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.

Prosperity without equality is nothing to be proud of
Monday 21 August 2017
New Zealand tops the Legatum Prosperity Index, but we also have one of the fastest growing rates of inequality in the OECD, says Professor Christoph...
Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new understandings of and targeted treatment for the...
Moving to NZ: An international student's experience
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Pakistani PhD student Fatima Junaid's world changed after September 11. She describes how moving to New Zealand has returned her sense of freedom.
Retail student wins experience that money can’t buy
Friday 11 August 2017
Retail business student Maddie McClean topped her class and won the chance to shadow the chief executive of The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery...
Why Kiwi blokes need to talk about their anxieties
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Why is that when Kiwi blokes get down, stressed or depressed they tend to stop talking - when talking can sometimes be the best cure?
Opinion: Is NZ ready for an electric vehicle future?
Tuesday 8 August 2017
As the advantages of electric cars grow in terms of cost, performance and environmental impact, New Zealand has to start preparing for the changeover...
Why you should care about your staff’s finances
Monday 7 August 2017
Your employee's financial concerns and problems are your problems too, writes Fin-Ed Centre director Pushpa Wood.

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.


Professor Stephen Croucher had an opinion piece on leadership and Donald Trump’s response to right wing protests in Charlottesville published on


Dr Claire Matthews was interviewed on Newstalk ZB about Prime Minister Bill English wanting the Reserve Bank to review its loan-to-value ratio lending rules.Dr Matthews was also quoted in a and Manawatu Standard story about students needing to avoid large overdrafts.

Associate Professor David Tripe was interviewed by Radio NZ about new Zealand’s AA rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.

Local government

Professor Christoph Schumacher was interviewed on Radio NZ’s The Panel about whether merging Auckland and Hamilton into one economic region makes sense.


Retail student Maddie McClean was profiled in the North Shore Times and on after winning the Stephen Small scholarship from The Warehouse Group and shadowing Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery chief executive Pejman Okhovat for a day.


A Landlords story about the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment housing affordability figures referred to the findings of the Massey Home Affordability Report.


Massey accountancy graduate and MP for Hunua Andrew Bayley was profiled in the Wanganui Chronicle before giving a talk about his adventures in the North and South Poles. Massey journalism student Andre Chumko had an article published in the Wainuiomata News. His byline indicated he was a Massey student.


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