OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Defence Capability 2019 – reading between the lines

Opinion: Defence Capability 2019 – reading between the lines

A recognition of the looming challenges facing our Pacific neighbours through climate change and pressures on maritime resources has led to a shift in focus expressed in the just-released Defence Capability Plan 2019, says Dr Wiliam Hoverd.

Magazine of memories for aged care residents

Magazine of memories for aged care residents

Meeting residents in an aged care facility and turning their conversations about the past into a magazine of memories proved to be a rewarding project for Massey University students as much as for the elderly residents they befriended.

Massey’s College of Creative Arts to visit Auckland

Massey’s College of Creative Arts to visit Auckland

Staff from Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University's College of Creative Arts in Wellington, are coming to South Auckland from the 24-26 June to meet with young creatives from secondary schools and find the next stars of art and design.

What does it take to be a manga star?

What does it take to be a manga star?

Based on the hit Japanese manga series, BAKUMAN。will be shown at Massey University's Auckland campus next month.

Opinion: New Zealand's middle distance running legacy
Monday 12 March 2018
Public reaction to the passing of Sir Roger Bannister last week highlights the important connection between sport and society.
Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches
Wednesday 7 March 2018
The Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake while at school.
The Māori economic renaissance
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion - and small and medium-sized enterprises make up the largest part.
New Zealand's neglected digital diplomacy
Tuesday 6 March 2018
When it comes to presence, creativity and engagement across different social media assets, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn't rate, says PhD student Fahad Alammar.
Jack Reacher and Thinking Inside the Box
Monday 5 March 2018
Dr Ralph Bathurst thinks the phrase 'think outside the box' is over-used and over-valued. It's better, he says, to understand your constraints and think creatively within them.
Opinion: Transgender guidelines need to be carefully considered
Monday 5 March 2018
It's better watching some sports played by women - a slightly slower-paced game can emphasise the importance of skill over power.
Jack Reacher and the Call to Leadership
Thursday 1 March 2018
In the first of five articles on leadership, Dr Ralph Bathurst uses fictional character, Jack Reacher to show why leaders must take the time to see what is hidden in plain sight.
The science of complexity
Monday 26 February 2018
Complex problems are often left to experts to 'solve'. But they tend to view the problem from a narrow-specialty perspective, says Professor Kambiz Maani.
Opinion: Is exercise the enemy?
Friday 23 February 2018
Research has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits that regular exercise has on our health.
Opinion: Alcohol harm - who pays?
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Emergency room doctors who regularly bear the brunt of alcohol intoxication have become frequent advocates for alcohol policy, Professor Sally Casswell says in her letter to the New Zealand Medical...
Tips for fast-tracking your career
Monday 19 February 2018
Massey University career development consultant Grant Verhoeven and Massey Business School lecturer Dr Luk Swiatek suggest some quick tips toward fast tracking your career in 2018. Their suggestions...
What the Year of the Dog means for NZ
Friday 16 February 2018
Associate Professor Henry Chung, an expert in marketing and Chinese culture with the Massey Business School, explains the significance of Chinese New Year - and the benefits it brings to New Zealand.
Love talking to people? Consider communication
Friday 2 February 2018
Self-confessed 'people lover' Indyah Tava'e explains why she chose to study communication.
Opinion: PM's baby news sends message on gender equality
Friday 19 January 2018
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement of her pregnancy is fabulous news that we can all celebrate and support. It sends a very empowering message to women, says Grant Duncan.
Top agriculture student shares secret of success
Friday 19 January 2018
Bachelor of AgriCommerce student James Robertson is your classic jack of all trades, but rather than mastering none, he excelled in everything he put his hand up for.
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