RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Spotlight on te reo Māori in culture and heritage sector

Spotlight on te reo Māori in culture and heritage sector

The importance of normalising the use of te reo Māori in everyday situations is well acknowledged ¬-so what contribution are galleries, libraries, archives and museums making to its revitalisation?

$1.2m funding for allergy and asthma prevention research

$1.2m funding for allergy and asthma prevention research

A grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand's annual project funding round will enable researchers to assess why biodiversity may reduce allergy and asthma risks in children.

Māori attitudes on the environment canvassed

Māori attitudes on the environment canvassed

How do Māori balance being modern-day consumers and traditional kaitiakitanga (guardians) of nature's precious resources? A Massey University survey is asking Māori about their beliefs regarding the environment.

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes awarded $5m HRC programme grant

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes awarded $5m HRC programme grant

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes, Te Kapotai, Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, has been awarded nearly $5 million to investigate environmental and kaupapa Māori initiatives aimed at providing much needed gains in Māori health outcomes.

Master's research a labour of love for Shihad frontman
Friday 24 August 2018
Musician Jon Toogood's master's thesis was not just a musical marriage of minds with his tutors from Massey's College of Creative Arts, but inspired by his real-life wedding to his wife Dana and the...
Unlocking the power of beetroot juice
Friday 24 August 2018
With increasing rates of disease and age-related dysfunction, there is a growing interest in the use of food-based supplements to help improve or maintain health and body functions.
Can kiwifruit reduce exercise-induced stress in active women?
Thursday 23 August 2018
While exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle can prevent communicable diseases, it can also cause a stress response.
Academia and advocacy: New research centre comes to Massey
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Professor Mohan Dutta uses a culture-centred approach to support communities to develop their own health-focused communication interventions and policies.
China to New Zealand in pursuit of the perfect sourdough
Thursday 9 August 2018
Lucy Yang came to New Zealand from China to pursue her dream of becoming a food technologist, a goal she is well on her way to achieving.
Is virtual reality the future of market research?
Tuesday 7 August 2018
PhD student Alexander Schnack needed a reliable way of measuring consumer behaviour. He discovered virtual reality and founded a new market research business.
Rental market continues to tighten, new report shows
Wednesday 1 August 2018
The Massey University Residential Market Report shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates.
Exploring successful breastfeeding strategies for young mums
Tuesday 31 July 2018
This World Breastfeeding Week, Massey University researchers are sharing knowledge from a recent study that explored the experiences and resilience of young mothers that breastfed.
Most NZers enjoy good health as they age: report
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Most New Zealanders are doing well in terms of health and wellbeing as they age, challenging the idea that health inevitably deteriorates as we reach retirement years, say Massey University authors...
Exploring Galapagos snakes on volcanoes
Friday 27 July 2018
Finding snakes in the Galapagos islands is a gargantuan undertaking, one that has lead Massey University's Dr Luis Ortiz-Catedral to the summit of an active volcano.
Recycling plastic for a practical purpose
Thursday 26 July 2018
Coinciding with plastic free July, 48 Massey University industrial design students have worked with a local plastics recycling company to design and repurpose products for new-look public facilities.
Researchers to explore primary care delivery
Thursday 26 July 2018
Professor Nicolette Sheridan, from Massey University's School of Nursing, will lead a collaborative research project, investigating the effectiveness of primary care delivery.
Superannuation shortfall widens – but it’s not all bad news
Thursday 26 July 2018
The gap between NZ Superannuation how much retirees spend has widened significantly and many are working beyond the age of 65 to pay for the shortfall.
Early detection vital in minimising gastro outbreaks
Monday 23 July 2018
Research from Massey University suggests the timely identification, notification, and rapid implementation of control measures to combat gastroenteritis outbreaks will limit its impact and duration,...
Under-funding fuels cultural tensions, risking patient safety
Thursday 19 July 2018
New research shows cultural differences in New Zealand's increasingly diverse health sector can increase tensions and risk patient safety.
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