OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

From the slopes to the books and beyond

From the slopes to the books and beyond

Three years ago, Olympic freestyle skier Beau-James Wells was forced to take a year off the snow after a serious injury to his knee. He decided to study during his down time, and now, despite being back on the snow, he's also back into the books.

Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?

Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?

Japan's new emperor and new era are both nothing more than symbols. But that doesn't make them any less important to Japanese people, writes Dr Penny Shino.

Opinion: The endless challenge

Opinion: The endless challenge

Professor Jenny Carryer says the rhetoric we have heard for the past 20 years about the need to find new ways of doing things and to utilise the workforce differently is right on point.

Metiria Turei's resignation, the media and democracy

Metiria Turei's resignation, the media and democracy

The resignation of former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is an interesting case study in the role traditional and social media play in political events.

Nursing students head to Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Massey University is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference, being held in Auckland this week.
Opinion: Zimbabwe’s election and an uncertain future
Tuesday 7 August 2018
Zimbabwe held its first presidential election in nearly 30 years that did not include the country's founding leader, Robert Mugabe.
Opinion: India's politics of exclusion and hate
Thursday 2 August 2018
The National Register of Citizens in the Indian state of Assam has made four million people stateless. It shares much with Donald Trump's deportations in the United States and the treatment of...
Double jackpot for KiwiBuild winners is wrong
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Those who win the KiwiBuild lottery will buy their home at a heavy discount and sell it at full market price. That doesn't make any sense, says Dr Oscar Lau.
Want zero road deaths? Remove human drivers
Tuesday 31 July 2018
The government wants a target of zero road deaths introduced by 2020. Dr Michael Naylor reckons this will only happen if humans are removed from the equation.
Opinion: The great survivor
Wednesday 25 July 2018
It's 43 years since Winston Peters first stood for parliament, 25 years since he formed the NZ First Party. With Peters as Acting PM it's a timely opportunity to revisit his role in politics and how...
Speaking to youth about sexual health education
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Four secondary schools in South Auckland are working with researchers and one general practice to ensure messages around safe sex get through to teenagers in the most effective way.
A business mind made in New Zealand
Friday 20 July 2018
Kevin Wang Gang says his New Zealand education at Massey University helped him to become one of China's most successful venture capitalists.
Bazley report a good start, but long-term change may be elusive
Friday 20 July 2018
Dame Margaret Bazley's report into sexual harassment and bullying at law firm Russell McVeagh describes a "wicked" problem, and these are difficult to resolve.
Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story
Thursday 19 July 2018
From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli comes From Up on Poppy Hill, a uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story.
Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Earlier this month an "alt right" speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that...
Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions
Sunday 15 July 2018
From safeguarding regional Pacific security to the protection of Antartica and now climate change and cyber threats - the just-released strategic defence policy statement highlights the new and...
Should student debt be a parent's problem?
Wednesday 11 July 2018
It's the million-dollar question for many parents out there - if your child has a student loan, should you help them to pay it off? Dr Pushpa Wood gives her view.
Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Some of the world's smartest people have warned us about unchecked technological development, so we need wisdom guide the development of information systems.
Drama sheds spotlight on Japanese law and order
Monday 18 June 2018
A deep drama depicting the fears of a modern-day society, next month's Japanese film portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect...
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