Massey Business School news

The 'Amazon Effect' on New Zealand retail

A Massey University survey has shown that Amazon's arrival to New Zealand could dramatically change our retail scene to the point where some shops may be at threat of shrinking or closing.

Professor Jonathan Elms is leading the research and he spoke to Duncan Garner at Newshub.

Cost of retirement rising rapidly

If you think your golden years are going to be just that, new research out of Massey University says you may need to think again. Watch the video from a TV1 Breakfast interview, as Claire Matthews explains why retirement is becoming more and more unaffordable?

*Note this video is a facebook link so you will need to be logged into facebook to watch.

Sociologist to receive highest honour at graduation
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Methane-munching bacteria to reduce greenhouse gases; autism; pastoral counselling in Samoa; and tikanga (Māori practices) in businesses are...
How NZ escaped America’s opioid death crisis
Thursday 16 November 2017
When Dr Cathy Strong went to Ohio on research leave, she had no idea she would step into the midst of the American opioid crisis.
Nominate your favourite quote from 2017
Wednesday 8 November 2017
The search is on for this year's most sparkling one-liners. Nominate your favourite quote for Massey University's annual Quote of the Year.
School of Aviation breaks ground on new facility
Wednesday 8 November 2017
Palmerston North Airport Limited has started construction of a state-of-the-art training facility for Massey University's School of Aviation.
A living wage – the difference your pay rate makes
Monday 6 November 2017
How much pay is enough when it comes to a healthy bank balance and quality of life in New Zealand today?
Opinion: Housing policy goes back to the future
Friday 3 November 2017
The new Labour-led government's promise to build 100,000 homes for first-home buyers is just the latest in a long history of government intervention.
Journalism students work with TVNZ to produce election videos
Sunday 29 October 2017
Massey University journalism students, inspired by an online youth engagement voting tool, have produced videos that will screen ahead of election...

Hot topics in the media

Massey University's business experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are highlights of the latest interviews and commentary in the news.


Dr Chris Galloway appeared on the AM Show to discuss why so many people are currently coming forward to reveal historic sexual assaults and what is happening to the reputations of those accused.


Professor Harald van Heerde was extensively quoted in a Hawke’s Bay Today and NZ Herald web article about the future of Christmas and online shopping.


Dr Cathy Strong was quoted in a article about New Zealand’s fall in press freedom rankings and how these rankings may be affected by Winston Peter’s legal action against two journalists.Dr Cathy Strong also had an opinion piece published in the Dominion Post and on about the United States opioid crisis and why New Zealand doesn’t have the same problem.

The workplace

Associate Professor Bevan Catley was quoted in a NZ Herald feature article on the impact of bullying in the workplace.


Dr Andrew Cardow and Dr William Wilson had their opinion piece on the history of government intervention in housing published in Hawke’s Bay Today.


A Christchurch Press story about health insurer Southern Cross’ new BeingWell programme included the findings of research commissioned through Massey’s Knowledge Exchange Hub that put a dollar value on the insurer’s internal staff wellbeing programme.


Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a Manawatu Standard article about two New Zealand bank chief executives taking a pay cut.

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