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Massey University horticulture and food enterprise: Latest News

Kai with kindness stands out in NZ ‘Food Heroes’ winners
A gala dinner to celebrate "food heroes" who fed communities in cities and rural areas during the pandemic lockdown was one of the key events to...
Finalists in 2020 'NZ Food Heroes' announced
Finalists in the NZ Food Heroes' 2020 campaign are a showcase of behind-the-scenes efforts of local food producers, charities and individuals to...
Study reveals plant compound beats sugar cravings
Researchers may have found a solution for sweet tooths by investigating a plant compound that showed a statistically significant reduction in sugar...
Massey’s food innovation legacy celebrated in ‘NZ Food Heroes’
Massey's commitment to the food sector as a longstanding leader in research and education excellence in food science, product development, and food...
Massey to launch joint education programme with Jiangnan University
A new joint education programme between Massey University and Jiangnan University has been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Students place in international food marketing competition
Alexandra Tomkins, Euphemia Tan, Kazi Talaska and Will Robertson were given a hypothetical case study that involved working with a client from...
Two Massey finalists in 2020 KiwiNet Awards celebrating research innovation and commercialisation
Massey University has two finalists in the eighth annual KiwiNet Awards, who have been recognised for their contribution to advancing science through...
Plants, the New Zealand wars and international dancing
Sarah de Bruin is your typical kid from Dargaville. She grew up on a kumara farm, represented New Zealand in highland dancing, and is now double...
Agriculture’s leading students celebrated
Massey's School of Agriculture and Environment has named its top students of the year at their annual Agriculture Awards Dinner.
Cancer, camellia and saddleback research awarded
Blight-resistant camellia, cancer prevention, migrant mental health, and preservation of the saddleback are among the diverse topics being undertaken...

Plant & Food Research: Latest News

Future orchards and sustainable fishing systems recognised in Primary Industry Awardsexternal link

Plant & Food Research Rangahau Ahumra Kai has won two Primary Industry Awards, recognising innovations in orchard design and sustainable fishing systems.

Plant & Food Research kicks off 2020/2021 summer studentship programme, with record-breaking number of Mori students enrolledexternal link

Expect bright, new faces at Plant & Food Research this summer. The organisation has welcomed their new cohort of 36 summer students, of whom 19 identify as Mori. They will spend the next

New Canterbury postgrad school could hold the key to food sustainabilityexternal link

Plant & Food Research is a partner in a new postgraduate school focusing on food sustainability launched in Canterbury.

Soil scientist Dr Trish Fraser recognised as a Woman of Influenceexternal link

Plant & Food Research soil scientist Dr Trish Fraser has received the 2020 Women of Influence Award (Rural Category) in recognition of her three decades of dedication and contributions to the rural sector and rural community.

Horticultural training offers high-value career options to Northland youthsexternal link

Thanks to a partnership between Plant & Food Research and Orangewood Packhouse, over the last four years 51 students from five Northland secondary schools have graduated from a horticultural programme that offers hands-on training and NCEA credits.

New research project will provide insight into kiwifruit disease Psaexternal link

A new research project that may help future-proof the kiwifruit industry has received a Fast Start Marsden grant.

New research project to provide insights into how plants respond to climate changeexternal link

A research project thats just received a Marsden Fund Standard Grant will improve our understanding of how land plants adapt to environmental stress and could provide insight into how plants respond to climate change.

Plant & Food Research scientist Alistair Jerrett recognised by Seafood New Zealand with Longstanding Service Awardexternal link

Recently retired, highly respected Plant & Food Research seafood production scientist Alistair Jerrett has received the Longstanding Service Award at Seafood New Zealands Seafood Stars Awards for making a substantial positive difference to the seafood


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