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From the slopes to the books and beyond

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, Education, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - Sport and exercise, Extramural, feature, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Olympics, Student profiles, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on From the slopes to the books and beyond

Source: Massey University Freestyle skier Beau-James Wells studies from home in Wanaka, and has his sights set firmly on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo credit: Mark Clinton. Photo credit: Danny Warley. Three years ago, Olympic freestyle skier Beau-James Wells was forced to take a year off the snow after a serious injury to his […]

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Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Languages and linguistics, feature, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?

Source: Massey University Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, pictured in New Zealand in 2002 when their titles were Crown Prince and Princess. (credit/KYODO) Japan’s new emperor and new era are both nothing more than symbols. But that doesn’t make them any less important to Japanese people, writes Dr Penny Shino. Literally epoch-making events have been […]

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Opinion: Overseas counter-terrorism mistakes NZ is repeating

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, feature, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Overseas counter-terrorism mistakes NZ is repeating

Source: Massey University Overseas experience warns that a number of repeated and common errors occur in the aftermath of an event like Christchurch. The first is to believe that no one person can carry out a terrorist attack as devastating as the 15 March – alone.   Masses of heavily-armed police are deployed in the […]

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Opinion: Royal Commission must be an inquiry, not an inquisition

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, feature, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Royal Commission must be an inquiry, not an inquisition

Source: Massey University The Prime Minister’s announcement of a Royal Commission into the Christchurch terror attack was inevitable. The country needs to know why this attack was able to be planned, and carried out to such dreadful effect.   There are questions about how the accused gunman’s manifesto could be compiled – its length attesting […]

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Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - Defence and Security, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Politics and society, feature, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch

Source: Massey University On Friday night, the Prime Minister Jacinda Arden argued that the very reason that our nation was targeted by a terrorist event was because of its diversity. She noted that New Zealand has “200 ethnicities, 160 languages, and amongst that diversity we share common values.”  The language focused solely on ethnic diversity […]

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Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - English and theatre, Explore - Environmental-occupational-health, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Politics and society, feature, FifthEstate1, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, national, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Why I support the school strike for climate

Source: Massey University Creative activism expert Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley says school students are engaging in citizenship by marching for action on climate change. There are amazing teachers working within our schooling system to promote critical and creative learning – but in the main, our secondary schooling system is still oriented to what is known […]

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Designs on China thanks to PM Asia scholarship

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Applied Learning, College of Creative Arts, Education, Explore - CREATIVE ARTS, Explore - Fashion-textile, Explore - Visual-communication-design, feature, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, scholarships, School of Art, School of Design, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Designs on China thanks to PM Asia scholarship

Source: Massey University Visual Communication Design student Sophie Douglas (second from left) with Massey and AUT students in Hong Kong. Internships with companies in Mainland China’s massive fashion and clothing industry have given Massey University design students some fascinating insights into cultural aspects of the business, thanks to a Prime Minister’s Scholarship to Asia. Four […]

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Beijing trip boosts fluency for Chinese learners

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Languages and linguistics, feature, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, scholarships, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Beijing trip boosts fluency for Chinese learners

Source: Massey University Massey Chinese language students in Beijing visiting the Summer Palace A six-week study trip to China funded by a Prime Minister’s Scholarship to Asia (PMSA) has given 15 Massey students a deeper appreciation that learning Mandarin is a ticket to greater cultural understanding and job opportunities in the future. Several in the […]

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Opunake to Ecuador for BA grad and film-maker

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Enviromental issues, Explore - Media-communication-journalism, Extramural, feature, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Student profiles, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opunake to Ecuador for BA grad and film-maker

Source: Massey University Film-maker David Cranstoun Welch has combined documentary-making in the US with studying for a BA by distance. He’s been studying at Massey University by distance from New York and Los Angeles, majoring in social anthropology – a field that fascinates him and that flows into his cinematic work. The young director, writer, […]

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Opinion: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, DJF, Education, Explore - HEALTH, feature, FifthEstate1, Government Policy commentators, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: If we legalise cannabis we must keep business at bay

Source: Massey University The age at which people start regular cannabis use is a likely predictor of harm, Professor Sally Casswell says. Professor Sally Casswell from the SHORE & WhārikiResearch Centre. By Professor Sally Casswell We must beware of extreme ideological positions in our cannabis discussion. In particular it would be good to acknowledge the […]

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Staff suffer to win the “Suffer” Half Ironman

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, feature, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Sport and Recreation, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Staff suffer to win the “Suffer” Half Ironman

Source: Massey University From left: Professor Andy Martin, Associate Professor Paul Plieger and Associate Professor Mark Waterland won the “Suffer” Half Ironman, held in Rotorua last weekend. The coveted “Suffer” Half Ironman trophy. A team comprising three Massey University staff won the iconic “Suffer” Half Ironman, starting and finishing at the Blue Lake in Rotorua […]

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Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, feature, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Palmerston North, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on Dining hall staffer’s departure ends 21-year partnership

Source: Massey University Pam Mills and Tangi Te Tera have worked together at the Manawatū dining hall for more than two decades. A partnership of 21 years has ended with the departure of popular Manawatū campus dining hall staff member Pam Mills last Friday. “We’ve been together 21 years so I will miss her but […]

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Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Applied Learning, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Conference/Seminar, DJF, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Languages and linguistics, feature, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Palmerston North, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital

Source: Massey University Tavira, in Portugal, the self-proclaimed proverb capital of the world where scholars and enthusiasts meet each year. (Wikimedia Commons). Ah, the proverbial academic conference – for Classical Studies lecturer Associate Professor Gina Salapata a recent trip to a conference in Portugal was literally all about proverbs. It was through sharing her own […]

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BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Enviromental issues, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Politics and society, Extramural, feature, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on BA students behind plastic-free Opunake

Source: Massey University Bachelor of Arts Tu Tira Mai student Kelly Langton (standing) with members of the Opunake Business Association. It’s almost the last straw for Opunake where residents will soon say good riddance to single-use plastics. The Taranaki coastal settlement could soon become New Zealand’s first town free of single-use plastics thanks to a […]

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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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