Dear Nikki Kaye: please act on ECE
Victoria University’s Dr Sue Cherrington asks new education minister Nikki Kaye to take a fresh look at early childhood education.
Reserve Bank faces two major changes
NZ’s Reserve Bank is facing two major potential changes - one on governance and one on policy direction, writes Victoria University’s Dr Chris Eichbaum.
Schools not the place to wage war on obesity
COMMENT: Dr Darren Powell is shocked that the Ministry of Education has appointed anti-obesity, public health researcher Grant Schofield in an education role.
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.
Let Russia sort out Syria - US has no credibility
Victoria University history expert Dr Alexander Maxwell suggests the best solution in Syria now may be to leave it to Russia to deal with - and to support the Assad regime.
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.
A new Cold War or just empty bluster?
Things are heating up between the leaders of the US and North Korea, but the possibility of nuclear war is still very remote.
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