OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

National Social Workers Day

National Social Workers Day

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

Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes

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 experiences' of a young Māori man shipped to London in the 1840s as a living human exhibit.

Studying storytelling through silent comics

Studying storytelling through silent comics

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

Award winning creation of unbelievable young love

Critically-acclaimed writer and director Makoto Shinkai, brings Your Name, an innovative tale of two total strangers with an impossible connection.

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.
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.
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