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.

Government cautioned about Māori settlement complacency
Wednesday 16 August 2017
This year's Vaughan Park/Massey University Sir Paul Reeves Memorial lecture was a poignant reminder of Sir Paul's concern for reconciliation between Māori and the Crown and a look to where that...
Moving to NZ: An international student's experience
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Pakistani PhD student Fatima Junaid's world changed after September 11. She describes how moving to New Zealand has returned her sense of freedom.
Will immigration anxiety shape this election?
Wednesday 16 August 2017
As the election campaign kicked off, it appeared that immigration would be one of the defining talking points. But has it been that important?
North Korea diplomatic crisis – words and weapons
Thursday 10 August 2017
Is the recent escalation of tensions between North Korea and the US more of the same posturing we've witnessed before? Or is there a real danger nuclear weapons could be used?
Why Kiwi blokes need to talk about their anxieties
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Why is that when Kiwi blokes get down, stressed or depressed they tend to stop talking - when talking can sometimes be the best cure?
Opinion: Is NZ ready for an electric vehicle future?
Tuesday 8 August 2017
As the advantages of electric cars grow in terms of cost, performance and environmental impact, New Zealand has to start preparing for the changeover or be left behind.
What does Parihaka teach us about nationhood?
Monday 7 August 2017
The Crown may have apologised for historic atrocities against Māori at Parihaka in Taranaki, but the process of reconciliation is ongoing.
Why you should care about your staff’s finances
Monday 7 August 2017
Your employee's financial concerns and problems are your problems too, writes Fin-Ed Centre director Pushpa Wood.
Opinion: Pressure now on Ardern to lift Labour
Wednesday 2 August 2017
So, the Labour Party now has its fifth leader since Helen Clark's resignation after the 2008 election. Associate Professor Grant Duncan asks, 'What happens now?'
Dining hall waste reduction plan implemented
Wednesday 2 August 2017
A new system for managing food and compostable waste aims to reduce the amount of rubbish being sent to landfills from Massey University's Manawatū campus student dining hall.
Top Brazilian writer in residence at Massey
Wednesday 2 August 2017
Award-winning Brazilian fiction writer Adriana Lisboa is used to noisy, big cities - Rio de Janiero, Los Angeles, Chicago. So, living in Palmerston North, where she is an Honorary Research Associate...
Opinion: Why Scaramucci's sacking is good news
Wednesday 2 August 2017
The rapid sacking of the newest White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is good news for professional communications, says Dr Cathy Strong.
Opinion: We all have a role to play in improving rural health
Tuesday 1 August 2017
The ongoing debate about the establishment of a medical school at Waikato University has shone a much needed spotlight on the state of New Zealand's rural health services.
Opinion: We live in puzzling times
Tuesday 1 August 2017
The economy is growing, inflation is low, firms are hiring. So, why are the country's leaders trusted by so few? Give us your thoughts in our second election survey.
The secret lives of fussy eaters
Thursday 27 July 2017
A documentary premiering on TVNZ 1 this week features three Massey University clinicians discussing their research and expertise on a topic that may be surprising to many.
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