RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Research shows sleep inequities start early in life

Research shows sleep inequities start early in life

Ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in sleep health are already evident by the time children are three, according to the Sleep/Wake Research Centre.

Views of freedom campers increasingly polarised

Views of freedom campers increasingly polarised

Kiwis holidaying this summer may have mixed feelings about budget-concious freedom campers who flock here from afar. New research says there is growing concern among locals about the risks of "over-tourism".

Opinion: We can no longer afford to be complacent about tourism growth

Opinion: We can no longer afford to be complacent about tourism growth

New Zealand has been relatively immune to the strident protests about "overtourism" that have hit major European cities like Barcelona and Venice in recent years, but as a nation, we can no longer afford to be complacent about visitor growth.

Call for social work to be 'decolonised'

Call for social work to be 'decolonised'

A Massey University researcher is calling for social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand to be decolonised. Social work lecturer Dr Paulè Ruwhiu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, has just completed her PhD research into the process of decolonisation and the experiences of Māori social workers and Māori social work students.

Māori enterprise study identifies support gaps
Monday 24 September 2018
A new report shows Māori entrepreneurs can experience issues with accessing finance, tax compliance and managing debt at various stages when establishing and growing their businesses.
Hidden harm: Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously
Friday 21 September 2018
New research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously.
Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation
Friday 14 September 2018
Dr Jasmine Fang explains the factors that influence our investment decisions.
Massey researchers awarded more than $13 million in MBIE funding
Thursday 13 September 2018
Three Massey University researchers have secured more than $13 million in funding, from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour Fund.
Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts and culture.
Right on the tip of their tongues
Monday 27 August 2018
Identifying the breed of a new-born calf is not always easy, but Massey University research suggests their tongues may hold a clue.
Finding a cure for the incurable
Monday 27 August 2018
Health Sciences and Riddet Institute doctoral student Saima Rizwan hopes to one day create medication that will treat the incurable joint disease osteoarthritis.
Teenage designer's work on show at NZ Fashion Week
Monday 27 August 2018
Second-year fashion design student Havilah Koledoye's talent and past experience helping out behind the scenes at New Zealand Fashion Week has earned her a spot at the event's New Generation show.
Master's research a labour of love for Shihad frontman
Friday 24 August 2018
Musician Jon Toogood's master's thesis was not just a musical marriage of minds with his tutors from Massey's College of Creative Arts, but inspired by his real-life wedding to his wife Dana and the...
Unlocking the power of beetroot juice
Friday 24 August 2018
With increasing rates of disease and age-related dysfunction, there is a growing interest in the use of food-based supplements to help improve or maintain health and body functions.
Can kiwifruit reduce exercise-induced stress in active women?
Thursday 23 August 2018
While exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle can prevent communicable diseases, it can also cause a stress response.
Academia and advocacy: New research centre comes to Massey
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Professor Mohan Dutta uses a culture-centred approach to support communities to develop their own health-focused communication interventions and policies.
China to New Zealand in pursuit of the perfect sourdough
Thursday 9 August 2018
Lucy Yang came to New Zealand from China to pursue her dream of becoming a food technologist, a goal she is well on her way to achieving.
Is virtual reality the future of market research?
Tuesday 7 August 2018
PhD student Alexander Schnack needed a reliable way of measuring consumer behaviour. He discovered virtual reality and founded a new market research business.
Rental market continues to tighten, new report shows
Wednesday 1 August 2018
The Massey University Residential Market Report shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates.
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