Research Completed

This section includes abstracts of completed and published research. This section encourages the submission of a wide range of research publication types from conference PowerPoint presentations to peer-reviewed journal articles and including publications in draft and in press.


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Physical activity in New Zealand preschoolers: amount, associations, and accounts  (2008)

Oliver, M.

Improving physical activity (PA) participation is a public health priority in developed and developing countries to curb the substantial and growing prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases. Early... read more

A human rights-based approach to the discourses governing active recreation in New Zealand  (2010)

Gillon, P.

Public policy is an ever changing field with practitioners struggling to find the best ways to develop and implement their policies. Auckland City Council’s Community Services and Recreation... read more

A discourse analysis of post-World War Two outdoor education practice in New Zealand  (2011)

Hollingsworth, R.

The focus of this study is to understand current outdoor education practice in New Zealand, using the methodology of Foucauldian discourse analysis. The French philosopher Michel Foucault reasoned... read more

The influence of perceived risk on participation in outdoor education activities by pre-teen age schoolchildren in New Zealand  (AUT)

Jones, M. L.

Outdoor education is a formal part of the New Zealand school curriculum under the auspices of Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC). Anecdotally New Zealand parents and teachers are becoming more... read more


Booth, K. et al

This report applies the method for significance assessment outlined in a companion report, A significance assessment method for river values (Hughey et al., 2009). Its purpose is to provide a case... read more

Tourism and Recreation in New Zealand’s Natural Environment: A Bibliography and Research Synthesis  (2007)

Booth, K. & Mackay, M.

This report presents a literature review and synthesis of published research about tourism and recreation in New Zealand’s natural environment. Keywords: Tourism, New Zealand, Natural... read more

Conservation Benefits of Public Visits to Protected Islands  (1995)

Cessford, G.

  Managers are often concerned about the negative impact of humans on conservation islands. However, it is also important to consider the alternative – the positive impact of conservation... read more

Impacts of mountain bikes a review and discussion  (1995)

Cessford, G.

This review was undertaken to aid Department of Conservation managers in their consideration of mountain biking issues. The recommendations of the review are advisory in nature, and do not represent... read more

Great Walk Visitor satisfactions, impact perceptions, and attitudes toward management options Surveys  (1998)

Cessford, G.

Walkers on the  were surveyed during 1994, as part of a wider study of track users in New Zealand. Their visit evaluations were highly positive, suggesting little dissatisfaction or any... read more

Visitor satisfactions, impact perceptions, and attitudes toward management options on the Rakiura Track  (1998)

Cessford, G.

Walkers on the Rakiura Track in Stewart Island were surveyed during January and February 1994, as part of a wider study of track users in New Zealand. Their visit evaluations were highly positive... read more

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