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Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori

Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori

New findings from the Centre for Public Health Research show Māori are at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures, than non-Māori - despite doing the same jobs.

Massey MoshPit sound and light show at LUX

Massey MoshPit sound and light show at LUX

It's a monster mash! 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.

From ‘townie’ to doctorate in agritech

From ‘townie’ to doctorate in agritech

When Dr Sue Chok left high school she had her sights set on becoming a doctor, but back then she had a medical specialisation in mind and the self-confessed "townie" wouldn't even have known what precision agriculture was, let alone complete a PhD on it.

Can we build infrastructure without immigration?

Can we build infrastructure without immigration?

Infrastructure build and immigration represent a tricky balancing act for the Government, especially in Auckland, says Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley.

Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori

Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori

New findings from the Centre for Public Health Research show Māori are at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures, than non-Māori - despite doing the same jobs.

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

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 mortality.

Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD

Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD

Emigrants in search of new opportunities are seen as valuable contributors of new ideas and knowledge to their homeland - but seeking diaspora input for economic development can have unexpected effects, as Dr Axel Malecki's doctoral research reveals.

Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand

Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand

Improving youth wellbeing is an increasing priority of policymakers, researchers and politicians in New Zealand, but what does wellbeing mean to young New Zealanders today?

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University News

Interns shed new light on LUX exhibits

Interns shed new light on LUX exhibits

LUX light festival exhibitors are being supported by local and international interns who are helping with the organisational logistics of staging the annual extravaganza which illuminates the Wellington waterfront till May 27.

Te reo Māori – from birth to BA and beyond

Te reo Māori – from birth to BA and beyond

Siblings Te Aorere and Te Ataakura Pewhairangi (Ngāti Porou) grew up with te reo Māori as their first language at home and school.

‘Haters and trolls’ under the spotlight

‘Haters and trolls’ under the spotlight

The vexed issue of what to do about haters and trolls on the Internet is the theme of an upcoming public debate - and one that participating panellist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley says we need to tackle.

Seven Massey staff receive PhD at graduation

Seven Massey staff receive PhD at graduation

Seven staff members were conferred with doctoral degrees among the more than 1000 graduates across the five Palmerston North ceremonies this week.

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Awards and Appointments

Getting farms to adopt innovation in agriculture

Getting farms to adopt innovation in agriculture

An award-winning study from Massey University has found that getting farmers to understand and adopt the newest ideas and innovations from agricultural science, relies not only on the strength of the research, but also on the way farmers learn, and their learning environment.

Sociologist to chair global migration network

Sociologist to chair global migration network

Sociologist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley has been chosen for a leading role in the world's foremost network of researchers, government officials, international organisations and civil society groups concerned with migration and diversity.

Veterinary students get scholarship boost

Veterinary students get scholarship boost

Students from Massey University's School of Veterinary Science were at Parliament yesterday to receive scholarships totalling $40,000 from the Lawson-Smith Freemasons Education Trust.

Professor Emeritus welcomed by prominent US Academy

Professor Emeritus welcomed by prominent US Academy

Professor Emeritus David Penny has received one of the highest honours in the science world, to be named a National Academy of Sciences foreign associate.

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Opinion and Features

Exploring drug availability, prices and help services

Exploring drug availability, prices and help services

Associate Professor Chris Wilkins will highlight the findings from his recent drug and alcohol research at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the Gold Coast next week.

Nights with Frankenstein – juggling BA and family

Nights with Frankenstein – juggling BA and family

Writing an internationally acclaimed essay on the feminist themes of gothic novel Frankenstein may not be typical of how mothers spend precious evenings when their youngsters are in bed.

Suits: Leadership for the age of access

Suits: Leadership for the age of access

Dr Ralph Bathurst takes a big-picture view in his Suits analysis this week - how do we reinvent leadership for the age of the Internet?

Opinion: Actions have meanings

Opinion: Actions have meanings

This is Aotearoa New Zealand - the home of te reo Māori, says Dr Steven Elers, and it's time for everyone to acknowledge and respect te reo's special place in our culture.

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