RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Hidden harm: Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Hidden harm: Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

New research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously.

Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation

Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation

Dr Jasmine Fang explains the factors that influence our investment decisions.

Massey researchers awarded more than $13 million in MBIE funding

Massey researchers awarded more than $13 million in MBIE funding

Three Massey University researchers have secured more than $13 million in funding, from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour Fund.

Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant

Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant

Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts and culture.

Methamphetamine easier to buy than cannabis
Monday 12 March 2018
Preliminary results from New Zealand's first online Drug Trends Survey have found methamphetamine is currently more available than cannabis, throughout the country.
Mural search finds missing E Mervyn Taylor work
Wednesday 7 March 2018
One of several missing murals made by renowned New Zealand artist, craftsman and designer, E Mervyn Taylor, has been found.
Diving for history of the Southern Cross Cable
Friday 2 March 2018
Artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith really tested the depths of her comfort zone by learning to scuba dive as part of her PhD research into the history of the Southern Cross Cable - New Zealand's primary...
Social supply to underage drinkers still too high
Monday 26 February 2018
New research shows social supply of alcohol to friends under 18 has reduced following a law change but the quantities of alcohol supplied are still alarmingly high.
Fancy a part-time job as a food taster?
Friday 23 February 2018
Do you enjoy the taste of feijoa, but have trouble with the perfume-like aroma? Are you partial to a flat white, but always pick up on the smallest variations in the milk?
E-cigarettes could be helpful for smoking cessation in hospitals
Thursday 22 February 2018
New research indicates e-cigarettes, used as an alternative form of nicotine replacement, could be helpful for curbing smoking during hospital stays.
Stop sign behaviour causes concern
Monday 12 February 2018
New research from Massey University shows that drivers mimic the bad behaviour of the car in front of them when it comes to ignoring stop signs.
New beef product could spark new industry
Friday 9 February 2018
Massey University is investigating whether the dairy industry has the potential to drive a new class of beef product by rearing bobby calves who would ordinarily be sent to slaughter.
Meditation and mindfulness not nirvana for all
Wednesday 7 February 2018
Mindfulness and meditation are widely touted as solutions to a range of health conditions and social stresses, but a new study shows the impact of these practises on our collective wellbeing has...
Massey research medal winners announced
Monday 5 February 2018
Professor Velmurugu (Ravi) Ravindran of the School of Veterinary Sciences has been named the individual winner of this year's Massey University Research Medal.
First male of NZ stick insect species found in UK
Saturday 3 February 2018
The first male of a New Zealand stick insect species has been discovered, but not where researchers expected.
Stopping smoking main reason for vaping
Wednesday 31 January 2018
A recent survey of vapers found the majority started smoking e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking.
Declining home affordability is now 'business as usual'
Thursday 25 January 2018
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report suggests last quarter's fall in house prices was just a "blip" in an otherwise upward trend.
Basic prep helps mature students avoid culture shock
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Mature students need to be better prepared for the expectations, language, culture and technological demands of academia before they set foot in a lecture theatre, new research reveals.
Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers
Wednesday 24 January 2018
A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the pressures of the role.
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