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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.

3MT heats up in Manawatū
Tuesday 25 July 2017
Raw hide research reigned in the first Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat last week. A study on eliminating wrinkles and another on combatting fungal...
Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn
Monday 24 July 2017
The franchising sector is performing well off the back of New Zealand's strong economy and political stability over the past five years, a new report...
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.

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.


The findings of Massey University’s latest Home Affordability Report were reported by the NZ Herald, Hawke’s Bay Today, Indian Newslink, and TVNZ’s website, quoting Associate Professor Graham Squires. He was also interviewed on 95Bfm’s The Wire.

Gender in the workplace

Dr Jane Hurst was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Afternoons about her PhD thesis on the relationship between female managers and female staff in the workplace.


Professor Ted Zorn had an opinion piece that analysed the language in Donald Trump Jnr’s emails published in the NZ Herald. The article suggested the emails were part of an ongoing discussion between the Trump campaign and Russian contacts over intereference in the US presidential election campaign.

A Radio NZ Morning Report story about Horowhenua District Council's chief executive David Clapperton blocking people's emails to the council referred to Dr Cathy Strong and her research into council codes of conduct.


Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a article about what happens when people reach the age of retirement and are still renting. The Fin-Ed Centre’s Retirement Expenditure Guidelines were referred to in a and Waikato Time article about the impact of withdrawing KiwiSaver funds to make a first home purchase has on your retirement. The guidelines were also discussed in a column about the achievements and shortcomings of KiwiSaver.

The Wairarapa Age-Times ran a story about the Retirement Expenditure Guidelines and the cost of living in retirement in the Wairarapa.

Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed on Newstalk ZB’s Early Edition about the UK outlawing extra charges for payment by credit card, and whether New Zealand should follow suit.


Dr James Hollings was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Media Watch about his new book, A Moral Truth: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism in New Zealand.


Associate Professor Bevan Catley was quoted in an NZ Herald article about how to recognise and deal with workplace bullying.


Associate Professor David Tweed was quoted in a Radio NZ online article about Airways being reprimanded for excessive spending on a farewell gift for its chief executive.

Sheep milking

Rural News ran a story about Massey’s sheep milk exhibit at Field Days, quoting Associate Professor Craig Prichard.


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