OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Master of Engineering applicants needed to solve agritech challenges

Master of Engineering applicants needed to solve agritech challenges

Agritech is a fast growing industry in New Zealand and Massey is calling on people who want to further their skills and contribute to solving challenges in the food sector.

Mana Moana public art experience to be projected on Wellington waterfront

Mana Moana public art experience to be projected on Wellington waterfront

A ground-breaking art installation curated by two artists and Massey staff members Rachael Rakena and Mike Bridgman, Mana Moana, is back on the water in Wellington this week with a spectacular showcase of contemporary art.

Local ties to nature revealed in ecopoetry PhD

Local ties to nature revealed in ecopoetry PhD

Horowhenua-based farmer, poet Janet Newman explored local versions of the global ecopoetry trend for her PhD, and discovered that New Zealand writers are re-defining it.

Professor one of 22 global experts to advise on preventing pandemics

Professor one of 22 global experts to advise on preventing pandemics

Professor David Hayman was the only New Zealander selected to co-author the global #PandemicsReport: Escaping the Era of Pandemics.

A beautiful dream
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Jiro dreams of flying and designing airplanes. Near-sighted from a young age, he is unable to become a pilot, so he joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company.
Distance study allows rapid rise for canoe champ
Monday 15 July 2019
Twenty-four-year-old Finn Butcher has been at home on the rapids since being introduced to competitive kayaking when he was a child.
Badminton star hits a balance between study and sport
Wednesday 3 July 2019
First-year Bachelor of Sport Management student Edward Lau has his sights set on representing New Zealand on the badminton court in coming years.
Opinion: Securing New Zealand’s position as a premium food producer
Tuesday 2 July 2019
It's been called "The Great Food Transformation", people eating less meat and dairy and more plant-based foods. It may sound like doom and gloom for New Zealand agriculture but it's not
Weighty goals for sport and exercise student
Tuesday 2 July 2019
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise student Samantha Hansen is heading to Samoa next week to compete in the Oceania and Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships.
Opinion: Suppressing criminal names out-dated
Tuesday 25 June 2019
In most cases there are valid arguments for and against granting a suppression order - but none of that matters when the identities of perpetrators are easily accessed online.
An unofficial guide to voting in this year’s local elections
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Can you name your local ward, local board or DHB representative? It's time to demand those standing in this year's local elections make themselves known, says Dr Andrew Cardow.
What does it take to be a manga star?
Thursday 13 June 2019
Based on the hit Japanese manga series, BAKUMAN。will be shown at Massey University's Auckland campus next month.
Student finds his tribes in hip hop and helping profession
Thursday 13 June 2019
Bachelor of Social Work student Thomas Read is dancing his way through his studies, successfully holding down two jobs, and playing a massive part in a champion hip hop group.
Opinion: Defence Capability 2019 – reading between the lines
Thursday 13 June 2019
A recognition of the looming challenges facing our Pacific neighbours through climate change and pressures on maritime resources has led to a shift in focus expressed in the just-released Defence...
Magazine of memories for aged care residents
Thursday 13 June 2019
Meeting residents in an aged care facility and turning their conversations about the past into a magazine of memories proved to be a rewarding project for Massey University students as much as for...
Massey’s College of Creative Arts to visit Auckland
Thursday 13 June 2019
Staff from Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University's College of Creative Arts in Wellington, are coming to South Auckland from the 24-26 June to meet with young creatives from secondary schools and...
Aussie farmer’s sacrifices to study vet science
Thursday 6 June 2019
While studying vet science at Massey has meant being separated from his family, John Spearpoint says the sacrifices have been worth it.
Digital services tax a good interim measure
Thursday 6 June 2019
The Government's public consultation about the challenges of taxing multinational digital services companies is timely, says Massey Business School tax expert Dr Victoria Plekhanova.
Sociology: re-imagining hope for these times
Friday 31 May 2019
How useful is sociology in an age where humans are facing massive crises? Sociologist Dr Warwick Tie is spearheading a new programme that couples hope with critical thinking so students are prepped...
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