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    Recalibrating ‘Heroes and Villains’: Ancient Greek Literature through the Camera Lens
    (Ergon Verlag, 2023) Bakogianni A; Lindner M; Steffensen N
    Audiences’ expectations of how a hero should behave are shaped by how they measure up against characters coded as villainous. This chapter examines the interdependence of these two concepts with reference to two screen case studies with direct and indirect connections to the Trojan War as an archetype for all wars. Juxtaposing William Scofield, the accidental hero of the World War One movie 1917 (DreamWorks Pictures, 2019) with the villainous Ajax in Troy: Fall of a City (BBC/Netflix, 2018) allows us to reflect on how radically the labels of hero and villain have been recalibrated in the second decade of the new millennium. What has, however, not changed, is the ongoing role that ancient Greek literature, characters, and themes play in such conversations in our popular culture.
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    Out of sight and out of mind: The absolute importance of submarine cables to New Zealand
    (Massey University Press, 2023-11-09) Holdstock P; Moremon J; Hoverd W; McDonald D
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    Telehealth at Home: Co-Designing a Smart Home Telehealth System
    (IOP Press BV, 2021-04-19) Hunter I; Elers P; Lockhart C; Guesgen H; Whiddett D; Singh A; Maeder AJ; Higa C; van den Berg MEL; Gough C
    Increasing life expectancy and rates of chronic conditions place increasing demands on aged care health and support services. One response preferred by older adults and seen as cost effective is aging in place, whereby older people remain in their own homes and avoid aged residential care. For this to take place, it is crucial that older people maintain effective relationships with support networks and that older adults and these networks have adequate information to support patient centred health and wellness care at home. This study explored how smart home telehealth, a form of telehealth where health care is provided at a distance using smart home digital technology (sensors), could assist older people to age in place and enhance their health and wellbeing. It was a two-phase project, preceded by a workshop with experts:1) 41 interviews with older adults and their informal support networks, seven focus groups with 44 health providers working with older adults, which informed 2) a pilot implementation of a co-designed telehealth system, addressing key barriers identified in Phase 1. The system used low cost, easily accessible, and commercially available sensors, transferring information via email and/or text messaging. It was successfully piloted with five older adults and twelve of their respective support networks for six months, who reported an increased feeling of security and improved interpersonal communication. The findings indicate that smart home telehealth could assist aging in place, and the study provides insights into successful co-design of smart home telehealth services at scale that could be implemented and deployed in contexts wider than aged care.
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    Challenges and Innovations in Field Education in Australia, New Zealand and the United States
    (Routledge, 2022-03-01) Briggs L; Maidment J; Hay K; Medina-Martinez K; Rondon-Jackson R; Fronek P; Fronek, P; Smith Rotabi-Casares, K
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    Mapping Settler Gothic: Noir and the Shameful Histories of the Pākehā Middle Class in The Bad Seed.
    (Amsterdam University Press, 2022-09-12) Lawn J; Gildersleeve J; Cantrell K
    This chapter addresses the ways in which the New Zealand television series The Bad Seed (2019) narrates intersections between settler-colonial identity and social class. It makes the case that The Bad Seed sits within a line of storytelling in New Zealand settler Gothic which serves to secure innocence by presenting the relatively privileged Pākehā family as ‘middling’, vulnerable and at risk. The chapter progresses through an analysis of traumatogenic spaces, culminating at the isolated farmstead locale that is so generative to the settler Gothic imaginary. Ultimately, The Bad Seed employs mixed and hybrid genres to tell a story of Pākehā middle-class self-exculpation.
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    Measurement and reporting of heritage assets - Insights from practice in New Zealand
    (Emerald Publishing, 2022-06-22) Botica Redmayne N; Laswad F; Ehalaiye D; Caruana, J; Bisogno, M; Sicilia, M
    Accounting for heritage assets has evolved, but continuing diversity in reporting practices remains problematic. Traditional cash-based budgets, which are still common in governmental accounting in some countries, ignore heritage assets as they are non-realisable and often do not generate revenue, yet they incur cash outflows to preserve them. The adoption of accrual accounting for recording heritage assets raises technical issues of recognition and measurement of such assets, both in the balance sheet and in income statements. This chapter examines the financial reporting environment for heritage assets in New Zealand. The chapter provides evidence on the reporting practices of heritage assets by five of New Zealand’s significant museums during the period 2011 to 2020, under IAS 16 and IPSAS 17 requirements. We analyse disclosures on heritage assets in the financial reports of these museums, including accounting policies, valuation and measurement, income statement impact, and related notes. The findings suggest that, despite the existence of the IFRS (IAS 16) and IPSAS (IPSAS 17) reporting standards during this period, a variety of reporting practices exist among New Zealand museums, as heritage assets are recognised either at fair value or historical cost on the balance sheet or not recognised in the financial statements at all. These findings suggest substantial non-uniformity in the actual measurement and reporting of heritage assets and are of interest to policy makers and regulators, particularly in countries that are currently considering adoption of IPSAS.
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    Akaoraora'ia te peu 'ā to 'ui tūpuna: Culturally responsive pedagogy for cook islands secondary school physical education
    (2013-01-01) Te Ava A; Rubie-Davies C; Airini; Ovens A
    This research examines outcomes from introducing cultural values into Cook Islands secondary schools during two cycles of action research comprising planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The cultural values upon which the physical education lessons were based were: tāueue (participation), angaanga kapiti (cooperation), akatano (discipline), angaanga taokotai (community involvement), te reo Maori Kuki Airani (Cook Islands Maori language), and auora (physical and spiritual wellbeing). The cultural values were believed to be an essential element of teaching physical education but one challenge was how to assist teachers to implement the cultural values into classroom teaching as most participant teachers were not Cook Islanders. Findings from this action research project suggest that while participant teachers and community cultural experts may agree to incorporate cultural values in teaching Cook Islands secondary school students, teachers nonetheless find difficulties in implementing this objective. Copyright © The Authors 2013.
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    Balancing the scales-Nurses' attempts at meeting family and employer needs in a work-intensified environment
    (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2020-11) Harvey C; Baldwin A; Thompson S; Willis E; Meyer A; Pearson M; Otis E
    Aims This paper describes findings from a survey conducted in New Zealand exploring nurses’ decision-making about when to delay care, delegate care, hand care over or leave care undone. Unanticipated findings identified processes that nurses go through when deciding to take planned/unplanned leave when wards are constrained through budget limitations. Background Missed/rationed care is increasingly the focus of attention in international studies, identifying a complex interplay of organisational, professional and personal factors affecting nurses’ decision-making when faced with limited organisational time, human and material resources to provide care. Methods The survey presented nurses with Likert-scale questions with option for free text comments. This paper reports on the commentaries about work–life balance. Results Nurses described workload pressures that lead to rationing care affected them, and the long-term effect on them as individuals. Nurses verbalized the difficulties and associated guilt about taking leaving and sick leave when wards were short staffed. Conclusions Nurses consider how their absence will affect the workspace and their home first, considering the impact on themselves last. Implications The findings may provide valuable insights for nurse managers in relation to workforce allocations and resources where acknowledgement of work–life balance is considered.
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    They've always been here but we could not hear them. we could not see them. New degree programmes in Pacific languages at the University of the South Pacific: Stories of success and determination
    (UNESCO, 2022-05-20) Wilans F; Nicholas SA; Early R; Crocombe M; Fimone W; Dixon R; Fiu R; Gragg J; Ioane T; Jione M; Johansson-Fua S; Lisimoni-Togahai B; Lolohea A; Naisau SA; Papatua V; Rafai R; Taleo H; Taumoefolau M; Thompson T; Veikune AH
    At the University of the South Pacific’s 50th anniversary, we celebrated the introduction of degree programmes in Cook Islands Māori, Rotuman, Tongan and Niuafo’ou, Vagahau Niue, and Vanuatu Language Studies, alongside Fijian, the only language Indigenous to the region that had previously featured in our curriculum. For the first time, English is being challenged as the only language through which high-level concepts can be discussed, and through which academic research can be conducted. Pacific languages will now be taught in schools by teachers who are qualified to do so, rather than by fluent speakers trained to teach other subjects. Students can now submit assignments in their dominant language. The possibility of studying a Pacific lan-guage is becoming normalised. Our coming together here is to share the complexity of this story. We need to engage with this complexity and keep talking about why all of this matters. We need our institutional and politi-cal leaders and allies to understand that the actions we take at our university will impact the way the languages and cultures of this region are valued, used and transmitted to the next generations.