OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape

Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape

Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight's new book celebrates the life and work of a 19th century farmer and beekeeper whose photographs captured colonial life in a remote Manawatū valley and the dramatic changes to its landscape.

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.

Opinion: Budgeting for climate change
Wednesday 16 May 2018
The climate is already changing so we will now need to invest heavily in both climate adaptation and mitigation actions. Professor Ralph Sims outlines the Budget options.
Budget 2018: A conservationist's wish-list
Wednesday 16 May 2018
At Budget time there are so many competing interests, but Massey's Dr Luis Ortiz-Catedral puts in a plea to not forget conservation.
Opinion: Tax is a topic for future Budgets
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Taxes are generally a feature of Budget day - but Massey's tax experts predict a Budget based on spending decisions, not revenue collection.
Will Labour’s first Budget whip up a storm?
Tuesday 15 May 2018
The Labour Government has signalled some big changes in priorities - and Thursday's Budget will be the first step in a long and difficult journey, says Professor Christoph Schumacher
Are you ready for the first Labour Budget?
Monday 14 May 2018
Grant Robertson's first Budget is a real-world test of the strengths and weaknesses of the government's pre-electoral commitments to its coalition partners.
A touching story of a man and a puppy
Monday 14 May 2018
Mameshiba, a 2009 film adaptation of a Japanese television series, depicts the journey of a middle-aged man and a two-month old puppy.
Suits: Co-leadership and gender in the workplace
Friday 11 May 2018
Gender is the 'elephant in the room' when it comes to any discussion about leadership. And co-leadership between men and women provides a possible solution.
NZ’s foreign aid changes welcome - but what’s next?
Thursday 10 May 2018
Winston Peters' pre-Budget announcement of a substantial increase in foreign aid spending gets a big tick from Massey Development Studies academics, but they say new priorities - from poverty...
Biomechanics Day hits the mark
Tuesday 8 May 2018
More than 1000 secondary school students took part in National Biomechanics Day last month, with Massey University and New Zealand leading the way.
Opinion: Health Minister needs courage to do things differently
Monday 7 May 2018
Professor Jenny Carryer wonders if the challenges facing the health sector keeps the Health Minister awake at night - and suggests some 'courageous' solutions to some of those challenges.
Suits: Leadership and play
Friday 4 May 2018
Einstein called it 'combinatory play' - the ability to bring together elements from multiple sources. It's a skill more leaders should hone, says Dr Ralph Bathurst.
Christchurch re-repairs just the tip of the quakeberg
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Re-doing above-ground EQC repairs has been estimated to cost over $160m, but this is only a very small part of a bigger problem, says Dr Michael Naylor.
The NZ Food Awards officially open for 2018
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Entries are now open for the New Zealand Food Awards, giving the crème de la crème of the food and beverage industry the opportunity to showcase their success and innovations.
Opinion: Does NZ need a banking Royal Commission?
Monday 30 April 2018
Australia's Royal Commission into its finance sector has revealed some shocking practices. As our largest banks are Australian-owned, do we need our own inquiry?
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.
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