Massey names finalists for partnership award

Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey with last year's Partnership Award winners, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited.

The finalists have been announced for Massey University's annual Partnership Excellence Award, recognising businesses and other organisations the University has special relationships with.

The finalists are The Warehouse Group, Ravensdown, Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff College, and the Palmerston North City Council.

Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey says the award, inaugurated last year, provides an opportunity to recognise partnerships that exceed the expectations of the University’s business relationships.

“The award recognises organisations that share our vision to take the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world through excellence in creativity, connections and innovation. We were delighted with the quality of the nominations this year and I extend my sincere thanks to them all and best of luck to the four finalists."

And the finalists are ...

The Warehouse Group has provided funding for the Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management, and the company has worked extensively to promote and support the new Bachelor of Retail and Business Management. Earlier this month outgoing Warehouse chief executive Mark Powell became Massey’s CEO in Residence.

Fertiliser company Ravensdown has a long history with Massey, 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.

Massey’s partnership with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces is now into its fifth year, and is one of the University’s international success stories. Massey’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies continues to partner directly with the college, to create a blended academic and miltary learning environment for both international and domestic students

The Palmerston North City Council has a longstanding connection with Massey. The council has demonstrated support and commitment to partnerships including the Zero Waste Academy in the College of Sciences, and internships with the Massey Business School.

The award will be presented on March 10 at Massey's annual Defining Excellence Awards in Auckland, where the University celebrates its top teachers and researchers and outstanding alumni.

For event details click here.

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