• Pacific Island Families Study: parental perceptions of overweight obesity and future concern for child’s weight status

      Heimuli, James Manitisa (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Across the life course, social and cultural determinants of overweight and obesity need better understanding. Two out of three New Zealand (NZ) born Pacific children are either overweight or obese but little is known about ...
    • Pacific Islanders in Mainstream New Zealand Media: Visibility of Pacific Island News Broadcasters and Their Pathways Towards Higher Positions

      Raela, Johnson Tearoa (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      New Zealand’s population has become increasingly multicultural since the migration of the Pacific Islands in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The multicultural changes in society’s diverse makeup highlights the need to ...
    • Pacific youth "romantic" relationships and wellbeing

      Savaii, Koleta Penina (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Healthy youth relationships are central to Pacific youth wellbeing today. Healthy relationship patterns learned in the youth years are precursors for healthy adult relationships in later life. To explore Pacific youth ...
    • Package design for children: do practitioners get it right?

      Chareonsakdi, Thidarat (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      The literature indicates that children are highly influenced by product packaging and that it is the packaging that will make the product stand out from the crowd and hopefully making a sale. There have been a number of ...
    • Paediatric Ketamine Sedation: Stories from Healthcare Professionals

      Neufeld, Michael Todd (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Ketamine provides an efficient and economical way to perform painful procedures without the use of general anaesthesia. The physiological risk profile of ketamine has been thoroughly researched, but the non-physiological ...
    • Pain assessment and pain alleviation practices of ambulance officers in Auckland

      Werner, Sarah Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Pain is a common complaint of many patients that ambulance officers encounter. The prevalence of pain in Auckland is unknown. Little is known about how ambulance officers and paramedics assess and treat pain. More options ...
    • Painting in Counterpoint

      Waugh, Theresa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This project is an exploration into the process of painting and problems that emerge during painting. In particular it explores how decisions are made in a continuous process of shifting relations of visual qualities that ...
    • Painting: Adventures in a Marginal Aesthetic

      Lyman, Abbey (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      This project explores how a relationship between consonance and dissonance can operate as a dynamic interplay that is constantly at work during the process of painting. It also explores how this interaction operates as a ...
    • Paradox: how New Zealand culture enables creativity, yet mitigates against its spread

      Hutcheson, Mike (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This practice-led thesis examines the concept of creativity in the context of contemporary New Zealand business. The thesis project comprises two complementary components. The first is a 30-minute video documentary that ...
    • Parents' perceptions of children's rights in the family setting in Auckland, New Zealand

      Robson, Jazz (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The purpose of this study is to explore parents' perceptions of young children's rights in the home setting. The research addressed parents' knowledge of children's rights, their perceptions of children's rights in the ...
    • Parents' perceptions of the s59 Crimes Act debate and law change (the "Anti-Smacking Bill")

      Page, Sharon Jane (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      On the 9th of June 2005, a private member‘s Bill to repeal section 59 of the Crimes Act was drawn from the ballot and after much public debate it came into effect as law on 21 June, 2007 as the Crimes (Substituted Section ...
    • The Passing. A metaphoric interpretation of the impermanence of the book

      Wilczynska, Karol (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis contemplates a debate. In the 1990s and the early years of this century, a number of theorists, Kernan (1990), Birkerts (2006) and Young (2007) (building on Max Nordau’s fears expressed in 1895), argued that ...
    • Passionate dedication: a qualitative and descriptive study of nurses' and hospital play specialists' experiences on a children's burn ward

      Isaac, Dorothy (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      A qualitative descriptive approach was undertaken to explore the experience of eight registered nurses and two hospital play specialists who care for children hospitalised with burn injuries. The research participants were ...
    • Pathways to principalship

      Dalgleish, Alison (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      A qualitative descriptive approach was undertaken to research what was available within the areas of advice and guidance for potential principals who wish to achieve the position of principal at secondary schools in Aotearoa ...
    • Pathways to the Paralympic Games: Exploring the Sporting Journeys of High Performance Para Athletes with a Limb Deficiency

      Hogg, Loretta Rose (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Characteristics associated with sport expertise have been well researched for able-bodied athletes, however, little has been documented for Para athletes. It is important to understand the sporting journeys of successful ...
    • Patients lived experience of momentary encounters with staff that made a difference

      Keegan, Dennice (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The nature of patient encounters in hospital accounts for hospital as a un homelike space which contributes to how encounters with staff are structured, and moments of care arise. In exploring the meaning of patients ...
    • Patterns and motifs in the Va: a Samoan concept of a space between

      Clayton, Leanne (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This project is an exploration of the endless negotiation of the va, the relationships that consistently define and redefine themselves in the space between two cultures. The va consists of relationships between people and ...
    • Patterns of identity: Textiles in Aotearoa: http://www.textiles.org.nz

      Fraser, Angela (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      Patterns of Identity: Textiles in Aotearoa (POI) is an online information resource documenting New Zealand textiles. First published in 1999 as a Web site, the POI resource was expanded in 2001 to include a textile image ...
    • Pencarrow

      Harrison, Kerry Louise (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This submission is in two parts. The first, an exegesis, sets my creative work in its literary, stylistic and social context. The second and main part of this submission is the first draft of a novel, Pencarrow, which I ...
    • People I know

      Lawrence, Carolyn Marie Firkin (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      People I Know is a conceptual visual arts project which involves collecting and archiving information with the intention of extending the notion of portraiture and identity beyond the frame of the body. The collection is ...