The authors in this book discuss policies and practices that relate to the provision of inclusive education for a diverse range of children in education settings in Aotearoa New Zealand: children with special educational needs; Maori and Pasifika children; those for whom English is an additional language; and, those who are gifted and talented. Reasons why these children are at risk of being academically, intellectually, culturally, physically, socially and emotionally excluded are explored. Each chapter concludes with questions to... read more
This book contains a selection of addresses by Nicholas Tarling, Professor of History, broadcaster, and sometime actor, now Fellow at the New Zealand Asia Institute at the University of Auckland. Many were given while Nicholas was the University’s Public Orator, and honoured such figures as Dean Martin Sullivan, Kendrick Smithyman, Sir Lewis Ross, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Maurice Paykel, Dame Dorothy Winstone, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamed, H.E. Mme Sadao Ogata, Paakariki Harrison, Sir Donald McIntyre, Sir Miles Warren a... read more
There has been much media activity both in the press and on Radio since the Canterbury earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011. The two-year aftermath of those earthquakes offered the Author a rare opportunity to examine aspects that the media did not cover, such as the national policies and effectiveness of government funding and management of catastrophe on a national scale. She has also made an appraisal of the performance of the corporate insurance industry involved in the event. Her findings are both surprising and d... read more
This book addresses a major gap in knowledge about what it means to be released from prison in New Zealand. It reports on released prisoners' experiences during their first year of transition from prison. It identifies the obstacles to (re)settling in a community and desisting from reoffending, and the crucial support provided by NGOs. It shows how political rhetoric, Corrections' policies and practices and ex-prisoners' social, economic and personal circumstances complicate the transitional process. It highlights the need for a ... read more
This book - through having the reader 'eavesdrop' on the conversations of five 'kiwi' men who meet regularly in a sports bar and talk about their relationships - provides a unique insight into the 'masculine empire' of superiority and entitlement. It shows how men approach intimate relationships, their allegiance to their like-minded 'mates', and the role these men play in bolstering each other's need to be in charge of their women and their homes, capturing women in oppressive situations. It flips explanations for violence from... read more
New Zealand is one of the classic immigrant-dependent societies but the nature of migrant flows into the country has changed dramatically since the 1960s. The historic reliance on immigrants from the UK and Ireland was supplemented and then replaced by migrants from elsewhere in the Pacific and then globally, especially from Asia. These changes not only altered New Zealand's demography but also the nature of community life and cityscapes, how diversity has been understood and experienced, and the shape of economic participation - o... read more
A new edition of a book (2003) that has an established position as an excellent guide to the law for counsellors and other social service and health practitioners. It has proven equally relevant for experienced and students engaged in counsellor. This updated edition (2012) provides a comprehensive overview of the law as it affects all aspects of counselling and offers practical guidelines. It is an invaluable resource and reference tool for a broad range of counselling and health practitioners. It is written in clear and accessi... read more
Pineaha Murray is an elder of Ngāti Kurī of the Far North and in this personal account he tells of his ancient forebears’ place in the northern tip of NZ - the Three Kings, Tom Bowling Bay and Parengarenga Harbour. Memories, history, myths and legends unfold and provide a rich personal story and a social history of northern communities.
A warm classroom climate enhances the learning and social behaviour of primary (elementary) school children. But how can a busy teacher create such a positive emotional atmosphere? Evans and Harvey, from the School of Psychology, Massey University, supported by a diverse team of experienced educators in New Zealand schools, propose a model of teachers’ emotional characteristics that can be readily individualised for different teaching styles. They describe a programme of research on how to create natural, positive teacher&nda... read more
This extraordinary but true story of Sister Teresa Grigolini, missionary in the Sudan from 1878, is both an uplifting heroic one and a dark and terrible one. Captured by the Islamist Mahdists in 1882, this Nun and others of her community became slaves, constantly abused and threatened with death, over what became interminable years. Some of them died in these appalling conditions, but no threat could persuade them to give up their faith as was demanded constantly of them.
The personal and tragic life events of Teresa Grigolin... read more
Jim Weir joined the New Zealand Foreign Service in 1947. His career included periods as High Commissioner and Ambassador and this book highlights some of the people, places and events in his diplomatic career. It also dips into New Zealand's post-War political history and its place in the world. This is a book rich in anecdote and is a perceptive and often amusing read.
Nicholas Tarling's second volume of memoirs, beginning with the 1980s and early 1990s. Tarling was involved in the struggle with the governemnt and its agencies over university 'reforms', with the attempt to keep the Mercury Theatre afloat, and with the founding of what became New Zealand Opera. Tarling was among the top brass at the University of Auckland and continued to teach, research and write.
An essential resource for those involved in preparing or presenting work for publication in print or on the web: extensive guide to current conventions of written English; defines the differences between English in Aotearoa New Zealand and America; explains the use of Maori in English-language texts; explains and illustrates editing markup conventions and preparing copy for print; combined index/glossary provides a quick reference tool.
Essays and personal narratives contributed by fifteen writers reflect upon the diversity and complexity of Asian experiences, examine geographical, social and cultural locations and different perspectives in which Asia is actualised, embodied and imagined. Different ethnic and national groups are discussed, including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Maori and Pakeha.
This accessible guide locates ethical practice in the context of New Zealand's Treaty-based culture, law and legal systems, and the New Zealand Association of Counsellors' Code of Ethics. A wide range of practitioners discuss ethical dilemmas that challenge them in their daily work.
A fascinating insight into early New Zealand history. Draws on letters between Deighton and government officials: Deighton, from Cambridge, England, was the first ashore from the first ships which landed off Petone in Wellington Harbour in 1840; he held land orders from the New Zealand Company and fought in the Maori wars; he became an interpreter and a resident magistrate; he served as a magistrate and Native Land Court Judge in the Chatham Islands; he wrote the first Moriori dictionary (included in appendices); letters provide in... read more
this way: covering/uncovering tadeusz borowski’s this way for the gas, ladies and gentlemen is a scholarly work that uses Borowski’s stories to explore the relationship between verbal and visual representations of war and genocide through critical analysis of the entries in an international competition for a new cover for Borowski’s book. This Way includes an extensive critical apparatus: foreword, introduction, academic essays, commentaries on the book covers, afterword, and notes. Authors and advisors include no... read more
A poignant and well-researched history of Green Lane's cardio-thoracic unit: of interest to those who worked at, or have links to, Green Lane Hospital; personal stories, recollections and photographs are included; covers societal issues and the development of New Zealand's health services; describes the evolution of heart surgery in New Zealand; captures the highs and lows, the team work and camaraderie of nurses and doctors.
Angies first volume of plays, Plays for Physical Theatre, has had great success in New Zealand and Australia. Numerous productions have been staged in schools, community theatres and tertiary institutions. This second volume of physical theatre plays provides greater choice and variety than the first, with the inclusion of texts designed for use in classroom and workshop scenarios as well as for public performance. The six plays in this volume are designed for a broad spectrum of age groups, but are likely to have particular app... read more
Essential reading for financial advisers, insurers, bankers and students. New Zealand has long needed a book that presents in easy-to-read language its own risk management and insurance environment. The second edition of Risk Management and Insurance in Zealand updates the successful fi rst edition, the first written for those studying or working in the New Zealand insurance industry.