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Professor Margaret Petty appointed to Pro Vice-Chancellor Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts

Professor Margaret Petty appointed to Pro Vice-Chancellor Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts

Massey University has appointed Professor Margaret Petty as Pro Vice-Chancellor Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts (CoCA).

Massey University’s Quote of the Year competition “Spread their legs” narrowly beats goat quote

Massey University’s Quote of the Year competition “Spread their legs” narrowly beats goat quote

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins' slip of the tongue has taken out New Zealand's Quote of the Year competition, beating a toddler's response to seeing a goat by a mere 0.5 percent of votes.

Inaugural International Potato Symposium

Inaugural International Potato Symposium

Two Massey University lecturers recently spoke at the inaugural International Potato Symposium. The symposium was jointly organised by Massey University and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and was held online on 9 December. Speakers and participants from more than 20 countries, including New Zealand, China, Peru, Canada, and the United States, shared their thoughts and findings.

National deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually

National deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually

The latest Rental Report shows a national deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually, with declines in rental affordability in seven of the 16 regions in the last quarter.

Research article explores lethal pulsing inside pyroclastic surges

Research article explores lethal pulsing inside pyroclastic surges

A research article, co-authored by a team of scientists from New Zealand, Italy, the US and Switzerland, provides new insights into lethal pulsing inside pyroclastic surges.

Two Massey projects awarded Unlocking Curious Minds funding

Two Massey projects awarded Unlocking Curious Minds funding

Two Massey projects have been awarded funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund.

National deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually

National deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually

The latest Rental Report shows a national deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually, with declines in rental affordability in seven of the 16 regions in the last quarter.

Survey shows franchise sector has grown in contribution despite the pandemic

Survey shows franchise sector has grown in contribution despite the pandemic

The annual turnover of business format franchises in New Zealand has grown by $9.2 billion in the past four years, according to the latest Franchising New Zealand 2021 report.

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University News

Massey University’s Quote of the Year competition “Spread their legs” narrowly beats goat quote

Massey University’s Quote of the Year competition “Spread their legs” narrowly beats goat quote

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins' slip of the tongue has taken out New Zealand's Quote of the Year competition, beating a toddler's response to seeing a goat by a mere 0.5 percent of votes.

Inaugural International Potato Symposium

Inaugural International Potato Symposium

Two Massey University lecturers recently spoke at the inaugural International Potato Symposium. The symposium was jointly organised by Massey University and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and was held online on 9 December. Speakers and participants from more than 20 countries, including New Zealand, China, Peru, Canada, and the United States, shared their thoughts and findings.

Design students and graduates made finalists at national craft and design awards

Design students and graduates made finalists at national craft and design awards

Six students and graduates from the School of Design have received recognition at the 2021 ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards for their creative work.

School of Built Environment students awarded scholarships

School of Built Environment students awarded scholarships

Five students from the School of Built Environment have recently been awarded one-year tertiary scholarships for 2022 through Keystone Trust and their Key Scholarship Partners.

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Awards and Appointments

Massey academic wins prestigious Dame Marie Clay Award

Massey academic wins prestigious Dame Marie Clay Award

Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane from the Institute of Education has been named the 2021 winner of the New Zealand Psychological Society Dame Marie Clay Award.

Professor Margaret Petty appointed to Pro Vice-Chancellor Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts

Professor Margaret Petty appointed to Pro Vice-Chancellor Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts

Massey University has appointed Professor Margaret Petty as Pro Vice-Chancellor Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts (CoCA).

Leptospirosis project awarded Health Research Council funding

Leptospirosis project awarded Health Research Council funding

Professor Jackie Benschop from the School of Veterinary Science has received a Research Project Grant for her project on leptospirosis.

Quote of the Year competition open for voting

Quote of the Year competition open for voting

The ten finalists for the best New Zealand quote of 2021 have been chosen, and the public are invited to vote for their favourite.

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Opinion and Features

Weaving an environment for a better future

Weaving an environment for a better future

Master of Clinical Practice (Nursing) student Wayne SHUM KUEN IP wants to give back. The father of four returned to study to become a registered nurse at the age of 44, after seeing a cultural gap in the healthcare sector, fueling his passion for giving back to his own culture.

Could robot harvesters be the way forward for New Zealand’s apple industry?

Could robot harvesters be the way forward for New Zealand’s apple industry?

Dr Morteza Ghahremani recently received his PhD in agribusiness, with a research project that looked at the economic feasibility of robot harvesting of apples in New Zealand.

Study and scholarships lead to global exchanges and experience for Massey graduate

Study and scholarships lead to global exchanges and experience for Massey graduate

Growing up on a dairy farm, Caitlyn Poole always knew she wanted to work in the agriculture industry.

Property expert publishes new book

Property expert publishes new book

Professor Graham Squires from the School of Economics and Finance has recently published his latest book, The Economics of Property and Planning.

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