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.

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...
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...
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