Massey Business School news

James Lockhart being interviewed on Newshub Dairy farmers 'won't be able to bear' Labour's water policy - expert

An agricultural expert from Massey University says a Labour policy that charges those who use water for commercial purposes is "a punitive exercise" that has the potential to put dairy farmers out of business.

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.

Is Jacinda vs Bill actually leadership vs management?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Dr Suze Wilson says we often value 'leadership' at the expense of 'management' - and we need both, not just one or the other. Something to consider...
Journalism students work with TVNZ to produce election videos
Tuesday 19 September 2017
Massey University journalism students, inspired by an online youth engagement voting tool, have produced videos that will screen ahead of election...
Health sector under-funding unfair on patients and medical staff
Tuesday 19 September 2017
With chronic under-funding over a long period of time, it's no surprise that health sector services have become an election issue.
Massey supports initiative for young Pacific entrepreneurs
Friday 15 September 2017
The Pacific Business Trust has partnered with Massey University to launch the Hatch Youth programme to kickstart the businesses of young...
Opinion: How to decide who’s the best leader
Tuesday 12 September 2017
The dramatic rise in Labour's fortunes seems a pretty clear indication that, when it comes to voting, our opinion of party leaders matters.
Opinion: No 'gotcha' moment in leaders' debate
Friday 1 September 2017
Associate Professor Grant Duncan analyses the performances in last night's pre-election leaders' debate and calls it a draw.
New Zealand Food Awards finalists revealed
Friday 1 September 2017
The finalists have been announced for the New Zealand Food Awards 2017, recognising Kiwi food and beverage producers for their outstanding...

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.


Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed on Radio NZ’s The Panel about the benefits and downsides of Sweden’s cashless society.

Dr Claire Matthews was interviewed on More FM about the importance of knowing your personal credit score.


Professor Jonathan Elms was interviewed for a TVNZ Late News story about the Commerce Commission’s report into online shopping complaints.


Radio NZ and Newstalk ZB ran stories about the new Hatch Youth programme to help young Pacific entrepreneurs; both mentioned the programme is in collaboration with Massey University.


Dr Matthews was also quoted in a Sunday Star-Times and tory about New Zealand First’s proposal to introduce a state-run Kiwisaver fund.


Dr Suze Wilson had an opinion piece on leadership and our political leaders published in Indian Newslink.

A series of articles about the various Wellington electorates featured in the Dominion Post were written by Massey journalism students. Postgraduate journalism students also produced a series of video stories for TVNZ’s new digital youth channel.

Dr Chris Galloway was interviewed on the AM Show about whether people make their voting decisions more on personality or policies.

Professor Malcolm wright was interviewed on Newstalk ZB’s Canterbury Mornings about the trustworthiness of political opinion polls.

Dr Andy Asquith was quoted in an article by Portuguese blogsite The Democrat about New Zealand politics and the general election.


Associate Professor Graham Squires was quoted in a and North Harbour News story about the seven-year leases being offered renters in Auckland’s new Hobsonville Point development.

A Dominion Post and article about the housing strategies of retirees discussed the Fin-Ed Centre’s Retirement Expenditure Guidelines.

Master of Management student Eloise Neeley was profiled in the Whangarei Leader and on because she want to help raise business education levels in Northland.

An NBR column about the impact a capital gains tax would have on the housing market discussed Massey’s Home Affordability Report.


Professor Tim Bentley and his research into New Zealand’s ageing workforce featured in a Northern Advocate article about age discrimination in the workplace.


Patricia Bossons was quoted in a NZ Business feature about MBA programmes and how they are changing to meet the needs of 21st century managers.


Business NZ also ran an article on the Franchising NZ 2017 report, authored by Dr Susan Flint-Hartle.



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