OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

From the slopes to the books and beyond

From the slopes to the books and beyond

Three years ago, Olympic freestyle skier Beau-James Wells was forced to take a year off the snow after a serious injury to his knee. He decided to study during his down time, and now, despite being back on the snow, he's also back into the books.

Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?

Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?

Japan's new emperor and new era are both nothing more than symbols. But that doesn't make them any less important to Japanese people, writes Dr Penny Shino.

Opinion: The endless challenge

Opinion: The endless challenge

Professor Jenny Carryer says the rhetoric we have heard for the past 20 years about the need to find new ways of doing things and to utilise the workforce differently is right on point.

Metiria Turei's resignation, the media and democracy

Metiria Turei's resignation, the media and democracy

The resignation of former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is an interesting case study in the role traditional and social media play in political events.

Jack Reacher and Leading by Taking Action
Friday 16 March 2018
Deciding the best course of action when the chances of success are not guaranteed takes courage. So does modifying your plan as more information comes to hand.
A sense of identity is crucial for Māori social workers
Tuesday 13 March 2018
It was getting into trouble as a teenager that set Paulé Ruwhiu, Ngāpuhi/Ngāti Porou, on a social work pathway that will this year, see her complete a PhD.
Opinion: New Zealand's middle distance running legacy
Monday 12 March 2018
Public reaction to the passing of Sir Roger Bannister last week highlights the important connection between sport and society.
Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches
Wednesday 7 March 2018
The Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake while at school.
The Māori economic renaissance
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion - and small and medium-sized enterprises make up the largest part.
New Zealand's neglected digital diplomacy
Tuesday 6 March 2018
When it comes to presence, creativity and engagement across different social media assets, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn't rate, says PhD student Fahad Alammar.
Jack Reacher and Thinking Inside the Box
Monday 5 March 2018
Dr Ralph Bathurst thinks the phrase 'think outside the box' is over-used and over-valued. It's better, he says, to understand your constraints and think creatively within them.
Opinion: Transgender guidelines need to be carefully considered
Monday 5 March 2018
It's better watching some sports played by women - a slightly slower-paced game can emphasise the importance of skill over power.
Jack Reacher and the Call to Leadership
Thursday 1 March 2018
In the first of five articles on leadership, Dr Ralph Bathurst uses fictional character, Jack Reacher to show why leaders must take the time to see what is hidden in plain sight.
The science of complexity
Monday 26 February 2018
Complex problems are often left to experts to 'solve'. But they tend to view the problem from a narrow-specialty perspective, says Professor Kambiz Maani.
Opinion: Is exercise the enemy?
Friday 23 February 2018
Research has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits that regular exercise has on our health.
Opinion: Alcohol harm - who pays?
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Emergency room doctors who regularly bear the brunt of alcohol intoxication have become frequent advocates for alcohol policy, Professor Sally Casswell says in her letter to the New Zealand Medical...
Tips for fast-tracking your career
Monday 19 February 2018
Massey University career development consultant Grant Verhoeven and Massey Business School lecturer Dr Luk Swiatek suggest some quick tips toward fast tracking your career in 2018. Their suggestions...
What the Year of the Dog means for NZ
Friday 16 February 2018
Associate Professor Henry Chung, an expert in marketing and Chinese culture with the Massey Business School, explains the significance of Chinese New Year - and the benefits it brings to New Zealand.
Love talking to people? Consider communication
Friday 2 February 2018
Self-confessed 'people lover' Indyah Tava'e explains why she chose to study communication.
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