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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.
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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, TĹ«wharetoa, 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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Massey: A Family Affair

The Sweeney Thompson family has clocked up nearly 20 years of study at Massey’s Wellington campus. .  Read more....



Alumna wins Zonta Science Award

Massey University alumna Amy Van Wey Lovatt has become the first mathematician to win the Zonta Science Award. She received the award on Wednesday night in Parliament’s Great Hall, at an event hosted by Women's Affairs Minister Louise Upston.  Read more....



Celebrations in the city to mark graduation

Former BBC foreign correspondent Diana Goodman will receive an honorary doctorate at Massey University’s Wellington graduation on Thursday in recognition of a career that included reporting from war-torn Beirut and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in the 1980s.
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Dying mother attends graduation to inspire daughters

A terminally ill Timaru mother will be conferred with her Postgraduate Diploma in Education at a Massey University graduation ceremony in Palmerston North today.

Marina Charlton feels it was vital that she graduate in front of her twin six-year-old daughters, Ella and Olivia and hopes her daughters will be inspired to follow in her footsteps.
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Academic acceptance for Parihaka historian

In his 70-year career as a journalist and historian, Dick Scott has researched some of New Zealand’s most important stories. Now the 92-year-old has received academic recognition with an honorary doctorate from Massey University.
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Family has nursing in the blood

Two generations of nurses graduated from Massey’s College of Heath this week, with mother and daughter walking across the stage one after the other. Twenty-seven-year-old Hannah Ratcliffe and her mother Andrea Thornton both graduated with Master of Nursing degrees and, despite having different last names, the pair ended up side-by-side during the capping ceremony.
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Merv Hancock

It is with sadness that the Alumni Office noted the passing of former staff member, Massey Medal recipient and Honorary Doctorate recipient Mervyn (Merv) Hancock. He also held the role of Palmerston North City Councillor from 1983 to 1992.
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