RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Weka division pre-dates Cook Strait

Weka division pre-dates Cook Strait

Massey biologists have unearthed clues in the DNA of weka that throw doubt upon what we thought we knew of the flightless native.

Oganesson – the black sheep of the noble gases

Oganesson – the black sheep of the noble gases

Scientists at Massey University have been involved in calculating the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study.

Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions

Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows affordability has improved in seven out of 13 New Zealand regions in the most recent quarter.

Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey

Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey

Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the "Amazon effect" cited as the main reason.

Surge in Auckland meth supply continues
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Findings from the latest Illicit Drug Monitoring System study show increasing availability of methamphetamine in Auckland, consistent with evidence of growing international supply.
Bryde’s whales share secrets with their fins
Monday 31 July 2017
Research into the long-term survival and abundance of the Hauraki Gulf's Bryde's whale population has used photographs of their fins to aid efforts in improving the management of the small population.
Is online film limiting the diversity of what we watch?
Monday 31 July 2017
In the age of online film distribution, with its unlimited choice of international movies, you might think viewing habits would be more diverse and adventurous. Not so, says a Massey University media...
Design worth over $10b to the New Zealand economy
Monday 31 July 2017
New research into the design industry's contribution to the New Zealand economy has found it is worth more than $10 billion of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016.
Zinc link might make roof water safer to drink
Wednesday 26 July 2017
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...
Measuring an animal’s pain
Wednesday 26 July 2017
A new device designed by engineers and veterinarians at Massey University seeks to change the way we understand animal pain, starting with sheep.
Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn
Monday 24 July 2017
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.
Love your bones
Monday 24 July 2017
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?
Massey academic helps create new environmental standards
Thursday 20 July 2017
A Massey University environmental economist is part of an international team charged with creating two new environmental standards for organisations.
Does grooming lead to Stockholm syndrome?
Thursday 20 July 2017
New research from the School of Social Work identifies how grooming allows Stockholm syndrome to become established in child sexual abuse cases.
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