Feature stories

Downed Malaysian plane could impact NZ economy
Wednesday 23 July 2014
The shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over Ukraine may yet have an impact on New Zealand's economy, says a Russian economist from Massey University.
Opinion: Where are the nation builders?
Tuesday 15 July 2014
Elections allow us to choose our government. But how do we make an informed choice? Which party and politicians will rise above the political rhetoric to demonstrate true leadership?
Opinion: Rules, principles and principals
Friday 11 July 2014
The director of Massey's mediation service gives her view on the Lucan Battison hair cut saga and why principles matter more than rules.
PISA shows big gap in student financial literacy skills
Thursday 10 July 2014
The PISA financial literacy study has highlighted a huge gap between the highest and lowest performing students in New Zealand, says Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood.
Want youth to vote? Make politics fun
Tuesday 8 July 2014
Two young designers from Massey's College of Creative Arts give their view on why youth voter participation levels are currently so low and how we might begin to reverse the trend.
'Ravaged beauty' of Manawatu environment in print
Thursday 3 July 2014
A history of the dramatic changes undergone by the Manawatū landscape, particularly over the past 150 years, will be launched next week.
Brazil: the sleeping dairy giant
Tuesday 1 July 2014
New Zealand outperforms Brazil in milk production, if not football. But the question, asks Shaun Neeley, is how long can our dairy sector continue to do so?
Hiking top tax rate is old thinking
Friday 27 June 2014
Labour's plan to increase the top marginal tax rate suggests the party's thinking is stuck somewhere back in the 1960s, says taxation lecturer Patrick Flannery.
Indian students interviewed about choosing Massey
Friday 27 June 2014
International Postgraduate Diploma of Journalism student Sai Raje was on the other side of the camera recently when a reporter from Indian mass-circulation newspaper The Telegraph visited the...
The fantasy of perfect bodies and perfect taxes
Thursday 26 June 2014
Should sugary drinks be taxed? It's certainly easy to see the case for doing so - but let's make the decision because of the diseases they cause, not obesity.
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