OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: When fun is not enough to keep young people in sport

Opinion: When fun is not enough to keep young people in sport

Associate Professor Dennis Slade says coaches and teachers must deliver more than fun to keep youngsters in sport into adulthood.

Canterbury repair costs a looming ‘quake-berg’

Canterbury repair costs a looming ‘quake-berg’

The Government could be liable for at least $4.5 billion in Christchurch earthquake re-repairs, says Dr Michael Naylor.

Can the Labour Party get past its current crisis?

Can the Labour Party get past its current crisis?

Massey crisis communications expert Dr Chris Galloway has some advice for the Labour Party.

Opinion: Brexit and the betrayal of democracy

Opinion: Brexit and the betrayal of democracy

Expat Brit Dr Mark Avis gives a personal perspective on why he believes democracy is being betrayed in the United Kingdom.

E-voting and the other ‘E’s missing in action
Tuesday 12 March 2019
Two of the Massey Business School's local government experts explain why they won't be voting for e-voting.
Designs on China thanks to PM Asia scholarship
Friday 1 March 2019
Internships with companies in Mainland China's massive fashion and clothing industry have given Massey University design students fascinating insights into cultural aspects of the business, thanks to...
Mastering sports event management
Tuesday 12 February 2019
A year ago, Amanda Isada was completing her Masters in Sport Management undertaking a professional practice placement with Harbour Sport and Harbour Volleyball in Auckland.
How to recover from the Christmas overspend
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Now that Christmas is a distant memory, the credit card statements and other bills are starting to arrive. Fin-Ed Centre director Pushpa Wood offers some advice.
Opunake to Ecuador for BA grad and film-maker
Monday 28 January 2019
From a campaign to ban single-use plastics in a Taranaki seaside settlement to large-scale deforestation in Ecuador - Los Angeles-based Kiwi David Cranstoun Welch has forged a path making...
Opinion: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay
Wednesday 23 January 2019
We must beware of extreme ideological positions in our cannabis discussion. In particular it would be good to acknowledge the "war on drugs" is not a particularly relevant concept.
Creating the next generation of sports industry professionals
Monday 17 December 2018
Professor Andy Martin doesn't just pass on knowledge to his students - he develops "confident people who can thrive anywhere".
Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership
Friday 14 December 2018
A partnership of 21 years has ended with the departure of popular Manawatū campus dining hall staff member Pam Mills last Friday.
Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital
Wednesday 28 November 2018
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
Thursday 22 November 2018
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...
Massey student at APEC
Wednesday 21 November 2018
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
Tuesday 20 November 2018
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...
Opinion: Trump's strategy of distract and deluge
Thursday 15 November 2018
Professor Ted Zorn analyses the way US President Donald Trump controls the news cycle with a constant stream of outrageous behaviour.
Will e-scooters be king in our cities of the future?
Wednesday 14 November 2018
New technology is dramatically changing commuting habits - but what does it mean for public transport, asks Dr Michael Naylor.
Opinion: World War I memories made of this
Friday 9 November 2018
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...
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