's Bay of Islands

      Morita, Takeyuki (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis studies tourist behaviour with respect to making decisions concerning the visitation of attraction sites within a single destination. In specific, the research aims to identify the primary factors for the ...