Author Archives: Julie


I have not been keeping this website up to date but I promise to be better in the future. The past ten months have been busy, I am still at the University but I changed research projects and have some … Continue reading

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Community Midwifery Practice at Royal Darwin Hospital

Today is the start of the third trimester. In less than 3 months we should be meeting the new bub. When we arrived in Darwin I did not understand how the health care system worked and I had trouble finding … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure

In addition to our move to Darwin and new jobs, Jeff and I have been working on another project. This project has caused me to switch from running to swimming and often makes me crave funny foods . I will … Continue reading

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Scenes from My Commute

It has been a few months since I posted anything but there have been some big changes. I submitted my thesis in June, took a quick trip home to see family and now Jeff and I are living in Darwin, … Continue reading

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How Not to Design a Survey

Roy Morgan, I will not be completing your survey. Are companies actually paying money for your survey results? The survey is poorly designed and it is hard to imagine you are gathering useful and accurate information from a relevant cross-section … Continue reading

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Reservation Price Infographic

This month has been the busiest of my academic career. I am planning to submit my PhD thesis at the end of June and I am creating a poster for the┬áNew Zealand Institute of Forestry Conference┬áin early July. The two … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes to the ETS

The New Zealand government reviewed the ETS legislation in 2011 and today they released the following recommendations. They are asking for feedback so have a look at their document and let them know what you think. I have outlined the … Continue reading

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My dad was an environmental engineer that worked for the government in groundwater issues, specifically nonpoint source pollution. My siblings and I all share memories of more than a few tours of water treatment plants on family holidays. Growing up … Continue reading

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500 Days of Earthquakes

The Press had an article about the Canterbury earthquakes with some interesting statistics. Christchurch had more than 9500 earthquakes in the past 500 days. We had an average of one earthquake of magnitude 3+ every FOUR hours. No wonder none … Continue reading

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Forestry Fleece Jackets

The School of Forestry jumpers we ordered arrived. They arrived in less than two weeks and look terrific. I think the logo turned out especially nice. I was expecting just a white logo but the touch of grey and green … Continue reading

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