OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate

Opinion: Combating fears to reduce hate

In the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, Professor Stephen Croucher discusses how we all can combat the psychology of fear and hate.

Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Vital for healing after Christchurch will be a careful engagement with experience of managing religious diversity. Goodwill will need to be fostered in our streets and suburbs, says Dr Wil Hoverd.

Opinion: Mosque shootings - politics of hate ends our innocence

Opinion: Mosque shootings - politics of hate ends our innocence

Extremist politics, including the extreme nationalist and white supremacist politics that appear to be at the core of this attack on Muslims, have been part of our community for a long time, says Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.

Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

There are amazing teachers working within our schooling system to promote critical and creative learning - but our secondary schooling system is still oriented to what is known as"'reproductive education", says Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley.

Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death
Wednesday 15 August 2018
From director Yojiro Takita comes Departures, an emotive story of a man coming face to face with his own Japanese culture.
An alternative to KiwiBuild that makes economic sense
Wednesday 15 August 2018
KiwiBuild will transfer enormous wealth from the public to the lucky few, Dr Oscar Lau says. He outlines an alternative and fairer way of offering affordable housing.
Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world
Monday 13 August 2018
The impact of rapid technological change on everything from the environment to mental health, jobs and online privacy was the hot topic at a symposium for Taranaki teenagers hosted by Massey...
Nursing students head to Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Massey University is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference, being held in Auckland this week.
Opinion: Zimbabwe’s election and an uncertain future
Tuesday 7 August 2018
Zimbabwe held its first presidential election in nearly 30 years that did not include the country's founding leader, Robert Mugabe.
Opinion: India's politics of exclusion and hate
Thursday 2 August 2018
The National Register of Citizens in the Indian state of Assam has made four million people stateless. It shares much with Donald Trump's deportations in the United States and the treatment of...
Double jackpot for KiwiBuild winners is wrong
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Those who win the KiwiBuild lottery will buy their home at a heavy discount and sell it at full market price. That doesn't make any sense, says Dr Oscar Lau.
Want zero road deaths? Remove human drivers
Tuesday 31 July 2018
The government wants a target of zero road deaths introduced by 2020. Dr Michael Naylor reckons this will only happen if humans are removed from the equation.
Opinion: The great survivor
Wednesday 25 July 2018
It's 43 years since Winston Peters first stood for parliament, 25 years since he formed the NZ First Party. With Peters as Acting PM it's a timely opportunity to revisit his role in politics and how...
Speaking to youth about sexual health education
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Four secondary schools in South Auckland are working with researchers and one general practice to ensure messages around safe sex get through to teenagers in the most effective way.
A business mind made in New Zealand
Friday 20 July 2018
Kevin Wang Gang says his New Zealand education at Massey University helped him to become one of China's most successful venture capitalists.
Bazley report a good start, but long-term change may be elusive
Friday 20 July 2018
Dame Margaret Bazley's report into sexual harassment and bullying at law firm Russell McVeagh describes a "wicked" problem, and these are difficult to resolve.
Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story
Thursday 19 July 2018
From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli comes From Up on Poppy Hill, a uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story.
Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?
Tuesday 17 July 2018
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...
Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions
Sunday 15 July 2018
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...
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