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Opinion: Do we need a capital gains tax?
Tuesday 19 August 2014
The introduction of a capital gains tax would be the biggest expansion to the tax base since GST - but is it really the solution to New Zealand's housing crisis?
A recipe for agrifood success
Friday 15 August 2014
With dropping milk prices currently causing alarm, it's time we asked not what we do 'instead of' dairying, but what we do in addition to it, says Professor Claire Massey.
Bats lead suspects in Ebola epidemic
Wednesday 13 August 2014
As health workers battle to contain the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, a Massey University senior lecturer in veterinary public health is warning against the mass extermination of the bats...
Opinion: NZ First’s KiwiSaver policy misguided
Sunday 10 August 2014
NZ First's new KiwiSaver policy, which allows withdrawals for education costs, could severely damage a person's financial situation at retirement, says Dr Claire Matthews.
Opinion: Do we need a Royal Commission on the public service?
Thursday 7 August 2014
The Labour Party has announced that it would establish a Royal Commission to inquire into the public service. This arises from concerns about threats to the political neutrality of public servants.
Engineering a new career
Tuesday 5 August 2014
Taking on a global challenge to help villagers in Nepal has inspired two Year 12 Albany Senior High School pupils to consider studying engineering when they finish high school.
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.
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