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Animal whisperers taught human rapport

A new training tool is being employed by Massey University to address a need for greater emphasis on high-quality vet-client communication in undergraduate veterinary training.


Massey scientist wins time on leading super computer

Dr Krista Steenbergen, of Massey University’s Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics (CTCP), has won 18.1 million computing hours on one of the world’s top supercomputers.

Scholarships provide boost for Ag-hort students

More than 100 agriculture and horticulture students have received scholarships from local organisations, donors and trusts, to support their study at Massey.

Top Māori academic returns to Massey University

In a moving powhiri, Massey University has welcomed Professor Meihana Durie, of Rangitāne, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, Rongo Whakaata, Ngāi Tahu, to head the school his father established 20 years ago.

Alumnus Brian Davies, former President of the Students Asssociation

Alumnus Brian Davies sadly passed away on Thursday 27 April 2017 as the result of an accident.

During his time at Massey University, Brian was the President of the Students’ Association in 1961-62. He was also the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the first ever Universities Winter Tournament held in Palmerston North in August 1962. He was actively involved in the “Class of 1958” reunions and in the fundraising by that class for Tiritea House.

Brian’s early career began in Elthan, specialising in rennet production, followed by a three year stint at the Albertland Dairy Company in Wellsford. He held roles at the Kaipara Dairy Company, Rangitaiki Plains Dairy company and the Taranaki Dairy Company before working in Australia, Asia and the Americas.

Brian is survived by his wife, Carole, their three children and grandchildren.


Share Life-long learner and distinguished Massey alumni dies

Dennis Oliver, the recipient of Massey University’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2012, has died aged 84.

Share 1 Hockey investment welcomed by Massey

Massey University is delighted with the news that the Palmerston North City Council is to invest $500,000 in a new world-class hockey turf facility at the University's Manawatū campus.

Massey Women of Influence: Candace Kinser

Candace Kinser is a corporate advisor and board director. She is the former chief executive of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association and was named a 'Top 10 Female CEO' in New Zealand in 2010. She was chief executive of the successful science software start-up Biomatters, which won New Zealand Hi Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2012. She currently sits on the boards of Livestock Improvement Corporation, EROAD, Talent International, Cloud Security Alliance, Well Foundation and Waikato University's Cyber Security Lab. She is a former member of the Massey Business School Advisory Board.

Keeping a place at the table

“Everyone has 24 hours in a day, and I want to maximise that potential and make the best use of every single day I am given on this earth.” Living by a quote like this, it is easy to see why Traci Houpapa (Waikato-Maniapoto, Tūwharetoa, Taranaki) is so successful. Read more...

Illustrious alumni celebrated at anniversary awards

MervynTaylor_COCAFive alumni will be inducted into Massey University’s College of Creative Arts Hall of Fame on Friday as part of its 130th anniversary celebrations.

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