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Last updated on Monday 19 June 2017
Massey University's business experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are highlights of the latest interviews and commentary in the news.
Dr Michael Naylor had an opinion piece on TVNZ’s What next? Programme published in the NZ Herald (print and web) and stuff.co.nz, arguing technology and automation will bring opportunities for those who have prepared and continually learn new skills. Massey Business School’s ‘Robots vs Humans’ event, about the impact automation will have on jobs, was covered by the Manawatu Standard and stuff.co.nz, with quotes from Dr David Brougham. A Gisborne Herald and Westport News article also quoted Dr Brougham talking about his research into New Zealanders’ attitudes to the future of work. A column by Fairfax political editor Tracy Watkins also discussed the survey findings and quoted Dr Duncan.
Dr Damian Ruth had an opinion piece on the government’s proposed changes to the Education Act published in the Manawatu Standard and stuff.co.nz. An opinion piece by Associate Professor Grant Duncan on signs of discontent with the political system and generational differences in attitudes was published on stuff.co.nz, the Press and the Dominion Post. The article was the second to analyse findings from the Stuff.co.nz/Massey Election Survey and marked 100 days out from the election.
Dr Susan Flint-Hartle was quoted in a Newsroom and stuff.co.nz article about the high commission rates of New Zealand real estate agents. She was also interviewed on the topic by RadioLive news and Drive. Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a Christchurch Press, Taranaki Daily News, Timaru Herald, Southland Times and stuff.co.nz article about how New Zealanders pay higher mortgage rates than Australians.
Dr Jason Mika was interviewed on Radio Waatea about a research project he is co-leading for the Fin-Ed Centre on the financial capability of Māori entrepreneurs.
Professor Christoph Schumacher was quoted in a Sunday Star-Times article about time banking, where someone volunteers their time to one person, then ‘‘spends’’ that time by asking someone else to do something for them.
NZ Aviation News reported on the 200th person to graduate from Massey University’s RPAS (remotely piloted aerial systems) three-day RPAS course.
Dr Craig Prichard was quoted on a Waikato Farmer story about Massey’s efforts to promote sheep milk products at Filed Days.
Ecentre chief executive Jackie Young outlined the ecentre’s achievments in the first half of 2017 in an NZ Entrepreneur article.