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Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:11 pm | Massey University

A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, including the Word Bank, United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO), calling for taxes on sugar, tobacco and alcohol in order ... More >>

Collision repair study paints worrying picture

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:48 am | Massey University

Workers exposed to solvents in the vehicle collision repair industry are at greater risk of adverse health effects compared to construction workers, a study involving Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research has confirmed. More >>

Is there substance behind Trump-Kim accord?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 6:23 pm | Massey University

This week’s watershed summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a mixed success, top-heavy with imagery and ‘smile diplomacy’ but light on concrete initiatives and promises, says international relations ... More >>

Cultural factors key to health of older Māori

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:14 am | Massey University

New research from Massey University and the University of Auckland suggests more focus in the health sector is needed to foster culturally appropriate food practices for older Māori that may lead to less hospitalisations and lower mortality rates. More >>

Serving up a sheep milk smoothie

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:14 pm | Massey University

Shifting consumers’ mindset to sheep milk is the objective of a fun and informative stand at this week’s National Fieldays that mixes the resources of Massey University staff and students. More >>

Alcohol Law Brings Little Change to Drinking Environment

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:12 am | Massey University

New research from Massey University shows little evidence that changes introduced by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012) have affected New Zealand’s alcohol environment. More >>

Sir Richard Taylor appointed honorary professor

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:44 pm | Massey University

Sir Richard Taylor has been appointed an honorary professor of Massey University in recognition of his contribution to New Zealand’s creative industries and the long-standing relationship he enjoys with Massey’s College of Creative Arts. More >>

Investigating the reasons behind memory difficulties

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:26 am | Massey University

Everyday memory difficulties are a common experience that becomes more frequent with age. Massey University doctoral graduate Dr Bridget Burmester has examined whether there is a better way to explain what causes everyday memory difficulties. More >>

Social Entrepreneur-in-residence – a first for NZ

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:31 pm | Massey University

Exactly 10 years ago disarmament activist Thomas Nash was in Dublin to celebrate the signing of a landmark treaty to ban cluster bombs. He had led the campaign for change. More >>

Room for improvement in schools’ emergency preparedness

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:46 am | Massey University

‘Be prepared’ are watchwords for all New Zealanders making emergency plans but revealing findings from Massey University’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research shows that schools could be doing better. More >>

Massey graduation ceremonies at Wellington

Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:59 pm | Massey University

More than 680 graduates will cross the stage of the Michael Fowler Centre on Thursday to have their degrees conferred in separate ceremonies that feature addresses from prominent identities in the creative industries. More >>

How temperature affects our response to advertising

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:08 am | Massey University

We often say that love “warms” our hearts, or fear “gives us the shivers”, but the connection between emotions and physical temperature is closer than you might think. More >>

New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:20 am | Massey University

Massey University’s Healthy Work Group has launched a new research project to comprehensively measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand. More >>

Massey MoshPit sound and light show at LUX

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:45 pm | Massey University

Mashed up images collide with a stunning soundscape when the Massey MoshPit, the University’s flagship contribition to LUX, opens at the illuminating annual light festival on the Wellington waterfront tonight. More >>

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1:50 pm | Massey University

Understanding the role of sleep with ageing is becoming increasingly important. Life expectancy is increasing and with it the prevalence of sleep problems, which can negatively impact waking function, physical and mental health, healthcare usage and ... More >>

Qantas partnership gives Massey students a flying start

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:32 pm | Massey University

Students at Massey University’s School of Aviation will be offered a pathway to fly for Jetstar New Zealand, thanks to a new partnership announced today. More >>

Crazy, creative clusters light up LUX

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:12 pm | Massey University

While it doesn’t move as fast as the speed of light, fashion design student Kate Jones’ entertaining exhibit at the LUX light festival is set to be a crazily active as well as illuminating feature of the annual event. More >>

Collaboration key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:57 am | Massey University

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals were created to address major global issues, including poverty, health, education, climate change, gender equality and social justice – and if they are to be achieved, the private sector has a key ... More >>

College of Creative Arts shines light on LUX

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 2:11 pm | Massey University

In 10 days the Wellington waterfront will be brilliantly illuminated with events and exhibits celebrating the LUX Light Festival. More >>

Plant power protects young asthmatics

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:20 am | Massey University

A study of almost 50,000 New Zealand children has found exposure to green natural environments, and especially diverse vegetation, may protect against asthma. More >>



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