Tag Archives: Massey University

Tourists Banned from Swimming with Dolphins

Tourists Banned from Swimming with Dolphins

Tourists have been banned from swimming with bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand in a bid to protect them from “being loved into extinction”. Chiaro Giordano reports for UK newspaper, The Independent. The population of bottlenose…

New Zealand’s Engaged Diaspora an Asset

New Zealand’s Engaged Diaspora an Asset

The number of New Zealanders scattered around the globe is massive. Back in 1999 Brian Sweeney, founder of nzedge.com which originated the idea of a Kiwi Diaspora, put the number at one million of…

Scientist Harjinder Singh Wins Illustrious US Award

Scientist Harjinder Singh Wins Illustrious US Award

After 30 years of research in the dairy industry, a distinguished service award was well deserved for Massey University professor and food scientist Harjinder​ Singh, 60, who last month became the first New Zealander…

New Zealanders Win at Good Design Awards Australia

New Zealanders Win at Good Design Awards Australia

Wellington-based design agency Chrometoaster have won the won the Good Design of the Year Award at the Good Design Awards Australia in Sydney with Game of…

NZ Scientists Bring Extinct Birds Back to Life

NZ Scientists Bring Extinct Birds Back to Life

A collaboration between scientists at Massey University, the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa bring extinct birds species back to life with 3D scanning. “Technology like 3D printing is the way of the…

Harjinder Singh Receives IDFA Dairy Research Award

Harjinder Singh Receives IDFA Dairy Research Award

Harjinder Singh, Ph.D., has received the 2015 IDFA Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing at this month’s annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association. “This award recognises Professor Singh’s contribution to the dairy industry….

Designer Sean Kelly Wins Project Runway Season 13

Designer Sean Kelly Wins Project Runway Season 13

New Zealander Sean Kelly, 25, has won season 13 of Project Runway, battling it out with a show at New York Fashion Week in a final judge Heidi Klum declared the best in the…

Sean Kelly Wins Project Runway

Sean Kelly Wins Project Runway

New Zealand designer Sean Kelly has won reality TV show Project Runway in New York. The Wellintonian who now lives in Brooklyn was one of four finalists who were given a budget to prepare a…

NZ Designer in Project Runway Final

NZ Designer in Project Runway Final

New Zealand designer Sean Kelly has made it to the finals of American reality TV show Project Runway. Kelly was named as a finalist in an episode which aired on Thursday in the US. The competition…

Heidi Klum Wears Kiwi Design to Emmys

Heidi Klum Wears Kiwi Design to Emmys

Kiwi fashion designer Sean Kelly, who is currently participating in the latest season of Project Runway, had his dress worn by Heidi Klum at this week’s Emmys. The New Zealand designer and Massey…

Project Runway Spot for Taranaki Designer

Project Runway Spot for Taranaki Designer

Fashion designer Sean Kelly, 25, from Hawera, is the first ever New Zealander chosen to compete on hit American television show Project Runway, hosted by German supermodel Heidi Klum. Kelly’s mother Margaret said he was…

Feminist’s Ideas Resonating Across the World

Feminist’s Ideas Resonating Across the World

Feminist professor Marilyn Waring, 61, has never been afraid to go her own way. She was among the few politicians included on the Weekend Herald’s much-debated Easter feature on New Zealand’s 50 coolest people – both…

Public Response to Climate Engineering Tested

Public Response to Climate Engineering Tested

Averting mass economic and social upheaval from looming climate change will likely require forms of climate engineering to supplement existing energy efficiency and emissions control programs. Climate engineering is the…

Road Trip Photographs Possess a Thoughtful Melancholy

Road Trip Photographs Possess a Thoughtful Melancholy

“After spending several years abroad, photographer Harry Culy returned to his homeland of New Zealand and took a series of road trips exploring the world he had known while discovering it anew through the…

Tomb of biscuits

Tomb of biscuits

Wellington artist Kingsley Baird is building a tomb of Anzac biscuits depicting World War I soldiers to be exhibited in Europe. Baird, an associate professor at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, said the…

Fabled Shirt Replicated for Welsh Club

Fabled Shirt Replicated for Welsh Club

“There are thought to be only eight rugby jerseys still in existence from the fabled 1905 New Zealand world tour,” Alex Smith writes for the Carmarthen Journal. “Carmarthenshire’s Tycroes RFC owned one of…

He Makes Stuff You Want

He Makes Stuff You Want

Professor of mechatronics at Massey University in Auckland Olaf Diegel’s bespoke nylon-bodied guitars are attracting interest from all over the world. An exponent of 3D printing, Diegel’s zany guitar bodies are created using computer-aided…

Fighting Flu In South Asia

Fighting Flu In South Asia

Massey University has received $5 million from the World Bank to develop an on-line project which will fight animal-borne diseases that can transmit to humans, such as bird flu and rabies, in South Asia….

Farmyard Cancer Link

Farmyard Cancer Link

Researchers from Massey University in Wellington have found that growing up on a farm is linked to an increased risk of developing blood cancer later in life. The academics studied the death certificates of…

Guardian Wins Red Dot

Guardian Wins Red Dot

For the second year running, Massey University honours graduate and designer Annabel Goslin, 22, has won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award for her sports face protector. Last year Goslin entered an all-purpose sports…

Gender Surprises

Gender Surprises

Dr David Rowlands, a senior lecturer with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University, has found after exercise women, unlike men, showed no clear benefit from protein during recovery. Several…

Shoes and More Shoes

Shoes and More Shoes

Auckland footwear designer Kathryn Wilson describes her 1919 apartment, formerly home to the priests of nearby St Benedict’s Church, in the latest issue of Australian bi-monthly magazine Frankie. Living alone, Wilson shares her space…

In the Manner of a Woman

In the Manner of a Woman

Having spent the year taking the art world by storm, New Zealand resident and south-pacific artist Shigejuki Kihara is one of artasiapacific’s “five artists for 2009”. Kihara, a Japanese Samoan made a name for…

Smith’s Cool Design

Smith’s Cool Design

Massey University Industrial Design student Aucklander Stephen Smith is New Zealand’s top emerging designer winning a $3,000 Dyson Product Design Award for his “Arctic Skin”. The vest stabilizes a sportsperson’s body temperature via a…

Maths Prize for Massey Prof

Maths Prize for Massey Prof

Professor Robert McLachlan of Massey University has become the first mathematician from the Southern Hemisphere to win the prestigious Dahlquist Prize. Presented by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the Prize is awarded to a…

Digging for Gold in Antarctica

Digging for Gold in Antarctica

A team of Victoria and Massey University scientists has been recognised for their development of portable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology in Antarctica. Massey’s Robin Dykstra, Professor Paul Callaghan of the MacDiarmid Institute, Dr Craig Eccles of Magritek…

Cheap Solar Power a Step Closer

Cheap Solar Power a Step Closer

Massey University researchers have developed a novel means of harnessing solar energy, at a fraction of the price. Scientists at the university’s Nanomaterials Research Centre have produced a range of coloured synthetic dyes for use in dye-sensitised…

Incredible Journey Revealed

Incredible Journey Revealed

Massey University ecologists are conducting a groundbreaking study of the bar-tailed godwit’s northern migration. While the 11,000 km southern migration of the godwit from Alaska to NZ is thought to be the longest non-stop flight by any…

Sweet Success

Sweet Success

Wellington-born designer Rebecca Taylor won over crowds and critics at this year’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW), with a collection described as a “standout” by industry bible Women’s Wear Daily. A graduate of Wellington…

Evolution in an Egg Shell

Evolution in an Egg Shell

Massey University’s David Lambert has published his findings on the microevolution of Antarctica’s Adélie penguins in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Lambert’s research shows a marked difference between the genetic make up of modern…

Bullionaire Business Opportunity

Bullionaire Business Opportunity

A Massey University graduate may soon be striking agricultural pay-dirt after founding the world’s first gold-farming company, Tiaki International. Chris Anderson spent 8 years at Massey developing a chemical process which causes plants to “hyperaccumulate” gold particles…

At the Forefront of Disease Control

At the Forefront of Disease Control

Professor Neil Pearce, Director of NZ’s Centre for Public Health Research, was elected President of the International Epidemiology Association (IEA) at the recent World Congress of Epidemiology held in Bangkok. The first ever president from the Southern Hemisphere,…

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me

Massey University scientists have teamed up with the Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research at the University of Melbourne to decipher the genetic code of the dreaded Aussie blowfly. The study hopes to find a successful…

Chick to Watch

Chick to Watch

Massey University fashion graduate, Alice Goulter, profiled in a ‘Behind the Seams’ feature by Australian teen magazine, Chik. At the time of the interview, the 23-year-old was working as Design Assistant at Mossimo Woman,…

These Wings are Made for Walking …

These Wings are Made for Walking …

A team of NZ researchers – led by David Lambert of Auckland’s Massey University – has broken new ground in the field of genetics to reveal previously unknown details about the moa. In a world first,…

Model Animal Behaviour

Model Animal Behaviour

An economic model developed by Massey University-based resource economist Dr Robert Alexander and postgraduate researcher Chris Fleming, could improve our understanding of how to help endangered species.  By determining how much money particular how much money particular…

New Inventions Limits Environmental Damage

New Inventions Limits Environmental Damage

New Zealand, long recognised for its environmental innovation, makes another advance. Researches at Massey University have found a unique technique for the quick and safe treatment and removal of hazardous chemical spills. The portable unit draws effluent…

Origin Controversy

Origin Controversy

Is every living thing on earth descended from a heat loving bacteria – or are we, as Dr Anthony Poole of Massey University suggests, all really aliens on our own planet?

Bachelor of the Game

Bachelor of the Game

Training? How about a degree in rugby (Certificate in High Performance Athlete Management) from Massey University and the New Zealand Rugby Academy.  

Antelope Contagion

Antelope Contagion

Professor Roger Morris of Massey University believes he has tracked down the source of the BSE epidemic – an antelope from a wildlife park, probably in south-west Britain. His paper on the subject will be published…

Soil Happy

Soil Happy

Gardening makes you happy says Judith Kidd of Massey University.

BSE Breakthrough

BSE Breakthrough

Professor Roger Morris of Massey University  suggests Britain’s BSE epidemic may have come from “a wild animal commonly found outside Britain that was chopped up for cattle feed”.

The End of an Aussie Icon: Hats off to NZ Scientists

The End of an Aussie Icon: Hats off to NZ Scientists

“It just may spell the end of the world’s ugliest headgear: that staple of the Australian tourist shop regular, the cork-fringed hat.” Two researchers from Massey University have developed a technique that kills female fruit flies in…

Counting on Sheep

Counting on Sheep

A flock of mentally deficient sheep in New Zealand are providing scientists with vital clues in the search to find a cure for Batten disease.  Dave Palmer of Massey university has spent nearly twenty years breeding sheep…

You Can’t Grow Money on Trees … but Cabbages?

You Can’t Grow Money on Trees … but Cabbages?

Extracting gold from plants sounds like modern day alchemy, but 26 yr-old Massey University of New Zealand scientist Chris Anderson has managed to do it in the laboratory – extracting gold from cabbages.

Mum’s the Word: Experience Counts

Mum’s the Word: Experience Counts

Ecologist Elissa Cameron at Massey University has found that older mothers make better mothers simply because they use their time more efficiently – or at least mares do. The discovery was made in a study of…