• K Girl Vacant: Ethnic Identity Manufactured

      McIntyre, Peter Gordon (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      K GIRL VACANT is an exploration of the nature of culture, identity, and ethnicity. The project sets out to create a virtual ethnic entity and to develop a set of visual associations operating as signs of a proto-ethnic ...
    • Ka tipu mai nga taiohi Māori: a study of taiohi Māori leaving care in New Zealand

      Leoni, Kerrin (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The main purpose of this qualitative study is to identify the problems for young Māori people who have transitioned out of foster care at some stage in their lives. The study has involved interviews with eight Māori care ...
    • Kaitiakitanga: Ki Runga Ki Raro

      Ruka, Tanya Maree (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Nga Whenua: Maori ki tona ake ao Landscape: Documenting and developing a Maori World View The kaupapa of this project is to reconsider landscape from a Maori worldview. This project seeks to unveil nga whenua through the ...
    • Kapa Kōrero - Te Reo i Waho i te Akoranga

      McNaughton, Joanne (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      He mātaitanga te rangahau nei o te rōpū e kīia nei ko Kapa Kōrero, he rōpū ā-hapori tēnei kia tautoko i te whakaoranga o te reo Māori. I whakatūria te rōpū nei e ētahi tauira pakeke o te reo i a rātou i te whare wānanga ...
    • Karanga Mai Karanga Mai: An Exploration of Photographic Sovereignty

      Smith, Rochelle Huia (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      Since the advent of the Kodak Instamatic, photography has become increasingly disposable and lost archival qualities have been lost. During that time, Maori have revitalised their culture resulting in a new generation who ...
    • Kawea mai te wā o mua, hei konei, hei āpōpō Bring the past to the present for the future

      Sheehan, Maree Alicia Hiria (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This project examines how composing contemporary waiata (song) both musically and lyrically, provides a vehicle to explore and express cultural identity. The expression of cultural identity relates to the composer and her ...
    • Keeping birth normal: midwives experiences in a secondary care setting: a qualitative study

      Earl, Deborah J (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      It has been said that within a secondary care setting, surrounded by medical influences, it is difficult for midwives to keep birth normal. This qualitative study has been conducted to answer the question: "What are midwives' ...
    • The Key Emerging Concepts of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

      Shepherd, Cushla (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      In a world where change is the only constant, the perpetual challenge for educators is to provide an education for our students that will gift them with the skills and knowledge required for both their present and future. ...
    • Key external influences on smoking initiation by Indian youth

      Prakash, Sheenal (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Rates of smoking behaviour have declined in recent decades in many western countries, as the severe negative consequences of smoking to health become known to the public. However, youth show the lowest rates of decline in ...
    • 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 ...
    • ‘Kia Ora’: Cultural Tourism, Language Revitalisation & ‘Te Reo Māori’

      Fang, Yuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Tourism is a general concept. Compared with other industries, tourism is directly tied to many aspects of a destination. For example, it boosts the local economy, advertises the local culture, can break cultural stereotypes ...
    • Kia Whai Reo Te Wao

      Hoskins, Hemi (James) (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      The Māori language has been in a constant state of change and evolution since the arrival of the ancestors of Māori to New Zealand. The environment known by traditional Māori was vastly different to that known today. Daily ...
    • Killed in the line of duty: who is killing foreign correspondents and why?

      Barton, Verena (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      The world of journalism is becoming increasingly dangerous, as figures published by international media organisations demonstrate. But the Western news media suggests, that particularly Western foreign correspondents are ...
    • A kinematic analysis of acute and longitudinal adaptations to resisted sprinting

      Hansen, Keir (Auckland University of Technology, 2002)
      The phase of greatest acceleration (0-30 metres) during sprinting is thought to be critical for success in many sporting situations. Methods for improving acceleration phase performance are therefore an important area of ...
    • King Tide: screenplay and exegesis

      Marbrook, James (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      King Tide is a 114 minute comedy-drama that is an exploration of care and of community. It follows the middle-aged Reade as he returns to New Zealand from the Gold Coast to begin an unofficial investigation into ACC fraud ...
    • The King: A Documentary and Exegesis

      Williams, Ursula (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This Masters Exegesis is a creative practice exploration of the ordinary/extraordinary life of Andy Stankovich: a scrap metal yard worker, a world-class boxer, and an Elvis Presley performer. The King is an observational ...
    • Knitted Paintings: Exploring the Potential of Colour in Knit

      Godbolt, Finn (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      KNITTED PAINTINGS is a textile design project examining the significance of design and technology in knitted textile production, using practice-based investigations as a means of facilitating unique contributions to ...
    • Knowing reality: psychotherapists' and counsellors' experiences and understandings of inexplicable phenomena while working with clients

      Rosenberg, Linde (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      This hermeneutic phenomenological study explores eight psychotherapists' and counsellors' experiences and understandings of 'inexplicable' phenomena that sometimes occur when working with clients.The purpose of the study ...
    • Knowledge about nosocomial pneumonia prevention among critical care nurses in New Zealand

      Soh, Kim Lam (Auckland University of Technology, 2003)
      Nosocomial pneumonia (NP) is the most common nosocomial infection in the Critical Care Units (CCUs), comprising 15 to 23 percent of all hospital-acquired infections. Among all nosocomial infections, NP has the highest ...
    • Ko Marouna te toa: The effects of the Cook Islands public sector reform on the delivery of education

      Puna, Repeta (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The effects of the public sector reform impacted on all aspects of public services including the performance of the economy. Central to this argument was the re-organization of the operations of the public service from ...