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Motorbike Book Club helps young Vietnamese readers

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 5:16 pm | Massey University

Kiwi artists and performers are coming together in Auckland tomorrow night to help raise awareness and funds for a mobile literacy project delivering books by motorbike to children living in some of Vietnam’s poorest rural villages. More >>

International nutritionist visiting Massey

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:46 pm | Massey University

A leading nutritionist who specialises in indigenous peoples’ food systems, is visiting Massey University for five weeks to partner on a project with the School of Public Health. More >>

Youth voices and rights at heart of education

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:50 am | Massey University

A YouTube video on equity in education put the youth voice right at the heart of a symposium on the topic at Massey University recently, with a rap by a group of intermediate pupils about how education can be unfair. More >>

‘Love humanities’ day gets Massey support

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:20 pm | Massey University

‘Love humanities’ day gets Massey support Studying the humanities often gets a bad rap through persistent misunderstandings – but a national day of action calling for the nation to ‘love humanities’ aims to highlight its value to our society. ... More >>

How to get at-risk families out of “ministerial boxes”

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 4:25 pm | Massey University

Is a “wraparound” model the answer for New Zealand’s at-risk families? A Massey University psychologist and family violence expert says the holistic, collaborative approach to delivering social services is effective in bringing about long-term change, ... More >>

Put insomnia in its place

Monday, 13 February 2017, 1:48 pm | Massey University

Insomnia is a major health care problem globally, with about one-third of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Twenty-five per cent of New Zealanders are affected by long-term insomnia symptoms. More >>

Sharing Aotearoa and Ancient World connections

Friday, 3 February 2017, 12:29 pm | Massey University

From Hollywood to home grown theatre, Ancient Greece and Rome have captured people’s imaginations for centuries with tales and myths of sex, violence, dysfunctional families, cruel gods and corrupt politics. More >>

Anxious school kids – what can parents do?

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:44 pm | Massey University

The start of the new school year is a time of excitement and nervous anticipation, but for some young people those nerves can bubble up into fully-fledged anxiety. More >>

International partnership in food science and nutrition

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 2:31 pm | Massey University

Massey University, through the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with three other universities, creating a new International Consortium in food science and nutrition. More >>

Drinking in moderation – is it good for you?

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:39 am | Massey University

Moderate drinking is commonly assumed to be good for your health, but new research from Massey University’s College of Health shows this might not be the case. More >>

House prices continue to drive home unaffordability

Friday, 27 January 2017, 10:51 am | Massey University

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows further declines in affordability across New Zealand in the final quarter of 2016. More >>

Disasters, diasporas, dream homes – Massey talks

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:18 pm | Massey University

How do we best cope after a natural disaster? Who do we allow to migrate here? What's with the growing distrust in politics ahead of this year’s election? With the housing crisis and associated insecurities? Massey University speakers – in a series of ... More >>

Māori theatre a tonic for NZ’s ‘historical amnesia’

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 9:32 am | Massey University

Countering “cultural amnesia” in Aotearoa with provocative, entertaining theatre that exposes multiple truths of our turbulent history is how Te Rākau Theatre artistic director Jim Moriarty describes the work of The Undertow – a four-play series currently ... More >>

Neon sculpture works light up artist’s year

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 10:41 am | Massey University

It’s extremely apt that Māori artist Bob Jahnke enjoys working with neon following a year where his productivity has earned him the right to have his name up in lights. More >>

Earthquake experiences of visually impaired documented

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:48 am | Massey University

Recent earthquakes in the lower North and upper South Islands have been a stark reminder of the challenges residents confronted during the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011. More >>

NZ’s rapport with China set to bloom in Trump era

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:05 pm | Massey University

New Zealand farmers may be miffed that Donald Trump’s presidency spells the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and the opportunities it promised. More >>

How is food used to foster social relationships at school?

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Massey University

A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic. More >>

Ageing parent care is complex for Chinese migrants

Monday, 16 January 2017, 3:49 pm | Massey University

Government policy changes in New Zealand and China are creating pressures for only child migrants from China who face difficult decisions juggling new lives with cultural expectations to care for ageing parents. Dr Liangni Sally Liu, a lecturer in Massey ... More >>

PM scholarship boosts Māori and Latin American links

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 12:32 pm | Massey University

Sharing and comparing experiences of colonialism, indigenous language revitalisation and art will be the focus for a group of New Zealand and Colombian students and academics, thanks to a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. More >>

From Afghanistan mission to refugee education in NZ

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 9:41 am | Massey University

Eight years after a life-changing army mission to Afghanistan, James Lowry’s Christmas wish is to be able to help refugee children coming to New Zealand get ahead with their education. More >>

 

 

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