OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Lies, dam(ned) lies and flood statistics

Opinion: Lies, dam(ned) lies and flood statistics

So, another "500-year" flood event in the Bay of Plenty. The last was in 2005 at Matata. Of course, this doesn't mean that in either Edgecumbe or Matata we need to wait another 500 years before seeing a repeat of such a big event.

Japan’s good old days airbrushed to cartoonish perfection

Japan’s good old days airbrushed to cartoonish perfection

Always: Sunset on Third Street 3 is being screened early next month at Massey's Auckland campus, concluding the film trilogy which has garnered a cult following since the original film was released in 2005.

Not just guns and spies – a broader view of security

Not just guns and spies – a broader view of security

Security in the 21st century will be determined as much by tackling income inequality and diminishing natural resources as countering terrorism, according to specialists in a Massey University video series on security.

‘Goldfishing’: How to grab attention in the eight-second gap

‘Goldfishing’: How to grab attention in the eight-second gap

Never has it been less true that 'if you build it, they will come', says Dr Chris Galloway. So how do you maintain the attention of people in an age of 'info-glut'?

Secure housing for an ageing population
Monday 12 December 2016
There has been a general decline in home ownership among people in mid-life - and this is going to have a huge impact on people once they stop working.
Family violence: New Zealand’s dirty little secret
Friday 9 December 2016
Will the new Ministry of Vunerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, be enough to overturn this country's plague of child abuse? Probably not, says Dr Ruth Gammon.
Vaping, the route to a smokefree New Zealand
Friday 9 December 2016
Associate Professor Marewa Glover puts forward the case for vaping and how it could help New Zealand reach its smoke-free target.
Opinion: The Year No-one Saw Anything Coming
Friday 9 December 2016
When future generations look back on this year they will refer to it as The Year No-One Saw Anything Coming. Not Brexit, not Trump and now - in our own little antipodean way - not John Key's...
Opinion: Does the concept of disaster recovery serve us well?
Thursday 8 December 2016
In traditional models of disaster management following events such as the Kaikoura earthquake, the stage that follows response is usually labelled 'recovery'.
Growing into nationhood
Thursday 8 December 2016
New Zealanders may think of New Caledonia as simply a holiday destination, but the French territory is emerging as a new player in Pacific affairs.
Student gets taste for life at The FoodBowl
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Food Technology student Brad O'Callaghan has always had a passion for food, science and engineering, and now his career is combining the three.
Ageing with dignity is a basic right
Tuesday 6 December 2016
For many people, age is just a number. But ageing is also emerging as one of the greatest areas of inequality in our society.
Banking on our future biodiversity
Monday 5 December 2016
Craig McGill explains how the New Zealand Indigenous Flora Seed Bank Project is safeguarding New Zealand's biodiversity for future generations.
An ecologist’s dream of a predator-free NZ
Friday 2 December 2016
Can New Zealand really become predator-free by 2050? Professor Dianne Brunton gives a personal view from the frontline.
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