Partnership Excellence Awards

The Partnership Excellence Award recognises the close connections the University has with its external partners.

These organisations that are true partners for Massey and share our vision to take the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world through excellence in creativity, connections and innovation.

Nominations of partner organisations for the 'Partnership Excellence Award 2017 have now closed. Finalists will be announced shortly.

Nomination criteria

Massey staff nominate partners with strong and developing connections with the university and who work with us in some, or a range, of areas.

The nominated partner has shown support and commitment in at least three of the following areas:

  • Worked with Massey on a project or projects of significance in recent years which has helped Massey to engage with wider audiences.
  • Supported Massey in research projects which have found practical application or reached a wider audience because of the partner’s involvement.
  • Collaborated with Massey towards being a leader an area of expertise which has helped shaped the nation and taken the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world.
  • Supported active engagement with, and participation in, knowledge exchange to ensure that the intellectual capital we generate is used to best advantage.
  • Supported Massey in the development of learning or teaching outcomes that have resulted in innovative programme development or access to learning for students.

Partnership winner

The winner for this category is announced during the Awards night.

Ravensdown team

2016 Winner | Ravensdown

Fertiliser company Ravensdown has a long history with Massey University, supporting research and scholarships, extending back to 1983.

The relationship has grown through Ravensdown's support for several research projects as well as professional development courses to enhance best practice in the agricultural industry, and a $12 million primary growth partnership.

A farmer-owned co-operative that operates nationwide but has its head office in Christchurch, Ravensdown's support of research and scholarships at Massey has shown it is a company prepared to give generously to the university for mutual benefit.


Partnership finalists

Finalists are selected from a wide range of organisations, locally and internationally. Each finalist has a longstanding relationship with Massey University and we congratulate them on being nominated.

2016 Finalists

Previous year's finalists


Winner | Fonterra

The relationship between Fonterra and Massey is spread across a number of different colleges – it’s not restricted to just one academic area. The relationship also fosters a strong focus on leadership in Food Innovation. Our link with Fonterra is visible between delivering education, helping to train and develop the entrepreneurial capability in our students, working with the best academic minds to ferment innovation, and also contributing to the GDP of New Zealand.


  • Gallagher Animal Management
  • Westpac
  • Wuhan University, China

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