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.

Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions
Wednesday 11 October 2017
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
Friday 6 October 2017
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.
Māori knowledge to get scientific recognition
Thursday 5 October 2017
Academics at Massey University have come up with a project to try to meld mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) with the latest geographic information systems.
Calls for malnutrition screening for at risk elderly
Thursday 5 October 2017
New Massey University research highlights the importance of screening for risk of malnutrition among older people as a preventative health measure.
New mums needed for study on babies’ best start
Friday 29 September 2017
Giving babies the best start in life to prevent problems later on is the focus of a doctoral study by a Massey University psychology researcher who is offering free parenting workshops for new...
Research shows lower injury rates in New Zealand racehorses
Monday 25 September 2017
New research has shown that racehorses in New Zealand have a lower risk of injury than in other countries, with further work needed to explain why.
Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3
Friday 22 September 2017
The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand, has found only 30 per cent are getting the recommended daily amount.
Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?
Thursday 21 September 2017
Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living - a key issue that needs to be addressed by emergency...
Opinion: Is there an election image bias?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Which party political leader's image features more frequently in New Zealand's print media? It's a question Professor Claire Robinson sought to answer in 2011 and 2014 and this year she has sifted...
Healthy Families NZ a promising approach
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative has found it is helping communities around the country to make healthy changes.
Good vibrations reduce muscle aches
Monday 11 September 2017
New research shows wearable vibration technology can reduce muscle aches and pain after strenuous exercise, benefiting those suffering from tired and sore bodies.
Evolution of a genetic novelty
Monday 11 September 2017
Scientists from Massey University have captured the formation of a new gene in real-time evolution experiments.
Empowering Pasifika communities to lead healthier lives
Thursday 31 August 2017
A Massey University researcher has been awarded funding for a project which aims to empower Pasifika communities.
Agrifood sector is tech-savvy but not ready for major disruption
Wednesday 30 August 2017
A new report has found that New Zealand farmers have been quick to adopt smart farming techniques, but few are preparing for major technological disruption.
New Zealand research project gains international attention
Thursday 24 August 2017
Massey University's SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre has played host to a visiting Chinese traffic engineer keen to discover how a ground-breaking New Zealand research study could be applied in...
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