OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist

Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist

Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit. For years, tertiary education policy has sought to create and expand a marketplace where the learning opportunities necessary to deliver such profits are supplied and purchased.

Opinion: She’ll be right. Won’t she?

Opinion: She’ll be right. Won’t she?

A month in, and the damage caused by the presidency of Donald Trump is piling up. Three features of the new administration's conduct stand out for those who work in New Zealand's universities: its tenuous relationship with the truth, bludgeoning disregard of evidence and argument with which it disagrees; and antediluvian views on the nature and role of science.

The legend ends - Japanese film epic

The legend ends - Japanese film epic

The thrilling conclusion to the blockbuster Rurouni Kenshin live-action trilogy will be screened at Massey's Auckland campus next month, as part of the free monthly Japanese film nights.

Opinion: NZ should look before it leaps into an EU trade deal

Opinion: NZ should look before it leaps into an EU trade deal

Dr Mark Avis questions the timing of the EU's sudden interest in a trade deal with New Zealand - and advises caution.

Missed opportunities for NZ agri-food sector
Monday 21 November 2016
More than four years after an independent report on the future of New Zealand's agri-food sector, the sentiment remains the same - the future is here, and urgent action is needed.
HIV ignorance isn't bliss
Monday 21 November 2016
A Massey University academic specialising in research on HIV/AIDS says the disease will endure as long as there is stigma, ignorance and a lack of political will to tackle it.
Māori mentors make their mark
Friday 18 November 2016
A friendly phone call can make all the difference to a student trying to navigate university study by distance.
How can we re-engage a disconnected electorate?
Friday 18 November 2016
The Brexit vote and US election result show how disconnected broad sections of the public have become with traditional politics. Is there a way forward?
Who will win the 2017 election and why?
Thursday 17 November 2016
All indicators suggest the National Party will win a fourth term in 2017 - and it's probably too late for the Labour to do anything about it, says Professor Claire Robinson.
Quakes reinforce need for emergency water supplies
Thursday 17 November 2016
This week's devastating earthquakes are a blunt warning to householders to prepare for the worst and ensure they have an adequate supply of emergency water.
Is vegetable protein NZ’s agri future?
Wednesday 16 November 2016
If we are to meet our climate change obligations, there will have to be big changes in our agricultural sector, says Professor Ralph Sims.
Paradise lost: planning for climate refugees
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Many low-lying islands in the Pacific will be under water by 2050, yet there is no coordinated plan for assisting up to 1.7 million displaced people, many of who will be looking to New Zealand for...
More resources needed for COPD sufferers
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Tomorrow marks World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day - a condition that affects thousands of New Zealanders, yet most have never heard of it.
On the frontline in the Anthropocene
Monday 14 November 2016
Finding solutions to the wicked problems thrown up by climate change in the 'age of humans' requires a collaborative approach, says Professor Bruce Glavovic.
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