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.

Tips for fast-tracking your career
Monday 19 February 2018
Massey University career development consultant Grant Verhoeven and Massey Business School lecturer Dr Luk Swiatek suggest some quick tips toward fast tracking your career in 2018. Their suggestions...
What the Year of the Dog means for NZ
Friday 16 February 2018
Associate Professor Henry Chung, an expert in marketing and Chinese culture with the Massey Business School, explains the significance of Chinese New Year - and the benefits it brings to New Zealand.
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.
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