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.

Sport scientist tests her mettle at Ironman
Tuesday 20 March 2018
A year ago, Dr Claire Badenhorst set herself the goal of completing Ironman New Zealand. Earlier this month, winning her age group and crossing the finish line in 10 hours, 20 minutes.
Let's hope Young Labour camp fallout leads to justice
Monday 19 March 2018
Journalism studies coordinator Dr Cathy Strong analyses the role the media has played in bringing the sexual assaults at a Labour summer camp to light - and asks, what now?
Jack Reacher and Leading by Taking Action
Friday 16 March 2018
Deciding the best course of action when the chances of success are not guaranteed takes courage. So does modifying your plan as more information comes to hand.
A sense of identity is crucial for Māori social workers
Tuesday 13 March 2018
It was getting into trouble as a teenager that set Paulé Ruwhiu, Ngāpuhi/Ngāti Porou, on a social work pathway that will this year, see her complete a PhD.
Opinion: New Zealand's middle distance running legacy
Monday 12 March 2018
Public reaction to the passing of Sir Roger Bannister last week highlights the important connection between sport and society.
Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches
Wednesday 7 March 2018
The Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake while at school.
The Māori economic renaissance
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion - and small and medium-sized enterprises make up the largest part.
New Zealand's neglected digital diplomacy
Tuesday 6 March 2018
When it comes to presence, creativity and engagement across different social media assets, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn't rate, says PhD student Fahad Alammar.
Jack Reacher and Thinking Inside the Box
Monday 5 March 2018
Dr Ralph Bathurst thinks the phrase 'think outside the box' is over-used and over-valued. It's better, he says, to understand your constraints and think creatively within them.
Opinion: Transgender guidelines need to be carefully considered
Monday 5 March 2018
It's better watching some sports played by women - a slightly slower-paced game can emphasise the importance of skill over power.
Jack Reacher and the Call to Leadership
Thursday 1 March 2018
In the first of five articles on leadership, Dr Ralph Bathurst uses fictional character, Jack Reacher to show why leaders must take the time to see what is hidden in plain sight.
The science of complexity
Monday 26 February 2018
Complex problems are often left to experts to 'solve'. But they tend to view the problem from a narrow-specialty perspective, says Professor Kambiz Maani.
Opinion: Is exercise the enemy?
Friday 23 February 2018
Research has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits that regular exercise has on our health.
Opinion: Alcohol harm - who pays?
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Emergency room doctors who regularly bear the brunt of alcohol intoxication have become frequent advocates for alcohol policy, Professor Sally Casswell says in her letter to the New Zealand Medical...
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...
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