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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.

Pā Tamariki event brings the communities of Highbury together

Thursday 22 December 2022

The Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation, together with the community of Highbury, Palmerston North, came together for the inaugural Pā Tamariki event.

Lamington quip voted best New Zealand quote of 2022

Monday 19 December 2022

Act leader David Seymour’s quip about a potentially weaponised lamington has won New Zealand’s Quote of the Year competition.

PhD graduate discloses the biased media coverage of women politicians

Thursday 15 December 2022

From Castres France to Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand, Doctor of Philosophy graduate Flora Galy-Badenas illustrates the repeatedly imposed ideologies written for women in politics by the media in different societal contexts.

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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.

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.

Study highlights Kiwi perspectives on self-driving vehicles

Tuesday 17 January 2023

The adoption of automated or self-driving vehicles in Aotearoa New Zealand cities is dependent on social meanings, feelings and cultural practices, according to new research.

Opinion and features

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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.

Opinion: Iranian and Afghani women - united in pain and hope

Monday 5 December 2022

Senior Lecturer Dr Negar Partow from Massey's Centre for Defence and Security Studies writes about the shared struggles of women in Iran and Afghanistan.

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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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.

Crisis Management Team activated for Auckland flooding

Saturday 28 January 2023

Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University has activated its Crisis Management Team following flooding across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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.

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