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.

Opinion: Lessons from America
Thursday 18 May 2017
The disillusionment of America's working and middle classes led to the Donald Trump presidency. Will we see the same forces at work in our own election later this year?
What does it take to be a manga star?
Thursday 18 May 2017
Based on the hit Japanese manga series from the same creative team responsible for Death Note, comes the live-action film adaptation of BAKUMAN。
Navigating the complex world of sex for Sāmoan youth
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Sexual health is not an easy conversation topic in any culture but a new study by Massey University is urging those working with Pasifika youth to recognise the complex cultural contexts they live in...
Massey represented at United Nations forum
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Professor Rawiri Taonui, from Massey University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has pushed for more indigenous representation at all levels of the UN when he presented at the 16th...
Self-care for nurses a must
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Recent media on well-being, and health and safety in the workplace has highlighted the need to acknowledge and address unhealthy stress and the potential for emotional exhaustion in the nursing...
Study shows Fire Service safety improved
Thursday 11 May 2017
A new study shows the Fire Service has made major gains in improving incident control and fire fighter safety following the Canterbury earthquakes.
LUX intern now designing in his own light
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Night blindness never stopped Tony Black from pursuing lighting as a full-time profession. Now the lighting designer is enjoying this year's LUX Light Festival as a contributor.
Computer science leads to te reo childs play
Thursday 4 May 2017
Giving up your job to follow your dream is never an easy path, but for Massey alumni James Porter,Te Ātiawa/Ngāti Kahu/Ngāpuhi, the opportunity to help his children and thousands like...
Cultural values can build strong leaders
Thursday 4 May 2017
Tongan women are using their cultural values and upbringing as a framework to build strong leadership in their workplaces, according to a new study from Massey University.
Collaborative learning with teachers improves engagement of Māori in the classroom
Thursday 4 May 2017
Helping teachers analyse their own practices helps create positive change for Māori in the classroom.
Poetry doctor explores human side of medicine
Wednesday 3 May 2017
The death of a parent was the spark for creative writing tutor and award-winning poet Dr Johanna Emeney's newest collection, which illuminates the languages of poetry and medicine.
Partnership finds new pathways for youth
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Te Aroha Noa has been awarded $300,000 from the Vodafone Foundation to work with Massey University to extend support to vulnerable youth.
Opinion: Immigration - here we go again
Monday 1 May 2017
Immigration is shaping up to be a key debating point this election year. Whether it will be the incendiary issue it was in 1996 remains to be seen, says Professor Paul Spoonley.
Opinion: Fish can’t die twice - flawed water report
Friday 28 April 2017
Our Freshwater Report 2017 from the Ministry for the Environment definitely shows an improvement in honesty on their water chapter in the recent state of the environment report. However, there are...
Opinion: Lies, dam(ned) lies and flood statistics
Friday 21 April 2017
So, another "500-year" flood event in the Bay of Plenty. The last was in 2005 at Matata. Of course, this doesn't mean that in either Edgecumbe or Matata we need to wait another 500 years before...
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