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OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Speakers wow at NonfictioNOW

Speakers wow at NonfictioNOW

Last month, Massey hosted the virtual NonfictioNOW 2021 conference - the world's leading gathering in the field of nonfiction creative writing.

Massey graduate leads design of new Ducati Streetfighter V2

Massey graduate leads design of new Ducati Streetfighter V2

Being hand-picked to lead the design of a new Ducati motorcycle was a bit of a pinch-me moment for Massey alumni Sam McCafferty.

Weaving an environment for a better future

Weaving an environment for a better future

Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) student Wayne SHUM KUEN IP wants to give back. The father of four returned to study to become a registered nurse at the age of 44, after seeing a cultural gap in the healthcare sector, fueling his passion for giving back to his own culture.

Could robot harvesters be the way forward for New Zealand’s apple industry?

Could robot harvesters be the way forward for New Zealand’s apple industry?

Dr Morteza Ghahremani recently received his PhD in agribusiness, with a research project that looked at the economic feasibility of robot harvesting of apples in New Zealand.

Boomers and babies – our population transforms
Wednesday 19 August 2020
Our five million-strong population is riding a wave of unprecedented social change - from plummeting birth rates and a burgeoning number of older people to Auckland's surge as an ethnically diverse...
Massey's election 2020 commentators
Wednesday 12 August 2020
Massey researchers and lecturers are leading conversations around many key election issues. Their topic areas and contacts are listed here.
Opinion: Election countdown – can Collins crush the ‘Jacinda effect’?
Friday 7 August 2020
The starting gates in New Zealand's September 19 election race are finally full. Labour's prime minister Jacinda Ardern is the bookies' favourite and the opposition took a long time to settle, says...
Māori philosophy – thinking about Antarctica
Thursday 6 August 2020
Massey University Māori philosopher and Associate Professor Krushil Watene is part of a group of researchers looking at how Te Ao Māori extends beyond the shores of Aotearoa to snowy white...
Massey and Weta Workshop announce winners of Earth Guardians competition
Wednesday 5 August 2020
Massey University's College of Creative Arts and Weta Workshop are thrilled to announce the winners of the Earth Guardians concept design competition for New Zealand high school students.
Opinion: Choosing a new PM – what can leadership research offer to help us decide?
Sunday 26 July 2020
When it comes to political leadership, what's desirable and what should be avoided when it comes to leading well? Why does a leader's character matter? - asks Dr Suze Wilson.
Opinion: New Zealand an ideological influencer
Sunday 26 July 2020
General elections are nearing, which means it is fake news season. Throughout the world the malicious misinformation industry gears up to disrupt the power play. And New Zealand is no exception, says...
Opinion: Post-COVID economic rebuild needs hearts and minds
Sunday 26 July 2020
Our government needs to invest in the future of New Zealand. The future will likely differ from the pre-COVID world we know in ways we are yet to grasp, says Professor Martin Berka.
Opinion: COVID-19 and the election: can we keep prejudice out of politics?
Tuesday 21 July 2020
While fears over the virus and its health implications are widespread, COVID-19 related prejudice and racism have also skyrocketed globally, writes Professor Stephen Croucher.
Māori and Pacific creatives weave art and tech together for digital exhibition
Thursday 16 July 2020
Two Massey staff members are the curators of Mana Moana Volume 2: Digital Ocean, an immersive web-based digital art experience running from July 17-25.
Opinion: Demonising others doesn't lead to a more equal society
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Familiar arguments that we are in competition for scarce resources is part of the problem. We are served up versions of this from politicans of all sides, writes Associate Professor Mary Breheny.
"Helping young people change their path is my 'why'"
Thursday 9 July 2020
Jessica Petrie has found her dream job as a functional family therapist after studying a Bachelor of Social Work.
Opinion: Academic freedom and our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Thursday 9 July 2020
A fundamental part of Massey University's strategy is to exercise what we call our civic leadership, writes Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas.
Opinion: Gender-diverse language something to celebrate
Thursday 9 July 2020
Language is politicised and should be used to empower, not disempower, writes Dr Julia de Bres.
Opinion: Pronouns are not so difficult
Wednesday 8 July 2020
Words are important. We use them to convey information, to express love and affection, and sometimes to hurt or harm, writes Professor Mark Henrickson.
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