OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Ah, the proverbial academic conference - for Classical Studies lecturer Associate Professor Gina Salapata a recent trip to a conference in Portugal was literally all about proverbs.

BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

It's almost the last straw for Opunake where residents will say good riddance to single-use plastics. The Taranaki coastal settlement could soon become New Zealand's first town free of single-use plastics thanks to a team of third-year Bachelor of Arts students.

Massey student at APEC

Massey student at APEC

Massey master's student Api Taiapa, Ngāti Porou, had the opportunity to see the cut and thrust of international politics up close and personal as a youth delegate at the recent APEC summit.

Massey lecturer offering curriculum expertise on the international stage

Massey lecturer offering curriculum expertise on the international stage

Dr Dennis Slade recently returned from Indonesia, where he was invited to provide consultancy advice on the development of a teaching curriculum in physical education and sport for a private school in Jakarta.

German views on dietary research explored
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Nutritional Sciences PhD student Nikki Renall has recently returned from Germany, where she spent six weeks at the Max Rubner-Institut.
Opinion: Free speech or 'no platform'? - a classicist’s plea
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Classical Studies lecturer Dr Jonathan Tracy is "disturbed by the recent push toward censorship - or, in the current euphemism, "no-platforming" - of dissenting viewpoints, both at Massey and in New...
Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death
Wednesday 15 August 2018
From director Yojiro Takita comes Departures, an emotive story of a man coming face to face with his own Japanese culture.
An alternative to KiwiBuild that makes economic sense
Wednesday 15 August 2018
KiwiBuild will transfer enormous wealth from the public to the lucky few, Dr Oscar Lau says. He outlines an alternative and fairer way of offering affordable housing.
Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world
Monday 13 August 2018
The impact of rapid technological change on everything from the environment to mental health, jobs and online privacy was the hot topic at a symposium for Taranaki teenagers hosted by Massey...
Nursing students head to Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Massey University is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference, being held in Auckland this week.
Opinion: Zimbabwe’s election and an uncertain future
Tuesday 7 August 2018
Zimbabwe held its first presidential election in nearly 30 years that did not include the country's founding leader, Robert Mugabe.
Opinion: India's politics of exclusion and hate
Thursday 2 August 2018
The National Register of Citizens in the Indian state of Assam has made four million people stateless. It shares much with Donald Trump's deportations in the United States and the treatment of...
Double jackpot for KiwiBuild winners is wrong
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Those who win the KiwiBuild lottery will buy their home at a heavy discount and sell it at full market price. That doesn't make any sense, says Dr Oscar Lau.
Want zero road deaths? Remove human drivers
Tuesday 31 July 2018
The government wants a target of zero road deaths introduced by 2020. Dr Michael Naylor reckons this will only happen if humans are removed from the equation.
Opinion: The great survivor
Wednesday 25 July 2018
It's 43 years since Winston Peters first stood for parliament, 25 years since he formed the NZ First Party. With Peters as Acting PM it's a timely opportunity to revisit his role in politics and how...
Speaking to youth about sexual health education
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Four secondary schools in South Auckland are working with researchers and one general practice to ensure messages around safe sex get through to teenagers in the most effective way.
A business mind made in New Zealand
Friday 20 July 2018
Kevin Wang Gang says his New Zealand education at Massey University helped him to become one of China's most successful venture capitalists.
Bazley report a good start, but long-term change may be elusive
Friday 20 July 2018
Dame Margaret Bazley's report into sexual harassment and bullying at law firm Russell McVeagh describes a "wicked" problem, and these are difficult to resolve.
Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story
Thursday 19 July 2018
From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli comes From Up on Poppy Hill, a uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story.
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