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Brash talk to student club cancelled due to security concern

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:03 am | Massey University

Massey University has cancelled a booking made by a students’ politics club at which former politician and Hobson’s Pledge founder Dr Don Brash was invited to speak at the University’s Manawatū campus on Wednesday. More >>

Pioneering mental health care in GP clinic

Monday, 6 August 2018, 1:25 pm | Massey University

A pilot scheme to base psychologists in a general practitioner (GP) clinic may help prevent more serious mental health crises through early intervention. More >>

Rental market continues to tighten, new report shows

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 1:26 pm | Massey University

The Massey University Residential Market Report, which tracks mean rents and rental bond numbers, shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates, over the past decade. More >>

Most NZers enjoy good health as they age: report

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 1:09 pm | Massey University

Most New Zealanders are doing well in terms of health and wellbeing as they age, challenging the myth that health inevitably deteriorates as we reach retirement years, say Massey University authors of a new report. More >>

Superannuation shortfall widens –¬ but it’s not all bad news

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:50 am | Massey University

Superannuation shortfall widens –¬ but it’s not all bad news The gap between how much New Zealand Superannuation pensioners receive and how much they spend has widened significantly and many are working beyond the age of 65 to pay for the shortfall, ... More >>

Recycling plastic for a practical purpose

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:24 am | Massey University

Coinciding with plastic free July, 48 Massey University industrial design students have worked with a local plastics recycling company to design and repurpose products for new-look public facilities. More >>

Speaking to youth about sexual health education

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 9:39 am | Massey University

Chlamydia, herpes, unwanted pregnancy, HIV/AIDS are just some of the outcomes of unprotected sex that can lead to infertility, life-long disease and potentially early death. Now four secondary schools in South Auckland are working with researchers ... More >>

Under-funding fuels cultural tensions

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:36 am | Massey University

Cultural differences between New Zealand-educated and internationally-educated nurses can amplify existing workplace pressures, according to new research from Massey University. More >>

Hidden Masterton mural in public eye again

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:27 pm | Massey University

A Massey University researcher’s quest to preserve the work of artist and craftsman E. Mervyn Taylor reaches another milestone this week when a recently-revealed mural, at the site of the former Masterton Post Office, will be the focus of a talk and ... More >>

Houses more affordable in Central Otago Lakes

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:05 am | Massey University

Massey University’s latest Home Affordability Report shows a decline in national affordability, but New Zealand’s least affordable region is bucking that trend. More >>

Mass shootings and gun control debated

Friday, 29 June 2018, 9:38 am | Massey University

Mass shootings in the United States are such an everyday occurrence that they are practically a staple of media coverage, and Massey University senior journalism lecturer Dr Catherine Strong says in a lecture at the Wellington campus on Tuesday that cultural ... More >>

How are security agencies keeping us safe?

Monday, 25 June 2018, 3:42 pm | Massey University

How concerned should we be about threats to our security – from terrorists to cyber hacking? What are the boundaries for our intelligence agencies when it comes to protecting the safety of citizens while respecting personal privacy? More >>

Care of Pasifika elders under the spotlight

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:38 pm | Massey University

Pacific elders (Matua) are traditionally cared for at home by extended family who consider it a blessing, not a burden. A Massey University study will investigate how these traditions are being played out in 21st century Aotearoa amid new economic ... More >>

New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:25 am | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population. More >>

Videogame loot boxes similar to gambling

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:42 am | Massey University

Adolescents playing video games that offer randomised rewards to increase competitive advantage could be being exposed to mechanisms that are psychologically similar to gambling, according to new research just published in Nature Human Behaviour . More >>

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 >>



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