OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Mastering sports event management

Mastering sports event management

A year ago, Amanda Isada was completing her Masters in Sport Management undertaking a professional practice placement with Harbour Sport and Harbour Volleyball in Auckland.

How to recover from the Christmas overspend

How to recover from the Christmas overspend

Now that Christmas is a distant memory, the credit card statements and other bills are starting to arrive. Fin-Ed Centre director Pushpa Wood offers some advice.

Opunake to Ecuador for BA grad and film-maker

Opunake to Ecuador for BA grad and film-maker

From a campaign to ban single-use plastics in a Taranaki seaside settlement to large-scale deforestation in Ecuador - Los Angeles-based Kiwi David Cranstoun Welch has forged a path making documentaries while completing a Bachelor of Arts.

Opinion: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay

Opinion: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay

We must beware of extreme ideological positions in our cannabis discussion. In particular it would be good to acknowledge the "war on drugs" is not a particularly relevant concept.

Student takes Pacific climate change issues to the UN
Friday 27 October 2017
The vulnerability of Pacific peoples to the impacts of rising sea levels is a pressing issue for School of Social Work student Rae Bainteiti, who recently returned from a Human Rights Council panel...
New era for China after Party Congress?
Thursday 26 October 2017
As a new era of politics unfolds here, Asia politics expert Dr Marc Lanteigne has been observing China's 19th Party Congress for policy directions and a new generation of leaders anointed this week.
Horses, changing courses and lambs in libraries
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Once her exams are completed, Bachelor of AgriScience student Becky Reith will take up a graduate role in one of the country's top plant breeding and research companies, pursuing a field that she had...
Going places – women writers and wanderers
Tuesday 24 October 2017
Author, editor, lecturer and traveller Dr Ingrid Horrocks has long been fascinated by women who travel and write, in past and modern times. Her new book, Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility,...
Opinion: Jacinda Ardern - stardust to prime minister
Friday 20 October 2017
During the dim, distant past of New Zealand's recent election campaign, soon-to-be-former prime minister Bill English grumbled that the "stardust" that was falling thick and fast on new Labour leader...
Penguins on stage and street in climate change action
Thursday 19 October 2017
Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet's most vulnerable species in this year's global Aotearoa Climate Change Theatre Action events in...
Opinion: We all want cleaner waterways
Tuesday 17 October 2017
There's a strong voice across New Zealand for clean waterways and farmers and environmentalists agree that something needs to be done.
Opinion: Terror and terrorism - a framework for understanding
Thursday 12 October 2017
In the wake of the worst mass shooting the United States has ever experienced, it is useful to consider the dynamics of terrorism. What is it? When is terror not terrorism?
New UN report shows one in three malnourished
Tuesday 10 October 2017
The latest High Level Panel of Experts project on nutrition and food systems has just been released.
Opinion: Why exercise must look beyond energy expenditure
Tuesday 10 October 2017
This World Obesity Day day, I think it is important to discuss one of the more commonly recognised aspects of weight management interventions: exercise.
Pet therapy for mental health
Friday 6 October 2017
University can be a stressful place and stage of life. The pressure of exams, assignments and moving away from home can all make study that much harder.
Opinion: Catalonia - catalyst for independence elsewhere?
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Whatever the outcome of the recent referendum, the Catalan cause might well be a catalyst for autonomy-seekers in Spain's Basque region - and even Scotland, says Dr Marc Lanteigne.
Opinion: Changing by degrees
Tuesday 3 October 2017
What is the value of degrees and why do we need them? And how might micro-credentials, shorter bite-sized "bits" of learning, better meet employer and student needs?
Vice-regal residence for Pacific artist
Friday 29 September 2017
Pacific multimedia artist and fashion designer Lindah Lepou is this year's Matairangi Mahi Toi Pasifika artist in residence.
What we can teach the world about decolonisation
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Māori have a lot to share with the world about decolonisation.
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