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Spirituality on the psychology map

Spirituality on the psychology map

Spiritual experiences are not often talked about in psychology. But two Massey University researchers are looking to change that.

Using culture to empower students

Using culture to empower students

A new programme for schools is empowering students to use their own cultural identity to rise above negative sterotypes that unfairly mark them as underachievers.

Cow GPS aids sustainable grazing research

Cow GPS aids sustainable grazing research

Global Positioning Software has been used as part of an ongoing project to investigate more sustainable farming practices for managing beef cows on hill country and around waterways.

Conservationists talk on the wild side

Conservationists talk on the wild side

Conservation practitioners from around New Zealand are gathering in Palmerston North this week for the second Wildbase Recovery Conference where they will be discussing current, species-based conservation initiatives and challenges.

Spirituality on the psychology map

Spirituality on the psychology map

Spiritual experiences are not often talked about in psychology. But two Massey University researchers are looking to change that.

Dissecting sport management in the digital age

Dissecting sport management in the digital age

Sport Management in the Digital Age is the theme of this year's European Association of Sport Management Conference - something two Massey researchers know a lot about.

Cow GPS aids sustainable grazing research

Cow GPS aids sustainable grazing research

Global Positioning Software has been used as part of an ongoing project to investigate more sustainable farming practices for managing beef cows on hill country and around waterways.

Winning PhD links poisoned pigs to droopy dogs

Winning PhD links poisoned pigs to droopy dogs

A veterinary scientist's PhD thesis investigating the link between poisoned plant-eating pigs and a mystery canine disorder has won the Massey University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals.

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University News

Workshops for NCEA scholarship success

Workshops for NCEA scholarship success

Massey University lecturers have this week met with senior students from high schools around the lower North Island to provide expert guidance on sitting National Certificate of Educational Achievement Scholarship level exams.

Maths researcher honoured at Cook Islands’ 50th

Maths researcher honoured at Cook Islands’ 50th

Leading Massey University maths educator Associate Professor Bobbie Hunter has received a special award recognising excellence in her field from the Cook Islands' government, which marked its 50th anniversary of self-government last weekend.

New Zealand’s healthcare system needs a check-up

New Zealand’s healthcare system needs a check-up

More than 500 people turned out to hear Massey University Professor Paul McDonald's thoughts on New Zealand's healthcare challenges during his recent speaking tour.

Landscapes for of political and social conflict explored by Irish photographer

Landscapes for of political and social conflict explored by Irish photographer

Irish documentary photographer Paul Seawright, who is renowned for his abstract depictions of political and social conflict, delivers a public talk at the Massey University Wellington campus next month.

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Awards and Appointments

NZ Food Awards unveils cream of the crop in food industry

NZ Food Awards unveils cream of the crop in food industry

Forty-seven products developed by 39 primary food producers, food service providers and ingredient supply companies have been named as national finalists in the New Zealand Food Awards for 2015.

Movie maker takes up residency at Massey

Movie maker takes up residency at Massey

Her next project may be top-secret but film director Sima Urale is more than happy to talk about her latest gig as the recipient of Massey's College of Creative Arts Pasifika residency.

Plant scientist joins world-class sheep research team

Plant scientist joins world-class sheep research team

Plant science specialist Dr Lydia Cranston has joined Massey University's International Sheep Research Centre, adding another specialty to the range of expertise available.

WWI soldier’s tale for children wins award

WWI soldier’s tale for children wins award

Professor of War Studies Glyn Harper's popular book Jim's Letters, about a WWI New Zealand soldier, has won Best Picture Book at the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

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Opinion and Features

‘Silver economy’ – a silver bullet for regions?

‘Silver economy’ – a silver bullet for regions?

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, a sociologist and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, has been generating debate about the challenges of the future for regions.

Opinion: Thinking skills needed as much as trades training

Opinion: Thinking skills needed as much as trades training

To become an innovation-led economy in New Zealand we need to value and prioritise the sorts of the skills students learn when they undertake, say, a Bachelor of Arts (BA), says Associate Professor Richard Shaw.

Johnny Enzed – the truth of war in soldiers’ words

Johnny Enzed – the truth of war in soldiers’ words

What was it really like to fight in the First World War? Testimonies from more than 2000 letters, diaries and journal entries of New Zealand soldiers who served in the Great War (1914-1918) provide vivid, moving and horrifying written accounts in a new book by Massey University Professor of War Studies Glyn Harper

Opinion: National levy needed to reduce plastic plague

Opinion: National levy needed to reduce plastic plague

Environmental anthropologist Dr Trisia Farrelly says a national levy on plastic bags could be complemented by a nation-wide recycling scheme for soft and single-use plastic.

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Kiwi as you've never seen them

Sometimes situations can boil over into violence - and kiwi are no different.

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