Massey Business School news

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.

How NZ escaped America’s opioid death crisis
Thursday 16 November 2017
When Dr Cathy Strong went to Ohio on research leave, she had no idea she would step into the midst of the American opioid crisis.
Nominate your favourite quote from 2017
Wednesday 8 November 2017
The search is on for this year's most sparkling one-liners. Nominate your favourite quote for Massey University's annual Quote of the Year.
School of Aviation breaks ground on new facility
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Palmerston North Airport Limited has started construction of a state-of-the-art training facility for Massey University's School of Aviation.
A living wage – the difference your pay rate makes
Monday 6 November 2017
How much pay is enough when it comes to a healthy bank balance and quality of life in New Zealand today?
Opinion: Housing policy goes back to the future
Friday 3 November 2017
The new Labour-led government's promise to build 100,000 homes for first-home buyers is just the latest in a long history of government intervention.
Journalism students work with TVNZ to produce election videos
Sunday 29 October 2017
Massey University journalism students, inspired by an online youth engagement voting tool, have produced videos that will screen ahead of election...
Students work towards a sustainable future
Tuesday 24 October 2017
The Massey Business School recently launched its Citizenship Day to engage students in a range of sustainable and responsible activities.

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.


Associate Professor David Tripe was quoted in an NZ Herald and Gisborne Herald article about the upcoming reporting season for New Zealand banks.


Associate Professor Graham Squires and the Massey Home Affordability Report featured in a Weekend Press story about the outlook for first homebuyers.

Dr Andrew Cardow and Dr Bill Wilson had an opinion piece on the history of government intervention in housing published in the NBR.


Massey postgraduate journalism student Baz Macdonald was profiled on the Newsroom website after being awarded the Bruce Jesson Emerging Journalism Award.

Young Enterprise

The Gisborne Herald profiled local high school students who won top awards in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) programme, including scholarships from the Massey Business School.

Bachelor of Business

Massey Bachelor of Business Studies graduate Shelly Mitchell- Jenkins was profiled in the Horowhenua Chronicle after being elected as the new chairwoman of Eastern and Central Community Trust.


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