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Massey University Vice-Chancellor - Steve Maharey "What defines us is our capacity to shape the future of our nation and our commitment to taking what is special about New Zealand to the world."

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Excellence awards bring out teaching’s best
Wednesday 25 March 2015
An education specialist, a sociocultural anthropologist and an Associate Professor of physical geography are the winners of this year's Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate commitment to excellence and innovation in research-based teaching, with up to four awarded each...
Opinion: Universities' Challenge
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey warns that New Zealand universities will continue to slip down global rankings without better funding and organisation.
Opinion: Meanwhile in the real world... "Where the Left" went wrong
Tuesday 30 September 2014
One of the most memorable scenes played out as American tanks rolled across the desert into Baghdad under orders from President George W Bush involved a character dubbed "Chemical Ali" by the world's media.
Corruption-free status as vital as All Blacks success
Thursday 17 July 2014
New Zealanders should celebrate having the world's least-corrupt public sector as keenly as they celebrate the success of the All Blacks, says the chair of Transparency International New Zealand, Suzanne Snively.
Smart Grass: Kick-starting our economy by adding value to what we do best
Tuesday 22 October 2013
In the wake of the Fonterra food safety scare, a number of soul searching questions have been asked. Are we wise to carry on branding New Zealand 100% Pure? Yes. Are our food safety systems as good as they need to be? No. And are we too dependent on one sector of the economy?
OPINION: One Dimensional Education is Not Enough
Tuesday 22 October 2013
As the Minister of Education responsible for the introduction of national curriculum, I was very interested to read the article by Associate Professor Elizabeth Rata published in the Weekend Herald on Saturday September 7th.
Opinion: New Zealand and China
Friday 18 October 2013
What does it take to imperil the New Zealand economy? Not much, it turns out. A single, briefly contaminated pipe will do it. In August of this year, Fonterra announced a product recall after clostridium bacteria - one strain of which can produce the poison botulism - was thought to have been...
Top agriculture students honoured
Monday 14 October 2013
Massey University's top agriculture and horticulture students have been honoured at a celebration in Palmerston North.
Free online learning venture to go live next week
Wednesday 2 October 2013
Massey will offer expertise in three of its core disciplines of Agriculture, Emergency Management and Māori Studies when its first open online courses go live next week.
Wellington SLT engagement day to follow successful Manawatū forums
Friday 6 September 2013
The final Senior Leadership Team campus engagement day of the year will be held at the Wellington campus next Thursday and will include staff presentations on key initiatives and presentations to students and staff on creativity, campus developments and the Road to 2025 strategy.

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