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Cost of retirement rising rapidly

If you think your golden years are going to be just that, new research out of Massey University says you may need to think again. Watch the video from a TV1 Breakfast interview, as Claire Matthews explains why retirement is becoming more and more unaffordable?

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Survey reveals wahine spending habits

Massey University financial director Dr. Pushpa Wood has published a report on the spending habits of Māori women. She says a culturally responsive community model could be one way to improve their financial literacy.

The incriminating language of Trump Jnr’s emails
Thursday 20 July 2017
Professor Ted Zorn says if you look closely at the language in Donald Trump Jnr's emails, it suggests an ongoing discussion about Russian...
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.
Have you got talent? - 3MT contest is on
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Last year's win went to the dogs. A beautiful image of a Siberian husky and riveting talk on the nutritive value of - yes - dog food, by Massey...
A DIY approach to retirement planning
Tuesday 11 July 2017
How much should I save for retirement? It's a question that often freaks people out - but that doesn't need to be the case because there's plenty of...
Do we spend too much on Government salaries?
Monday 10 July 2017
The 'Our World in Data' website shows New Zealand's government wage bill is a larger share of public spending than other OECD countries.
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...
Smart strip takes out Massey Innovator’s Challenge
Monday 3 July 2017
Eight secondary school pupils have successfully tackled the issue of food wastage to win the inaugural Massey Innovator's Award and a $2000...

Hot topics in the media

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.


Massey University’s Home Affordability Report was referred to in a Gisborne Herald article about Auckland’s special housing areas.


Dr James Hollings new book, A Moral Truth: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism in New Zealand, was favourably reviewed by the Manawatu Standard.

Dr Cathy Strong was quoted in a column about TVNZ presenter Toni St having to play a secondary role to her male co-presenters.

Finance and mortgages

Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a New Zealand Mortgage Magazine article about financial advisers struggling to place loans for borrowers with smaller deposits. Dr Matthews was also quoted in Greymouth Star, Gisborne Herald, Nelson Mail, Central Leader, Good Returns and Taranaki Daily News articles about the Fin-Ed Centre’s Retirement Expenditure Guidelines, which she authored. Her work on the Retirement Expenditure Guidelines was also commended in a column. Dr Matthews was also a panellist on Radio NZ’s The Panel.

Associate Professor David Tripe was quoted in an NZ Property Investor Magazine article about the likelihood of mortgage rates increasing.

Dr Tripe was also quoted in a article about technologies changing the way consumers pay for goods that will make cash obsolete.

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