OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: World War I memories made of this

Opinion: World War I memories made of this

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 and Le Quesnoy.

Opinion: A caravan of desperation and hope

Opinion: A caravan of desperation and hope

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 conditions of those on the caravan heading to the US.

Opinion: A mid-term election for the ages

Opinion: A mid-term election for the ages

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 Shaw.

Armistice Day - Q&A with Glyn Harper

Armistice Day - Q&A with Glyn Harper

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.

Opinion: Changing by degrees
Tuesday 3 October 2017
What is the value of degrees and why do we need them? And how might micro-credentials, shorter bite-sized "bits" of learning, better meet employer and student needs?
Vice-regal residence for Pacific artist
Friday 29 September 2017
Pacific multimedia artist and fashion designer Lindah Lepou is this year's Matairangi Mahi Toi Pasifika artist in residence.
What we can teach the world about decolonisation
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Māori have a lot to share with the world about decolonisation.
Opinion:Rethinking Politics - is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?
Friday 22 September 2017
Negotiation and compromise might become centrally important tenets in politics if National and Labour joined forces, rather than the self-aggrandising, winner-take-all approach that has dominated...
Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'
Thursday 21 September 2017
In June of this year Professor Claire Robinson asked the question as to whether the 'youthquake' that shook the Westminster landscape following the British election would happen here in New Zealand?
Opinion: I’ve voted – now remind me what happens next?
Thursday 21 September 2017
After an inauspicious beginning, this year's election campaign has transformed into the most gripping in living memory, says Professor Richard Shaw.
On the Fence team nominated for innovation awards
Wednesday 20 September 2017
The Design + Democracy Project has been nominated for two New Zealand Innovation Awards for their interactive online tool aimed at boosting youth voting at the general election.
Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Dr Suze Wilson says we often value 'leadership' at the expense of 'management' - and we need both, not just one or the other. Something to consider at election time.
Opinion: NZ politics’ soft neoliberal underbelly
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has asserted that 'neoliberalism has failed'. Instead, she claims, government intervention is necessary so the market will not dictate matters, says Dr Toby Boraman.
The changing face of nursing
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Nursing has changed considerably over the past 40 years, and Massey University alumna Rose Stewart has seen it all.
Keeping cyclists’ minds on track
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Warrick Wood has recently returned from Italy, where he was working with the U19 New Zealand Track Cycling Team, as mental skills coach.
Health sector under-funding unfair on patients and medical staff
Tuesday 19 September 2017
With chronic under-funding over a long period of time, it's no surprise that health sector services have become an election issue.
When Marnie was there
Friday 15 September 2017
When Marnie was there will screen at Massey University's Auckland campus at Albany on Wednesday October 4.
Opinion: How to decide who’s the best leader
Tuesday 12 September 2017
The dramatic rise in Labour's fortunes seems a pretty clear indication that, when it comes to voting, our opinion of party leaders matters.
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.
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