OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: I’ve voted – now remind me what happens next?

Opinion: I’ve voted – now remind me what happens next?

After an inauspicious beginning, this year's election campaign has transformed into the most gripping in living memory, says Professor Richard Shaw.

Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'

Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'

In June of this year Professor Claire Robinson asked the question as to whether the 'youthquake' that shook the Westminster landscape following the British election would happen here in New Zealand?

Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?

Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?

Dr Suze Wilson says we often value 'leadership' at the expense of 'management' - and we need both, not just one or the other. Something to consider at election time.

On the Fence team nominated for innovation awards

On the Fence team nominated for innovation awards

The Design + Democracy Project has been nominated for two New Zealand Innovation Awards for their interactive online tool aimed at boosting youth voting at the general election.

Opinion: No 'gotcha' moment in leaders' debate
Friday 1 September 2017
Associate Professor Grant Duncan analyses the performances in last night's pre-election leaders' debate and calls it a draw.
Opinion: Why do we need governments anyway?
Friday 1 September 2017
While people may distrust or dislike 'the government of the day,' they still rely on public services, says Associate Professor Grant Duncan.
Opinion: Is NZ in for a 'pollquake'?
Thursday 31 August 2017
As we approach the general election, terms like 'pollquake' and 'youthquake' are increasingly being bandied about. But how likely is it really?
Inequality is growing, so how can we fix it?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Most of us feel that poverty is real and inequality is growing. But the good news is, policies change in response to public opinion, says Dr Emily Beausoliel.
Is funding Christchurch’s stadium a political forward pass?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Christchurch residents are faced with a $496 million question: what is a new stadium worth to them and their city? Economist Dr Sam Richardson gives his view.
NZ an emergency management magnet for US students
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Emergency and crisis management student interns from the US and Canada reckon New Zealand has plenty to offer people looking to study in the field.
Opinion: Is Jacinda the real deal?
Monday 28 August 2017
The Jacinda-mania New Zealand has experienced since the Labour Party decided to replace its leader says much about the way we view our leaders.
The Māori election
Wednesday 23 August 2017
In 2005, Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples galvanised the Māori vote behind the independent voice of the Māori Party.
Qatar cauterised? - Gulf diplomatic crisis in focus
Monday 21 August 2017
Global attention has been fixated lately on the sabre-rattling tensions between newly-nuclearised North Korea and the super-powered United States. Meanwhile, over the past two months, the Middle East...
Prosperity without equality is nothing to be proud of
Monday 21 August 2017
New Zealand tops the Legatum Prosperity Index, but we also have one of the fastest growing rates of inequality in the OECD, says Professor Christoph Schumacher.
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