Massey Business School news

James Lockhart being interviewed on Newshub Dairy farmers 'won't be able to bear' Labour's water policy - expert

An agricultural expert from Massey University says a Labour policy that charges those who use water for commercial purposes is "a punitive exercise" that has the potential to put dairy farmers out of business.

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?

*Note this video is a facebook link so you will need to be logged into facebook to watch.

Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new understandings of and targeted treatment for the...
Moving to NZ: An international student's experience
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Pakistani PhD student Fatima Junaid's world changed after September 11. She describes how moving to New Zealand has returned her sense of freedom.
Retail student wins experience that money can’t buy
Friday 11 August 2017
Retail business student Maddie McClean topped her class and won the chance to shadow the chief executive of The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery...
Why Kiwi blokes need to talk about their anxieties
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Why is that when Kiwi blokes get down, stressed or depressed they tend to stop talking - when talking can sometimes be the best cure?
Opinion: Is NZ ready for an electric vehicle future?
Tuesday 8 August 2017
As the advantages of electric cars grow in terms of cost, performance and environmental impact, New Zealand has to start preparing for the changeover...
Why you should care about your staff’s finances
Monday 7 August 2017
Your employee's financial concerns and problems are your problems too, writes Fin-Ed Centre director Pushpa Wood.
Celebrating Open Day in Manawatū
Thursday 3 August 2017
More than 1500 people flocked to Massey University's Manawatū campus yesterday to experience what it is like to study at the University.

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.


Dr James Lockhart appeared on the AM Show to discuss Labour’s new water policy. His commentary was also picked up by the Rural News Group,, Newshub, Taranaki Daily News


A Whangarei Report article about housing affordability issues in Northland referred to the about the Massey Home Affordability Report.

Women in the workplace

Dr Jane Hurst and her PhD thesis on the relationships between women in the workplace featured in Management Magazine.

Electric vehicles

Dr Michael Naylor had an opinion piece about the changeover to electric vehicles published in the NBR.


An NZ Herald article about the impact of loan-to-value ratio restrictions being short term featured research by Dr H. Humayan Kabir and former Massey lecturer Dr Song Shi.


School of Aviation chief executive Ashok Poduval was interviewed on Newstalk ZB about a survey that found only 17 per cent of people would get in a pilotless plane.

Future of work

An opinion piece by IMNZ’s Jane Carroll, was also published in Management Magazine, discussed the future of work referred to research by Massey researchers that found coaching is the number one priority for people development in New Zealand.

Journalism and media

The Weekend Herald ran a feature about two Herald journalists and their ground-breaking stories, which featured in Dr James Hollings’ new book about investigative journalism A Moral Truth.

 The Spinoff also ran a week-long series featuring the book A Moral Truth. These included:

  • An excerpt from the book where Dr Hollings provides background to an investigation by NZ Herald reporter Matt Nippert into how much tax is paid by global companies in New Zealand.
  • A Steve Braunius interview with Massey journalism graduate Kirsty Johnstone, who also features in A Moral Truth.
  • A column by Leonie Hayden discussing the lack of Māori investigative journalists.
  • A review of the book by John Campbell.


The Otago Daily Times profiled Bonnie Crawshaw-McClean, one of the winners of the Entrepreneurs in Action Weekend sponsored by Massey University.

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