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.

Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new understandings of and targeted treatment for the disease has won PhD candidate Sherina Holland the top...
Do you have high blood sugar?
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated 100,000 people undiagnosed.
School driving lessons offer multiple benefits
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Compulsory driver's licence education at secondary schools is being endorsed by new research from Massey University on the grounds it will make a big difference in helping young people get jobs.
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.
Home affordability declines in most regions
Thursday 20 July 2017
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows most regions of New Zealand have declined in affordability over the most recent quarter.
Superannuation shortfall still significant for most
Thursday 6 July 2017
Rising housing and household utility bills mean most Kiwis' superannuation payments still don't cover their costs of living, despite an increase in NZ Super.
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