Anzac: Myth and memory
The relentless focus on Gallipoli and its role as the bloody birthplace of a nation has also served to obscure New Zealand’s wider involvement in the war.
What films reveal about the moment of diagnosis
The revelation of a serious diagnosis is a moment at which other truths are unveiled, write Annemarie and Thierry Jutel.
The legacy of the Digital Revolution
Victoria University media studies lecturer Dr Michael Daubs looks at how the internet-led Occupy Wall Street movement has - or hasn’t - changed the way protests are organised
Why do we still need libraries?
Do libraries still have a place in this digital age, asks Anne Goulding after Auckland Council announced cuts to library jobs and budgets.
Missiles on Syria: An academic view
The University of Auckland’s Stephen Hoadley looks at the academic interpretations of the US missile attack on a Syrian military airbase, in the wake of the Syrian Government’s sarin gas attack on its own people
Nothing new about this post-truth world
The extent to which we are living in a new world of fake news is open to debate - with Victoria University’s Dr Michael Macaulay pointing out that Plato was a proponent thousands of years ago
Proper response needed to abuse in care
There must be a considered and proper response when it comes to apologising to those who suffered within New Zealand’s systemically abusive care institutions, writes the University of Auckland’s Dr Stephen Winter
The troll: a dark shadow on the internet
Our public sphere is in bad shape. We need to embrace dissent instead of running from it. And we need to find healthier ways to argue and disagree with each other.