• Rotation correction for license plate recognition

      Li, Piyuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The focus of this thesis is on reliable and robust license plate recognition (LPR). The technology is currently in operation that both the quantity and quality-based approaches are needed. The entire procedure of license ...
    • Rubber based resistance and the bench press exercise: force and power outputs

      Godfrey, Adam Ernest (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The application of rubber based resistance (RBR) to traditional isoinertial resistance exercises as a method of manipulating exercise kinematics and kinetics has gained popularity within the strength and conditioning ...
    • Rules and Rebellion: an exegesis to Gauntlet Road

      Seligman, Melanie (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      I have taken an autoethnographic approach in my exegesis and split it into three parts. First of all, I contextualise my thesis in terms of genre and influences. My aim is to explain its conceptual framework. I give a brief ...
    • Run Like You’re on Fire

      Bolla, Aliya (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      This thesis consists of practice-led research in the form of a full-length script for a feature film [or pilot for television, or play for the theatre]; plus a 6000-word essay (exegesis). A summary of the script is as ...
    • Rupture and Reparation: In Painting

      Wood, Denny Janice Carol (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This practice-led project explores rupture and reparation in the process of painting whereby material interventions are influenced by the intuitive decisions, or inclinations, arising from the artist’s perception of what ...
    • Rupturing vIrtual space

      Nathan, Ratema Rex Wayne (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This document details the research and ideas which have informed the development of my art practice. My practice is concerned with the implications of persistent mediation by the ubiquitous technologies of the virtual ...
    • Rural tourism development in the eastern Hokianga area

      Eruera, Alice (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      Rural Tourism is increasingly being used as a development strategy to improve the social and economic well being of rural areas. Rural Tourism encompasses a huge range of activities, natural or manmade attractions, amenities ...
    • Rwandan teachers’ enacted beliefs

      Brandon, Rebekah (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Pajares (1992) states that “beliefs teachers hold influence their perceptions and judgments, which, in turn, affect their behavior in the classroom” (p. 307). This thesis aims to bridge the gap that exists in the literature ...
    • Safe enough? The working experiences of New Zealand children

      Anderson, Danaё Meredith (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      ‘Serious work in social legislation begins always with the protection of children’ Albert Thomas, first director of the ILO (ILO, 1931: i) The experience of New Zealand children in their working lives is a traditionally ...
    • Safe practices and methods of sharps waste disposal in health facilities in the Western Highlands province of Papua New Guinea

      Kerepa, Sabina Benesa (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Safe practice and use of appropriate methods for safe management and disposal of sharps waste are important infection control and prevention activities in health care facilities around the world including those in Western ...
    • Safety Screening of Auckland's Harbour Bridge Movable Concrete Barrier

      Rathee, Munish (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      A moveable concrete barrier on the Auckland Harbour Bridge facilitates traffic flow control and optimisation. The concrete barrier's block segments are inter-connected with metal pins, which sometimes can pop out of their ...
    • Sailboat and Kayak Detection Using Deep Learning Methods

      Luo, Ziyuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      Visual object recognition is one of the most important and tough problems in computer vision. It targets various visual objects within realistic and real-time images. In depth, deep learning has become a powerful method ...
    • Sailitofa: Samoan-born teachers’ perspectives of ICT in Aoga Amata

      Kesi, Fa'atamalii (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The rapid growth of information communication technology (ICT) is evident in our society today. Few studies in early childhood education (ECE) have been accumulated to explore the relevancy in the integration of ICT in ...
    • Salt of our blood

      Elsmore-Neilson, Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      My creative work of the heroine's journey in Salt Of Our Blood originated when I noticed the absence of independent strong matriarchal characters and realized the predominance of the stories of patriarchal male heroes such ...
    • Sam and Susana

      Heath, Tim (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      My novel, ‘Sam and Susana’ is set in Auckland in 1968. The story centres on the developing relationship between two students: Sam, a 21 year old from a middle class palagi family, and Susana, a Samoan girl from Otara. When ...
    • Sand Dune Vegetation Monitoring and Assessment Using UAV Remote Sensing: A Case Study for Karekare Beach Auckland Region New Zealand

      Bilkey, Joshua Glyn (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      There has been a rapid amount of ecosystem and biodiversity loss globally. Coastal ecosystems such as sand dunes have been particularly at risk, from climate change, residential intensification and invasive species (Haddad ...
    • ‘Sandcastles’ & ‘The Postmodern Rules For Family Living’

      Fee, Roderick Harold (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      The exegesis accompanies a thesis, the latter being the portfolio of work consisting of two parts, each being a completed first draft of a novel written during the Masters of Creative Writing course: Part 1: ‘Sandcastles’ ...
    • Santa Course

      Cheung, Chi Tat Joseph (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The fantasy novel Santa Course, begins with the main character, Leslie Florence, content, and living in Auckland. He has a good job as a civil pilot, a lovely wife Laura and a lovely son Jack. One evening, Leslie goes ...
    • Savages

      Wells, Caleb (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      A discussion and comparison of a selection of films with regards to context, culture, and genre to provide insight into 'SAVAGES', a new screenplay discussed in the second half. SAVAGES is a story of a wealthy family ...
    • Savings for Irrational Humans: A Design Meets Psychology Approach

      Harvey, Kirsty Eleanor (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      ‘Being good with money’, making good financial decisions or managing money well sounds relatively simple, or at least a simple problem to fix. We all know we should probably budget, shouldn’t spend beyond our means or get ...