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.

Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate
Friday 15 March 2019
There are amazing teachers working within our schooling system to promote critical and creative learning - but our secondary schooling system is still oriented to what is known as"'reproductive...
What's missing from the capital gains tax debate
Friday 15 March 2019
Alison Pavlovich goes beyond the attention-grabbing headlines to explain why the Tax Working Group proposals are a reallocation of the tax burden, not a "tax grab".
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.
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