OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes

Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes

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 experiences' of a young Māori man shipped to London in the 1840s as a living human exhibit.

Studying storytelling through silent comics

Studying storytelling through silent comics

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

Award winning creation of unbelievable young love

Critically-acclaimed writer and director Makoto Shinkai, brings Your Name, an innovative tale of two total strangers with an impossible connection.

Giving Māui a Māori voice

Giving Māui a Māori voice

A new children's book re-telling the legend of Māui has just been published in English and Māori - a pleasing event for its Māori translator Dr Darryn Joseph, who says there's a dearth of books in te reo for younger readers.

Opinion: No 'gotcha' moment in leaders' debate
Friday 1 September 2017
Associate Professor Grant Duncan analyses the performances in last night's pre-election leaders' debate and calls it a draw.
Opinion: Why do we need governments anyway?
Friday 1 September 2017
While people may distrust or dislike 'the government of the day,' they still rely on public services, says Associate Professor Grant Duncan.
Opinion: Is NZ in for a 'pollquake'?
Thursday 31 August 2017
As we approach the general election, terms like 'pollquake' and 'youthquake' are increasingly being bandied about. But how likely is it really?
Inequality is growing, so how can we fix it?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Most of us feel that poverty is real and inequality is growing. But the good news is, policies change in response to public opinion, says Dr Emily Beausoliel.
Is funding Christchurch’s stadium a political forward pass?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Christchurch residents are faced with a $496 million question: what is a new stadium worth to them and their city? Economist Dr Sam Richardson gives his view.
NZ an emergency management magnet for US students
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Emergency and crisis management student interns from the US and Canada reckon New Zealand has plenty to offer people looking to study in the field.
Opinion: Is Jacinda the real deal?
Monday 28 August 2017
The Jacinda-mania New Zealand has experienced since the Labour Party decided to replace its leader says much about the way we view our leaders.
The Māori election
Wednesday 23 August 2017
In 2005, Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples galvanised the Māori vote behind the independent voice of the Māori Party.
Qatar cauterised? - Gulf diplomatic crisis in focus
Monday 21 August 2017
Global attention has been fixated lately on the sabre-rattling tensions between newly-nuclearised North Korea and the super-powered United States. Meanwhile, over the past two months, the Middle East...
Prosperity without equality is nothing to be proud of
Monday 21 August 2017
New Zealand tops the Legatum Prosperity Index, but we also have one of the fastest growing rates of inequality in the OECD, says Professor Christoph Schumacher.
Government cautioned about Māori settlement complacency
Wednesday 16 August 2017
This year's Vaughan Park/Massey University Sir Paul Reeves Memorial lecture was a poignant reminder of Sir Paul's concern for reconciliation between Māori and the Crown and a look to where that...
Moving to NZ: An international student's experience
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Pakistani PhD student Fatima Junaid's world changed after September 11. She describes how moving to New Zealand has returned her sense of freedom.
Will immigration anxiety shape this election?
Wednesday 16 August 2017
As the election campaign kicked off, it appeared that immigration would be one of the defining talking points. But has it been that important?
North Korea diplomatic crisis – words and weapons
Thursday 10 August 2017
Is the recent escalation of tensions between North Korea and the US more of the same posturing we've witnessed before? Or is there a real danger nuclear weapons could be used?
Why Kiwi blokes need to talk about their anxieties
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Why is that when Kiwi blokes get down, stressed or depressed they tend to stop talking - when talking can sometimes be the best cure?
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