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.

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.
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.
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