NOTE: Your deposited thesis will only be processed when the Tuwhera Open Theses team comes back from Christmas and New Year break on January 6th, 2020. Have an awesome holiday.
    • "Back on your feet in no time": measuring the mobility levels of older adults during acute medical hospital stay

      Watson, Gillian Isobel (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Aim The main aim of this study was to describe the mobility levels of older adults during acute medical hospitalisation at Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand. The secondary aims were to explore associations between ...
    • Backpackers: the next generation?

      Markward, Anne (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      New Zealand has a well-established network of accommodations, transportation, and visitor activities developed specifically for backpackers. These tourists account for almost ten percent of the country’s international ...
    • Bad Faith: the road to denouement in a short film

      Cham, Kit Ming Victor (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This project is about storytelling. It explores the potential of narrative by applying Jean Paul Sartre’s notion of Bad Faith (1969) to an animated short film. The work employs a linear narrative that is played out inside ...
    • Bakara Kisses

      Bimo, Norman Ario (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Bakara Kisses (working title) is a fictional town in Java, Indonesia, that is the 1997 setting for a story of a ‘rite of passage’ - involving youths from three contrasting social realities - in the final year of President ...
    • Balancing the desirable with the feasible: a study of how marketing and operations need to work together to ensure that branding promises can be delivered in practice.

      Robertson, Catherine Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The concept of student as customer and marrying the concept of treating the student as a customer whilst delivering tertiary education which is both effective and rigorous is an issue which is currently being strongly ...
    • Baling Hou: a photographic exploration of the Chinese post-80s generation in the urban cities of China

      Liu, Diya (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The aim of this practice-led research is to create a body of photographic work that explores the characteristics of the Baling Hou [八零后] and their life in urban China. Baling Hou refers to the generation born in the 1980s ...
    • Banknote Recognition in Real Time Using ANN

      Ren, Yueqiu (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Financial institutions have adopted various automated banking systems using currency recognition as their main activity, which makes automated currency recognition of significant interest. However, after the review of the ...
    • Barriers and attractors for Māori in tertiary education

      Hayward, Dominique (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Māori are under-represented across all levels of education in New Zealand. Although this trend has improved over time, a gap remains between tertiary education and Māori participation rates. One question is whether ...
    • The Barriers and Facilitators to Deliver Oral Care for Older Adults in Hospital Settings

      Oda, Keiko (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Hospitalised older adults often experience deconditioning and frequently develop aspiration pneumonia. These form a potential vicious cycle that is connected by swallowing dysfunction (dysphagia) and sarcopenia during ...
    • Barriers to strategy implementation: A case study of Air New Zealand

      Tan, Yii Teang (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      The ability to implement strategies successfully is important to any organisation. Despite the importance of the implementation process within strategic management, this is an area of study often overshadowed by a focus ...
    • Barriers to strategy implementation: a case study of Air New Zealand

      Tan, Yii T (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The ability to implement strategies successfully is important to any organisation. Despite the importance of the implementation process within strategic management, this is an area of study often overshadowed by a focus ...
    • Beach burial of cetaceans: implications for conservation, and public health and safety

      Bui, Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Every year hundreds of cetaceans strand on New Zealand beaches. Options for dealing with disposal of their carcasses are few, creating significant problems for the Department of Conservation (DOC). More often than not their ...
    • Becoming – Pakeha: questioning the use of native birds in representation as a means of exploring New Zealand post-settler identity in visual art

      Wilkin-Slaney, Katherine (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The depiction of birds by artists such as Don Binney, Bill Hammond, Michael Parekowhai and Grant Whibley has served as metaphors in the conceptual systems of post-settler New Zealanders’ expression of identity. This project ...
    • Becoming: A design process disrupted

      Bretnall, Georgia (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This practice-led study, ‘Becoming’, has developed a multidisciplinary framework for reflecting upon the possibilities of a fashion designer’s process in the contemporary environment. Hypothesising a disruptive reaction ...
    • Bed of Sloth

      Moore, Dave (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This submission is a thesis in two parts. The first is the third full draft of a creative work in Social Realist (SR) novel form entitled Bed of Sloth developed during the Master of Creative Writing (MCW) programme 2016. ...
    • Being and thing become space[s]

      Kim, June (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This research explores notions of embodiment and aesthetics of interaction within the context of the construction of meaning for interactive art. While investigating notions of the construction of meaning, this research ...
    • Being constrained and enabled: a study of pre-registration nursing students ethical practice

      Johns, Susan (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This study uncovers the experience of being ethical from the perspective of pre-registration nursing students. Using the qualitative methodology of phenomenology, specifically that outlined by van Manen, it seeks to show ...
    • Being holistic in practice: a hermeneutic phenomenological study

      Carruthers, Robyn (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Holism is a relatively common claim, used by many health professions; however it has a particular meaning within the natural medicine context, underpinning the core of its philosophy. Despite the crucial role of holism ...
    • Being in painful circumferences

      Ryoo, Yosop (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Being in Painful Circumferences seeks to delineate a spatial representation of the Korean notion of ‘Han’ [한, 恨]. Descending from 4000 years of Korea’s history, in brief, Han is described as a state of emotion where one ...
    • Being together and separate: a grounded theory study of the experience of first-time fathers during childbirth

      Carbines, Maria (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      This grounded theory study explored the experience of first-time fathers during the time of birth with the aim of developing a conceptual framework to explain how they managed the process. In sharp contrast to the recognised ...