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.

Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership
Friday 14 December 2018
A partnership of 21 years has ended with the departure of popular Manawatū campus dining hall staff member Pam Mills last Friday.
Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Ah, the proverbial academic conference - for Classical Studies lecturer Associate Professor Gina Salapata a recent trip to a conference in Portugal was literally all about proverbs.
BA students behind plastic-free Opunake
Thursday 22 November 2018
It's almost the last straw for Opunake where residents will say good riddance to single-use plastics. The Taranaki coastal settlement could soon become New Zealand's first town free of single-use...
Massey student at APEC
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Massey master's student Api Taiapa, Ngāti Porou, had the opportunity to see the cut and thrust of international politics up close and personal as a youth delegate at the recent APEC summit.
Massey lecturer offering curriculum expertise on the international stage
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Dr Dennis Slade recently returned from Indonesia, where he was invited to provide consultancy advice on the development of a teaching curriculum in physical education and sport for a private school...
Opinion: Trump's strategy of distract and deluge
Thursday 15 November 2018
Professor Ted Zorn analyses the way US President Donald Trump controls the news cycle with a constant stream of outrageous behaviour.
Will e-scooters be king in our cities of the future?
Wednesday 14 November 2018
New technology is dramatically changing commuting habits - but what does it mean for public transport, asks Dr Michael Naylor.
Opinion: World War I memories made of this
Friday 9 November 2018
As the centenary of the First World War draws to an end it is appropriate to reflect on the legacy of the conflict, and the places that are key to the New Zealand experience of the war, such as Ypres...
Opinion: A mid-term election for the ages
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Mid-term elections underway in the US are important not just for Americans - the consequences of Tuesday's events will be felt for years to come. By all of us. Here's why, writes Professor Richard...
Opinion: A caravan of desperation and hope
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Political corruption and repression, gangs, drug cartels, land pressures and climate change make life very difficult for most Hondurans, says Dr Sharon McLennan, who offers insights on the living...
Armistice Day - Q&A with Glyn Harper
Tuesday 6 November 2018
The First World War (1914-1918) was the worst disaster ever for New Zealand in terms of lives lost per capita, and for its legacy of suffering.
Plants, the New Zealand wars and international dancing
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Sarah de Bruin is your typical kid from Dargaville. She grew up on a kumara farm, represented New Zealand in highland dancing, and is now double majoring in plant science and history.
Proposed KiwiSaver changes good, but don’t go far enough
Wednesday 24 October 2018
KiwiSaver expert Dr Claire Matthews says proposed changes to the scheme being considered by government are a step in the right direction, but could go further.
Too many caught out by insurance disclosure rules
Tuesday 23 October 2018
The law allows insurers to ask very few questions at policy creation. But is this fair if consumers are caught out for failing to disclose important information?
Chocolate milk, pie-filler and taking time-out
Tuesday 16 October 2018
While most students are neck-deep in essays, Bachelor of Food Technology student Wade Harrison is currently going through the process of making flavoured-milk.
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