OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Free speech or 'no platform'? - a classicist’s plea

Opinion: Free speech or 'no platform'? - a classicist’s plea

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 Zealand and the Western world as a whole."

Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death

Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death

From director Yojiro Takita comes Departures, an emotive story of a man coming face to face with his own Japanese culture.

An alternative to KiwiBuild that makes economic sense

An alternative to KiwiBuild that makes economic sense

KiwiBuild will transfer enormous wealth from the public to the lucky few, Dr Oscar Lau says. He outlines an alternative and fairer way of offering affordable housing.

Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

The impact of rapid technological change on everything from the environment to mental health, jobs and online privacy was the hot topic at a symposium for Taranaki teenagers hosted by Massey University in New Plymouth recently.

Opinion: Does NZ need a banking Royal Commission?
Monday 30 April 2018
Australia's Royal Commission into its finance sector has revealed some shocking practices. As our largest banks are Australian-owned, do we need our own inquiry?
The ‘financialisation’ of housing
Monday 30 April 2018
Houses are no longer simply a place to live; they have become a commodity that can be traded, borrowed against and used as a way of accumulating wealth.
Massey Alumnus takes vet skills from Te Awamutu to the world
Friday 27 April 2018
Growing up in the Waikato, James Young never imagined he would one day be in China keeping 50,000 cattle healthy or performing a rectal exam on a four-tonne elephant in South Africa, but he's living...
Suits: Co-leading with the head and heart
Thursday 26 April 2018
We need leadership models that bring together thinking and feeling, Dr Ralph Bathurst says. He explains why, using popular television series Suits.
PhD student gives keynote presentation in the Philippines
Thursday 26 April 2018
PhD student Chris Vogliano recently gave a keynote presentation at the 63rd annual symposium for the National Dietetics Association of the Philippines.
Opinion: Is it time to reconsider NZDF's Taji deployment?
Tuesday 24 April 2018
In the upcoming months, the Government will begin to consider whether to extend the New Zealand Defence Force deployment of military trainers to the Taji military camp in Iraq. It's something visting...
A true love story
Friday 20 April 2018
Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period in Japan, the Funaki family have swapped swords for kitchen knives in 2013 film A Tale of Samurai Cooking.
Massey’s first retail graduates hit the market
Monday 16 April 2018
The first cohort of graduates from Massey's Bachelor of Retail and Business Management crossed the stage at this morning's Auckland graduation ceremony.
Te Rau Puawai earns top marks
Monday 16 April 2018
With an average pass rate of 95 per cent, Te Rau Puawai programme has achieved phenomenal academic success for its students, but more importantly has had a far reaching impact on Māori mental...
Jack Reacher’s Thoughts About Leadership
Wednesday 11 April 2018
In the final instalment of his Jack Reacher series, Dr Ralph Bathurst explains why leaders can sometimes be the the problem.
Facing the future – young leaders front up
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Iraia Nuku wants to set up a youth centre in his home town of Kawerau, while Serena Findlay hopes young people in Otaki will add their views and voices to community developments.
What Suits teaches us about better leadership models
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Suits characters Harvey Specter and Mike Ross are a highly successful double act, but they also embody the concept of co-leadership, says Dr Ralph Bathurst.
Bigger, better Biomechanics Day
Thursday 5 April 2018
Thousands of students around the country are taking part in National Biomechanics Day next week, joining a growing global movement to teach school children more about biomechanics.
Why do leaders resign in the face of trouble?
Thursday 5 April 2018
The resignation of Sir Ralph Norris as board chair of Fletcher Building in February raises interesting questions about the role of leadership in times of crisis.
Model for vulnerable youth shines in real world
Wednesday 4 April 2018
A framework for people working with vulnerable youth, based on research and expertise from the School of Social Work, is being labelled "unique", "logical" and "easy to navigate" by a youth service...
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