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1970’s reunions - March 2015

1970's class reunion was held in March 2015. View reunion pictures or read the reunion booklet.

Programme of Reunions Dates (by graduating class)

Classes of 1970 – 74 Wednesday March 18, 2015
Classes of 1975 – 79 Thursday March 19, 2015

Day programme for reunions

10.00am Registration
10:30am Tour of grounds/Massey campus
11:45am Refreshments at Tiritea House
12:30pm – 1.45pm Leisure Time
1.45pm - 2:45pm Lecture: Massey Past, Present, Future

Evening programme for reunions

6.00pm Buffet dinner and drinks at Tiritea House (Tickets $50pp)


Lost classmates

We need your help in locating your classmates; many of you have kept in touch but some we have lost contact with.  If you do know where any of the people on the lost alumni directory are we would love to hear from you so that we can make contact with them again.


Read stories from alumni or submit your own memories

*By registering for this event you agree for your name to appear on the website as an attendee, if you do not want your name to appear please let us know

Picture of Robert AndersonHost

Professor Robert Anderson
Master of Agriculture Science 1975

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of  Sciences, Professor Robert Anderson left Australia to attend Massey University in 1967 after winning a Victorian Government scholarship.

He was President of the Student Association 1969/70. He completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in 1970, joined the staff in 1971 and graduated with a Master of Agricultural Science in 1975.

Professor Anderson graduated with a PhD from Cornell University in the United States, following which he returned to Massey University in 1978.  He was Professor of Sheep Husbandry from 1979 and Dean of Agriculture and Horticulture from 1985.

In 1997 he became the Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Sciences. He was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand Thomson Medal in 2000 for outstanding and inspirational leadership in the management of science and, in 2007, a New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to science, education and cricket.

Robert is retiring from Massey University after 44 years on the staff. He will be hosting our reunion dinners

Tours - walk or drive

As part of the day programme you are welcome to join a guided tour of the campus or grounds (you can walk or be driven).

The Manawatu Campus has continued to grow and diversify. It is Massey University's original home base - Massey Manawatu is New Zealand's premiere and largest institution for the life sciences, agricultural, horticultural and veterinary teaching and research, and is a leader in industrial innovation through areas such as food science and technology, biotechnology, advanced material sciences and product development.

Massey Manawatu offers 150 programmes across the spectrum of Sciences, HealthEducation, Business and Humanities and Social Sciences. It is the only place in New Zealand to offer a Veterinary Science degree (BVSc). The Massey BVSc is recognised in both Australasia and America and allows graduates to practise in these countries.

The campus also offers 75 postgraduate programmes and is the engine room of the University's research culture. It is home for many of New Zealand's top researchers who have earned Massey an international reputation. The prestigious Riddett Institute and Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution are Centres of Research Excellence.

It is also the home of the University's distance (extramural) programme. Every year around 15,000 students, in New Zealand and overseas, learn at a distance with the help of lecturers in Palmerston North. It is a venture without peer in New Zealand.