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Opinion: The endless challenge

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, Education, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - Nursing, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, School of Nursing, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The endless challenge

Source: Massey University “The power imbalance created by the employment structures, the ownership model and the assumptions of medical leadership mean that nurses do not always feel like respected members of a team focused on creating a service that meets the needs of patients,” Professor Jenny Carryer says. Professor Jenny Carryer, School of Nursing. By […]

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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: Health equity in older age

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, Education, Explore - HEALTH, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Research, Research - Health and Wellbeing, School of Health Sciences, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Health equity in older age

Source: Massey University Associate Professor Mary Breheny discusses the findings of her team’s longitudinal research which shows that health in later life is closely related to childhood socioeconomic status. By Associate Professor Mary Breheny The media often focus on older people as a discrete group, whose needs must be balanced against the needs of younger […]

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Opinion: Mosque shootings – politics of hate ends our innocence

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Politics and society, FifthEstate1, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Mosque shootings – politics of hate ends our innocence

Source: Massey University The mosque shootings in Christchurch marked Friday, March 15 as one of New Zealand’s darkest days, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. As New Zealand police continue to respond to events following shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, the national security threat level has been lifted to high. Mosques across New Zealand […]

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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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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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Opinion: World War I memories made of this

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Creative Arts, Creative Arts, DJF, Education, Explore - CREATIVE ARTS, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Research - Design, School of Art, Tertiary Education, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Opinion: World War I memories made of this

Source: Massey University The New Zealand War Memorial at Le Quesnoy. Places like this town in northern France have additional resonance for New Zealanders following a four-year centenary commememoration programme about World War I By Professor Kingsley Baird As the centenary of the First World War draws to an end it is appropriate to reflect […]

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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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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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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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Opinion: Iron deficiency – are you getting enough?

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Health, Education, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - Sport and exercise, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Iron deficiency – are you getting enough?

Source: Massey University This week marks 2018 World Iron Awareness Week. We all know of someone who has been diagnosed with iron deficiency or iron deficiency anaemia. It’s probably the most common nutrient deficiency in the world, with close to a third of the global population being affected. Closer to home, figures from nutritional surveys […]

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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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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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Opinion: The great survivor

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Creative Arts, Education, Election/Politics, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Opinion: The great survivor

Source: Massey University Ko te whae a te iwi katoa he tangata, he tangata hei arahi, hei whakatakoto kupu, hei whaakahua mo tatou katoa. The desire of our people is a man, a particular man to lead, to transmit thoughts, to be representative of our people. So wrote 30 year-old National candidate Winston R. Peters […]

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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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