12 Works

February 2020 Southland flooding evacuation and response: Results of a survey

Lucy H. Kaiser, Finn R. Scheele, Sally H. Potter, Maureen A. Coomer & Joshua Stewart
In February 2020, the communities of Gore, Mataura and Wyndham in Southland, Aotearoa New Zealand, were impacted by a significant flood event, leading to a mandatory evacuation of the community and numerous flooded properties. A survey of the communities of Gore, Mataura and Wyndham was conducted in July 2020 to gather residents’ perspectives and experiences during the flooding event and ensuing evacuation. Topics included risk perception, weather and flood warnings, evacuation, impacts and demographics. Of...

Expropriation Risk and FDI in Developing Countries: Does Return of Capital Dominate Return on Capital?

M. Akhtaruzzaman, Nathan Berg & Christopher Hajzler
Previously reported effects of institutional quality and political risks on foreign direct investment (FDI) are mixed and, therefore, difficult to interpret. We present empirical evidence suggesting a relatively clear, statistically robust, and intuitive characterization. Institutional factors that affect the likelihood of an abrupt and total loss of foreigners’ capital (i.e., return of capital) dominate those that affect rates of return conditional on a strictly positive terminal investment value (i.e., return on capital). A one-standarddeviation reduction...

Price-Level Dispersion versus Inflation-Rate Dispersion: Evidence from Three Countries

David Fielding, Christopher Hajzler & James MacGee
Inflation can affect both the dispersion of commodity-specific price levels across locations (relative price variability, RPV) and the dispersion of inflation rates (relative inflation variability, RIV). Some menu-cost models and models of consumer search suggest that the RIV-inflation relationship could differ from the RPV-inflation relationship. However, most empirical studies examine only RIV, finding that RIV is high when inflation is high. We examine city-level retail price data from Japan, Canada and Nigeria, and find that...

The Role of Communication Technologies in Restructuring Pilgrimage Journeys

Reni Polus & Neil Carr

Friendship and decolonising cross-cultural peace research in Aotearoa New Zealand

Heather Devere, kelli te maiharoa, Maui Solomon & Maata Wharehoka
This article presents an account of collaborative, cross-cultural academic research related to indigenous peace traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand.1 It describes the decolonising research methodology developed by Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, kaupapa Māori and introduces kaupapa Moriori (that is being developed by Moriori researchers). We then assess how these kaupapa approaches relate to the concept of friendship articulated by Professor Preston King. We find that the collaborative model that we have developed incorporates friendship principles...

Decolonising friendship

Astrid Hanna Maria Nordin
What might it mean to decolonise friendship? This article argues that friendship studies should take ‘decolonisation’ seriously. To decolonise scholarship means not only to critique the fact that ideas and historiographies deriving from ‘Western’ thinkers and experiences have informed the basic categories of social and political thought. It also means to challenge the mechanisms that have created the dominant imaginings of friendship. Through the example of writing on friendship in international relations, the article addresses...

Book Review: D. Kaplan ‘The Nation and the Promise of Friendship’

Daniel Fridberg
AMITY: The Journal of Friendship Studies, 6(1), 139-142

'Geologic Champagne' voyage report R/V Tangaroa TAN2006: 26 June - 17 July 2020, Wellington-Wellington

Ingo A. Pecher, Jess I. T. Hillman, Bryan W. Davy, A. R. Gorman, Suzi Woelz, D. Andrew, L. Boettger, A. Dalbeth, P. Gerring, J. Hoffman, A. Macnaughtan, P. Oluwunmi, W. Quinn, A. Shorrock & M. Tankersley
Tangaroa voyage TAN2006 took place from 26 June – 17 July 2020, with an unscheduled port call in Wellington from 29 June – 1 July due to equipment problems. The voyage objectives focused on geophysical studies of seafloor pockmarks on the Chatham Rise, as well as possible pockmarks and contourite deposits in the Bounty Trough. We acquired ~800 km of 2D seismic data, ~500 km of which were in a dense grid designed for high-resolution...

Pre-historic ruptures on 2016 Kaikōura earthquake faults and implications for seismic hazard

Robert L. Langridge, Andy Nicol, David J A Barrell, P Almond, Kate J Clark & Mark W Stirling
The 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake was one of the largest and most complex on-land earthquakes ever observed globally and ruptured at least 14 faults with displacements of >1.5 m. The earthquake ruptured faults progressively from near the epicentre in the southwest on The Humps Fault in the North Canterbury (NCD) domain, northeast into the Marlborough Fault System (MFS) and on to Cape Campbell, including rupture of submarine faults and extensive uplift of...

New Zealand National Seismic Hazard Model Framework Plan

Matt C. Gerstenberger, Chris Van Houtte, Elizabeth R. Abbott, Russ J. Van Dissen, Anna E. Kaiser, Brendon Bradley, Andy Nicol, David A. Rhoades, Mark W. Stirling & K. K. S. Thingbaijam
The New Zealand National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM) Revision Project is an MBIE- and EQC-funded project and is expected to deliver a revised model by August 2022. This document presents the major components of work that the NSHM team will be undertaking over the next two years to deliver the revision. The framework has been formed via numerous working group meetings and scientific development over the past six months, including a review and revision process...

Investigations of past earthquakes on the Titri Fault, coastal Otago, New Zealand

David J. A. Barrell, Nicola J. Litchfield, Russ J. Van Dissen, N. Wang, B. I. Taylor SIlva, S. Hornblow & Mark W. Stirling
The Titri Fault is a major southeast-dipping reverse fault in coastal Otago, southwest of Dunedin. The fault is up to 90 km long and has uplifted the coastal hills between Dunedin and Balclutha. Activity on the Titri Fault was previously poorly constrained, and the fault has not previously been included in the New Zealand National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHM). Two suspected fault scarps were identified on alluvial fans along the Titri Fault and were investigated...

Teaching without a Text: Close Listening to Kamau Brathwaite's Digital Audio Archive

Jacob Edmond
New media technologies—from the tape recorder to the computer—enabled Kamau Brathwaite's revolutionary poetic approach; digital technologies likewise enable us to study and teach his groundbreaking work in new ways. This essay argues that teaching and studying Brathwaite should begin with the audible word not the written text and that digital audio archives and platforms can play a key role in enabling this approach. Digital audio archives such as PennSound and the Poetry Archive allow students...

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