Local wisdom key to Pacific sustainable development

A researcher with a 30-year interest in Pacific education and development lived on a remote raised coral atoll to explore the case for more indigenous knowledge and culture in education.

Cultural response could improve Maori financial literacy

A report on the spending habits of Māori women has identified that a culturally-responsive community model could help improve financial literacy among Māori. The research project, which was conducted by the Westpac Massey ...

How we think about science can make a difference

If, as Barack Obama says, the greatest threat to future generations is climate change, then environmental policies to combat it need an outpouring of public support to be effective – and in places like America, that support ...

Mysteries of volcanic avalanches unlocked

Massey University researchers have made the first observations of the internal structure of volcanic flows, which are responsible for fifty per cent of volcanic fatalities and endanger half a billion people worldwide. 

The robots are coming! Shouldn't we be more worried?

The potential for new technologies to cause mass unemployment is becoming a much-discussed issue in the media. Yet, according to new Massey University research, few New Zealanders are concerned about the future of their jobs.

Falling home ownership to hit older people hard

A future in which older people are homeless or living in cars and garages lies ahead if nothing is done to avert the rapid decline in home ownership, says a Massey University expert in healthy ageing.

Lahar awareness research will help save lives

Many skiers and snowboarders on Mt Ruapehu do not know how to get to safety if a potentially deadly lahar came rampaging down the mountainside, research from Massey graduate Leleiga Taito shows.

Crystal frameworks hold potential to deter pollution

Chemists at Massey University have created a hybrid crystal framework, which has the potential for applications in vehicle fuel storage, carbon dioxide removal from smokestacks and drug delivery.

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