Massey Business School news

The 'Amazon Effect' on New Zealand retail

A Massey University survey has shown that Amazon's arrival to New Zealand could dramatically change our retail scene to the point where some shops may be at threat of shrinking or closing.

Professor Jonathan Elms is leading the research and he spoke to Duncan Garner at Newshub.

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.

Aviation student soars to a hat trick
Friday 20 October 2017
Perrin Turner was recognised three times at the School of Aviation Wings Ceremony for his academic achievements.
Aviation student flies to top of his class
Thursday 19 October 2017
Marc Icaro has been named the top pilot of his class at Massey's School of Aviation, taking out the Air New Zealand Flying Award.
In the age of robots, let’s build the case for humans
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Unprecedented technological development means we need to actively put people first in education, business and social policy, says Professor Jim...
Aviation student wins special memorial award
Thursday 12 October 2017
Tabitha Winiata has been awarded a special memorial scholarship for her commitment to her aviation studies.
Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions
Wednesday 11 October 2017
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows affordability has improved in seven out of 13 New Zealand regions in the most recent...
Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey
Friday 6 October 2017
Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the "Amazon effect" cited as the main...
Go Innovate! win allows baby business to grow
Wednesday 4 October 2017
Social anthropology student Jessica Halley and friend Beverley Walter pitched their startup Gurgl to the judges and walked away with over $22,500...

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.


Radio NZ, Newshub, The Hits, Newstalk ZB, RadioLive and, Hawke’s Bay Today, Otago Daily Times, Northern Advocate, Manawatu Standard, NZ Advisor and the NZ herald covered the release of the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report, quoting author Associate Professor Graham Squires.

Dr Squires and Dr Rebecca Gill were quoted in a Taranaki Daily News and feature article about the need for towns to develop a vibrant central business district.


Professor Jonathan Elms quoted in the Weekend Herald, Wairarapa Times-Age, Greymouth Star, Westport News and IT Brief and was interviewed on Radio NZ’s Morning Report and Coast FM about the latest Big Issues in Retail report, which found Kiwi retailers were concerned about Amazon entering their market. He was also interviewed on One News about the report.

Finance and banking

Dr Claire Matthews was quoted in a Waikato Times and article about Kiwibank reducing the number of its mortgage loans.

Dr Matthews was also on Radio NZ’s The Panel to discuss a range of issues, including the possibility of the retirement age being increased to 67 once a new government is formed.

Women's careers

Professor Jane Parker had an opinion piece published in Employment Today about her research into women’s careers.

Local government

Dr Andrew Cardow was quoted in a article about Auckland Council staff flying business class 104 times this year.

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