OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership

Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership

A partnership of 21 years has ended with the departure of popular Manawatū campus dining hall staff member Pam Mills last Friday.

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Ah, the proverbial academic conference - for Classical Studies lecturer Associate Professor Gina Salapata a recent trip to a conference in Portugal was literally all about proverbs.

BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

It's almost the last straw for Opunake where residents will say good riddance to single-use plastics. The Taranaki coastal settlement could soon become New Zealand's first town free of single-use plastics thanks to a team of third-year Bachelor of Arts students.

Massey student at APEC

Massey student at APEC

Massey master's student Api Taiapa, Ngāti Porou, had the opportunity to see the cut and thrust of international politics up close and personal as a youth delegate at the recent APEC summit.

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...
Jack Reacher and Leading Within Your Comfort Zone
Thursday 29 March 2018
Conventional wisdom says we achieve our best results when we push outside our comfort zone. Through the exploits of Jack Reacher, Dr Ralph Bathurst asks if this is really the case.
Vet students bare it all for charity and halfway day
Monday 26 March 2018
Massey University's Veterinary School third-years are getting ready to release their annual calendar to fundraise for their halfway day and for a charity helping retired working dogs.
Sport scientist tests her mettle at Ironman
Tuesday 20 March 2018
A year ago, Dr Claire Badenhorst set herself the goal of completing Ironman New Zealand. Earlier this month, winning her age group and crossing the finish line in 10 hours, 20 minutes.
Let's hope Young Labour camp fallout leads to justice
Monday 19 March 2018
Journalism studies coordinator Dr Cathy Strong analyses the role the media has played in bringing the sexual assaults at a Labour summer camp to light - and asks, what now?
Jack Reacher and Leading by Taking Action
Friday 16 March 2018
Deciding the best course of action when the chances of success are not guaranteed takes courage. So does modifying your plan as more information comes to hand.
A sense of identity is crucial for Māori social workers
Tuesday 13 March 2018
It was getting into trouble as a teenager that set Paulé Ruwhiu, Ngāpuhi/Ngāti Porou, on a social work pathway that will this year, see her complete a PhD.
Opinion: New Zealand's middle distance running legacy
Monday 12 March 2018
Public reaction to the passing of Sir Roger Bannister last week highlights the important connection between sport and society.
Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches
Wednesday 7 March 2018
The Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake while at school.
The Māori economic renaissance
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion - and small and medium-sized enterprises make up the largest part.
New Zealand's neglected digital diplomacy
Tuesday 6 March 2018
When it comes to presence, creativity and engagement across different social media assets, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn't rate, says PhD student Fahad Alammar.
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.
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