OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate

Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate

In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, Professor Stephen Croucher discusses how we all can combat the psychology of fear and hate.

Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Vital for healing after Christchurch will be a careful engagement with experience of managing religious diversity. Goodwill will need to be fostered in our streets and suburbs, says Dr Wil Hoverd.

Opinion: Mosque shootings - politics of hate ends our innocence

Opinion: Mosque shootings - politics of hate ends our innocence

Extremist politics, including the extreme nationalist and white supremacist politics that appear to be at the core of this attack on Muslims, have been part of our community for a long time, says Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.

Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

There are amazing teachers working within our schooling system to promote critical and creative learning - but our secondary schooling system is still oriented to what is known as"'reproductive education", says Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley.

Pūhoro challenges students with Trans-Tasman STEM programme
Monday 1 October 2018
The Pūhoro team, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, ran the Science and Engineering Challenge event for Year 10's in Manawatū and South Auckland recently.
Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight's new book celebrates the life and work of a 19th century farmer and beekeeper whose photographs captured colonial life in a remote Manawatū valley...
National Social Workers Day
Monday 24 September 2018
Associate Professor Kieran O'Donoghue commends social workers on the role they play towards personal and community transformation.
Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes
Thursday 20 September 2018
An OE starting in London is a milestone for many young Kiwis. Award-winning author and creative writing lecturer Dr Tina Makereti's new novel explores the intriguing and remarkable 'overseas...
Studying storytelling through silent comics
Thursday 13 September 2018
An avid childhood reader of Tintin, Asterix, Lucky Luke and Donald Duck, Dr Barbara Postema probably didn't envisage she would one day be paid to read and research comics.
Award winning creation of unbelievable young love
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Critically-acclaimed writer and director Makoto Shinkai, brings Your Name, an innovative tale of two total strangers with an impossible connection.
Giving Māui a Māori voice
Tuesday 11 September 2018
A new children's book re-telling the legend of Māui has just been published in English and Māori - a pleasing event for its Māori translator Dr Darryn Joseph, who says there's a...
Book explores sporting history of NZ
Thursday 6 September 2018
Historian Dr Geoff Watson's new book, Sport and the New Zealanders - A History, explores why so many are compelled to play, watch, read and talk about sport and why it is integral to our national...
Millennial ‘sex in the city’ TV series for theatre student
Friday 31 August 2018
Millennial 'sex in the city' TV series for theatre student Two socially disconnected millennials form a friendship based on sharing everything, especially men - the premise for a risqué TVNZ On...
Massey student succeeds in Chicago PR industry
Thursday 30 August 2018
While on exchange at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rose Oakley asked her guest lecturer for an internship - and scored a job at a top Chicago PR firm.
From western Iran to Wellington
Thursday 30 August 2018
Thirty-three-year-old Ali Heydari fell in love with bacteria early in his Bachelor of Science degree at Bu Ali Sina University.
Massey helps MS sufferer master mountains
Thursday 30 August 2018
Two years ago, Tracey Hall was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now, with the help of Massey staff members, Ms Hall is about to tackle her biggest challenge yet - trekking the Inca Trail to Machu...
Opinion: Iron deficiency - are you getting enough?
Monday 27 August 2018
This World Iron Awareness Week, Dr Claire Badenhorst is calling for Kiwi women to be more proactive about keeping their iron levels above the line.
German views on dietary research explored
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Nutritional Sciences PhD student Nikki Renall has recently returned from Germany, where she spent six weeks at the Max Rubner-Institut.
Opinion: Free speech or 'no platform'? - a classicist’s plea
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Classical Studies lecturer Dr Jonathan Tracy is "disturbed by the recent push toward censorship - or, in the current euphemism, "no-platforming" - of dissenting viewpoints, both at Massey and in New...
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