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EIT and Otago Polytechnic combining to promote research

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, EIT, EIT Hawke's Bay, EIT Tairawhiti, KB, MIL NZ OSI, nat Waran, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Otago Polytechnic, Research, staff, students, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education, Toihoukura  /  Comments Off on EIT and Otago Polytechnic combining to promote research

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 11 mins ago Members of the ITPs annual research conference committee at EIT:Professor Leoni Schmidt, Director: Research and Postgraduate, Otago Polytechnic; Research Professor David Tipene-Leach, EIT; Lesley Brook, Portfolio Assistant, Otago Polytechnic; Research Professor, Kay Morris Matthews, EIT; Associate Professor Jonathan Sibley, Director Research and Innovation, EIT. EIT […]

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Having a look inside an eruption

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Having a look inside an eruption

Source: Massey University Ermanno Brosch on the summit of Stromboli volcano in Italy, where Mr Brosch was flying a drone, filming ongoing eruptions. PhD student Ermanno Brosch has been all over the world pursuing his passion for volcanology, so when he got the chance to peer inside one of the deadliest results of an eruption, […]

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Pacific ‘smart’ thinking grows creative tension between policy and research

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid policy, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate policy, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, KB, KB, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Policy and research, Policy development, Reports, Research, Science-Technology, University of the South Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific ‘smart’ thinking grows creative tension between policy and research

ANALYSIS: By Professor Derrick Armstrong A traditional view of the tension between research and policy suggests that researchers are poor at communicating their research findings to policy-makers in clear and unambiguous ways. I am arguing that this is an outdated view of the relationship between research and policy. Science, including social science, and policy come […]

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Predicting disease emergence from forest fragmentation

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - SCIENCES, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Predicting disease emergence from forest fragmentation

Source: Massey University Lead author Dr David Wilkinson. A Massey University team has developed new ways of predicting disease-hot spots, created by humans changing the environment, to help identify where and how society can mitigate the risk of infectious disease emergence, such as Ebola Virus Disease in Africa. The paper, Habitat fragmentation, biodiversity loss and […]

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Managing fatigue and shift work in hospital-based nursing

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, DJF, Education, Explore - Environmental-occupational-health, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - Nursing, Government Policy commentators, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Nursing, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Managing fatigue and shift work in hospital-based nursing

Source: Massey University Public consultation on a draft code of practice for managing fatigue and shift work in hospital-based nursing, will be open for three months from today. Professor Philippa Gander, director of the Sleep/WakeResearch Centre. The Safer Nursing 24/7 Project has released a draft national code of practice for managing fatigue and shift work […]

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Self-assessment skills lift Pasifika tertiary success

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, pasifika, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Self-assessment skills lift Pasifika tertiary success

Source: Massey University Kisione Manu investigated the role of self-assessent among Pasifika students enrolled in tertiary education Being schooled in the art of self-assessment is one of the key drivers of success for Pasifika students in tertiary education, according to a master’s research by Tongan distance student Kisione Manu. His Master of Education thesis, Self-assessment in […]

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Tourism insider to development studies scholar

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Politics and society, Graduation (Palmerston North), International, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Tourism insider to development studies scholar

Source: Massey University Master of International Development graduate Loren Rutherford investigated public-private partnerships in the Pacific cruise ship sector. Master of International Development graduate Loren Rutherford went from working as a tourism industry insider to pursuing academic research critiquing tourism’s impact on local communities it relies on. She spent 15 years in the marketing and […]

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PhD explores important toddler-teacher attachment

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Graduation (Palmerston North), KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on PhD explores important toddler-teacher attachment

Source: Massey University Dr Raewyne Bary explored the barriers to under-threes forming close attachments to a teacher in child care centres. As the head teacher at Massey’s Child Care Centre on the Manawatū campus, Raewyne Bary has plenty of experience in the needs of the very young. Her doctoral thesis explores the barriers to forming […]

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Are mindfulness apps worth your attention?

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Psychology, Graduation, Graduation (Palmerston North), KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Psychology, Student profiles, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Are mindfulness apps worth your attention?

Source: Massey University Dr Amy Granberg investigated the effectiveness of mindfulness-based phone apps for students for her PhD thesis. Mindfulness-based therapies have shown promise in reducing stress and improving psychological wellbeing. Using a novel approach to mindfulness training, Doctor of Clinical Psychology graduate Dr Amy Granberg investigated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based phone app for […]

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Life after league: a health perspective

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, DJF, Education, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - Maori knowledge, Explore - Sport and exercise, Explore-Maori-health, Graduation, Graduation (Palmerston North), KB, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, Student profiles, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Life after league: a health perspective

Source: Massey University Dr Trevor Clark with his wife Christine after graduation last week. Rugby league players must be fit, strong and healthy in order to bounce back from injury and be ready to tackle the next game head on. Now, new research has explored the health of retired Māori rugby league players to see […]

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Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Research collaboration, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By Blessen Tom In a bold and innovative move for researchers, the two-day inaugural Oceans and Islands conference today brought together the brightest minds of the Pacific to demonstrate what they do. Oceans and Islands – a showcase for the region hosted by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) – was opened by the […]

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Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Lowy Institute, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, NZIPR, Pacific Aid Map, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By Sri Krishnamurthi A new Pacific aid mapping tool developed by the Lowy Institute think tank is set to immeasurably improve transparency in aid in the region. In an Auckland first, the aid mapping tool was put on show last night by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research as a curtainraiser to the two-day inaugural […]

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Can learning music deter dementia?

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Psychology, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Palmerston North, Research, School of Psychology, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Can learning music deter dementia?

Source: Massey University PhD psychology researcher Ryan Sutcliffe with the tools for his study – a guitar and non-invasive brain imaging technology. Ryan Sutcliffe loves to play the guitar, and writes and performs his own songs. Now, the doctoral psychology researcher has a dream project combining his musical and academic interests in a study to […]

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Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, DJF, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Journalist killings, Journalist safety, Journalists, KB, KB, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Security, Timor-Leste, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Trauma research on TV journalists covering killings revealed in Pacific Journalism Review

Part of the cover of the latest Pacific Journalism Review. Image: © Fernando G Sepe Jr/ABS-CBN Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The statistics globally are chilling. And the Asia-Pacific region bears the brunt of the killing of journalists with impunity disproportionately. Revelations in research published in the latest edition of Pacific Journalism Review on the trauma […]

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Nutrition concern for older adults at home

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, DJF, Education, Explore - HEALTH, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Nutrition concern for older adults at home

Source: Massey University Twelve per cent of older adults involved in a recent study were either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Researchers are calling for screening of vulnerable older adults at risk of poor nutrition and diminished physical performance, in an effort to identify those in need of dietary intervention. Massey University School of […]

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Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship awarded for alcohol study

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, DJF, Education, Explore - HEALTH, funding, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship awarded for alcohol study

Source: Massey University “The evidence is clear that heavy use of alcohol by parents places children at increased risk of serious harm,” Dr Taisia Huckle says. Dr Taisia Huckle from Massey University’s SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre has been awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. […]

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Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cook Islands, DJF, economic research, Environment, Evening Report, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Samoa, Science-Technology, Solar batteries, solar energy, solar power, Sustainability, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

A report on innovative solar energy technology for the Pacific. Video: NZIPR By Sri Krishnamurthi with Peter Wilson in Auckland Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific (Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga), a study has found. The study is funded by the New Zealand Institute […]

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Introducing Mary

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture and Horticulture, AM-NC, Animal Care and Vet Nursing, Applied Science, Arts and Design, Body, Beauty and Hair, Business, Computing, DJF, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, EIT, EIT Hawke's Bay, English, General News, Health and Community Wellness, Hospitality, KB, Mary Suni Robertson, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Nursing and Health Professions, online, Pouwhirinaki, Research, Social Sciences, Sport, Recreation and Massage, staff, students, Tairāwhiti, Te Manga Māori, Tertiary Education, Trades and Technology, Travel and Tourism, Wine and Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Introducing Mary

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 3 mins ago EIT’s commitment to Pasifika students was strengthened when Mary Suni Robertson joined our Pasifika student support team. Mary works from the Pouwhirinaki walk-in space in the Hawke’s Bay campus Twist Library. Students can call in for one on one help with study, funding and personal […]

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Investigating the impact of young onset dementia

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, DJF, Education, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - Nursing, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Nursing, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Investigating the impact of young onset dementia

Source: Massey University Master of Nursing student and specialist palliative care registered nurse Leanne Bolton presenting at the recent Alzheimers New Zealand Conference. Dementia is often seen as a disease of the elderly, however the young onset of dementia (diagnosis prior to the age of 65 years) is a healthcare reality which poses a unique […]

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Sophisticated new “plumbing” for Keeble paddocks

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Agriculture/Horticulture, Explore - SCIENCES, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Agriculture and Environment, Student profiles, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Sophisticated new “plumbing” for Keeble paddocks

Source: Massey University Dr Lydia Cranston and and Associate Professor Dave Horne examining the pipes. Massey University’s sheep and beef research farm, Keebles, will be a focal point for new nutrient leaching research for sheep and beef farming with the instillation of a sophisticated water and nutrient collection system. Located just outside of Palmerston North near […]

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