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.

Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Dr Suze Wilson says we often value 'leadership' at the expense of 'management' - and we need both, not just one or the other. Something to consider...
Journalism students work with TVNZ to produce election videos
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Massey University journalism students, inspired by an online youth engagement voting tool, have produced videos that will screen ahead of election...
Health sector under-funding unfair on patients and medical staff
Tuesday 19 September 2017
With chronic under-funding over a long period of time, it's no surprise that health sector services have become an election issue.
Massey supports initiative for young Pacific entrepreneurs
Friday 15 September 2017
The Pacific Business Trust has partnered with Massey University to launch the Hatch Youth programme to kickstart the businesses of young...
Opinion: How to decide who’s the best leader
Tuesday 12 September 2017
The dramatic rise in Labour's fortunes seems a pretty clear indication that, when it comes to voting, our opinion of party leaders matters.
Opinion: No 'gotcha' moment in leaders' debate
Friday 1 September 2017
Associate Professor Grant Duncan analyses the performances in last night's pre-election leaders' debate and calls it a draw.
New Zealand Food Awards finalists revealed
Friday 1 September 2017
The finalists have been announced for the New Zealand Food Awards 2017, recognising Kiwi food and beverage producers for their outstanding...

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.


Professor Jonathan Elms was featured in a Seven Sharp segment about the arrival of Amazon in Australia and the impact it might have on the retail sector in New Zealand.

Professor Elms was also interviewed on One News about the Commerce Commission's latest report, which shows more than 40% of complaints made under the Fair Trading Act were about online sales.

Health sector funding

Associate Professor Margaret Brunton had an opinion piece on under-funding in the health sector and the impact this has on medical staff published on


Dr Andrew Cardow was interviewed in Newshub Live at 6pm and Prime News stories on the opening of early voting in the general election.

Dr Andy Asquith was interviewed on Newstalk ZB about Whangarei District Councillor Jayne Golightly resigning after being told by Election Services she is not a NZ citizen.

Professor Malcolm Wright was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Morning Report and Newstalk ZB about the recent volatility in election poll results. He was also quoted in a article on the topic and a NZ Herald article mentioned his Radio NZ interview.

Technological disruption

The Te Awamutu Courier, Gisborne Herald and Ashburton Guardian published a story about a new report on technological disruption in the agrifood sector written by nine Massey Business School researchers, quoting Professor Stephen Kelly.


Dr Claire Matthews was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Nine to Noon about the importance of knowing your personal credit score.

International students

An article about co-delivered university programmes by Vietnamese and New Zealand universities in Vietnam News profiled Massey’s pathway programmes with HCM City University of Economics, including the Master of Finance, Master of Business Studies and Bachelor of Business degrees.


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