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.

Conference to mark indigenous rights milestone
Wednesday 21 June 2017
To mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Massey University's Global Centre for Indigenous Leadership and the New Zealand Human Rights...
Saving the Little Penguin through kaitiakitanga
Monday 19 June 2017
Inspired by the Māori concept of kaitiakitanga or guardianship, a Massey University scientist is on a mission to help the world's smallest penguin flourish again around our coastline.
Opinion: Could UK election youth turnout be repeated here?
Friday 16 June 2017
Britain's hung Parliament has been called a political earthquake but if the seismic shifts are examined more closely it's a youthquake that has altered the Westminster landscape.
Opinion: The silence of the voices
Thursday 15 June 2017
On Saturday September 23, New Zealanders will go to the polls and vote for the 52nd Parliament. Well, some of us will. Probably fewer than did three years ago.
Education as a business is destructive policy
Thursday 15 June 2017
The Tertiary Education Union is right to criticise the Government's proposed changes to the Education Act, says Dr Damian Ruth.
Opinion: No need to panic about the future
Wednesday 14 June 2017
If TVNZ's 'What's Next?' programme has you thinking a robot will soon take your job, Dr Michael Naylor says there is no need for panic.
Scholarship provides fitting memorial
Monday 12 June 2017
Massey's College of Creative Arts has awarded the inaugural Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship to first year Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts student, Nikau Tonhihi, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki,...
Opinion: The terrorism challenge in the 21st century
Thursday 8 June 2017
The United Kingdom has endured its third terrorist attack in three months, and others have occurred in France and Australia in recent days exposing the vulnerabilities of modern liberal societies....
Geographer’s ‘foot’ notes on WWI Battle of Messines
Wednesday 31 May 2017
The discovery of an Anzac soldier's boots and foot bones six years ago at the WWI Battle of Messines site in Belgium inspired a Massey University academic to learn more about a slice of military...
Opinion: It’s just another day for smokers
Wednesday 31 May 2017
It can be confusing keeping up with what colour t-shirt, socks or nose you're supposed to put on in the morning if you're a health worker. Today is World Smokefree Day.
Opinion: Water, water everywhere
Tuesday 30 May 2017
Two environmental issues have dominated the news this election year - and both have focused on our waterways.
Opinion: Beware of politicians' education rhetoric
Monday 29 May 2017
Public education is a bit like an oil tanker: big, slow moving and only able to change direction gradually, says Professor John O'Neill.
Opinion: New Zealand’s population debate
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Challenges around housing affordability, access to employment and pressure on infrastructure are often seen as a consequence of immigration. But is this fair?
Who's NZ's anti-establishment candidate?
Tuesday 23 May 2017
What effect will the anti-establishment sentiments we've seen in the UK, Europe and the United States may have on New Zealand's election?
Animal whisperers taught human rapport
Tuesday 23 May 2017
A new training tool is being employed by Massey University to address a need for greater emphasis on high-quality vet-client communication in undergraduate veterinary training.
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