OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Tips for fast-tracking your career

Tips for fast-tracking your career

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 about how to get your career firing on all cylinders, are based on thousands of hours of running career coaching, leadership development programmes and research. Here are three:

What the Year of the Dog means for NZ

What the Year of the Dog means for NZ

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

Love talking to people? Consider communication

Self-confessed 'people lover' Indyah Tava'e explains why she chose to study communication.

Opinion: PM's baby news sends message on gender equality

Opinion: PM's baby news sends message on gender equality

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.

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.
Opinion:Rethinking Politics - is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?
Friday 22 September 2017
Negotiation and compromise might become centrally important tenets in politics if National and Labour joined forces, rather than the self-aggrandising, winner-take-all approach that has dominated...
Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'
Thursday 21 September 2017
In June of this year Professor Claire Robinson asked the question as to whether the 'youthquake' that shook the Westminster landscape following the British election would happen here in New Zealand?
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.
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