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.

Japan’s good old days airbrushed to cartoonish perfection
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Always: Sunset on Third Street 3 is being screened early next month at Massey's Auckland campus, concluding the film trilogy which has garnered a cult following since the original film was released...
Not just guns and spies – a broader view of security
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Security in the 21st century will be determined as much by tackling income inequality and diminishing natural resources as countering terrorism, according to specialists in a Massey University video...
‘Goldfishing’: How to grab attention in the eight-second gap
Friday 7 April 2017
Never has it been less true that 'if you build it, they will come', says Dr Chris Galloway. So how do you maintain the attention of people in an age of 'info-glut'?
Opinion: Oranga Tamariki/Vulnerable Children - what’s in a name?
Wednesday 5 April 2017
What is striking about the new agency Oranga Tamariki/Ministry for Vulnerable Children is the difference in meaning between the Māori and English versions of the name, says Dr Germana Nicklin.
Rare glimpse of West Papua in new novel
Wednesday 29 March 2017
Reading books perched in tropical treetops is just one recollection from Bonnie Etherington's extraordinary and unusual childhood growing up in a remote village in West Papua, the setting for her...
Life-long learner and distinguished Massey alumni dies
Wednesday 29 March 2017
Dennis Oliver, the recipient of Massey University's prestigious Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2012, has died aged 84.
Learning the mechanics of biomechanics
Wednesday 22 March 2017
What do a rugby scrum, hip replacement surgery and a game of Wii bowling all have in common? What about rising from a chair, jumping on a trampoline, or making a bed?
Advancing Pacific Social Work Symposium
Wednesday 22 March 2017
For the first time, a Pacific region-wide gathering designed specifically to address Pacific social work, will be held in Fiji next week.
Opinion: View of education ‘dangerously narrow’
Tuesday 21 March 2017
The Productivity Commission's New Models of Tertiary Education report, including 77 findings and 49 recommendations, presents a slightly modified suite of proposals to the draft released late last...
Getting to Zero: Global Social Work Responds to HIV
Tuesday 21 March 2017
A new joint publication from the International Association of Schools and Social Work and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, gives renewed global focus to the Getting to Zero strategy.
Intimacy and sexuality in aged care
Monday 20 March 2017
A pilot study exploring attitudes to sexuality in aged residential care facilities highlights the need for better understanding of the intimacy needs of the elderly.
Japanese comedy anything but robotic
Friday 17 March 2017
From Shinobu Yaguchi, the Japanese film director and screenwriter famous for his feel-good "zero to hero" movies, comes 2012 comedy Robo-G.
Te Pūtahi-a-Toi milestone marked
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Massey University's School of Māori Art, Knowledge and Education, Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, celebrated its 20th birthday this week.
The scientist who spent three years in year 10
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Palatasa Havea likes to call everybody "Boss", which is surprising when you consider his own experience and achievements.
Massey Polyfest sponsorship boosted
Monday 13 March 2017
Prizes, including a trip for two to Tonga and laptop computers, will add another level of excitement to this week's Tongan Stage at the ASB Polyfest Secondary School Cultural Festival.
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