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Ice cream for astronauts and other magical dairy mysteries discovered

Friday 19 July 2024

What does pink ice cream taste like? Lime? Strawberry? That was the challenge for a group of Linton Camp School children who visited the Manawatū campus recently.

Supporting a safer gaming environment

Thursday 18 July 2024

Giving game players the option to edit out content they’re uncomfortable with as they play is the aim of a non-profit project led by Short Course Coordinator Mark Kaneko.

A taste of university life for Children’s University ākonga

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Almost 300 ākonga have been acquainted with university life through Discovery Days on the Pukeahu Wellington and Manawatū campuses over the past fortnight.

Massey’s on-campus students have the highest pass rates in Aotearoa

Friday 5 July 2024

The latest data from the Tertiary Education Commission shows strong results for the university.

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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.

New book shares the experiences of single parents in Aotearoa New Zealand

Monday 8 July 2024

School of Journalism, Communication and Marketing Senior Tutor Dr Teresa Housel and jounalism postgraduate student Caitlin Lester have authored two memoir chapters in a new anthology from Aotearoa New Zealand authors titled Rere Takitahi - Flying Solo.

New research shows Kiwis suffer from ‘spice-xiety’ despite a love for flavour

Friday 5 July 2024

While nearly half of Kiwis love to spice it up in the kitchen, 87 per cent suffer from a case of ‘spice-xiety’ – a fear of venturing outside their comfort zone when cooking with new flavours at home.

Pāmu pups do their bit for working dogs project

Friday 21 June 2024

More than 200 working dogs from Pāmu farms are the first to provide their DNA to Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University for a project to protect the future of New Zealand working dog breeds.

Doctoral graduate unravels the vital bond between mangroves and the banded rail

Thursday 20 June 2024

For his doctoral research, Dr Jacques de Satgé embarked on a journey to understand the interplay between mangroves and birds, with a particular focus on the elusive banded rail.

Student success news

Discover the inspiring success stories of our students, many of whom are balancing studying alongside other commitments.

Massey athletes set for success on global stage

Thursday 11 July 2024

From late July, over 50 of our Massey whānau will be competing on the world stage. We caught up with a few of the athletes to hear about their preparations and how they balance their busy schedules.

Seventeen students secure prestigious China Scholarship Council PhD awards

Wednesday 10 July 2024

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) has released the list of successful recipients for the 2024 round, and Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University has seen a significant increase in PhD students being awarded a scholarship.

Living a career highlight: graduate to make Paris debut

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise alumnus and canoe slalom athlete Finn Butcher is gearing up for the biggest highlight of his career to date, having qualified for his premiere performance in Paris next month.

Student film showcases charity’s food rescue mission

Friday 21 June 2024

A group of Bachelor of Screen Arts (BSA) students have created a documentary to help spread the word about a new initiative by Wellington food rescue charity Kaibosh.

Opinion and features

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

Opinion: Re-politicising and decolonising transport planning

Monday 22 July 2024

By Professor Imran Muhammad.

Opinion: ‘Why Te Tiriti and not Gaza?’

Friday 12 July 2024

By Professor Giselle Byrnes

Opinion: When a landslide is really a sandcastle

Wednesday 10 July 2024

By Professor Richard Shaw

UK Election 2024

Opinion: How should teachers consider AI in assessment?

Monday 24 June 2024

By Professor Giselle Byrnes

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Awards and appointments

Read about our latest successes and appointments.

Prime Minister's Scholarship group awardees for 2024 announced

Thursday 11 July 2024

More than 30 students from Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University have the opportunity to take up life-changing international learning experiences after the university was awarded three group programmes in the latest round of the Prime Minister’s Scholarships.

Disaster management leaders named as Distinguished Professors

Monday 8 July 2024

Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas has announced the appointment of Professors David Johnston and Christine Kenney as Distinguished Professors.

Massey University professor elected as ICA fellow

Friday 5 July 2024

Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing (CJM) Professor Stephen Croucher was elected a Fellow at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference last month.

Riddet Institute researcher selected for KiwiNet’s Emerging Innovator Programme

Monday 1 July 2024

Riddet Institute Research Officer Dr Debashree Roy has been selected for the prestigious KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Programme.

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Opinion: Re-politicising and decolonising transport planning

Monday 22 July 2024

By Professor Imran Muhammad.

Ice cream for astronauts and other magical dairy mysteries discovered

Friday 19 July 2024

What does pink ice cream taste like? Lime? Strawberry? That was the challenge for a group of Linton Camp School children who visited the Manawatū campus recently.

Supporting a safer gaming environment

Thursday 18 July 2024

Giving game players the option to edit out content they’re uncomfortable with as they play is the aim of a non-profit project led by Short Course Coordinator Mark Kaneko.

Opinion: ‘Why Te Tiriti and not Gaza?’

Friday 12 July 2024

By Professor Giselle Byrnes

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