OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Should you give your kids pocket money?

Should you give your kids pocket money?

As director of the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre, one of the most common questions Dr Pushpa Wood gets is, 'Should I give my children pocket money?'

Suits: Where to from here for leadership?

Suits: Where to from here for leadership?

In the final instalment of his 'Suits' series, Dr Ralph Bathurst discusses how artificial intelligence will make the hero-leader irrelevant.

Opinion: Why we should care about what happens in DR Congo

Opinion: Why we should care about what happens in DR Congo

Despite its low profile in global news, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is more than just an Ebola health concern - it has strategic significance for the west and for China and is a source of valuable raw materials for high-tech industries globally.

Exploring drug availability, prices and help services

Exploring drug availability, prices and help services

Associate Professor Chris Wilkins will highlight the findings from his recent drug and alcohol research at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the Gold Coast next week.

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.
Health sector under-funding unfair on patients and medical staff
Tuesday 19 September 2017
With chronic under-funding over a long period of time, it's no surprise that health sector services have become an election issue.
When Marnie was there
Friday 15 September 2017
When Marnie was there will screen at Massey University's Auckland campus at Albany on Wednesday October 4.
Opinion: How to decide who’s the best leader
Tuesday 12 September 2017
The dramatic rise in Labour's fortunes seems a pretty clear indication that, when it comes to voting, our opinion of party leaders matters.
Opinion: No 'gotcha' moment in leaders' debate
Friday 1 September 2017
Associate Professor Grant Duncan analyses the performances in last night's pre-election leaders' debate and calls it a draw.
Opinion: Why do we need governments anyway?
Friday 1 September 2017
While people may distrust or dislike 'the government of the day,' they still rely on public services, says Associate Professor Grant Duncan.
Opinion: Is NZ in for a 'pollquake'?
Thursday 31 August 2017
As we approach the general election, terms like 'pollquake' and 'youthquake' are increasingly being bandied about. But how likely is it really?
Inequality is growing, so how can we fix it?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Most of us feel that poverty is real and inequality is growing. But the good news is, policies change in response to public opinion, says Dr Emily Beausoliel.
Is funding Christchurch’s stadium a political forward pass?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Christchurch residents are faced with a $496 million question: what is a new stadium worth to them and their city? Economist Dr Sam Richardson gives his view.
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