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OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: NZ music’s #MeToo moment is a wake-up call for educators

Opinion: NZ music’s #MeToo moment is a wake-up call for educators

NZ music's #MeToo moment is a wake-up call for educators: prepare graduates to challenge and change the industry

Opinion: Why Biden’s inaugural speech appeals to NZers

Opinion: Why Biden’s inaugural speech appeals to NZers

President Joe Biden's inaugural speech helped Americans let go of the Trump era. But what about New Zealanders? We too have been saturated with Trump news for years, says Dr Heather Kavan.

‘$5 penguin’ highlights threat to marine life

‘$5 penguin’ highlights threat to marine life

The five dollar note and plastic coffee cup lid Professor John Cockrem carries in a sealed plastic bag are examples of what he finds in the nests of the Little Penguin colonies.

Opinion: White supremacy, the Trump moment, and the complicity of the political class: Anti-racist interrogations

Opinion: White supremacy, the Trump moment, and the complicity of the political class: Anti-racist interrogations

The expression of white supremacy in the United States' capitol on display earlier this month is not an exception. It exists in continuity with the everyday work of the machinery of white supremacy.

Higher education beyond COVID-19: Putting students at the centre
Thursday 4 June 2020
The current global lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has given us all the opportunity to pause, reflect and think about what we do and why, says Provost Professor Giselle Byrnes.
Opinion: The difference between good and bad science communication during a pandemic
Thursday 4 June 2020
Dr Thaker explores the importance of good communication throughout pandemics like Covid-19.
New book 'Will to Win' focuses on leadership and team culture in NZ netball
Thursday 4 June 2020
The new book 'Will to Win' speaks to netball legends about the high performance, popular team sport.
Price, potency and retail outlet policy among top 10 cannabis questions
Thursday 28 May 2020
The public should consider these 10 questions before voting on the cannabis law reform.
Pacific graduate on track to become nurse practitioner
Wednesday 27 May 2020
Catherine Tu'akalau's aim is to become New Zealand's first Pacific nurse practitioner focused on child health. Her graduation this week brings her one step closer to that dream.
Celebrity bodies, post-feminism and ageing – health psychologist explores
Thursday 21 May 2020
From the impact of pop culture on body image to why men dance the way they do, how people manage ageing and illness, and whether self-help books actually help - Sarah Riley, a professor in critical...
Opinion: Will $50b budget boost Ardern’s chances of re-election?
Friday 15 May 2020
New Zealand's Budget 2020 is about "the next steps to recover and rebuild" from COVID-19. But political analyst Grant Duncan asks: will it help Jacinda Ardern's Labour-led government gain a second...
The challenges of taxing tech giants
Thursday 14 May 2020
Google and Facebook pay way less tax in New Zealand than in Australia - and we're paying the price, says Dr Victoria Plekhanova.
VC's Perspective: Universities must be part of the solution
Thursday 14 May 2020
Universities will survive the pandemic but the sector will ultimately be transformed. We have a real opportunity here to respond to transformation and disruption, says Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan...
Opinion: It’s time to level the playing field for women and girls
Thursday 14 May 2020
As sport resumes after lockdown, it's time to level the playing field for women and girls by addressing chronic underfunding for women's sports.
Universities and COVID-19: the role of the expert
Wednesday 13 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is throwing a spotlight on those things we take for granted and one of these is the role of the expert in our society, says Provost Professor Giselle Byrnes.
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.
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