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Māori students put chemistry theory into practice

Māori students put chemistry theory into practice

Massey University's Manawatū chemistry labs hosted more than eighty Māori secondary school students this week as they continued their journey to careers in science.

Preparing for life off the court

Preparing for life off the court

Mika Vukona's reputation on basketball courts around the world is well known, but what isn't seen so much is his work behind the scenes. The 34-year-old is pursuing a Bachelor of Information Sciences at Massey University, majoring in Information Technology.

Mystified by NCEA? Fun app helps track student progress

Mystified by NCEA? Fun app helps track student progress

Massey University has developed an app to help high school students track their NCEA progress - and it's actually fun to use.

Massey couple take out top farm environment award

Massey couple take out top farm environment award

A couple who run a farm on the fringes of New Zealand's largest city that showcases the best environmental practices and is regularly open to the public has taken out the top prize at this year's Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Research to help prevent child sex abuse

Research to help prevent child sex abuse

A researcher looking into how to help prevent people who are sexually attracted to children from acting on this attraction is surveying adults who feel the attraction but have never sexually abused a child.

Does a sweet tooth affect sugar intake?

Does a sweet tooth affect sugar intake?

It has long been known taste plays an important role in many of our food choices, but what if we knew whether having a so-called "sweet tooth" did indeed lead to a sugar habit?

The robots are coming! Shouldn’t we be more worried?

The robots are coming! Shouldn’t we be more worried?

The potential for technology to cause mass unemployment is clear, yet few New Zealanders are concerned about the future of their jobs new research shows.

$4.4m for Massey health research

$4.4m for Massey health research

Five Massey University College of Health research projects have been awarded more than $4 million in funding from the Health Research Council to tackle issues including screening for cervical cancer, cancer survival rates in Māori, improving smoking cessation rates, managing nurses' fatigue and occupational risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

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Māori students put chemistry theory into practice

Māori students put chemistry theory into practice

Massey University's Manawatū chemistry labs hosted more than eighty Māori secondary school students this week as they continued their journey to careers in science.

Mystified by NCEA? Fun app helps track student progress

Mystified by NCEA? Fun app helps track student progress

Massey University has developed an app to help high school students track their NCEA progress - and it's actually fun to use.

Wonder Room offers innovators a blank canvas

Wonder Room offers innovators a blank canvas

Massey University has opened the Wonder Room - a new student hatchery and ideas generation space to foster innovation.

Textile symposium gets back to nature

Textile symposium gets back to nature

A textile and furnishings designer with an eye for high-tech, is joining an expert in Māori textiles and an environmental scientist, as keynote speakers at a conference co-hosted by Massey University that acknowledges the impact of the natural world on textiles and clothing.

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Awards and Appointments

Artist, mathematician made distinguished professors

Artist, mathematician made distinguished professors

Massey University has appointed two more senior staff to its highest academic title, distinguished professor.

Massey couple take out top farm environment award

Massey couple take out top farm environment award

A couple who run a farm on the fringes of New Zealand's largest city that showcases the best environmental practices and is regularly open to the public has taken out the top prize at this year's Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Dress hire into higher learning grants for women

Dress hire into higher learning grants for women

Refugee resettlement strategies, female mystics, exercise for the chronically ill, metal toxicity in waterfowl and hill formation in Fiordland are among research topics of nine Massey University postgraduate women students who received scholarships totalling $60,000.

Massey backs innovation in farm environment awards

Massey backs innovation in farm environment awards

The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust's annual Sustainability Showcase will be held tomorrow night in Paihia, celebrating leaders in sustainable farming practices from throughout the country.

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Opinion and Features

Preparing for life off the court

Preparing for life off the court

Mika Vukona's reputation on basketball courts around the world is well known, but what isn't seen so much is his work behind the scenes. The 34-year-old is pursuing a Bachelor of Information Sciences at Massey University, majoring in Information Technology.

Exploring innovations in aged care

Exploring innovations in aged care

New Zealanders can learn a lot from the Netherlands about how better to assist an ageing population, according to Professor Jenny Carryer of Massey University's School of Nursing.

Empowering Pasifika youth

Empowering Pasifika youth

Young Pasifika people living in the United States experience similar social and health inequities to Pasifika people living in New Zealand, says a Massey University researcher.

Retirement beckons for education expert

Retirement beckons for education expert

A celebration to honour Professor James Chapman's 36 years at Massey University was held recently, marking the beginning of his pathway towards retirement.

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