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Politics and psychology researchers awarded

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Applied Learning, Awards and appointments, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, pasifika, People, Environment & Planning, Research, School of Psychology, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Politics and psychology researchers awarded

Source: Massey University Distinction in Research Awards MC Professor Bill Fish with awardees Dr Emily Beausoleil, Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers and Professor Christine Stephens, with Pro Vice-Chancellor Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley. Health and ageing in Aotearoa, and how to give voice to minorities in politics are the specialist projects of staff recognised at the College of […]

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Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture/Horticulture, College of Sciences, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Modelling volcanoes that “collapse without warning”

Source: Massey University Dr Gabor Kereszturi A new joint-research project from Massey University, University of Canterbury and GNS Science is looking to forecast, for the first time, the hazards associated with collapsing volcanoes, that could save infrastructure and lives. Project leader Dr Gabor Kereszturi from Massey University says New Zealand currently does not have a […]

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What does gluten-free really mean?

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, feature, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on What does gluten-free really mean?

Source: Massey University PhD student Katie Pedley is investigating the long-term effects of coeliac disease. Katie Pedley When you Google gluten-free you are inundated with memes about gluten-free haircuts, gluten-free water and how the rest of the world is sick of hearing about it. But how many people actually know what it means to be […]

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Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Sciences, COS - INMS, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Road rules for gene transfer are written in DNA

Source: Massey University Dr Heather Hendrickson A new discovery suggests that bacteria’s ability to transfer genes, like those associated with antibiotic resistance, are governed by a previously unknown set of rules that are written in the DNA of the recipient. Dr Heather Hendrickson, of Massey’s Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, made the discovery along […]

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HRC funding puts care of Pasifika elders under spotlight

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, pasifika, Research, School of Psychology, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on HRC funding puts care of Pasifika elders under spotlight

Source: Massey University Members of Toa Pacific Inc, an advocacy organisation for Pasifika older people and their carers who will be part of the study The study has received $599,000 over three years from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and will involve some 50 families in South Auckland and Palmerston North. Drawing on […]

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More than $1m secured in HRC funding to reduce burden of leptospirosis

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture/Horticulture, College of Sciences, Education, IVABS, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on More than $1m secured in HRC funding to reduce burden of leptospirosis

Source: Massey University A Massey-led study has been awarded $1,199,841 from the latest Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) funding round to undertake a nationwide case-control study of the disease leptospirosis.  A common workplace hazard in New Zealand’s agricultural sector, leptospirosis can cause disease and death in animals. It can also transfer to humans […]

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New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Health, Education, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, national, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on New Zealanders’ exposure to environmental chemicals

Source: Massey University A new study from the Centre for Public Health Research provides an important baseline for tracking trends of chemical exposure levels in New Zealanders. New research from Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research shows for the first time the levels of certain environmental chemicals in the New Zealand population. Between 2014-2016, […]

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Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, College of Health, Education, Health, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

Source: Massey University Despite their potential, taxes on sugar, tobacco and alcohol are underused by policy makers, Professor Sally Casswell says. A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, including the World Bank, United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO), calling for taxes on sugar, tobacco and […]

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Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Digital Media, Education, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asia-Pacific millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC […]

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Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Digital Media, Education, Featured story, freedom of expression, Front page, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Research, Special Report, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Disturbing Asian millennials in the digital communication ecosystem

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The digital age and the power and challenges of the Millennials as presented by keynote speaker Professor B P Sanjay, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, at the AMIC2018 conference at Manipal, Karnataka, India, on 7-9 June 2018. The theme of the 26th AMIC […]

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C-Dax pasture metre robot at Fieldays

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture/Horticulture, College of Sciences, Education, Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on C-Dax pasture metre robot at Fieldays

Source: Massey University Tim Sutcliffe and Mitchell Hampton with the C-Dax Pasture Meter robot Does the future of farming have autonomous robots in our fields? Massey researchers think it does, and they are showcasing the future of farming at the C-Dax stand at National Fieldays. Massey’s Mitchell Hampton and Tim Sutcliffe are showing off the […]

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USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, media education, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, PACE-SD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Research, University media, University of the South Pacific, USP, Video  /  Comments Off on USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Bearing Witness crew Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu’s video story of USP’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations and climate change. Video: AUT Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva This year, the University of the South Pacific is celebrating 50 years since its opening in Fiji in  1968. The university’s […]

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Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Detainees, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Health services, Jacinda Ardern, Justice, Legal aid, Migrants, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Political lawsuits, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Research, Security  /  Comments Off on Erin Harris: Nauru appeal court move denies justice for refugees

The Australian High Court building in Canberra. Image: Bentley Smith/Flickr/The Interpreter BRIEFING: By Erin Harris The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for Nauru, as reported last week, has heightened concerns about Nauru’s appropriateness as a venue for an Australian immigration detention centre. […]

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PMC projects lure doco makers, politics writer and Fiji journalist

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Evening Report, Fiji, Kiribati, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research  /  Comments Off on PMC projects lure doco makers, politics writer and Fiji journalist

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Pacific Media Centre project students and interns this year announced this week include two young budding documentary makers and a seasoned journalist from Fiji with more than two decades of experience. Jean Bell has been appointed the Pacific Media Watch contributing editor for the year and posted her first story about […]

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Keith Rankin Analysis: Census Survey

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Census, Demographics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Immigration, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics, Research, Survey  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin Analysis: Census Survey

Census Survey – Analysis by Keith Rankin Keith Rankin. I did an anonymous survey of my first year (tertiary) statistics and economic students. In West Auckland, while we have some international students, the biggest demographic is New Zealand residents born outside of New Zealand. Many students, though not most, are over 25 years old. 58 […]

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Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, earthquakes, Evening Report, Food Safety, Fukushima, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Language, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Nuclear health, Nuclear justice, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Science-Technology  /  Comments Off on Elite groups ‘contain’ nuclear food safety debate, says researcher

By Jean Bell in Auckland A loose collection of elite groups shape the global language and thinking around food safety in the nuclear era, says a researcher who has been studying the Fukushima disaster in Japan seven years ago. This cohort, formed in the 1960s and dubbed by the researcher as the “Transnational Nuclear Assemblage”, […]

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Gender and diversity research at AUT turns 10

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural diversity, Culture, diversity, Evening Report, Feminism, feminist studies, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, inequality, Justice, Maori, Maori culture, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Social justice, Te Ao Māori  /  Comments Off on Gender and diversity research at AUT turns 10

By Helen Twose in Auckland Auckland University of Technology’s Gender and Diversity Research Group has reached a significant milestone, celebrating 10 years of research and debate on gender and diversity issues within the community. Formed in 2007 with the aim of establishing a network of researchers within (and beyond) AUT who share an interest in […]

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Tuila’epa calls for urgent action over climate change for Pacific survival

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Samoa, Science-Technology, Security, Self Determination, SPREP, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Victoria University  /  Comments Off on Tuila’epa calls for urgent action over climate change for Pacific survival

By Nanette Woonton at Te Papa The stark realities of climate change were laid bare at the opening of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference in Wellington last week. Calls from the Prime Minister of Samoa for urgent action were made as climate change is put under the microscope during the conference. Coordinated by the […]

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Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate communication, Climate community, Disasters, Environment, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Conference of Churches, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Religion, Reports, Research, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tongan churches failing to provide climate leadership, says researcher

By Philip Cass of Kaniva News Tonga’s churches are failing to provide leadership over climate change and it is up to young people to join with church goers to take action, according to research by an Anglican priest. Speaking at last week’s Pacific Ocean Climate Change conference in Wellington, Fr Laiseni Fanon Charisma Liava‘a said […]

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