OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Proposed KiwiSaver changes good, but don’t go far enough

Proposed KiwiSaver changes good, but don’t go far enough

KiwiSaver expert Dr Claire Matthews says proposed changes to the scheme being considered by government are a step in the right direction, but could go further.

Too many caught out by insurance disclosure rules

Too many caught out by insurance disclosure rules

The law allows insurers to ask very few questions at policy creation. But is this fair if consumers are caught out for failing to disclose important information?

Chocolate milk, pie-filler and taking time-out

Chocolate milk, pie-filler and taking time-out

While most students are neck-deep in essays, Bachelor of Food Technology student Wade Harrison is currently going through the process of making flavoured-milk.

A passion for waste

A passion for waste

Bachelor of Engineering (honours) student Alison Churchouse has a passion for waste, while some might find that odd, she knows it is a growing problem that is often overlooked.

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.
Opinion: Data deluge needs human analytical filter
Friday 12 January 2018
New Zealand faces a critical shortage of skilled practitioners able to analyse, interpret and disseminate the wealth of data needed to inform and improve health services for New Zealanders.
Opinion: Reflections from a palace in Salzburg
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Who would have thought there is an organisation whose main activity is facilitating pop-up think tanks to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern?
Opinion: Pushing limits on legal drugs tarnishes sport
Thursday 21 December 2017
The sport of cycling has suffered another blow, in the eyes of the public at least, with a "non-negative" drug test from four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.
Inmates explore morals in Greek theatre
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Is pride the ultimate crime? It is a big moral question that a group of inmates at Auckland Prison explored when they performed an Ancient Greek play using puppets, in a partnership between the...
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