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.

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.
Suits: Leadership and play
Friday 4 May 2018
Einstein called it 'combinatory play' - the ability to bring together elements from multiple sources. It's a skill more leaders should hone, says Dr Ralph Bathurst.
Christchurch re-repairs just the tip of the quakeberg
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Re-doing above-ground EQC repairs has been estimated to cost over $160m, but this is only a very small part of a bigger problem, says Dr Michael Naylor.
The NZ Food Awards officially open for 2018
Tuesday 1 May 2018
Entries are now open for the New Zealand Food Awards, giving the crème de la crème of the food and beverage industry the opportunity to showcase their success and innovations.
Opinion: Does NZ need a banking Royal Commission?
Monday 30 April 2018
Australia's Royal Commission into its finance sector has revealed some shocking practices. As our largest banks are Australian-owned, do we need our own inquiry?
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