Massey Business School news

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.

ISIS recruitment PR

ISIS is 'methodical and highly structured' in recruiting people online for terror attacks. Alison Mau talks with Dr. Chris Galloway, head of Public Relations at Massey University, on terror attacks in Orlando and Nice - how can authorities stop ISIS from recruiting people online around the world?

Student science projects get the green light
Monday 20 February 2017
More than $100,00 of funding has been awarded to three Massey University projects from the Government's Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable Fund
Roading dominates Finance Minister’s first speech
Thursday 16 February 2017
New Finance Minister Steven Joyce told Aucklanders they had some "hard decisions" to make at his first Finance 2017 appearance.
Opinion: NZ should look before it leaps into an EU trade deal
Friday 10 February 2017
Dr Mark Avis questions the timing of the EU's sudden interest in a trade deal with New Zealand - and advises caution.
House prices continue to drive home unaffordability
Friday 27 January 2017
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows further declines in affordability across New Zealand in the final quarter of 2016.
Opinion: Fake news and how to spot it
Thursday 26 January 2017
We are only a few weeks into 2017, but already it seems the phrase of the year might very well be the "F" one. Fake news.
From Afghanistan mission to refugee education
Wednesday 21 December 2016
Eight years after a life-changing army mission to Afghanistan, James Lowry's Christmas wish is to be able to help refugee children coming to New...
Overfishing documentary nets short film award
Monday 19 December 2016
Bachelor of Communication student Alice Guerin's passion for the sea has earned her a documentary film award for her work highlighting the dangers of...

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.

Finance 2017

Most national media outlets, including One News and Newshub, attended Finance 2017 to cover Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s first speech. Some stories, including, 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.

Banking and finance

Associate Professor David Tripe was quoted in a Dominion Post and 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 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.

Business and jobs

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 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.

Farah Palmer

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.

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