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OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Innovative virtual exchange enriches student experience

Innovative virtual exchange enriches student experience

Massey student Jessica Dibben is used to studying online- she has already completed a Bachelor of Business Studies by distance learning. But when it comes to her Comparative Security Issues course this semester, it's a little bit different.

Opinion: Lives bordered by COVID-19

Opinion: Lives bordered by COVID-19

Borders have effects, including restriction and judgements about who 'deserves' to be tested and treated. As we sit out the next few weeks or months, have regard to the effects of the Covid-19 borders on your values, says Dr Germana Nicklin.

Community newspapers vital in COVID-19 crisis

Community newspapers vital in COVID-19 crisis

The Government's blanket ban on community newspapers during the lockdown is shortsighted, according to Crisis Communication Senior Lecturer Dr Catherine Strong.

Universities: the future is here and it is online

Universities: the future is here and it is online

No doubt about it, the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging all of us to think 'around corners', to look creatively at what we can do differently in the context of a crisis, says Professor Giselle Byrnes.

Want zero road deaths? Remove human drivers
Tuesday 31 July 2018
The government wants a target of zero road deaths introduced by 2020. Dr Michael Naylor reckons this will only happen if humans are removed from the equation.
Opinion: The great survivor
Wednesday 25 July 2018
It's 43 years since Winston Peters first stood for parliament, 25 years since he formed the NZ First Party. With Peters as Acting PM it's a timely opportunity to revisit his role in politics and how...
Speaking to youth about sexual health education
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Four secondary schools in South Auckland are working with researchers and one general practice to ensure messages around safe sex get through to teenagers in the most effective way.
A business mind made in New Zealand
Friday 20 July 2018
Kevin Wang Gang says his New Zealand education at Massey University helped him to become one of China's most successful venture capitalists.
Bazley report a good start, but long-term change may be elusive
Friday 20 July 2018
Dame Margaret Bazley's report into sexual harassment and bullying at law firm Russell McVeagh describes a "wicked" problem, and these are difficult to resolve.
Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story
Thursday 19 July 2018
From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli comes From Up on Poppy Hill, a uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story.
Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Earlier this month an "alt right" speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that...
Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions
Sunday 15 July 2018
From safeguarding regional Pacific security to the protection of Antartica and now climate change and cyber threats - the just-released strategic defence policy statement highlights the new and...
Should student debt be a parent's problem?
Wednesday 11 July 2018
It's the million-dollar question for many parents out there - if your child has a student loan, should you help them to pay it off? Dr Pushpa Wood gives her view.
Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Some of the world's smartest people have warned us about unchecked technological development, so we need wisdom guide the development of information systems.
Drama sheds spotlight on Japanese law and order
Monday 18 June 2018
A deep drama depicting the fears of a modern-day society, next month's Japanese film portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect...
Is there substance behind Trump-Kim accord?
Wednesday 13 June 2018
This week's watershed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a mixed success, top-heavy with imagery and 'smile diplomacy' but light on concrete initiatives...
Beyond a joke - why humour matters (LOL)
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Researching humour is not just a laughing matter for cultural studies lecturer Dr Nick Holm. He specialises in studying its multiple forms - from satire to deadpan - to understand how humour can make...
Supportive environment helps Colombian student to succeed
Friday 8 June 2018
Studying internationally can be daunting, but the challenges are worth it, says Colombian student Juana Maria Castillo Lopez.
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.
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