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The 'Amazon Effect' on New Zealand retail

A Massey University survey has shown that Amazon's arrival to New Zealand could dramatically change our retail scene to the point where some shops may be at threat of shrinking or closing.

Professor Jonathan Elms is leading the research and he spoke to Duncan Garner at Newshub.

Cost of retirement rising rapidly

If you think your golden years are going to be just that, new research out of Massey University says you may need to think again. Watch the video from a TV1 Breakfast interview, as Claire Matthews explains why retirement is becoming more and more unaffordable?

*Note this video is a facebook link so you will need to be logged into facebook to watch.

A long way to fall in order to afford a home: interest rate rise and house prices surge in 2021
Monday 7 March 2022
The latest Home Affordability Report shows an overall decline in national affordability over the most recent quarter, largely driven by soaring house...
Massey whānau represented at 2022 Winter Olympics
Thursday 3 March 2022
Six freeskiing and snowboarding athletes with Massey connections recently took part in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
New book explores construction procurement
Thursday 10 February 2022
Professor Graham Squires from the School of Economics and Finance has published his sixth book with Routledge, entitled Construction Procurement:...
Property expert publishes new book
Tuesday 14 December 2021
Professor Graham Squires from the School of Economics and Finance has recently published his latest book, The Economics of Property and Planning.
National deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually
Monday 13 December 2021
The latest Rental Report shows a national deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually, with declines in rental affordability in...

Awards and appointments

Nominations open for Quote of the Year
What should be on this year's list of top ten New Zealand quotes? Minister for Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins' "spread their legs" gaffe? A...
MBA student wins Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s leadership scholarship
Master of Business Administration (MBA) student Courtney Davies has been awarded one of the 2021 Michael Barnett scholarships, after seeing it...
Massey alumni values the opportunity to study later in life
Rebekah Sulman graduated earlier this year with her second Massey qualification, a master's in management, after leaving school in the early '90s...
Graduate says work integrated learning made entering the work force “less daunting”
Graduate Gina Kelly provides an insight into studying with Massey and then joining the workforce.
Master’s graduate wins Grand Ideas competition
Master of Management graduate Hayley Fung has big dreams of revolutionising community engagement in the construction industry.
Professor Dutta’s “tireless advocacy” recognised with Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award
Professor Mohan J Dutta, from the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, has been named as the 2021 Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award winner.
Communication graduand on fire
Grace Forlong found herself in a hot seat as soon as she left Massey - the 22-year-old began working for Fire and Emergency New Zealand's media team...
Academic first to serve as trans-Tasman accountancy president
Dr Nives Botica Redmayne has been appointed in recognition of her contribution to the profession through her teaching, research, regulation of the...
higheset honour
Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Durie is among several Massey luminaries to be recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours list. Sir Mason has been made a...
New professors and associate professors announced
Twelve Massey staff have been promoted to professor and 24 to associate professor.

Research news

Rising house prices and increase in interest rate lead to decline in home affordability
The latest Home Affordability Report shows an overall decline in national affordability over the most recent quarter, largely driven by soaring house...
Level of expenditure above NZ Superannuation continues to increase
The average retired household continues to spend in excess of New Zealand Superannuation, highlighting the importance of preparing for retirement.
New infographics provide insights from women coaches
Insights into women coaches in Aotearoa New Zealand are revealed in a series of three infographics released by High Performance Sport New Zealand...
Scholarships for research on ageing, antibiotics and oysters
Ten postgraduate students have been awarded scholarships totalling $68,000 by the Graduate Women Manawatū Charitable Trust for research topics...
Southland and West Coast best regions for renters
Massey University's latest Rental Report shows a decline in rental affordability in six of the sixteen regions from last quarter, with Southland and...
The public make snap judgements about new technologies
New research shows people stick to fast intuitive judgements about unfamiliar scientific technologies, and that taking more time to form these...
Survey shows three in four Kiwis adopted Covid-19 protective behaviours
New research shows an overwhelming majority of Kiwis support regional or national lockdowns if there are new Covid-19 infections in New Zealand.
Research focus on Taranaki’s sustainable food producers
Massey researchers have been collaborating with local sustainable food growers in dairy stronghold Taranaki amid pressures to diversify the nation's...
Building sustainable partnerships between New Zealand and China
A paper in business and sustainability studies at Massey University inspired Dr Michelle Sitong Chen to complete a doctorate in Management, focusing...
Survey shows 1 in 3 NZers impacted by job and income loss due to COVID-19
A new study reveals how Kiwis have been impacted by COVID-19

Hot topics in the media

Massey University's business experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are highlights of the latest interviews and commentary in the news.

Universal basic income

Professor Christoph Schumacher appeared on the AM Show to discuss the pros and cons of the universal basic income.


Dr Claire Matthews was interviewed on RadioLive Drive about New Zealand banks removing ATM fees.

Associate Professor David Tripe featured in an NBR article after calling on the Financial Markets Authority to make Australian-owned banks highlighted their statutory results instead if their 'cash'' results.

Stock markets

Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Checkpoint about extreme volatility in global stock markets and whether it is a sign of worse to come. He was also quoted in an NZ Herald article about how stock market volatility will impact mortgage rates.


Professor Kambiz Maani had an article on why the science of complexity is so important for managers to understand.

Chinese New Year

Associate Professor Henry Chung was interviewed on Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking Breakfast about Chinese New Year and what it means for New Zealand business.


Management Magazine covered the awarding of IMNZ Foundation scholarships to Master of Advanced Leadership Practice student Jill Clark and MBA student Michael Weston.