Massey University

Fifth endemic NZ songbird family identified

New Zealand's unique biodiversity has been strengthened with the identification of a new endemic songbird family—the family Mohouidae—which includes the endangered Yellowhead, the Whitehead and the Brown ...

Aug 30, 2013
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For male weta, big is better

(PhysOrg.com) -- For a male tree weta, size really is everything. In six of the seven species in New Zealand the males all sport a distinctly large head, and the bigger the head, the better the chance of mating.

Nov 18, 2011
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Bird molecules challenge to Moa's Ark theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- The so-called "Moa's Ark" theory - that New Zealand's animal and plant life has evolved largely untouched over 80 million years since the Gondwana supercontinent broke up - is being challenged ...

May 04, 2010
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Slick, slim rail design to unclog city routes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A driverless, electric-powered light rail system designed to whisk commuters more efficiently around central Auckland (New Zealand) and across the harbour bridge could appeal to people who ...

Mar 11, 2010
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Scientists nail quail mystery

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Massey biology researcher has used DNA analysis to prove quail on Tiritiri Matangi Island are Australian and not remnants of an extinct New Zealand species.

Oct 23, 2009
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New research helps predict stock market

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Massey University have developed a new way to predict stock markets that has been recognised with an award from New Zealand finance specialists.

Feb 20, 2009
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Native birds feel no fear when facing foes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Endangered native birds are at risk of losing their instinct to recognise and flee mammalian enemies when moved between predator-free and predator-filled sites, says a Massey researcher.

Dec 17, 2008
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