OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate

Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate

In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, Professor Stephen Croucher discusses how we all can combat the psychology of fear and hate.

Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Vital for healing after Christchurch will be a careful engagement with experience of managing religious diversity. Goodwill will need to be fostered in our streets and suburbs, says Dr Wil Hoverd.

Opinion: Mosque shootings - politics of hate ends our innocence

Opinion: Mosque shootings - politics of hate ends our innocence

Extremist politics, including the extreme nationalist and white supremacist politics that appear to be at the core of this attack on Muslims, have been part of our community for a long time, says Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.

Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

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 education", says Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley.

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.
How NZ escaped America’s opioid death crisis
Thursday 16 November 2017
When Dr Cathy Strong went to Ohio on research leave, she had no idea she would step into the midst of the American opioid crisis.
10 things you need to know about the Tongan election
Wednesday 15 November 2017
While rugby league and the prospect of a Tongan team taking the World Cup is currently gripping Tongans around the world, in the kingdom there is an election to be won tomorrow.
Māori storytellers honoured at the Ngā Kupu Ora Awards
Thursday 9 November 2017
Māori storytellers were honoured last night at Massey University's Ngā Kupu Ora Awards: Celebrating Māori Books and Journalism.
Opinion: Housing policy goes back to the future
Friday 3 November 2017
The new Labour-led government's promise to build 100,000 homes for first-home buyers is just the latest in a long history of government intervention.
Sharing social work knowledge in rural Cambodia
Thursday 2 November 2017
Using the family-centred approach to support parents with children with disabilities is gaining momentum among Cambodian parents, says a Massey social work academic.
Student takes Pacific climate change issues to the UN
Friday 27 October 2017
The vulnerability of Pacific peoples to the impacts of rising sea levels is a pressing issue for School of Social Work student Rae Bainteiti, who recently returned from a Human Rights Council panel...
New era for China after Party Congress?
Thursday 26 October 2017
As a new era of politics unfolds here, Asia politics expert Dr Marc Lanteigne has been observing China's 19th Party Congress for policy directions and a new generation of leaders anointed this week.
Horses, changing courses and lambs in libraries
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Once her exams are completed, Bachelor of AgriScience student Becky Reith will take up a graduate role in one of the country's top plant breeding and research companies, pursuing a field that she had...
Going places – women writers and wanderers
Tuesday 24 October 2017
Author, editor, lecturer and traveller Dr Ingrid Horrocks has long been fascinated by women who travel and write, in past and modern times. Her new book, Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility,...
Opinion: Jacinda Ardern - stardust to prime minister
Friday 20 October 2017
During the dim, distant past of New Zealand's recent election campaign, soon-to-be-former prime minister Bill English grumbled that the "stardust" that was falling thick and fast on new Labour leader...
Penguins on stage and street in climate change action
Thursday 19 October 2017
Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet's most vulnerable species in this year's global Aotearoa Climate Change Theatre Action events in...
Opinion: We all want cleaner waterways
Tuesday 17 October 2017
There's a strong voice across New Zealand for clean waterways and farmers and environmentalists agree that something needs to be done.
Opinion: Terror and terrorism - a framework for understanding
Thursday 12 October 2017
In the wake of the worst mass shooting the United States has ever experienced, it is useful to consider the dynamics of terrorism. What is it? When is terror not terrorism?
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