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.

Love talking to people? Consider communication
Friday 2 February 2018
Self-confessed 'people lover' Indyah Tava'e explains why she chose to study communication.
Opinion: PM's baby news sends message on gender equality
Friday 19 January 2018
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement of her pregnancy is fabulous news that we can all celebrate and support. It sends a very empowering message to women, says Grant Duncan.
Top agriculture student shares secret of success
Friday 19 January 2018
Bachelor of AgriCommerce student James Robertson is your classic jack of all trades, but rather than mastering none, he excelled in everything he put his hand up for.
Opinion: Data deluge needs human analytical filter
Friday 12 January 2018
New Zealand faces a critical shortage of skilled practitioners able to analyse, interpret and disseminate the wealth of data needed to inform and improve health services for New Zealanders.
Opinion: Reflections from a palace in Salzburg
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Who would have thought there is an organisation whose main activity is facilitating pop-up think tanks to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern?
Opinion: Pushing limits on legal drugs tarnishes sport
Thursday 21 December 2017
The sport of cycling has suffered another blow, in the eyes of the public at least, with a "non-negative" drug test from four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.
Inmates explore morals in Greek theatre
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Is pride the ultimate crime? It is a big moral question that a group of inmates at Auckland Prison explored when they performed an Ancient Greek play using puppets, in a partnership between the...
Call for global living wage gets stellar backing
Monday 11 December 2017
What does Massey University psychologist Professor Stuart Carr have in common with a bunch of A-list Hollywood actors, music celebrities and global entrepreneurs?
Opinion: Why are NZ’s literacy results so appalling?
Friday 8 December 2017
New Zealand's results in the latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) are very disappointing. But they are not surprising, according to Massey literacy and teaching specialists.
Social scientist’s call on plastic glitter ban goes global
Monday 4 December 2017
She's really not the glitter Grinch - but those trillions of tiny, shiny flecks are a threat to marine life and human health, so it's time to ban the plastic-based kind and use biodegradable...
Social work student relishes rare opportunity in Thailand
Friday 1 December 2017
Bachelor of Social Work student Courtney Cray was one of more than 900 students from around the globe at the 8th University Scholar Leadership Symposium held in Thailand.
Opinion: The changing tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
Thursday 30 November 2017
In the last year we have witnessed a record number of new HIV diagnoses in New Zealand and no institutional or community effort seemed effective in reversing the trend.
Many Massey hands make light work at phil&teds
Thursday 30 November 2017
Many Massey hands make light work, could be an adage for baby buggy company, phil&teds.
Role at Tegel a dream for food technology student
Wednesday 29 November 2017
The saying goes, "It's not what you know, but who you know." For 24-year-old Jinny Lee, a combination of these two things has seen her land a job at Tegel Foods Limited.
Assessing sustainable food systems and diets in the Pacific
Wednesday 22 November 2017
College of Health PhD student Paul Eme recently returned from speaking at the High Level Regional Nutrition Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Diets in Thailand.
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