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The acceptable sex worker – how media coverage still stigmatises many in the sex industry

The acceptable sex worker – how media coverage still stigmatises many in the sex industry

Dr Gwyn Easterbrook-Smith's new book Producing the Acceptable Sex Worker looks at how sex workers are discussed in the news media.

Engineering students’ agri-tech tech startup ProTag raises $1 million

Engineering students’ agri-tech tech startup ProTag raises $1 million

Massey University Engineering PhD students and entrepreneurs, Tyrel Glass and Baden Parr, are creating game-changing technology for the agricultural industry.

Te Rau Angitū Awards Programme provides support for Māori postgraduate students

Te Rau Angitū Awards Programme provides support for Māori postgraduate students

More than 30 Māori postgraduate diploma, masters and doctoral students were celebrated and will be supported in their learning journey by the Te Rau Angitū Awards Programme, which was previously known as the Pūrehuroa Awards.

Te Rau Karamu Marae wins prestigious Purple Pin in Best Design Awards

Te Rau Karamu Marae wins prestigious Purple Pin in Best Design Awards

Te Kāhui Toi, under the leadership of Professor Ngātai Taepa and Associate Professor Kura Puke of Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts, has been awarded a Purple Pin for the design of Te Rau Karamu Marae on the university's Pukeahu Campus (Wellington) in the Toitanga (Māori design) category.

A long way to fall in order to afford a home: interest rate rise and house prices surge in 2021

A long way to fall in order to afford a home: interest rate rise and house prices surge in 2021

The latest Home Affordability Report shows an overall decline in national affordability over the most recent quarter, largely driven by soaring house prices and an increasing interest rate.

Grasshoppers show how alpine fauna will be lost as global temperatures rise

Grasshoppers show how alpine fauna will be lost as global temperatures rise

New research indicates anthropogenic climate change will result in a quarter of Aotearoa New Zealand's alpine grasshopper species becoming extinct.

New Zealand’s communication of volcanic risk under the spotlight

New Zealand’s communication of volcanic risk under the spotlight

New ground-breaking research could drive fundamental changes to the way New Zealand agencies communicate and respond to volcanic risk.

New research calls for consistent guidance during euthanasia of stranded cetaceans

New research calls for consistent guidance during euthanasia of stranded cetaceans

New research reviewing the standard operating procedures for euthanasia of stranded cetaceans across Australasia has highlighted the need for more detailed guidance and consistency.

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University News

Scooting around campus heritage sites

Scooting around campus heritage sites

A collaborative initiative saw students scooting around sculptures and heritage buildings in the Turitea Heritage Precinct on Wednesday 2 March.

International Women’s Day - a reminder to recognise and celebrate women’s achievements and plights

International Women’s Day - a reminder to recognise and celebrate women’s achievements and plights

Originally from Malaysia and growing up in the Philippines, Rhema Chatiya Nantham decided she wanted to move to New Zealand for university. Spoilt for choice, she has a very straightforward reason for choosing Massey.

Agrifood Digital Lab and the NZ Product Accelerator announce hub for Palmerston North

Agrifood Digital Lab and the NZ Product Accelerator announce hub for Palmerston North

Massey University's AgriFood Digital Lab (MAFDL) is partnering with the NZ Product Accelerator (NZPA) to form a new hub in Palmerston North.

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Awards and Appointments

Massey fiction writers shine in Ockham Book Awards shortlist

Massey fiction writers shine in Ockham Book Awards shortlist

Four Massey creative writing lecturers and tutors are shortlisted in this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, with three dominating the fiction section and one in poetry.

New Adjunct Professor appointment at the Riddet Institute

New Adjunct Professor appointment at the Riddet Institute

Professor Barbara Burlingame has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor by the Riddet Institute in recognition of her professional achievements and leadership in public health nutrition and food systems.

Te Rau Karamu Marae wins prestigious Purple Pin in Best Design Awards

Te Rau Karamu Marae wins prestigious Purple Pin in Best Design Awards

Te Kāhui Toi, under the leadership of Professor Ngātai Taepa and Associate Professor Kura Puke of Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts, has been awarded a Purple Pin for the design of Te Rau Karamu Marae on the university's Pukeahu Campus (Wellington) in the Toitanga (Māori design) category.

History researcher to explore New Zealand’s mineral wealth exhibitions

History researcher to explore New Zealand’s mineral wealth exhibitions

Dr John Griffiths has won the 2021 Alan Mason Award for Historical Studies which is awarded annually by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand.

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Opinion and Features

Opinion: This isn’t us – or is it? Protest and critical thinking

Opinion: This isn’t us – or is it? Protest and critical thinking

Removing the occupiers from Parliament was not the end of a protest. It was the end of an occupation, a congregation of reasonable people with a statement to make, and others just wanting to snub authority.

Opinion: International Women’s Day and toxic masculinity in international security

Opinion: International Women’s Day and toxic masculinity in international security

We are celebrating International Women's Day in 2022 in a time when the lack of women's presence in international negotiations on peace and security is more evident than ever.

The acceptable sex worker – how media coverage still stigmatises many in the sex industry

The acceptable sex worker – how media coverage still stigmatises many in the sex industry

Dr Gwyn Easterbrook-Smith's new book Producing the Acceptable Sex Worker looks at how sex workers are discussed in the news media.

Massey whānau represented at 2022 Winter Olympics

Massey whānau represented at 2022 Winter Olympics

Six freeskiing and snowboarding athletes with Massey connections recently took part in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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Auckland Campus Flyover

Watch stunning aerial footage of Massey University's Auckland campus.

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