OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story

Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story

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?

Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

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 the council would not provide a venue for "hate speech" by people who sought to abuse and insult others.

Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

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 emerging priorities for our national security.

Should student debt be a parent's problem?

Should student debt be a parent's problem?

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.

Christchurch re-repairs just the tip of the quakeberg
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Re-doing above-ground EQC repairs has been estimated to cost over $160m, but this is only a very small part of a bigger problem, says Dr Michael Naylor.
The NZ Food Awards officially open for 2018
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Entries are now open for the New Zealand Food Awards, giving the crème de la crème of the food and beverage industry the opportunity to showcase their success and innovations.
Opinion: Does NZ need a banking Royal Commission?
Monday 30 April 2018
Australia's Royal Commission into its finance sector has revealed some shocking practices. As our largest banks are Australian-owned, do we need our own inquiry?
The ‘financialisation’ of housing
Monday 30 April 2018
Houses are no longer simply a place to live; they have become a commodity that can be traded, borrowed against and used as a way of accumulating wealth.
Massey Alumnus takes vet skills from Te Awamutu to the world
Friday 27 April 2018
Growing up in the Waikato, James Young never imagined he would one day be in China keeping 50,000 cattle healthy or performing a rectal exam on a four-tonne elephant in South Africa, but he's living...
Suits: Co-leading with the head and heart
Thursday 26 April 2018
We need leadership models that bring together thinking and feeling, Dr Ralph Bathurst says. He explains why, using popular television series Suits.
PhD student gives keynote presentation in the Philippines
Thursday 26 April 2018
PhD student Chris Vogliano recently gave a keynote presentation at the 63rd annual symposium for the National Dietetics Association of the Philippines.
Opinion: Is it time to reconsider NZDF's Taji deployment?
Tuesday 24 April 2018
In the upcoming months, the Government will begin to consider whether to extend the New Zealand Defence Force deployment of military trainers to the Taji military camp in Iraq. It's something visting...
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.
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