RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

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.

Navigation services urgent for Māori cancer patients - researcher
Monday 2 March 2020
With Māori 20 times more likely than non-Māori to be diagnosed with cancer, a researcher is calling for wider use of specialist Māori cancer "navigation" services.
More support for workplace wellbeing research
Friday 28 February 2020
The University's Healthy Work Group has been awarded $1.2 million by the Health Research Council and WorkSafe to continue efforts aimed at improving workers' health and wellbeing.
Research asks how migrants feel welcome in NZ
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Feeling safe, having a job, a home and access to gardens and nature - new migrants and refugees say these are vital to settling successfully and feeling a sense of belonging.
Health sector needs guidelines for big data usage
Friday 31 January 2020
Many predict the health sector will be revolutionised by big data analytics, but the level of understanding and commitment to using big data varies across the sector in New Zealand.
Urban farming the focus of $100,000 research award
Thursday 30 January 2020
An urban farming initiative is at the centre of the first $100,000 Pivot Award, a premier research award aimed at enabling innovation in Taranaki's agriculture sector.
Research shows sleep inequities start early in life
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in sleep health are already evident by the time children are three, according to the Sleep/Wake Research Centre.
Opinion: We can no longer afford to be complacent about tourism growth
Wednesday 18 December 2019
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...
Views of freedom campers increasingly polarised
Wednesday 18 December 2019
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...
Call for social work to be 'decolonised'
Friday 13 December 2019
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...
‘Lonely in a crowd’ can reduce brain function
Sunday 8 December 2019
Being lonely in a crowd is worse for cognitive function than being lonely and alone, according to new research by clinical psychology graduate Dr Catherine Whitehouse.
The journey to level 10 without one, two and three
Thursday 5 December 2019
PhD graduate Dr Jeremy Hapeta, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, says he became a "brain surgeon" straight out of high school - in the offal room of a Levin abattoir.
Face time innovates online language learning
Wednesday 4 December 2019
Learning another language can take years of commitment and effort amid our busy lives. A new online learning innovation pairing students face-to-face with native speakers is helping to speed up...
Spotlight on student research at sport conference
Wednesday 4 December 2019
How athletes can beat the heat in Tokyo to exploring the effects of a menstrual cycle phase on female rugby athletes' physical performance and iron status, were among the research topics explored at...
Thesis helps Army to improve the wellbeing of women officers
Wednesday 4 December 2019
When Dr Ellen Nelson left the New Zealand Army after a decade of service in 2013, she noticed other women were leaving too. She thought it was an issue worth investigating.
Refugee to Kiwi – PhD explores life beyond the welcome
Tuesday 3 December 2019
Heart-wrenching images of desperate refugees may evoke empathy and compassion in host nations where those displaced by war and disaster re-settle. But new research reveals how the "refugee" label can...
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