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Opinion: A mid-term election for the ages

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, feature, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A mid-term election for the ages

Source: Massey University The power balance in US politics could shift as a result of the mid-term elections, held every six years (photo/Wikimedia Commons) In case you haven’t heard, on Wednesday (NZ time) some elections are taking place in the USA.  All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs, as are […]

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Opinion: A caravan of desperation and hope

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, Explore - population-health-policy, feature, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: A caravan of desperation and hope

Source: Massey University Life in Honduras is difficult and dangerous for most Hondurans who are under threat from gangs, drug cartels, political corruption and more. (photo/Sharon McLennan) by Dr Sharon McLennan Honduras is a wonderful place for a short visit, despite its reputation as a one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Like […]

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Armistice Day – Q&A with Glyn Harper

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, Explore - HUMANITIES, feature, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Armistice Day – Q&A with Glyn Harper

Source: Massey University Professor Glyn Harper reflects on the impact of WWI as the centenary of Armistice Day approaches. The First World War (1914 – 1918) was the worst disaster ever for New Zealand in terms of lives lost per capita, and for its legacy of suffering.  More than nine million people – soldiers and […]

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Opinion: Cameroon election – voting amid risk of civil war

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, Explore - Politics and society, feature, International, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education, test-kb  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Cameroon election – voting amid risk of civil war

Source: Massey University Tensions are growing as the outcome of Cameroon’s recent presidential elections are being decided Recent presidential elections in Cameroon took place in the shadow of numerous security crises, of extremism and terrorism, a growing separatist movement, a stressed economy and rising frustration with an octogenarian leader seeking a seventh term in office.  […]

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International award for dental anxiety researcher

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Applied Learning, Awards and appointments, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - Psychology, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Psychology, Tertiary Education, test-kb  /  Comments Off on International award for dental anxiety researcher

Source: Massey University Health psychologist Dr Linda Jones, whose research on anxiety and stress among patients and dentists has been recognised internationally. Dr Jones, from the School of Psychology at Massey University’s Wellington campus, is a recipient of the International Society for Stress and Anxiety Research Annual Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the 39th annual STARS […]

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Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Book, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Enviromental issues, Explore - Natural-environment, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Palmerston North, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Early settler’s photos reveal a changing landscape

Source: Massey University Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight’s new book explores the fascinating life and photographic legacy of Charles E Wildbore. Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight’s new book celebrates the life and work of a 19th century farmer and beekeeper whose photographs captured colonial life in a remote Manawatū valley and the dramatic changes to […]

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Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Book, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - English and theatre, Explore-Maori-humanities, feature, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Novel reveals Victorian London through Māori eyes

Source: Massey University In The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke (Penguin Random House NZ) Dr Makereti, based in the School of English and Media Studies, evokes the grim, gritty feel of Victorian London’s cobbled streets, brick buildings, sewers and smoke stacks from an Indigenous Aotearoa perspective. Her innovative historical novel offers a fresh and highly personalised look […]

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Studying storytelling through silent comics

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - English and theatre, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Studying storytelling through silent comics

Source: Massey University Dr Barbara Postema holding a copy of one of her favourite graphic novels, Leaf, by Daishu Ma (Fantagraphics Books, 2015) An avid childhood reader of Tintin, Asterix, Lucky Luke and Donald Duck, Dr Barbara Postema probably didn’t envisage she would oneday be paid to read and research comics. But she is doing just […]

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Award winning creation of unbelievable young love

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Education, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, Music and campus life, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Award winning creation of unbelievable young love

Source: Massey University © 2016 TOHO CO LTD. Critically-acclaimed writer and director Makoto Shinkai, brings Your Name, an innovative tale of two total strangers with an impossible connection. The film follows two high school students who discover they have a strange connection despite never having met. Mitusha, a girl living in a mountain town in […]

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Giving Māui a Māori voice

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Book, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Languages and linguistics, Explore - Maori knowledge, feature, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Giving Māui a Māori voice

Source: Massey University Cover of the English version of a new children’s book on the story of Māuri fishing up the North Island, or Te Ika a Māui. A new children’s book re-telling the legend of Māui has just been published in English and Māori – a pleasing event for its Māori translator Dr Darryn […]

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Book explores sporting history of NZ

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Book, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Sport and exercise, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Sport and Recreation, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Book explores sporting history of NZ

Source: Massey University A gymnastics display at the opening of the new YMCA in Palmerston North (Manawatū Heritage). Historian Dr Geoff Watson’s new book, Sport and the New Zealanders – A History, explores why so many are compelled to play, watch, read and talk about sport and why it is integral to our national identity. […]

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Opinion: Free speech or ‘no platform’? – a classicist’s plea

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Politics and society, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Free speech or ‘no platform’? – a classicist’s plea

Source: Massey University Nero, a Roman emporer and tyrant who silenced dissidents (image/Wikimedia Commons) This illiberal trend is a betrayal of the heritage of free thought, inquiry, speech, and debate bequeathed to us from the ancient world. According to the Roman historian Tacitus, the key distinguishing feature of life under good emperors – as opposed […]

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Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Education, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, Music and campus life, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Academy Award winning film finds comedy in death

Source: Massey University © 2008 Departures Film Partners. From director Yojiro Takita comes Departures, an emotive story of a man coming face to face with his own Japanese culture. The Academy Award winning (Best Foreign Language) film follows Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist whose life is redirected when his orchestra is dissolved. Daigo and his wife […]

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Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Environmental-occupational-health, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Media-communication-journalism, Explore - Politics and society, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, teaching, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Taranaki youth tackle technology’s brave new world

Source: Massey University Taranaki secondary school students share their views on how technology will affect the future 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 University in New Plymouth last week. About […]

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Opinion: Zimbabwe’s election and an uncertain future

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, Explore - Politics and society, feature, International, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Zimbabwe’s election and an uncertain future

Source: Massey University International security expert Dr Marc Lanteigne says hopes remain for a better future in Zimbabwe, despite turmoil following recent elections. Last week Zimbabwe held its first presidential election in nearly thirty years that did not include the country’s founding leader, Robert Mugabe, amid regional and global hopes that the southern African state […]

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Speaking to youth about sexual health education

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, College of Health, Education, feature, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Nursing, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Speaking to youth about sexual health education

Source: Massey University Associate Professor Karen Hoare is working with Manurewa High School students, to better understand how they want to be communicated to about sexual health. Dr Karen Hoare from the School of Nursing. Chlamydia, herpes, unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS are just some of the outcomes of unprotected sex that can lead to infertility, […]

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Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Education, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, Music and campus life, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Studio Ghibli’s inspiring coming of age story

Source: Massey University © 2011 Chizuru Takahashi – Tetsuro Sayama – Studio Ghibli -NDHDMT From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke) comes From Up on Poppy Hill, a uniquely inspired and highly anticipated coming-of-age story. Set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, the film tells the story of Umi […]

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Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Defence Studies, Education, feature, International, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

Source: Massey University New priorities and tensions feature in New Zealand’s new defence strategy policy, says Dr Wil Hoverd (photo/Wikimedia Commons) 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. […]

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The App Store turns 10

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Apple News, Business, feature, Tech News  /  Comments Off on The App Store turns 10

MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: The App Store turns 10 The App Store turns 10How Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ignited a Worldwide App PhenomenonWhen Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008 with 500 apps, it ignited a cultural, social and economic phenomenon that changed how people work, play, meet, travel and […]

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Children’s book faces shame and pain of Vietnam War

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Book, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Defence Studies, Education, feature, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Children’s book faces shame and pain of Vietnam War

Source: Massey University Professor Glyn Harper takes a sensitive but not sanitised approach to writing about the Vietnam War for children War historian Professor Glyn Harper has written a number of well-loved children’s books about the Anzacs and First and Second World War themes. His new children’s book is on the Vietnam War of the […]

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