OPINION AND FEATURES

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Five common money mistakes

Five common money mistakes

To mark Money Week 2015, Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood outlines the five most common mistakes she sees people make with their money.

Himalayan challenge a dream for BA grad

Himalayan challenge a dream for BA grad

When BA graduate Nick Allen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) five years ago, he felt his life was practically over. Five years on, he is out of his mobility chair, super-fit and on a mission to climb Himalayan peaks for his campaign to raise awareness - and funds - to help other MS sufferers follow their dreams.

‘Silver economy’ – a silver bullet for regions?

‘Silver economy’ – a silver bullet for regions?

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, a sociologist and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, has been generating debate about the challenges of the future for regions.

Opinion: Thinking skills needed as much as trades training

Opinion: Thinking skills needed as much as trades training

To become an innovation-led economy in New Zealand we need to value and prioritise the sorts of the skills students learn when they undertake, say, a Bachelor of Arts (BA), says Associate Professor Richard Shaw.

Five common money mistakes
Wednesday 2 September 2015
To mark Money Week 2015, Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre director Dr Pushpa Wood outlines the five most common mistakes she sees people make with their money.
Himalayan challenge a dream for BA grad
Sunday 30 August 2015
When BA graduate Nick Allen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) five years ago, he felt his life was practically over. Five years on, he is out of his mobility chair, super-fit and on a...
‘Silver economy’ – a silver bullet for regions?
Friday 14 August 2015
Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, a sociologist and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, has been generating debate about the challenges...
Opinion: Thinking skills needed as much as trades training
Tuesday 4 August 2015
To become an innovation-led economy in New Zealand we need to value and prioritise the sorts of the skills students learn when they undertake, say, a Bachelor of Arts (BA), says Associate Professor...
Johnny Enzed – the truth of war in soldiers’ words
Sunday 2 August 2015
What was it really like to fight in the First World War? Testimonies from more than 2000 letters, diaries and journal entries of New Zealand soldiers who served in the Great War (1914-1918) provide...
Opinion: National levy needed to reduce plastic plague
Wednesday 29 July 2015
Environmental anthropologist Dr Trisia Farrelly says a national levy on plastic bags could be complemented by a nation-wide recycling scheme for soft and single-use plastic.
Mandatory registration of social workers overdue
Friday 24 July 2015
The Private Member's Bill pulled from the ballot today requiring mandatory registration of social workers has met with approval from Massey's head of the School of Social Work.
Opinion: Iran's nuclear deal, a sign of hope
Friday 17 July 2015
The signing of the nuclear deal between Iran and the group of world powers known as the P 5+1 represents a satisfying conclusion to 12 years of intense negotiations. It is deservedly being hailed as...
Strong response in China to property investment claims
Thursday 16 July 2015
Social media sites and news agencies in China are running hot with feedback in reaction to suggestions overseas-based Chinese investors have an undue influence on the Auckland property market.
Opinion: Strategic paths to adding value
Thursday 16 July 2015
Professor Hamish Gow outlines three key ways for agricultural businesses to add value to their products in a sustainable way.
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