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How prepared are small businesses for another earthquake disaster in New Zealand?
(Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, 2016-05-25)
Earthquakes are low probability, high consequence events which are known to cause significant damage. Small to medium-sized enterprises (SBEs) are particularly vulnerable to impacts arising from such disasters, including: ...
Improved extension practices for sheep and beef farmers
(New Zealand Grassland Association Occasional Publication, 2016-04-14)
Innovation is critical for maintaining New Zealand’s competitive advantage in agriculture and central to this is farmer learning and practice change. Despite the importance of farmer learning, limited research has been ...
Size and nature of the Auckland private rented sector – Implications for the spread of housing options
(Tampere University of Technology, 2016-06)
Housing scarcity and unaffordability in recent years has been a major concern in New Zealand’s major cities, especially in Auckland. The need to accommodate New Zealand’s growing population is a concern that is central to ...
The influence of age and breed of cow on colostrum indicators of suckled beef calves
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2016-07-07)
Rearing a calf to weaning is a key measure of performance in a beef breeding cow herd. Adequate intake of colostral antibodies by the calf in the first few hours of life is important for passive transfer of immunity, and ...
Improving aerial topdressing in New Zealand through particle ballistics modelling and accuracy trials
(Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Massey University, 2016-06-01)
Fixed wing aircraft are utilised in New Zealand to apply dry bulk fertiliser on hill country farms. The fertiliser is most often applied manually as a blanket rate over the entire farm. Previous study indicates that this ...
Post-disaster construction waste management strategies: Case study Canterbury earthquake
(Massey University and The University of Auckland, 2016)
Natural disasters generate enormous amounts of waste, which adversely impacts on public health and the environment. The increasing number of natural disasters has made post-disaster construction and demolition (C&D) waste ...
Grazing behaviour and species selection of heifer calves fed different forages
(The New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2016)
The aim of this experiment was to determine whether there was a difference in the behaviour of calves grazing different forages. Weaned dairy heifer calves (n = 64) were assigned to two different forage feeding treatments: ...
Measuring the spread patterns of spreaders under normal field conditions compared to test conditions
(Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, 2016-06-01)