OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Quote of the Year 2020 "These tears are not for you"

Quote of the Year 2020 "These tears are not for you"

Sara Qasem's quote in her victim impact statement at the sentencing of the Christchurch Mosque shooter has been voted Quote of the Year.

Opinion: Are digital devices killing the love of reading?

Opinion: Are digital devices killing the love of reading?

A recent Ministry of Education report found that too much use of digital devices in school is associated with a dislike of reading. It is no surprise - everyone knows the seductive power of the Internet, says literacy specialist Professor Tom Nicholson.

Opinion: Why does an oath in Sanskrit in Aotearoa New Zealand’s parliament raise questions?

Opinion: Why does an oath in Sanskrit in Aotearoa New Zealand’s parliament raise questions?

Language is deeply political and constituted in terrains of power. The politics of language is evident in the struggles for Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Managing information overload in the time of Trump

Managing information overload in the time of Trump

Professor of Technology Management David Pauleen reflects on his twenty-day mediation retreat and how it fostered even a glimpse of compassion for Trump.

Magazine of memories for aged care residents
Thursday 13 June 2019
Meeting residents in an aged care facility and turning their conversations about the past into a magazine of memories proved to be a rewarding project for Massey University students as much as for...
Massey’s College of Creative Arts to visit Auckland
Thursday 13 June 2019
Staff from Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University's College of Creative Arts in Wellington, are coming to South Auckland from the 24-26 June to meet with young creatives from secondary schools and...
Aussie farmer’s sacrifices to study vet science
Thursday 6 June 2019
While studying vet science at Massey has meant being separated from his family, John Spearpoint says the sacrifices have been worth it.
Digital services tax a good interim measure
Thursday 6 June 2019
The Government's public consultation about the challenges of taxing multinational digital services companies is timely, says Massey Business School tax expert Dr Victoria Plekhanova.
Sociology: re-imagining hope for these times
Friday 31 May 2019
How useful is sociology in an age where humans are facing massive crises? Sociologist Dr Warwick Tie is spearheading a new programme that couples hope with critical thinking so students are prepped...
Massey student project rolls out to schools nationwide
Friday 31 May 2019
A te reo Māori learning resource developed by a group of design students from Massey University has received nationwide funding from the Ministry of Education.
Digital campfire to renew love of nature
Thursday 30 May 2019
Fostering a love for nature among a generation more focused on digital screens than wilderness scenes is the aim of an online publication just launched by a team of Massey students.
Massey and Weta Workshop provide launchpad for creative pioneers
Tuesday 28 May 2019
A master's programme run by Massey University and Weta Workshop is setting up Wellington students to be the next pioneers in creating imaginary worlds for film, television and gaming.
Germany is calling for young football star
Tuesday 28 May 2019
Bachelor of Sport Management student Paige Satchell has the world at her feet, literally! The soccer star is moving to Germany, to enter the world of professional football, while keeping up her...
Media collaboration good news for ratepayers
Tuesday 28 May 2019
Massey journalism academic Dr Cathy Strong says the newly-announced Local Democracy Reporting Service is good news for ratepayers.
From the slopes to the books and beyond
Thursday 9 May 2019
Three years ago, Olympic freestyle skier Beau-James Wells was forced to take a year off the snow after a serious injury to his knee. He decided to study during his down time, and now, despite being...
Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Japan's new emperor and new era are both nothing more than symbols. But that doesn't make them any less important to Japanese people, writes Dr Penny Shino.
Opinion: The endless challenge
Monday 6 May 2019
Professor Jenny Carryer says the rhetoric we have heard for the past 20 years about the need to find new ways of doing things and to utilise the workforce differently is right on point.
Metiria Turei's resignation, the media and democracy
Saturday 20 April 2019
The resignation of former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is an interesting case study in the role traditional and social media play in political events.
Opinion: Overseas counter-terrorism mistakes NZ is repeating
Friday 12 April 2019
Overseas experience warns that a number of repeated and common errors occur in the aftermath of an event like Christchurch, says Dr John Battersby.
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