OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Chocolate milk, pie-filler and taking time-out

Chocolate milk, pie-filler and taking time-out

While most students are neck-deep in essays, Bachelor of Food Technology student Wade Harrison is currently going through the process of making flavoured-milk.

A passion for waste

A passion for waste

Bachelor of Engineering (honours) student Alison Churchouse has a passion for waste, while some might find that odd, she knows it is a growing problem that is often overlooked.

Sport education researcher honoured in special journal

Sport education researcher honoured in special journal

Dr Dennis Slade has been given the extremely rare and prestigious endorsement of his research in physical education and sport, through a special supplement publication.

Opinion: Cameroon election - voting amid risk of civil war

Opinion: Cameroon election - voting amid risk of civil war

Recent presidential elections in Cameroon took place in the shadow of numerous security crises, of extremism and terrorism, a growing separatist movement, a stressed economy and rising frustration with an octogenarian leader seeking a seventh term in office.

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.
Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?
Tuesday 17 July 2018
Earlier this month an "alt right" speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that...
Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions
Sunday 15 July 2018
From safeguarding regional Pacific security to the protection of Antartica and now climate change and cyber threats - the just-released strategic defence policy statement highlights the new and...
Should student debt be a parent's problem?
Wednesday 11 July 2018
It's the million-dollar question for many parents out there - if your child has a student loan, should you help them to pay it off? Dr Pushpa Wood gives her view.
Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Some of the world's smartest people have warned us about unchecked technological development, so we need wisdom guide the development of information systems.
Drama sheds spotlight on Japanese law and order
Monday 18 June 2018
A deep drama depicting the fears of a modern-day society, next month's Japanese film portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect...
Is there substance behind Trump-Kim accord?
Wednesday 13 June 2018
This week's watershed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a mixed success, top-heavy with imagery and 'smile diplomacy' but light on concrete initiatives...
Beyond a joke - why humour matters (LOL)
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Researching humour is not just a laughing matter for cultural studies lecturer Dr Nick Holm. He specialises in studying its multiple forms - from satire to deadpan - to understand how humour can make...
Supportive environment helps Colombian student to succeed
Friday 8 June 2018
Studying internationally can be daunting, but the challenges are worth it, says Colombian student Juana Maria Castillo Lopez.
Opinion: Can New Zealand’s wellbeing budget help address social inequalities?
Wednesday 6 June 2018
Plans for a wellbeing budget have been met with scepticism and hope, writes Dr Anna Matheson.
Five budgeting tips for retirement planning
Thursday 31 May 2018
Retirement can be expensive. It's hard enough to calculate how much money you'll need to live, let alone how to plan for hidden and unexpected costs.
Should you give your kids pocket money?
Friday 25 May 2018
As director of the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre, one of the most common questions Dr Pushpa Wood gets is, 'Should I give my children pocket money?'
Opinion: Why we should care about what happens in DR Congo
Thursday 24 May 2018
Despite its low profile in global news, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is more than just an Ebola health concern - it has strategic significance for the west and for China and is a...
Suits: Where to from here for leadership?
Thursday 24 May 2018
In the final instalment of his 'Suits' series, Dr Ralph Bathurst discusses how artificial intelligence will make the hero-leader irrelevant.
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