OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Proposed KiwiSaver changes good, but don’t go far enough

Proposed KiwiSaver changes good, but don’t go far enough

KiwiSaver expert Dr Claire Matthews says proposed changes to the scheme being considered by government are a step in the right direction, but could go further.

Too many caught out by insurance disclosure rules

Too many caught out by insurance disclosure rules

The law allows insurers to ask very few questions at policy creation. But is this fair if consumers are caught out for failing to disclose important information?

Chocolate milk, pie-filler and taking time-out

Chocolate milk, pie-filler and taking time-out

While most students are neck-deep in essays, Bachelor of Food Technology student Wade Harrison is currently going through the process of making flavoured-milk.

A passion for waste

A passion for waste

Bachelor of Engineering (honours) student Alison Churchouse has a passion for waste, while some might find that odd, she knows it is a growing problem that is often overlooked.

Opinion: I’ve voted – now remind me what happens next?
Thursday 21 September 2017
After an inauspicious beginning, this year's election campaign has transformed into the most gripping in living memory, says Professor Richard Shaw.
On the Fence team nominated for innovation awards
Wednesday 20 September 2017
The Design + Democracy Project has been nominated for two New Zealand Innovation Awards for their interactive online tool aimed at boosting youth voting at the general election.
Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Dr Suze Wilson says we often value 'leadership' at the expense of 'management' - and we need both, not just one or the other. Something to consider at election time.
Opinion: NZ politics’ soft neoliberal underbelly
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has asserted that 'neoliberalism has failed'. Instead, she claims, government intervention is necessary so the market will not dictate matters, says Dr Toby Boraman.
The changing face of nursing
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Nursing has changed considerably over the past 40 years, and Massey University alumna Rose Stewart has seen it all.
Keeping cyclists’ minds on track
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Warrick Wood has recently returned from Italy, where he was working with the U19 New Zealand Track Cycling Team, as mental skills coach.
Health sector under-funding unfair on patients and medical staff
Tuesday 19 September 2017
With chronic under-funding over a long period of time, it's no surprise that health sector services have become an election issue.
When Marnie was there
Friday 15 September 2017
When Marnie was there will screen at Massey University's Auckland campus at Albany on Wednesday October 4.
Opinion: How to decide who’s the best leader
Tuesday 12 September 2017
The dramatic rise in Labour's fortunes seems a pretty clear indication that, when it comes to voting, our opinion of party leaders matters.
Opinion: No 'gotcha' moment in leaders' debate
Friday 1 September 2017
Associate Professor Grant Duncan analyses the performances in last night's pre-election leaders' debate and calls it a draw.
Opinion: Why do we need governments anyway?
Friday 1 September 2017
While people may distrust or dislike 'the government of the day,' they still rely on public services, says Associate Professor Grant Duncan.
Opinion: Is NZ in for a 'pollquake'?
Thursday 31 August 2017
As we approach the general election, terms like 'pollquake' and 'youthquake' are increasingly being bandied about. But how likely is it really?
Inequality is growing, so how can we fix it?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Most of us feel that poverty is real and inequality is growing. But the good news is, policies change in response to public opinion, says Dr Emily Beausoliel.
Is funding Christchurch’s stadium a political forward pass?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Christchurch residents are faced with a $496 million question: what is a new stadium worth to them and their city? Economist Dr Sam Richardson gives his view.
NZ an emergency management magnet for US students
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Emergency and crisis management student interns from the US and Canada reckon New Zealand has plenty to offer people looking to study in the field.
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