OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

'You need to better yourself to help other people'

'You need to better yourself to help other people'

Twenty-five year-old single mum Gayle Moana-Johnson says life was tough growing up, but now she's working to make life better for others as a social worker.

Mother’s healthcare experience inspires nursing student

Mother’s healthcare experience inspires nursing student

Bachelor of Nursing student McKenzie Milne was inspired to study nursing after seeing the care her chronically ill mother received, both at home and in hospital.

Trump’s troop withdrawal causes chaos

Trump’s troop withdrawal causes chaos

Dr Chris Galloway, who researches the way ISIS operates, gives his view on the United States' withdrawal of troops from northern Syria.

Opinion: Will the “Christchurch Call” be enough?

Opinion: Will the “Christchurch Call” be enough?

The latest far right terrorist attack in Halle, Germany, has confirmed several things, says Paul Spoonley. Firstly, that the Christchurch mosque shootings have provided something of a model for other white supremacists around the world.

Opinion: Royal Commission must be an inquiry, not an inquisition
Thursday 4 April 2019
The Prime Minister's announcement of a Royal Commission into the Christchurch terror attack was inevitable. The country needs to know why this attack was able to be planned, and carried out to such...
Opinion: Health equity in older age
Tuesday 2 April 2019
The media often focus on older people as a discrete group, whose needs must be balanced against the needs of younger groups. As a result, suggestions for healthy ageing tend to focus on promoting...
Opinion: Supporting those traumatised by terrorism
Friday 22 March 2019
As many Muslims return to mosques today, they will need ongoing support. Massey lecturer Fatima Junaid shares insights from her research and personal experience.
Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate
Monday 18 March 2019
In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, Professor Stephen Croucher discusses how we all can combat the psychology of fear and hate.
Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch
Saturday 16 March 2019
Vital for healing after Christchurch will be a careful engagement with experience of managing religious diversity. Goodwill will need to be fostered in our streets and suburbs, says Dr Wil Hoverd.
Opinion: Mosque shootings - politics of hate ends our innocence
Saturday 16 March 2019
Extremist politics, including the extreme nationalist and white supremacist politics that appear to be at the core of this attack on Muslims, have been part of our community for a long time, says...
Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate
Friday 15 March 2019
There are amazing teachers working within our schooling system to promote critical and creative learning - but our secondary schooling system is still oriented to what is known as"'reproductive...
What's missing from the capital gains tax debate
Friday 15 March 2019
Alison Pavlovich goes beyond the attention-grabbing headlines to explain why the Tax Working Group proposals are a reallocation of the tax burden, not a "tax grab".
E-voting and the other ‘E’s missing in action
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Two of the Massey Business School's local government experts explain why they won't be voting for e-voting.
Designs on China thanks to PM Asia scholarship
Friday 1 March 2019
Internships with companies in Mainland China's massive fashion and clothing industry have given Massey University design students fascinating insights into cultural aspects of the business, thanks to...
Mastering sports event management
Tuesday 12 February 2019
A year ago, Amanda Isada was completing her Masters in Sport Management undertaking a professional practice placement with Harbour Sport and Harbour Volleyball in Auckland.
How to recover from the Christmas overspend
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Now that Christmas is a distant memory, the credit card statements and other bills are starting to arrive. Fin-Ed Centre director Pushpa Wood offers some advice.
Opunake to Ecuador for BA grad and film-maker
Monday 28 January 2019
From a campaign to ban single-use plastics in a Taranaki seaside settlement to large-scale deforestation in Ecuador - Los Angeles-based Kiwi David Cranstoun Welch has forged a path making...
Opinion: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay
Wednesday 23 January 2019
We must beware of extreme ideological positions in our cannabis discussion. In particular it would be good to acknowledge the "war on drugs" is not a particularly relevant concept.
Creating the next generation of sports industry professionals
Monday 17 December 2018
Professor Andy Martin doesn't just pass on knowledge to his students - he develops "confident people who can thrive anywhere".
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