RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

A national campaign is asking beef and dairy farmers across New Zealand to help develop frameworks for disease control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD).

Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?

Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?

School of Aviation assistant lecturer Isaac Henderson has always been fascinated by airships. His master's thesis analysed if they could again be used for transport.

Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend

Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes, bucking the national trend

Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a decline in national affordability, but New Zealand's least affordable region is bucking that trend.

Hidden Masterton mural in public eye again

Hidden Masterton mural in public eye again

A Massey University researcher's quest to preserve the work of artist and craftsman E. Mervyn Taylor reaches another milestone this week when a recently-revealed mural, at the site of the former Masterton Post Office, will be the focus of a talk and walking tour.

Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes
Monday 18 June 2018
A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, calling for taxes on sugar, tobacco and alcohol.
C-Dax pasture meter robot at Fieldays
Saturday 16 June 2018
Does the future of farming have autonomous robots in our fields? Massey researchers think it does, and they are showcasing the future of farming at the C-Dax stand at National Fieldays.
Collision repair study paints worrying picture
Thursday 14 June 2018
Workers exposed to solvents in the vehicle collision repair industry are at greater risk of adverse health effects compared to construction workers.
Cultural factors key to health of older Māori
Wednesday 13 June 2018
New research suggests more focus in the health sector is needed to foster culturally appropriate food practices for older Māori.
Serving up a sheep milk smoothie
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Shifting consumers' mindset to sheep milk is the objective of a fun and informative stand at this week's National Fieldays that mixes the resources of Massey University staff and students.
Alcohol law brings little change to drinking environment
Friday 8 June 2018
New research from Massey University shows little evidence that changes introduced by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act have affected New Zealand's alcohol environment.
Clash of ideologies turns education into battleground
Friday 1 June 2018
As education undergoes further reviews and changes, new research examines previous tensions between government policy and teachers that flow into current media and public debates about the kind of...
PhD on dressmaking unpicks hidden cultural threads
Thursday 31 May 2018
In the current age when many people can't sew a button on a shirt, Dinah Vincent's PhD thesis reveals a not-too-distant era when dressmaking was a defining, even vital, skill for many New Zealand...
Research shows room for improvement in schools' emergency preparedness
Wednesday 30 May 2018
'Be prepared' are watchwords for all New Zealanders making emergency plans but revealing findings from Massey University's Joint Centre for Disaster Research shows that schools could be doing better.
How temperature affects our response to advertising
Friday 25 May 2018
New research by Professor Valentyna Melnyk shows that consumers respond more positively to emotionally warm messages if they are feeling physically cold.
New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Massey Healthy Work Group has launched a research project to measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand.
Conference to get the VR treatment from design trio
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Three design students from Massey University's College of Creative Arts have responded to the idea that virtual reality is emerging as a key medium of learning with a thought-provoking installation...
Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori
Monday 21 May 2018
New findings from the Centre for Public Health Research show Māori are at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures, than non-Māori - despite doing the same jobs.
Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia
Thursday 17 May 2018
Life expectancy is increasing and with it the prevalence of sleep problems, which can negatively impact waking function, physical and mental health, healthcare usage and mortality.
Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Improving youth wellbeing is an increasing priority of policymakers, researchers and politicians in New Zealand, but what does wellbeing mean to young New Zealanders today?
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