OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

History now – ‘Game of Thrones’ to Gate Pā?

History now – ‘Game of Thrones’ to Gate Pā?

The past has become a digital feast and there is no other point in human history when people have had such ready access to it, historian Professor Michael Belgrave says.

Graduation a family affair for mother of five

Graduation a family affair for mother of five

Analena Siu graduates with her Master of Aviation Management this week, and her five children will be there to see her cross the stage.

Pacific artists gather for symposium in Wellington

Pacific artists gather for symposium in Wellington

Massey University hosted a gathering of Pacific arts practitioners at the Pacific Heritage Arts Fono in Wellington yesterday.

The meaning of philosophy in perplexing times

The meaning of philosophy in perplexing times

To mark World Philosophy Day (November 21) Māori philosopher Dr Krushil Watene is keen to highlight the work of her colleagues and students, who she says are demonstrating the value of philosophical thought in solving some of society's most urgent problems.

Opinion: Can New Zealand’s wellbeing budget help address social inequalities?
Wednesday 6 June 2018
Plans for a wellbeing budget have been met with scepticism and hope, writes Dr Anna Matheson.
Five budgeting tips for retirement planning
Thursday 31 May 2018
Retirement can be expensive. It's hard enough to calculate how much money you'll need to live, let alone how to plan for hidden and unexpected costs.
Should you give your kids pocket money?
Friday 25 May 2018
As director of the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre, one of the most common questions Dr Pushpa Wood gets is, 'Should I give my children pocket money?'
Opinion: Why we should care about what happens in DR Congo
Thursday 24 May 2018
Despite its low profile in global news, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is more than just an Ebola health concern - it has strategic significance for the west and for China and is a...
Suits: Where to from here for leadership?
Thursday 24 May 2018
In the final instalment of his 'Suits' series, Dr Ralph Bathurst discusses how artificial intelligence will make the hero-leader irrelevant.
Nights with Frankenstein – juggling BA and family
Monday 21 May 2018
Writing an internationally acclaimed essay on the feminist themes of gothic novel Frankenstein may not be typical of how mothers spend precious evenings when their youngsters are in bed.
Exploring drug availability, prices and help services
Monday 21 May 2018
Associate Professor Chris Wilkins will highlight the findings from his recent drug and alcohol research at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the Gold Coast next week.
Suits: Leadership for the age of access
Friday 18 May 2018
Dr Ralph Bathurst takes a big-picture view in his Suits analysis this week - how do we reinvent leadership for the age of the Internet?
Opinion: Actions have meanings
Friday 18 May 2018
This is Aotearoa New Zealand - the home of te reo Māori, says Dr Steven Elers, and it's time for everyone to acknowledge and respect te reo's special place in our culture.
Can we build infrastructure without immigration?
Thursday 17 May 2018
Infrastructure build and immigration represent a tricky balancing act for the Government, especially in Auckland, says Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.
Opinion: Budgeting for climate change
Wednesday 16 May 2018
The climate is already changing so we will now need to invest heavily in both climate adaptation and mitigation actions. Professor Ralph Sims outlines the Budget options.
Budget 2018: A conservationist's wish-list
Wednesday 16 May 2018
At Budget time there are so many competing interests, but Massey's Dr Luis Ortiz-Catedral puts in a plea to not forget conservation.
Opinion: Tax is a topic for future Budgets
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Taxes are generally a feature of Budget day - but Massey's tax experts predict a Budget based on spending decisions, not revenue collection.
Will Labour’s first Budget whip up a storm?
Tuesday 15 May 2018
The Labour Government has signalled some big changes in priorities - and Thursday's Budget will be the first step in a long and difficult journey, says Professor Christoph Schumacher
Are you ready for the first Labour Budget?
Monday 14 May 2018
Grant Robertson's first Budget is a real-world test of the strengths and weaknesses of the government's pre-electoral commitments to its coalition partners.
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