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PhD graduate investigates the welfare of horses used for hands-on teaching

Friday 25 November 2022

Dr Lauréline Guinnefollau’s thesis looked at the impact that hands-on educational activities have on Massey’s population of teaching horses.

50-year career celebrated for distinguished Massey teacher and coach educator

Thursday 24 November 2022

Associate Professor Dennis Slade is retiring this week, after an illustrious 50-year career as a physical education teacher and coach educator.

Becoming a mother inspires graduate to pivot her career

Thursday 24 November 2022

Becoming a parent was the catalyst for Kelly Chonel to pivot her career and become a nurse.

Pacific graduate follows in father’s footsteps

Thursday 24 November 2022

Witnessing her father’s dedication to his education despite many hardships inspired PhD graduate Sulueti Manu O'Uiha to do the same.

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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.

Postfeminism and Body Image - looking beautiful while making a nice smoothie

Friday 18 November 2022

Professor Sarah Riley is the co-author of newly published book that explores the intersection of postfeminism and health studies.

Researchers unveil important tool in the battle against kauri dieback

Tuesday 15 November 2022

In a world first, a team of scientists led by researchers from Massey University’s School of Natural Sciences have constructed a complete genome sequence of the pathogen that causes kauri dieback.

New research shows how institutional racism impacts alcohol licensing decisions

Thursday 10 November 2022

A new study has recorded several systemic problems, including institutional racism, which contributes to alcohol licences being issued in lower-income communities. The findings add to growing concern that the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act of 2012, which is soon to be reviewed by the Government, contribute to health inequities.

Female university staff report mental health challenges during work from home periods

Friday 4 November 2022

A survey of women staff in University of the South Pacific (USP) campuses found that while some women enjoyed the COVID-19 work from home periods, over half reported that their mental health had been affected.

Opinion and features

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

Opinion: The gradual genocide of Hazara in Afghanistan

Friday 18 November 2022

Dr Negar Partow from Massey's Centre for Defence and Security Studies writes about the gradual genocide of minority ethnic and religious groups under the Taliban’s leadership.

Book seeks to capture iconic woolsheds before it’s too late

Wednesday 16 November 2022

The place of woolsheds in the social and economic history of Aotearoa New Zealand is the subject of a book that hopes to capture this rich history before the sheds disappear.

ECOPOESIS. Wait, what?

Monday 14 November 2022

When visiting Professor of Creative Writing Leslie Roberts gets anxious about climate change, she gathers people to eat, drink and make some collective art and calls it ECOPOESIS.

Opinion: Newshub’s biased poll reporting

Thursday 10 November 2022

Associate Professor Grant Duncan writes about misleading poll reporting by Newshub following the recent Labour Party conference.

Awards and appointments

Read about our latest successes and appointments.

Former Vice-Chancellor receives Honorary Doctorate

Friday 25 November 2022

Former Massey University Vice-Chancellor, the Honourable Steve Maharey CNZM, has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature at a graduation ceremony in Palmerston North today.

Governor-General recognised for her service to health

Friday 25 November 2022

Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Professor Dame Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro GNZM QSO, has received an Honorary Doctorate in Health in recognition of her outstanding achievements in academia and contributions to the services of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Late Stuart Morriss honoured with Massey University Medal

Friday 25 November 2022

Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement, the late Stuart Morriss, has been awarded the Massey University Medal (posthumously), in recognition of his outstanding lifetime dedication to advancing the university for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand and his unwavering commitment to progressing the Massey student experience.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement Stuart Morriss

Associate Professor Carolyn Gates announced as Prime Minister’s Educator of the Year 2022

Thursday 24 November 2022

Associate Professor Carolyn Gates was named the Prime Minister’s Educator of the Year for 2022 in the online Te Whatu Kairangi | Aotearoa Tertiary Educator Awards ceremony.

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Former Vice-Chancellor receives Honorary Doctorate

Friday 25 November 2022

Former Massey University Vice-Chancellor, the Honourable Steve Maharey CNZM, has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature at a graduation ceremony in Palmerston North today.

Governor-General recognised for her service to health

Friday 25 November 2022

Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Professor Dame Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro GNZM QSO, has received an Honorary Doctorate in Health in recognition of her outstanding achievements in academia and contributions to the services of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Late Stuart Morriss honoured with Massey University Medal

Friday 25 November 2022

Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement, the late Stuart Morriss, has been awarded the Massey University Medal (posthumously), in recognition of his outstanding lifetime dedication to advancing the university for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand and his unwavering commitment to progressing the Massey student experience.

PhD graduate investigates the welfare of horses used for hands-on teaching

Friday 25 November 2022

Dr Lauréline Guinnefollau’s thesis looked at the impact that hands-on educational activities have on Massey’s population of teaching horses.

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