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Massey University sets new standard for Te Tiriti excellence

Friday 3 February 2023

This Waitangi Day, Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University is celebrating the launch of an extensive project setting a new standard of excellence in Te Tiriti o Waitangi analysis, practice and implementation initiatives across all areas of the university.

Kaiārahi Tiriti at Te Rau Karamu Marae, December 2022.

Journalism graduate gains experience in Jakarta before return to Masterton

Friday 3 February 2023

Isabella Cleary is at the tail-end of a journalism scholarship in Jakarta and will soon be returning home to take up her first reporter role in Masterton.

Adapted kart enables dream for wheelchair-bound racer

Friday 3 February 2023

A team of engineers from Massey's School of Food and Advanced Technology made a dream come true for one of their team mates recently, when they adapted a go kart so he could take part in an end of year celebration.

Ally Wollaston and Luke Mudgway sprint for win at Criterium nationals

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Ally Wollaston continued her winning start to the year when she defended her title at Cycling New Zealand’s National Criterium Championships in Palmerston North.

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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.

Massey and CHEF celebrate 30 years

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Over the last three decades, our feline research centre has been at the forefront of exploring the nutritional needs of cats across the country.

Photo of a man holding a kitten. Photo credit: Gerry le Roux, Sciencelens.

How data-based tools can prevent crowd crushes

Thursday 26 January 2023

New research, recently published in Science highlights how analysing and monitoring crowds can help prevent deadly crowd crush incidents.

Understanding perceptions about natural hazards in lower seismic areas

Thursday 26 January 2023

Dr Lauren Vinnell from the Joint Centre of Disaster Research is leading a research project to better understand what influences the thoughts and actions of people who live in regions of lower seismic risk.

Cancer therapy research gets funding boost

Wednesday 18 January 2023

The Cancer Society of New Zealand has announced funding for three Post-Doctoral Fellowships, with Research Officer Dr Harikrishnan Kurup being one of the recipients.

Opinion and features

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

The environmental and social costs of digital technologies

Tuesday 31 January 2023

People don’t understand the environmental and social costs associated with digital technologies, warns Massey academic Dr Sy Taffel.

Opinion: ChatGPT – what does it mean for academic integrity?

Wednesday 25 January 2023

By Professor Giselle Byrnes

Image of a half open laptop in the dark.

A divine gift: wine drinking in Ancient Greece

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Associate Professor Gina Salapata spoke at the Symposium of Gastronomy late last year about the wine-drinking history of the classical Greek symposium.

Going the distance - 60 years of distance learning at Massey

Wednesday 14 December 2022

For thousands of people, studying by distance had been a game changer long before COVID-19 forced a mass switch to online learning. In fact, here at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University, distance learning has been changing lives and careers for the past six decades.

Awards and appointments

Read about our latest successes and appointments.

Seven University Research Medals awarded for 2022

Monday 30 January 2023

Two of the university’s prestigious Research Medals have been awarded jointly for 2022, a reflection of the talent of those nominated.

Professor Jarrod Haar to join School of Management

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Sought-after management academic Professor Jarrod Haar, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mahuta, is returning to Massey University as Dean’s Chair in the School of Management.

Staff and alumni recognised in 2023 New Year Honours

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Two Massey staff members and 20 alumni have been named in the 2023 New Year Honours list.

Physics tutor wins Lecturer of the Year title

Tuesday 29 November 2022

A senior physics tutor from the School of Natural Sciences has taken out the top prize at this year’s Albany Students’ Association Lecturer of the Year Award.

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Massey University sets new standard for Te Tiriti excellence

Friday 3 February 2023

This Waitangi Day, Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University is celebrating the launch of an extensive project setting a new standard of excellence in Te Tiriti o Waitangi analysis, practice and implementation initiatives across all areas of the university.

Journalism graduate gains experience in Jakarta before return to Masterton

Friday 3 February 2023

Isabella Cleary is at the tail-end of a journalism scholarship in Jakarta and will soon be returning home to take up her first reporter role in Masterton.

Adapted kart enables dream for wheelchair-bound racer

Friday 3 February 2023

A team of engineers from Massey's School of Food and Advanced Technology made a dream come true for one of their team mates recently, when they adapted a go kart so he could take part in an end of year celebration.

Massey and CHEF celebrate 30 years

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Over the last three decades, our feline research centre has been at the forefront of exploring the nutritional needs of cats across the country.

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