OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Free speech or 'no platform'? - a classicist’s plea

Opinion: Free speech or 'no platform'? - a classicist’s plea

Classical Studies lecturer Dr Jonathan Tracy is "disturbed by the recent push toward censorship - or, in the current euphemism, "no-platforming" - of dissenting viewpoints, both at Massey and in New Zealand and the Western world as a whole."

Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death

Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death

From director Yojiro Takita comes Departures, an emotive story of a man coming face to face with his own Japanese culture.

An alternative to KiwiBuild that makes economic sense

An alternative to KiwiBuild that makes economic sense

KiwiBuild will transfer enormous wealth from the public to the lucky few, Dr Oscar Lau says. He outlines an alternative and fairer way of offering affordable housing.

Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

The impact of rapid technological change on everything from the environment to mental health, jobs and online privacy was the hot topic at a symposium for Taranaki teenagers hosted by Massey University in New Plymouth recently.

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.
NZ an emergency management magnet for US students
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Emergency and crisis management student interns from the US and Canada reckon New Zealand has plenty to offer people looking to study in the field.
Opinion: Is Jacinda the real deal?
Monday 28 August 2017
The Jacinda-mania New Zealand has experienced since the Labour Party decided to replace its leader says much about the way we view our leaders.
The Māori election
Wednesday 23 August 2017
In 2005, Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples galvanised the Māori vote behind the independent voice of the Māori Party.
Qatar cauterised? - Gulf diplomatic crisis in focus
Monday 21 August 2017
Global attention has been fixated lately on the sabre-rattling tensions between newly-nuclearised North Korea and the super-powered United States. Meanwhile, over the past two months, the Middle East...
Prosperity without equality is nothing to be proud of
Monday 21 August 2017
New Zealand tops the Legatum Prosperity Index, but we also have one of the fastest growing rates of inequality in the OECD, says Professor Christoph Schumacher.
Government cautioned about Māori settlement complacency
Wednesday 16 August 2017
This year's Vaughan Park/Massey University Sir Paul Reeves Memorial lecture was a poignant reminder of Sir Paul's concern for reconciliation between Māori and the Crown and a look to where that...
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