OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Defence Capability 2019 – reading between the lines

Opinion: Defence Capability 2019 – reading between the lines

A recognition of the looming challenges facing our Pacific neighbours through climate change and pressures on maritime resources has led to a shift in focus expressed in the just-released Defence Capability Plan 2019, says Dr Wiliam Hoverd.

Magazine of memories for aged care residents

Magazine of memories for aged care residents

Meeting residents in an aged care facility and turning their conversations about the past into a magazine of memories proved to be a rewarding project for Massey University students as much as for the elderly residents they befriended.

Massey’s College of Creative Arts to visit Auckland

Massey’s College of Creative Arts to visit Auckland

Staff from Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University's College of Creative Arts in Wellington, are coming to South Auckland from the 24-26 June to meet with young creatives from secondary schools and find the next stars of art and design.

What does it take to be a manga star?

What does it take to be a manga star?

Based on the hit Japanese manga series, BAKUMAN。will be shown at Massey University's Auckland campus next month.

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.
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...
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