Massey alumnus and former staff member Dr Rangi Mataamua talks to Sonia Yoshioka-Braid.
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in New Zealand. One in five Kiwis aged two to 14 is overweight. One in 12 is obese. Should we be changing the way our cities and suburbs are laid out? Associate Professor Karen Witten, of Massey University’s SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, is studying the relationship between where we live and what it means for our health. She talks to Kathryn Farrow.
By supplementing our soils with biochar we may be able to reap a multitude of benefits – more productive soils, less need for fertiliser and, best of all, a way of tackling climate change. In the first of two features, Malcolm Wood talks to MAF-Associate Professor in Soil Science and Biochar Marta Camps.
Professor Steve Stannard, head of the School of Sport and Exercise, writes about Lance Armstrong’s spectacular fall from grace and what it says about the sport he loves.
Many of the diseases we call ‘non-communicable’ in fact behave in ways that make them look transmissible. We ‘catch’ these diseases from our environment – and that is something we can change, writes Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey.
Massey’s new College of Health will help New Zealand face some imminent challenges, writes Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey.