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Last updated on Monday 20 February 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.
Most national media outlets, including One News and Newshub, attended Finance 2017 to cover Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s first speech. Some stories, including interest.co.nz, NBR, and the NZ Herald, mentioned the speech was made at a Massey University and Auckland Chamber of Commerce event, and Massey logos appeared in the background of television interviews.
Associate Professor David Tripe was quoted in a Dominion Post and stuff.co.nz article about the Reserve Bank’s call for banks to invest in making the NZ financial system more robust. Dr Claire Matthews was interviewed on NewstalkZB about the same issue. Dr Tripe was also quoted in a Herald on Sunday column about couples with different spending habits and attitudes to money.
Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a Waikato Times, Manawatu Standard and stuff.co.nz story about baby boomers not being focused on leaving their kids an inheritance.
Dr Mark Avis had an opinion piece about being cautious about a potential trade deal with the EU published in Hawke’s Bay Today.
Dr Jeff Stangl was quoted in a Sunday Star-Times story about the growth in the number of New Zealand social enterprises. Dr David Brougham was quoted in an NZ Herald and Wairarapa Times-Age article about whether the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ will create more or less jobs.
Dr James Hollings was quoted in a stuff.co.nz article about a clause in the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Bill that makes it an offence to take a photo or make any record of a spacecraft that crashes.
Dr Michael Naylor was quoted in a Gisborne Herald article about Tower Insurance potentially being bought by a large Canadian insurer.
Dr Farah Palmer was profiled in a Waikato Times ‘National Portrait’ feature. The profile discussed her new role on the NZ Rugby Union board, her career as a rugby player and her role as a management lecturer at Massey.