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Massey students learning to be WellMates

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Agricultural students are receiving a boost to their mental health thanks to a new wellbeing programme being piloted at Massey.

Reinforcing the bridges of accessibility in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Wednesday 28 September 2022

With only two nurse practitioners currently working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Aotearoa New Zealand, Massey nursing student Jam Libre is working hard to join the exclusive but essential group.

The complexities of mental health and the role of nurses

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Each year around one in five New Zealanders experiences mental illness or significant mental distress, and between 50 and 80 per cent of New Zealanders will experience mental distress or addiction challenges, or both, in their lifetime. The role that mental health nurses play in caring for these people should not be overlooked.

Work placement key to confidence for budding mental health worker

Tuesday 27 September 2022

A work placement has given third year Bachelor of Health student Ehlana Grigg the chance to ease into the working world of mental health before she graduates.

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Conversations That Count – Ngā Kōrero Whai Take

Conversations That Count – Ngā Kōrero Whai Take is a mixed media, podcast, editorial and event series brought to you by Massey University in partnership with The Spinoff. It provides a platform for the university and community experts to share their thoughts on how to overcome some of New Zealand’s biggest challenges.

Research news

We are a research-led university with a reputation for excellence in innovation and the creation of new knowledge. Get the latest research stories.

Human expectations at stranding events may lead to negative outcomes for animals

Monday 19 September 2022

A study examining human perceptions and expectations towards cetacean stranding events in New Zealand has revealed a disconnect between animal welfare, survival, and potential decision-making on our beaches.

Inflation a rising concern in retirement planning

Tuesday 6 September 2022

Retirement planning remains as important as ever for New Zealanders with inflation becoming a significant factor to take into consideration.

Study finds milk substitutes have high cost and low nutritional benefits

Thursday 1 September 2022

Plant-based beverages are expensive and provide only a small fraction of the nutritional goodness of cow’s milk, according to a new study.

Massey academic presents at workshop to set priorities for international agreement on plastics

Tuesday 30 August 2022

School of People, Environment and Planning Associate Professor Trisia Farrelly spoke at the three-day workshop in Suva, Fiji, organised by the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

Opinion and features

Get commentary, opinions and editorial articles from Massey's experts and our wider community.

Good Treaty partners? Te reo and Māori education 50 years after the petition

Wednesday 21 September 2022

The latest episode of Conversations that Count – Ngā Kōrero Whai Take examines the role of education in revitalising te reo Māori.

Social Workers work tirelessly to better Aotearoa New Zealand

Wednesday 21 September 2022

This National Social Workers Day, Professor Kieran O'Donoghue reminds us of the essential work that this profession does day in and day out.

Opinion: What is in a name? Caste privilege and racism

Tuesday 20 September 2022

By Professor Mohan Dutta and Dr Sapna Samant

Ruru returns to the wild after appointment with the optometrist

Monday 19 September 2022

A little ruru, or New Zealand morepork, has been released back into the wild after receiving treatment and rehabilitation following a head injury.

Awards and appointments

Read about our latest successes and appointments.

Two projects by faculty members win big at Australian Good Design Awards

Friday 23 September 2022

Professor Emerita Anne Noble and Professor Anna Brown of Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts, have been recognised at the prestigious awards.

Academic’s appointment recognises decades of experience

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Associate Professor Jenny Poskitt has been selected and appointed as Chair of the NZQA Technical Overview Group Assessment for three years.

Kiwi food science at the cutting-edge of global innovation

Monday 19 September 2022

A game-changing technology developed at the Riddet Institute has won an international award recognising its impact on addressing global iron deficiency.

Massey researchers awarded funding for impactful projects

Thursday 15 September 2022

In what is Massey's largest ever cohort, five research projects have been awarded Smart Ideas funding by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

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Massey students learning to be WellMates

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Agricultural students are receiving a boost to their mental health thanks to a new wellbeing programme being piloted at Massey.

Reinforcing the bridges of accessibility in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Wednesday 28 September 2022

With only two nurse practitioners currently working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Aotearoa New Zealand, Massey nursing student Jam Libre is working hard to join the exclusive but essential group.

The complexities of mental health and the role of nurses

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Each year around one in five New Zealanders experiences mental illness or significant mental distress, and between 50 and 80 per cent of New Zealanders will experience mental distress or addiction challenges, or both, in their lifetime. The role that mental health nurses play in caring for these people should not be overlooked.

Work placement key to confidence for budding mental health worker

Tuesday 27 September 2022

A work placement has given third year Bachelor of Health student Ehlana Grigg the chance to ease into the working world of mental health before she graduates.

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