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Rainey elected to European biology organisation

Rainey elected to European biology organisation

Distinguished Professor Paul Rainey is the first New Zealander to be elected as an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation.

New Year Honours for Massey staff awarded

New Year Honours for Massey staff awarded

Three Massey University staff members named in the New Year's Honours were awarded their insignia by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae at investitures in Auckland and Wellington this month.

Wellington celebrations to mark graduation week

Wellington celebrations to mark graduation week

Renowned documentary photographer Ans Westra will be among the more than 670 graduates to have a degree conferred by Massey University at its graduation ceremonies in Wellington on Thursday.

Campbell Live a casualty of commercial TV reality

Campbell Live a casualty of commercial TV reality

Journalism commentator and educator, Associate Professor Jim Tully, says MediaWorks' changes to TV3's current affairs slot at 7pm suggests New Zealand's two main networks have opted out of providing serious prime time current affairs.

New mobile exercise lab launched

New mobile exercise lab launched

One of Massey University's newest science laboratories is designed to bring the learning experience to distance students and elite athletes all over the country.

Identifying overactive bladder issues just got easier

Identifying overactive bladder issues just got easier

Biomedical researchers at Massey University have just published ground-breaking research that could lead to faster diagnosis of bladder problems in women, in a leading specialist journal, the British Journal of Urology.

What is it like to live with psoriasis?

What is it like to live with psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic inflammatory skin condition that can have considerable implications for those who suffer from it.

Cousin marriage puts gene pool at risk

Cousin marriage puts gene pool at risk

Marrying your cousin may be legal but scientists have found it could significantly reduce genetic diversity, potentially leading to genetics disorders and lower fertility.

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University News

Campbell Live a casualty of commercial TV reality

Campbell Live a casualty of commercial TV reality

Journalism commentator and educator, Associate Professor Jim Tully, says MediaWorks' changes to TV3's current affairs slot at 7pm suggests New Zealand's two main networks have opted out of providing serious prime time current affairs.

‘Muscular regionalism’ tipped for Hawke’s Bay’s future

‘Muscular regionalism’ tipped for Hawke’s Bay’s future

Demographic transformation is having a major impact on New Zealand's regions - including Hawke's Bay - and could be the basis for building a new form of "muscular regionalism", says a Massey University researcher.

Script writer shares art of page-to-screen

Script writer shares art of page-to-screen

Aspiring film scriptwriters will have a chance to hear how to get an idea off the page and onto the screen at a special seminar with scriptwriter Dr Matthew Harris.

Māori graduates span multiple fields of study

Māori graduates span multiple fields of study

From business, sciences, sport and exercise, and social work to Māori visual arts, design, fine arts, humanities and social sciences and teaching, Māori graduates with qualifications in diverse fields were honoured at this year's celebration.

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Awards and Appointments

Rainey elected to European biology organisation

Rainey elected to European biology organisation

Distinguished Professor Paul Rainey is the first New Zealander to be elected as an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation.

New Year Honours for Massey staff awarded

New Year Honours for Massey staff awarded

Three Massey University staff members named in the New Year's Honours were awarded their insignia by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae at investitures in Auckland and Wellington this month.

Massey presents half a million dollars in ag-hort scholarships

Massey presents half a million dollars in ag-hort scholarships

Massey University last night presented more than $500,000 worth of scholarships to 114 existing and prospective agriculture students.

Noble's photography honoured in Japan

Noble's photography honoured in Japan

Distinguished Professor Anne Noble of Whiti o Rehua, the School of Art at Massey University, has won the prestigious Japanese Higashikawa Prize for an Overseas Photographer.

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Opinion and Features

Saving Darwin’s mockingbird – New Zealand conservation expertise goes global

Saving Darwin’s mockingbird – New Zealand conservation expertise goes global

A Massey biologist is tasked with saving a species of bird that inspired Charles Darwin.

Science of the lambs – do sheep have feelings?

Science of the lambs – do sheep have feelings?

It is now well accepted that many animals feel pain but scientists are investigating what other emotions - including empathy - they are capable of feeling.

Opinion: ACC – Political football du jour

Opinion: ACC – Political football du jour

The government's announcement of cuts to ACC levies has brought Labour's leader Andrew Little into the fray arguing that he would go one better and return ACC to its former pay-as-you-go model.

Opinion: Taxing property speculation in Auckland

Opinion: Taxing property speculation in Auckland

People investing in housing get both a tax advantage on interest, and an untaxed capital gain. Dr Deborah Russell examines tax mechanisms that could mitigate this problem.

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Oil off a duck's back

When an oil spill occurs, response teams need to act quickly to save the affected wildlife – but lack of available freshwater can make this task difficult.

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