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    Candidates, voters and voting in New Zealand’s 2022 local government elections
    (Tītipounamu Press, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2023) McNeill, Jeffrey; Cheyne, Christine
    Candidates, voters and voting is an open-source publication of chapters developed from papers presented at the online Local Government Elections 2022 Symposium held in February 2023. The 11 chapters explore the 2022 elections and the wider state of New Zealand local government democratic representation. Part 1 provides an overview of New Zealand local government studies. Part 2 explores candidates and issue, while the third asks who is represented. A specially prepared bibliography of Local Authority Elections, Voting, and Councillor and Candidate studies in Aotearoa provides researchers an additional resource.
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    What counts as consent? : sexuality and ethical deliberation in residential aged care : final project report 19 November 2020
    (Massey University, 2020) Henrickson, Mark; Schouten, Vanessa; Cook, Catherine; McDonald, Sandra; Atefi, Narges (Nilo)
    This report is intended as a summary of the three-year Royal Society Marsden Fund-funded project “What counts as consent: Sexuality and ethical deliberation in residential aged care” (MAU-1723). The project was funded for the period March 2018 to February 2021. The aim of the project is to interrogate and inform conceptualisations of consent in the domain of sexuality and intimacy in residential aged care. The project completed and exceeded all recruitment and participation goals. While there is a general consensus that sexuality is an intrinsic part of human identity, intimacy and sexuality in aged care remain misunderstood and contested issues. This is particularly so in respect of older persons living with dementia. Gender and sexually diverse communities constitute a significant invisible and invisibilised minority in residential aged care (RAC), and that invisibility means their intimacy needs remain largely unknown and unacknowledged. There are cultural issues in aged care unique to New Zealand: for instance, while 85 percent of residential aged care facility (RACF) residents identify as European and an estimated 5.5 percent are Mäori, 44 percent of staff identify as other than European, including 10 percent who identify as Mäori, and 10 percent Pasifika. The dominant position in the theoretical literature on the ethics of sex and intimacy is that consent is of fundamental importance. Consent has dominated not just the theoretical discourse but also public and legal discourses about the ethics of sex and therefore carers and staff make decisions based on the management of institutional risk rather than the wellbeing of the resident. Vulnerabilisation of older persons in order to protect them, however well-intended, effectively robs them of possibilities to exercise self-governance, depersonalises them, and increases their social isolation. How sexual consent in particular is conceptualised has significant ethical implications for the growing number of elders in Aotearoa New Zealand who are living with degrees of cognitive decline. The specific contribution of this project is to interpret how aged care stakeholders (residents, families, and staff) make sense of consent, to contribute substantively to ethical theory around consent, sexuality, and intimacy, and to inform practice and policy in aged care environments. The project interrogates and intends to inform conceptualisations of consent in the domain of sexuality and intimacy in residential aged care. Our goals were: (1) to analyse how people are making decisions in practice about sex and intimacy in aged care; and (2) to use this information to inform the literature on ethical theory and discourses on consent and wellbeing.
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    A Scholarly Review of Supply Chain Integration within the New Zealand Wool Industry
    (Operations and Engineering Innovation, Massey University, Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North, 2021-12) Bezuidenhout, Carel N.; Passos de Oliveira, Daniel; Black, Anthony; Murrell, Teresa; Dela Cruz, Chelsea; Vaghela, Bhavin; Kirk, Logan P.; Kathara, Rahul Dilip; Sun, Noah
    Supply Chain Integration is a vast field of study, and a Google Scholar search will reveal more than 2.7 million publications in this space. This document captures some of the core concepts when the degree of integration of a primary industry supply chain, such as the wool industry, is evaluated. The book was developed after final year students in Massey University’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programme conducted an in-depth review as part of a formal assessment. The content of the book is of a scholarly nature and caution should be practiced before any guidelines are implemented. The students studied the literature, reports, newspaper articles and accessed information on the internet. However, the most valuable source of information was through interviews with industry representatives, most noteworthy, an interactive question and answer session with wool exporter, Mr Ryan Cosgrove.
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    Plastic Legacies: Pollution, Persistence, and Politics
    (Athabasca University Press, 2021-07-13) Farrelly, T; Taffel, S; Shaw, I
    There is virtually nowhere on Earth today that remains untouched by plastic and ecosystems are evolving to adapt to this new context. While plastics have revolutionized our modern world, new and often unforeseen effects of plastic and its production are continually being discovered. Plastics are entangled in multiple ecological and social crises, from the plasticization of the oceans to the embeddedness of plastics in political hierarchies. The complexities surrounding the global plastic crisis require an interdisciplinary approach and the materialities of plastic demand new temporalities of thought and action. Plastic Legacies brings together scholars from the fields of marine biology, psychology, anthropology, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, and media studies to investigate and address the urgent socio-ecological challenges brought about by plastics. Contributors consider the unpredictable nature of plastics and weigh actionable solutions and mitigation processes against the ever-changing situation. Moving beyond policy changes, this volume offers a critique of neoliberal approaches to tackling the plastics crisis and explores how politics and communicative action are key to implementing social, cultural, and economic change.
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    A Scholarly Review of Supply Chain Integration within the New Zealand Blueberry Industry
    (School of Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Manawatu Campus, Palmerston North, 2020-12) Bezuidenhout, Carel N.; Martin, Mitchel R.; Williams, Alexander H.; Peiris, Avinash; Wood, Katherine I.A.; Zhang, Tianxin; Shea, Gabriella; Lavelua, T. David; Cosgrove, Megan J.N.; Forman, Jade S.; Paranjape, Mrunal; Kodikara, D.R. Thenuka; Dalglish, Perry; Weng, Lihong; Cosson, Isaac; Raza, Shakeela; Claydon, Jonathon E.D.; Kour, Harpreet; Kathara, Rahul Dilip; Carel N. Bezuidenhout, PhD
    Ethics and credence attributes are the humanistic basis for establishing sustainable supply chain development. It determines brand reputation, ecology and customer experience. Furthermore, good ethics and credence Attributes promote the progress of industry leadership and increase the possibility of win-win strategies, especially in terms of negotiation. Negotiation is the premise of supply chain collaboration. The purpose of collaboration is to establish a synchronized supply chain to improve the ability of industry coordination. This is also the key to creating value, and the importance of risk management cannot be ignored. It is not only a guarantee for the smooth operation of the supply chain, but also an important measure to improve the flexibility of the supply chain. Finally, the results of supply chain integration need to rely on performance metrics and benchmarking to control and improve the overall performance of the supply chain. This publication evaluates modern theories in all these areas and contextualise it to the New Zealand blueberry industry. It is important that the reader appreciates the scholarly origin of this publication.
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    Communication Issues in Aotearoa New Zealand
    (2014-12-22) Dodson, G; Papoutsaki, E
    This edited volume introduces highlights of the academic interests and research activities of a number of staff at Unitec’s Department of Communication Studies, demonstrating the breadth and scope of the engagement of this academic collective with contemporary communication issues. Edited by Giles Dodson and Evangelia Papoutsaki, it is clear from the work that communication in Aotearoa New Zealand remains complex and continually under negotiation, as this country continues to be formed and reformed by processes of cultural encounter, by political and institutional change and by voices seeking to assert, to contest and to claim their presence – to represent and to be represented within contemporary New Zealand
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    Forage plant ecophysiology
    (MDPI, 2017-08-17) Matthew, C
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    Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2
    (Massey University School of English and Media Studies, 2015-11-26) Ross, JJM
    Poetry NZ, New Zealand’s longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from this country and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers and developing writers as well as that of established leaders in the field. This issue features the poetry of Robert Sullivan, of Māori (Ngā Puhi – Ngāti Manu/Ngāti Hau – & Kāi Tahu) and Galway Irish descent. He is the Head of the School of Creative Writing at Manukau Institute of Technology in South Auckland, and has published seven poetry collections to date.
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    Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 1
    (Massey University School of English and Media Studies, 2014-10-28) Ross, JJM
    New Zealand’s longest-running poetry magazine, edited by Jack Ross, showcases new writing from this country and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers and developing writers as well as that of established leaders in the field. This issue features the poetry of Lisa Samuels, an especially innovative and experimental American poet now living in New Zealand, where she teaches at the University of Auckland.
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    Sustainable diets and biodiversity: Directions and solutions for policy, research and action
    (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012) Burlingame, BA; Dernini, S