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.

A true love story
Friday 20 April 2018
Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period in Japan, the Funaki family have swapped swords for kitchen knives in 2013 film A Tale of Samurai Cooking.
Massey’s first retail graduates hit the market
Monday 16 April 2018
The first cohort of graduates from Massey's Bachelor of Retail and Business Management crossed the stage at this morning's Auckland graduation ceremony.
Te Rau Puawai earns top marks
Monday 16 April 2018
With an average pass rate of 95 per cent, Te Rau Puawai programme has achieved phenomenal academic success for its students, but more importantly has had a far reaching impact on Māori mental...
Jack Reacher’s Thoughts About Leadership
Wednesday 11 April 2018
In the final instalment of his Jack Reacher series, Dr Ralph Bathurst explains why leaders can sometimes be the the problem.
Facing the future – young leaders front up
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Iraia Nuku wants to set up a youth centre in his home town of Kawerau, while Serena Findlay hopes young people in Otaki will add their views and voices to community developments.
What Suits teaches us about better leadership models
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Suits characters Harvey Specter and Mike Ross are a highly successful double act, but they also embody the concept of co-leadership, says Dr Ralph Bathurst.
Bigger, better Biomechanics Day
Thursday 5 April 2018
Thousands of students around the country are taking part in National Biomechanics Day next week, joining a growing global movement to teach school children more about biomechanics.
Why do leaders resign in the face of trouble?
Thursday 5 April 2018
The resignation of Sir Ralph Norris as board chair of Fletcher Building in February raises interesting questions about the role of leadership in times of crisis.
Model for vulnerable youth shines in real world
Wednesday 4 April 2018
A framework for people working with vulnerable youth, based on research and expertise from the School of Social Work, is being labelled "unique", "logical" and "easy to navigate" by a youth service...
Jack Reacher and Leading Within Your Comfort Zone
Thursday 29 March 2018
Conventional wisdom says we achieve our best results when we push outside our comfort zone. Through the exploits of Jack Reacher, Dr Ralph Bathurst asks if this is really the case.
Vet students bare it all for charity and halfway day
Monday 26 March 2018
Massey University's Veterinary School third-years are getting ready to release their annual calendar to fundraise for their halfway day and for a charity helping retired working dogs.
Sport scientist tests her mettle at Ironman
Tuesday 20 March 2018
A year ago, Dr Claire Badenhorst set herself the goal of completing Ironman New Zealand. Earlier this month, winning her age group and crossing the finish line in 10 hours, 20 minutes.
Let's hope Young Labour camp fallout leads to justice
Monday 19 March 2018
Journalism studies coordinator Dr Cathy Strong analyses the role the media has played in bringing the sexual assaults at a Labour summer camp to light - and asks, what now?
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.
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