Welcome to Research Bank, our open research repository that includes research produced by students and staff while affiliated with Unitec, Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), Otago Polytechnic, Toi Ohomai and Southern Institute of Technology (SIT). These institutes are part of Te Pūkenga. It is intended to facilitate scholarly communication and shared access to our research outputs.

  • Validation of the Horse Grimace Scale: Exploring the effects of training and previous experience 

    McKeown, Rochelle (2022)
    limited number of validated pain assessment tools for horses to date can complicate welfare decisions. The Horse Grimace Scale (HGS) uses different elements of facial expression (facial action units) to score the degree ...
  • I wear my pride upon my skin: Becoming more of who I am 

    Smith, Hinekura (Tertiary Education Union (TEU), 2022)
    INTRODUCTION Tua - beyond. Kiri – skin. Combined, tuakiri is a Māori (Indigenous Peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand) term for identity or that which lies beyond the skin. So, what if your skin does not match the phenotype ...
  • Moving through stories: Creating and realizing expectations in architecture 

    Anderson, James (2022)
    RESEARCH QUESTION How can the distinction between exterior and interior be leveraged to create a positive architectural dissonance and improve our emotional response to architecture? ABSTRACT Buildings are made of ...
  • Ways of knowing = [Founga ʻo ʻilo]: A knowledge hub for Tonga 

    Muller, Phillipp (2021)
    RESEARCH QUESTION How can contemporary architecture intervene in Tonga to provide a re-imagination of a library in the Pacific? ABSTRACT It was only in 2019 that the first public library in Tonga was opened. And even ...
  • Brown-Baby 

    Lealavaa, Trina (2021)
    RESEARCH QUESTION How can the integration of different creative techniques and practices contribute to the development of Pasefika visual storytelling? ABSTRACT Brown-Baby is a visual compilation of multiple art mediums ...

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