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Student's research shapes new ecentre programme

Student's research shapes new ecentre programme

A new 12-week programme from the ecentre at Massey University offers tech start-ups their best chance of securing early stage investment - by not thinking about investment at all.

The Secret Lives of Fussy Eaters

The Secret Lives of Fussy Eaters

A documentary premiering on TVNZ 1 this week features three Massey University clinicians discussing their research and expertise on a topic that may be surprising to many.

Slice of life truths about NZers in Vogel’s ad praised

Slice of life truths about NZers in Vogel’s ad praised

A new television and online ad for Vogel's bread is captivating audiences with its heart-warming life stories from a diverse bunch of Kiwis, rather than overt product promotion. The result is a powerful tool for enhancing positive attitudes in society, says sociologist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.

Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn

Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn

The franchising sector is performing well off the back of New Zealand's strong economy and political stability over the past five years, a new report shows.

Zinc link in safer roof catchment rain

Zinc link in safer roof catchment rain

A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs can kill some bugs. But households concerned about the safety of emergency roof catchment rainwater in the event of an earthquake still need to disinfect it before drinking it.

Measuring an animal’s pain

Measuring an animal’s pain

A new device designed by engineers and veterinarians at Massey University seeks to change the way we understand animal pain, starting with sheep.

Love your bones

Love your bones

It is estimated about 22 per cent of women over 50 years of age will develop osteoporosis. So what can you do to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in your younger years?

Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn

Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn

The franchising sector is performing well off the back of New Zealand's strong economy and political stability over the past five years, a new report shows.

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University News

Student's research shapes new ecentre programme

Student's research shapes new ecentre programme

A new 12-week programme from the ecentre at Massey University offers tech start-ups their best chance of securing early stage investment - by not thinking about investment at all.

Debate puts Te Reo Māori onto the election agenda

Debate puts Te Reo Māori onto the election agenda

In the lead up to the General Election, Massey University is hosting a debate on its Wellington campus to explore the policies of New Zealand's major political parties to ensure the future of te reo Māori and its continued revitalisation.

3MT heats up in Manawatū

3MT heats up in Manawatū

Raw hide research reigned in the first Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat last week. A study on eliminating wrinkles and another on combatting fungal microbes in cow hide for better quality leather won the Manawatū master's heat of this year's competition, which kicked off last week.

Tuapaka Hill Country research symposium

Tuapaka Hill Country research symposium

Scientists, farmers, businesses and regulators from across the region gathered at Massey University earlier this month to discuss the research being undertaken at the University's Tuapaka Farm.

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Awards and Appointments

Binge drinking research and postgrad supervision awarded

Binge drinking research and postgrad supervision awarded

Research into the connection between social media and New Zealand's binge drinking culture, and the supervision of over 20 doctoral and masters research students have respectively earned Professors Antonia Lyons and Margaret Walshaw recognition for their significant contributions.

Dr Batty joins Baseball NZ board

Dr Batty joins Baseball NZ board

Dr Rachel Batty has joined the board of Baseball New Zealand.

Professor honoured for contribution to mobility for the blind

Professor honoured for contribution to mobility for the blind

Professor Emeritus Steve La Grow has been awarded the Suterko-Cory Award, for contributions to the field of orientation and mobility for the blind, beyond the borders in which one lives and works.

Massey senior lecturer to head NZORD

Massey senior lecturer to head NZORD

Dr Collette Bromhead, senior lecturer in molecular microbiology, has been appointed chief executive of the New Zealand Organisation of Rare Diseases.

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Opinion and Features

The Secret Lives of Fussy Eaters

The Secret Lives of Fussy Eaters

A documentary premiering on TVNZ 1 this week features three Massey University clinicians discussing their research and expertise on a topic that may be surprising to many.

Slice of life truths about NZers in Vogel’s ad praised

Slice of life truths about NZers in Vogel’s ad praised

A new television and online ad for Vogel's bread is captivating audiences with its heart-warming life stories from a diverse bunch of Kiwis, rather than overt product promotion. The result is a powerful tool for enhancing positive attitudes in society, says sociologist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.

Masculinity in sport promotion: a contemporary crisis?

Masculinity in sport promotion: a contemporary crisis?

A new book, co-authored by Dr Sarah Gee captures the contested terrain of contemporary masculinity with a specific focus on the role of the media and promotional culture within sport.

Massey to offer prestigious higher education teaching qualification

Massey to offer prestigious higher education teaching qualification

Massey University has been named as the first New Zealand University granted the right to accredit staff with a globally recognised qualification in higher education teaching.

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Manawatū Campus Flyover

Watch stunning aerial footage of Massey University's Manawatū campus.

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Election 2017

Election surveys shows widespread discontent
The Stuff.co.nz/Massey Election Survey identified significant levels of discontent. Our politicians have 100 days to rebuild faith, says Associate...
Opinion: Could UK election youth turnout be repeated here?
Britain's hung Parliament has been called a political earthquake but if the seismic shifts are examined more closely it's a youthquake that has...
Opinion: The silence of the voices
On Saturday September 23, New Zealanders will go to the polls and vote for the 52nd Parliament. Well, some of us will. Probably fewer than did three...
Massey's election commentators
Massey researchers and lecturers are leading conversations around many key election issues. Their topic areas and contacts are listed here.

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