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.

Opinion: Tax is a topic for future Budgets
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Taxes are generally a feature of Budget day - but Massey's tax experts predict a Budget based on spending decisions, not revenue collection.
Will Labour’s first Budget whip up a storm?
Tuesday 15 May 2018
The Labour Government has signalled some big changes in priorities - and Thursday's Budget will be the first step in a long and difficult journey, says Professor Christoph Schumacher
Are you ready for the first Labour Budget?
Monday 14 May 2018
Grant Robertson's first Budget is a real-world test of the strengths and weaknesses of the government's pre-electoral commitments to its coalition partners.
A touching story of a man and a puppy
Monday 14 May 2018
Mameshiba, a 2009 film adaptation of a Japanese television series, depicts the journey of a middle-aged man and a two-month old puppy.
Suits: Co-leadership and gender in the workplace
Friday 11 May 2018
Gender is the 'elephant in the room' when it comes to any discussion about leadership. And co-leadership between men and women provides a possible solution.
NZ’s foreign aid changes welcome - but what’s next?
Thursday 10 May 2018
Winston Peters' pre-Budget announcement of a substantial increase in foreign aid spending gets a big tick from Massey Development Studies academics, but they say new priorities - from poverty...
Biomechanics Day hits the mark
Tuesday 8 May 2018
More than 1000 secondary school students took part in National Biomechanics Day last month, with Massey University and New Zealand leading the way.
Opinion: Health Minister needs courage to do things differently
Monday 7 May 2018
Professor Jenny Carryer wonders if the challenges facing the health sector keeps the Health Minister awake at night - and suggests some 'courageous' solutions to some of those challenges.
Suits: Leadership and play
Friday 4 May 2018
Einstein called it 'combinatory play' - the ability to bring together elements from multiple sources. It's a skill more leaders should hone, says Dr Ralph Bathurst.
Christchurch re-repairs just the tip of the quakeberg
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Re-doing above-ground EQC repairs has been estimated to cost over $160m, but this is only a very small part of a bigger problem, says Dr Michael Naylor.
The NZ Food Awards officially open for 2018
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Entries are now open for the New Zealand Food Awards, giving the crème de la crème of the food and beverage industry the opportunity to showcase their success and innovations.
Opinion: Does NZ need a banking Royal Commission?
Monday 30 April 2018
Australia's Royal Commission into its finance sector has revealed some shocking practices. As our largest banks are Australian-owned, do we need our own inquiry?
The ‘financialisation’ of housing
Monday 30 April 2018
Houses are no longer simply a place to live; they have become a commodity that can be traded, borrowed against and used as a way of accumulating wealth.
Massey Alumnus takes vet skills from Te Awamutu to the world
Friday 27 April 2018
Growing up in the Waikato, James Young never imagined he would one day be in China keeping 50,000 cattle healthy or performing a rectal exam on a four-tonne elephant in South Africa, but he's living...
Suits: Co-leading with the head and heart
Thursday 26 April 2018
We need leadership models that bring together thinking and feeling, Dr Ralph Bathurst says. He explains why, using popular television series Suits.
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