OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Call for global living wage gets stellar backing

Call for global living wage gets stellar backing

What does Massey University psychologist Professor Stuart Carr have in common with a bunch of A-list Hollywood actors, music celebrities and global entrepreneurs?

Opinion: Why are NZ’s literacy results so appalling?

Opinion: Why are NZ’s literacy results so appalling?

New Zealand's results in the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) are very disappointing. But they are not surprising, according to Massey literacy and teaching specialists.

Social scientist’s call on plastic glitter ban goes global

Social scientist’s call on plastic glitter ban goes global

She's really not the glitter Grinch - but those trillions of tiny, shiny flecks are a threat to marine life and human health, so it's time to ban the plastic-based kind and use biodegradable versions, says a Massey University social scientist.

Social work student relishes rare opportunity in Thailand

Social work student relishes rare opportunity in Thailand

Bachelor of Social Work student Courtney Cray was one of more than 900 students from around the globe at the 8th University Scholar Leadership Symposium held in Thailand.

Māori storytellers honoured at the Ngā Kupu Ora Awards
Thursday 9 November 2017
Māori storytellers were honoured last night at Massey University's Ngā Kupu Ora Awards: Celebrating Māori Books and Journalism.
Opinion: Housing policy goes back to the future
Friday 3 November 2017
The new Labour-led government's promise to build 100,000 homes for first-home buyers is just the latest in a long history of government intervention.
Sharing social work knowledge in rural Cambodia
Thursday 2 November 2017
Using the family-centred approach to support parents with children with disabilities is gaining momentum among Cambodian parents, says a Massey social work academic.
Student takes Pacific climate change issues to the UN
Friday 27 October 2017
The vulnerability of Pacific peoples to the impacts of rising sea levels is a pressing issue for School of Social Work student Rae Bainteiti, who recently returned from a Human Rights Council panel...
New era for China after Party Congress?
Thursday 26 October 2017
As a new era of politics unfolds here, Asia politics expert Dr Marc Lanteigne has been observing China's 19th Party Congress for policy directions and a new generation of leaders anointed this week.
Horses, changing courses and lambs in libraries
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Once her exams are completed, Bachelor of AgriScience student Becky Reith will take up a graduate role in one of the country's top plant breeding and research companies, pursuing a field that she had...
Going places – women writers and wanderers
Tuesday 24 October 2017
Author, editor, lecturer and traveller Dr Ingrid Horrocks has long been fascinated by women who travel and write, in past and modern times. Her new book, Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility,...
Opinion: Jacinda Ardern - stardust to prime minister
Friday 20 October 2017
During the dim, distant past of New Zealand's recent election campaign, soon-to-be-former prime minister Bill English grumbled that the "stardust" that was falling thick and fast on new Labour leader...
Penguins on stage and street in climate change action
Thursday 19 October 2017
Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet's most vulnerable species in this year's global Aotearoa Climate Change Theatre Action events in...
Opinion: We all want cleaner waterways
Tuesday 17 October 2017
There's a strong voice across New Zealand for clean waterways and farmers and environmentalists agree that something needs to be done.
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