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OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

Drama sheds spotlight on Japanese law and order

A deep drama depicting the fears of a modern-day society, next month's Japanese film portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect them.

Is there substance behind Trump-Kim accord?

This week's watershed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a mixed success, top-heavy with imagery and 'smile diplomacy' but light on concrete initiatives and promises, says Asia politics specialist Dr Marc Lanteigne.

Beyond a joke - why humour matters (LOL)

Researching humour is not just a laughing matter for cultural studies lecturer Dr Nick Holm. He specialises in studying its multiple forms - from satire to deadpan - to understand how humour can make us chuckle and think more seriously about social and political issues.

Supportive environment helps Colombian student to succeed

Studying internationally can be daunting, but the challenges are worth it, says Colombian student Juana Maria Castillo Lopez.

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Drama sheds spotlight on Japanese law and orderMonday 18 June 2018 A deep drama depicting the fears of a modern-day society, next month's Japanese film portrays the distress of the family of a juvenile criminal and the conflicts of the detective ordered to protect... Is there substance behind Trump-Kim accord?Wednesday 13 June 2018 This week's watershed summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a mixed success, top-heavy with imagery and 'smile diplomacy' but light on concrete initiatives... Beyond a joke - why humour matters (LOL)Tuesday 12 June 2018 Researching humour is not just a laughing matter for cultural studies lecturer Dr Nick Holm. He specialises in studying its multiple forms - from satire to deadpan - to understand how humour can make... Supportive environment helps Colombian student to succeedFriday 8 June 2018 Studying internationally can be daunting, but the challenges are worth it, says Colombian student Juana Maria Castillo Lopez. Opinion: Can New Zealand’s wellbeing budget help address social inequalities?Wednesday 6 June 2018 Plans for a wellbeing budget have been met with scepticism and hope, writes Dr Anna Matheson. Five budgeting tips for retirement planningThursday 31 May 2018 Retirement can be expensive. It's hard enough to calculate how much money you'll need to live, let alone how to plan for hidden and unexpected costs. Should you give your kids pocket money?Friday 25 May 2018 As director of the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre, one of the most common questions Dr Pushpa Wood gets is, 'Should I give my children pocket money?' Opinion: Why we should care about what happens in DR CongoThursday 24 May 2018 Despite its low profile in global news, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is more than just an Ebola health concern - it has strategic significance for the west and for China and is a... Suits: Where to from here for leadership?Thursday 24 May 2018 In the final instalment of his 'Suits' series, Dr Ralph Bathurst discusses how artificial intelligence will make the hero-leader irrelevant. Nights with Frankenstein – juggling BA and familyMonday 21 May 2018 Writing an internationally acclaimed essay on the feminist themes of gothic novel Frankenstein may not be typical of how mothers spend precious evenings when their youngsters are in bed. Exploring drug availability, prices and help servicesMonday 21 May 2018 Associate Professor Chris Wilkins will highlight the findings from his recent drug and alcohol research at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the Gold Coast next week. Suits: Leadership for the age of accessFriday 18 May 2018 Dr Ralph Bathurst takes a big-picture view in his Suits analysis this week - how do we reinvent leadership for the age of the Internet? Opinion: Actions have meaningsFriday 18 May 2018 This is Aotearoa New Zealand - the home of te reo Māori, says Dr Steven Elers, and it's time for everyone to acknowledge and respect te reo's special place in our culture. 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 changeWednesday 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. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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