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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 >>

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 >>

   

 

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