Faculty of Arts
Best thesis places children as participants in their own health
12 April 2019
Dr Julie Spray spent a year back at primary school for her PhD in Anthropology, which has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis.
System still flawed for care abuse survivors
10 April 2019
Opinion: MSD’s historic claims compensation process for survivors of abuse in state care remains flawed despite recent changes, writes Dr Stephen Winter.
New fossil evidence claims first discovery of taro in Māori gardens
9 April 2019
The first discovery of Polynesian taro grown in Māori gardens in the 1400s can be claimed by an archaeological research project on Ahuahu-Great Mercury Island.
Why Tongan has no word for human rights
8 April 2019
Opinion: Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau examines the gulf between modern and traditional Tongans and explains why the language has no term for human rights.
A climate-neutral NZ? Yes, it’s possible
29 March 2019
Opinion: NZ could show much larger emitters how climate change policy can be ambitious, fair and above all transparent, writes University of Oxford's Myles Allen.
Eviction from paradise: Tourism and land grabs
27 March 2019
Booming tourism in the Global South has led to widespread infringements on local rights to land and resources, often with devastating impacts on livelihoods.
Challenging Islamophobia no threat to free speech
22 March 2019
Opinion: Challenging Islamophobia and entrenched racism does not stop condemnation of terror attacks carried out in the name of any ideology, writes Dr Neal Curtis.
You don’t need to make racial slurs to be racist
21 March 2019
Opinion: Shocking, but believable in diverse NZ where race relations have been neglected for years, writes Associate Professor Louise Humpage of the terror attack.
Life and death during the Mongolian Bronze Age
20 March 2019
New research has shown that Bronze-Age Mongolians probably lived in small nomadic groups that had a relatively well-balanced diet and used horses for transportation.
New Zealand can lead the world on net zero emissions
18 March 2019
New Zealand’s decisions in 2019 could help frame the global climate agenda for many decades to come, believes an eminent British climate change scientist.
Mosque shooter no ideological Einstein
18 March 2019
Opinion: The historical ignorance of the mosque shooting terrorist is palpable and his grasp of socio-political realities utterly flawed. But this is Islamophobia, writes Hon Professor Douglas Pratt.
Nativism and terrorism, blood and soil
18 March 2019
Opinion: The mosque gunman's manifesto combines nationalism and xenophobia intended to polarise, but the overwhelming response in the wake of the attacks has been unity, writes Dr Chris Wilson.