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OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

The PM’s pandemic response: A masterclass in crisis leadership

The PM’s pandemic response: A masterclass in crisis leadership

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

Innovative virtual exchange enriches student experience

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 this semester, it's a little bit different.

Opinion: Lives bordered by COVID-19

Opinion: Lives bordered by COVID-19

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 borders on your values, says Dr Germana Nicklin.

Community newspapers vital in COVID-19 crisis

Community newspapers vital in COVID-19 crisis

The Government's blanket ban on community newspapers during the lockdown is shortsighted, according to Crisis Communication Senior Lecturer Dr Catherine Strong.

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.
A passion for waste
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (honours) student Alison Churchouse has a passion for waste, while some might find that odd, she knows it is a growing problem that is often overlooked.
Opinion: Cameroon election - voting amid risk of civil war
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Recent presidential elections in Cameroon took place in the shadow of numerous security crises, of extremism and terrorism, a growing separatist movement, a stressed economy and rising frustration...
Sport education researcher honoured in special journal
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Dr Dennis Slade has been given the extremely rare and prestigious endorsement of his research in physical education and sport, through a special supplement publication.
Pūhoro challenges students with Trans-Tasman STEM programme
Monday 1 October 2018
The Pūhoro team, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, ran the Science and Engineering Challenge event for Year 10's in Manawatū and South Auckland recently.
Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight's new book celebrates the life and work of a 19th century farmer and beekeeper whose photographs captured colonial life in a remote Manawatū valley...
National Social Workers Day
Monday 24 September 2018
Associate Professor Kieran O'Donoghue commends social workers on the role they play towards personal and community transformation.
Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes
Thursday 20 September 2018
An OE starting in London is a milestone for many young Kiwis. Award-winning author and creative writing lecturer Dr Tina Makereti's new novel explores the intriguing and remarkable 'overseas...
Studying storytelling through silent comics
Thursday 13 September 2018
An avid childhood reader of Tintin, Asterix, Lucky Luke and Donald Duck, Dr Barbara Postema probably didn't envisage she would one day be paid to read and research comics.
Award winning creation of unbelievable young love
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Critically-acclaimed writer and director Makoto Shinkai, brings Your Name, an innovative tale of two total strangers with an impossible connection.
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