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: Cameroon election - voting amid risk of civil war
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Recent presidential elections in Cameroon took place in the shadow of numerous security crises, of extremism and terrorism, a growing separatist movement, a stressed economy and rising frustration...
Sport education researcher honoured in special journal
Tuesday 9 October 2018
Dr Dennis Slade has been given the extremely rare and prestigious endorsement of his research in physical education and sport, through a special supplement publication.
Pūhoro challenges students with Trans-Tasman STEM programme
Monday 1 October 2018
The Pūhoro team, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, ran the Science and Engineering Challenge event for Year 10's in Manawatū and South Auckland recently.
Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight's new book celebrates the life and work of a 19th century farmer and beekeeper whose photographs captured colonial life in a remote Manawatū valley...
National Social Workers Day
Monday 24 September 2018
Associate Professor Kieran O'Donoghue commends social workers on the role they play towards personal and community transformation.
Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes
Thursday 20 September 2018
An OE starting in London is a milestone for many young Kiwis. Award-winning author and creative writing lecturer Dr Tina Makereti's new novel explores the intriguing and remarkable 'overseas...
Studying storytelling through silent comics
Thursday 13 September 2018
An avid childhood reader of Tintin, Asterix, Lucky Luke and Donald Duck, Dr Barbara Postema probably didn't envisage she would one day be paid to read and research comics.
Award winning creation of unbelievable young love
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Critically-acclaimed writer and director Makoto Shinkai, brings Your Name, an innovative tale of two total strangers with an impossible connection.
Giving Māui a Māori voice
Tuesday 11 September 2018
A new children's book re-telling the legend of Māui has just been published in English and Māori - a pleasing event for its Māori translator Dr Darryn Joseph, who says there's a...
Book explores sporting history of NZ
Thursday 6 September 2018
Historian Dr Geoff Watson's new book, Sport and the New Zealanders - A History, explores why so many are compelled to play, watch, read and talk about sport and why it is integral to our national...
Millennial ‘sex in the city’ TV series for theatre student
Friday 31 August 2018
Millennial 'sex in the city' TV series for theatre student Two socially disconnected millennials form a friendship based on sharing everything, especially men - the premise for a risqué TVNZ On...
Massey student succeeds in Chicago PR industry
Thursday 30 August 2018
While on exchange at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rose Oakley asked her guest lecturer for an internship - and scored a job at a top Chicago PR firm.
From western Iran to Wellington
Thursday 30 August 2018
Thirty-three-year-old Ali Heydari fell in love with bacteria early in his Bachelor of Science degree at Bu Ali Sina University.
Massey helps MS sufferer master mountains
Thursday 30 August 2018
Two years ago, Tracey Hall was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now, with the help of Massey staff members, Ms Hall is about to tackle her biggest challenge yet - trekking the Inca Trail to Machu...
Opinion: Iron deficiency - are you getting enough?
Monday 27 August 2018
This World Iron Awareness Week, Dr Claire Badenhorst is calling for Kiwi women to be more proactive about keeping their iron levels above the line.
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