OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

Earlier this month an "alt right" speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that the council would not provide a venue for "hate speech" by people who sought to abuse and insult others.

Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

From safeguarding regional Pacific security to the protection of Antartica and now climate change and cyber threats - the just-released strategic defence policy statement highlights the new and emerging priorities for our national security.

Should student debt be a parent's problem?

Should student debt be a parent's problem?

It's the million-dollar question for many parents out there - if your child has a student loan, should you help them to pay it off? Dr Pushpa Wood gives her view.

Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology

Opinion: Where wisdom meets technology

Some of the world's smartest people have warned us about unchecked technological development, so we need wisdom guide the development of information systems.

The changing face of nursing
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Nursing has changed considerably over the past 40 years, and Massey University alumna Rose Stewart has seen it all.
Keeping cyclists’ minds on track
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Warrick Wood has recently returned from Italy, where he was working with the U19 New Zealand Track Cycling Team, as mental skills coach.
Health sector under-funding unfair on patients and medical staff
Tuesday 19 September 2017
With chronic under-funding over a long period of time, it's no surprise that health sector services have become an election issue.
When Marnie was there
Friday 15 September 2017
When Marnie was there will screen at Massey University's Auckland campus at Albany on Wednesday October 4.
Opinion: How to decide who’s the best leader
Tuesday 12 September 2017
The dramatic rise in Labour's fortunes seems a pretty clear indication that, when it comes to voting, our opinion of party leaders matters.
Opinion: No 'gotcha' moment in leaders' debate
Friday 1 September 2017
Associate Professor Grant Duncan analyses the performances in last night's pre-election leaders' debate and calls it a draw.
Opinion: Why do we need governments anyway?
Friday 1 September 2017
While people may distrust or dislike 'the government of the day,' they still rely on public services, says Associate Professor Grant Duncan.
Opinion: Is NZ in for a 'pollquake'?
Thursday 31 August 2017
As we approach the general election, terms like 'pollquake' and 'youthquake' are increasingly being bandied about. But how likely is it really?
Inequality is growing, so how can we fix it?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Most of us feel that poverty is real and inequality is growing. But the good news is, policies change in response to public opinion, says Dr Emily Beausoliel.
Is funding Christchurch’s stadium a political forward pass?
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Christchurch residents are faced with a $496 million question: what is a new stadium worth to them and their city? Economist Dr Sam Richardson gives his view.
NZ an emergency management magnet for US students
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Emergency and crisis management student interns from the US and Canada reckon New Zealand has plenty to offer people looking to study in the field.
Opinion: Is Jacinda the real deal?
Monday 28 August 2017
The Jacinda-mania New Zealand has experienced since the Labour Party decided to replace its leader says much about the way we view our leaders.
The Māori election
Wednesday 23 August 2017
In 2005, Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples galvanised the Māori vote behind the independent voice of the Māori Party.
Qatar cauterised? - Gulf diplomatic crisis in focus
Monday 21 August 2017
Global attention has been fixated lately on the sabre-rattling tensions between newly-nuclearised North Korea and the super-powered United States. Meanwhile, over the past two months, the Middle East...
Prosperity without equality is nothing to be proud of
Monday 21 August 2017
New Zealand tops the Legatum Prosperity Index, but we also have one of the fastest growing rates of inequality in the OECD, says Professor Christoph Schumacher.
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