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OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Living with the pandemic - Is Donald Trump right when he says, “It’s all over for New Zealand

Opinion: Living with the pandemic - Is Donald Trump right when he says, “It’s all over for New Zealand

It doesn't take an epidemiologist to tell you that COVID-19 and its wide-reaching impacts aren't going away any time soon.

Ambassador of Vietnam visits Massey campus

Ambassador of Vietnam visits Massey campus

The Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand, the first international visitor to Massey University since the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year has visited the Manawatū campus.

Snail mail to Stream – nearly 60 years of distance learning at Massey

Snail mail to Stream – nearly 60 years of distance learning at Massey

Online learning is just one feature of a brave new world for the pandemic-hit planet as millions configured a 'new normal', switching to Zoom and other online platforms.

Students and businesses benefit from work-integrated learning

Students and businesses benefit from work-integrated learning

Massey is committed to providing students with real-world learning opportunities and students say their experiences with businesses has prepared them well for the future.

Students recreate halls as Fortnite map
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Two Creative Media Production students have turned their Halls of Residence into a Fortnite map, within one of the world's most popular online games.
Opinion: Lockdown lament for social and cultural life
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Restaurants and cafes, sporting and cultural events, magazines and books, parties and festivals are more than just economic stimulants or disease vectors: they are what our lives looks like, says Dr...
The ‘Rosie the Riveter’ effect and higher education in New Zealand
Friday 24 April 2020
The current crisis has unsettled us all and we know that life, 'post COVID-19' will never be the same again. For those under extreme personal and family stress, a return to normal cannot come fast...
Opinion: The peace treaty with a terrible reputation
Friday 24 April 2020
After one hundred years, it is time that the Treaty of Versailles and the peacemakers of 1919 received a significant reassessment, says war historian Professor Glyn Harper.
Opinion: A breakdown of daily life – but an opportunity because of that
Thursday 16 April 2020
By its very nature, routine behaviour involves little conscious thought. That's why frequently we're neither aware of the habits we have, nor those we lack. But there's an antidote: discontinuity,...
Opinion: Kai and COVID-19
Thursday 9 April 2020
Access to healthy Food is an issue that may hit Māori whānau hard during the COVID-19 crisis. Māori need Māori solutions at times like this and he has some suggestions, says Dr...
The PM’s pandemic response: A masterclass in crisis leadership
Monday 6 April 2020
Leadership researcher Dr Suze Wilson explains why the MP's Covid-19 response has been a masterclass in crisis communication and leadership.
Innovative virtual exchange enriches student experience
Wednesday 1 April 2020
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...
Opinion: Lives bordered by COVID-19
Tuesday 31 March 2020
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...
Community newspapers vital in COVID-19 crisis
Monday 30 March 2020
The Government's blanket ban on community newspapers during the lockdown is shortsighted, according to Crisis Communication Senior Lecturer Dr Catherine Strong.
Opinion: History's pandemics lost on young
Friday 20 March 2020
Most young people don't study history at school and so they don't understand that pandemics have occurred down the ages. COVID-19 has taken them by surprise, says lecturer Dr John Moremon.
Universities: the future is here and it is online
Friday 20 March 2020
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.
Opinion: Confronting extremism – what’s changed since March 15?
Thursday 12 March 2020
As 15 March draws near, John Battersby asks - has anything changed in New Zealand since last March, and have we learned anything from the experience?
Opinion: Fossil fuel investment ban more politics than ethics
Thursday 5 March 2020
New Zealand's announcement of a fossil fuel ban for default KiwiSaver funds from mid-2021 has left many questions unanswered, says Dr Claire Matthews.
True story of love and lunch turned into movie
Thursday 27 February 2020
A true story of a father's loyalty and love and his daughter's lunchbox is the inspiration for next month's Japanese film screening at Massey University's Auckland campus.
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