OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Creating the next generation of sports industry professionals

Creating the next generation of sports industry professionals

Professor Andy Martin doesn't just pass on knowledge to his students - he develops "confident people who can thrive anywhere".

Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership

Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership

A partnership of 21 years has ended with the departure of popular Manawatū campus dining hall staff member Pam Mills last Friday.

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Ah, the proverbial academic conference - for Classical Studies lecturer Associate Professor Gina Salapata a recent trip to a conference in Portugal was literally all about proverbs.

BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

It's almost the last straw for Opunake where residents will say good riddance to single-use plastics. The Taranaki coastal settlement could soon become New Zealand's first town free of single-use plastics thanks to a team of third-year Bachelor of Arts students.

Nights with Frankenstein – juggling BA and family
Monday 21 May 2018
Writing an internationally acclaimed essay on the feminist themes of gothic novel Frankenstein may not be typical of how mothers spend precious evenings when their youngsters are in bed.
Exploring drug availability, prices and help services
Monday 21 May 2018
Associate Professor Chris Wilkins will highlight the findings from his recent drug and alcohol research at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the Gold Coast next week.
Suits: Leadership for the age of access
Friday 18 May 2018
Dr Ralph Bathurst takes a big-picture view in his Suits analysis this week - how do we reinvent leadership for the age of the Internet?
Opinion: Actions have meanings
Friday 18 May 2018
This is Aotearoa New Zealand - the home of te reo Māori, says Dr Steven Elers, and it's time for everyone to acknowledge and respect te reo's special place in our culture.
Can we build infrastructure without immigration?
Thursday 17 May 2018
Infrastructure build and immigration represent a tricky balancing act for the Government, especially in Auckland, says Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.
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.
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