OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

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

BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

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 plastics thanks to a team of third-year Bachelor of Arts students.

Massey student at APEC

Massey student at APEC

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

Massey lecturer offering curriculum expertise on the international stage

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 in Jakarta.

Opinion: We all want cleaner waterways
Tuesday 17 October 2017
There's a strong voice across New Zealand for clean waterways and farmers and environmentalists agree that something needs to be done.
Opinion: Terror and terrorism - a framework for understanding
Thursday 12 October 2017
In the wake of the worst mass shooting the United States has ever experienced, it is useful to consider the dynamics of terrorism. What is it? When is terror not terrorism?
New UN report shows one in three malnourished
Tuesday 10 October 2017
The latest High Level Panel of Experts project on nutrition and food systems has just been released.
Opinion: Why exercise must look beyond energy expenditure
Tuesday 10 October 2017
This World Obesity Day day, I think it is important to discuss one of the more commonly recognised aspects of weight management interventions: exercise.
Pet therapy for mental health
Friday 6 October 2017
University can be a stressful place and stage of life. The pressure of exams, assignments and moving away from home can all make study that much harder.
Opinion: Catalonia - catalyst for independence elsewhere?
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Whatever the outcome of the recent referendum, the Catalan cause might well be a catalyst for autonomy-seekers in Spain's Basque region - and even Scotland, says Dr Marc Lanteigne.
Opinion: Changing by degrees
Tuesday 3 October 2017
What is the value of degrees and why do we need them? And how might micro-credentials, shorter bite-sized "bits" of learning, better meet employer and student needs?
Vice-regal residence for Pacific artist
Friday 29 September 2017
Pacific multimedia artist and fashion designer Lindah Lepou is this year's Matairangi Mahi Toi Pasifika artist in residence.
What we can teach the world about decolonisation
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Māori have a lot to share with the world about decolonisation.
Opinion:Rethinking Politics - is Nat-Lab cooperation conceivable?
Friday 22 September 2017
Negotiation and compromise might become centrally important tenets in politics if National and Labour joined forces, rather than the self-aggrandising, winner-take-all approach that has dominated...
Opinion: Will we have an election 'youthquake?'
Thursday 21 September 2017
In June of this year Professor Claire Robinson asked the question as to whether the 'youthquake' that shook the Westminster landscape following the British election would happen here in New Zealand?
Opinion: I’ve voted – now remind me what happens next?
Thursday 21 September 2017
After an inauspicious beginning, this year's election campaign has transformed into the most gripping in living memory, says Professor Richard Shaw.
On the Fence team nominated for innovation awards
Wednesday 20 September 2017
The Design + Democracy Project has been nominated for two New Zealand Innovation Awards for their interactive online tool aimed at boosting youth voting at the general election.
Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Dr Suze Wilson says we often value 'leadership' at the expense of 'management' - and we need both, not just one or the other. Something to consider at election time.
Opinion: NZ politics’ soft neoliberal underbelly
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has asserted that 'neoliberalism has failed'. Instead, she claims, government intervention is necessary so the market will not dictate matters, says Dr Toby Boraman.
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