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Meeting the health needs in rural communities

Meeting the health needs in rural communities

New Zealand has more people living with long-term health conditions, an increasing older population and health inequalities that continue to persist. But despite the declining rural medical workforce, New Zealand has been slow to develop nurse practitioner services.

Pūhoro STEM Academy expands into South Auckland

Pūhoro STEM Academy expands into South Auckland

Massey University's Pūhoro STEM Academy has expanded into South Auckland schools, providing more young Māori secondary school students with the chance to experience and pursue careers in science.

Design secrets of Miss Piggy's creator

Design secrets of Miss Piggy's creator

Behind the scenes, Bonnie Erickson has created characters that have winkled their way into the hearts of entire generations as a key collaborator with The Muppet Show; she takes centre stage at Massey's Wellington campus on Friday for a talk about her time with the internationally popular programme.

Te Rau Puawai earns top marks

Te Rau Puawai earns top marks

With an average pass rate of 95 per cent, Te Rau Puawai programme has achieved phenomenal academic success for its students, but more importantly has had a far reaching impact on Māori mental health services.

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A list of all Massey News articles in chronological order.

Declining home affordability is now 'business as usual'
Thursday 25 January 2018
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report suggests last quarter's fall in house prices was just a "blip" in an otherwise upward trend.
Basic prep helps mature students avoid culture shock
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Mature students need to be better prepared for the expectations, language, culture and technological demands of academia before they set foot in a lecture theatre, new research reveals.
Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers
Wednesday 24 January 2018
A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the pressures of the role.
Stay-behind families are the new expats
Monday 22 January 2018
When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD candidate Jo Mutter.
Lifelong friends clock-up 157 years of service
Friday 19 January 2018
Four lifelong friends and long-serving Massey University staff members are set to embark on the next stage of their relationship as retirement beckons.
Opinion: PM's baby news sends message on gender equality
Friday 19 January 2018
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement of her pregnancy is fabulous news that we can all celebrate and support. It sends a very empowering message to women, says Grant Duncan.
Top agriculture student shares secret of success
Friday 19 January 2018
Bachelor of AgriCommerce student James Robertson is your classic jack of all trades, but rather than mastering none, he excelled in everything he put his hand up for.
Children’s milk drinking habits analysed
Thursday 18 January 2018
New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow's milk, and socio-demographic factors.
App for keeping an eye on the kids at the pool
Wednesday 17 January 2018
For many, it would not be summer without a day at the public swimming pool. Now a design student has created a concept for an app that prompts parents and guardians to keep an eye on their kids.
Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Humanity's often abusive relationship towards nature has culminated in concerns we have wrecked Earth beyond repair. So, what does the mundane act of mowing a lawn reveal about our own and the...
24 hours of family drama
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Still Walking is a drama which unfolds over one summer day, with the family experiencing nostalgia, humour, sadness and tension as memories are shared.
The science of saving our honey bees
Monday 15 January 2018
Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive pathogen, scientists from Massey University are...
Opinion: Data deluge needs human analytical filter
Friday 12 January 2018
New Zealand faces a critical shortage of skilled practitioners able to analyse, interpret and disseminate the wealth of data needed to inform and improve health services for New Zealanders.
Saving birds through their own song
Thursday 11 January 2018
Conservationists have struggled for years to create software capable of identifying bird species through their song alone - new funding is giving Massey scientists the ability to succeed where others...
Opinion: Reflections from a palace in Salzburg
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Who would have thought there is an organisation whose main activity is facilitating pop-up think tanks to challenge current and future leaders to solve issues of global concern?
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