Alumni notes and news

Bronwyn Holloway Smith with Te Ika-a-Māui: the story of Māui fishing up the North Island, in the background.


Cassie Rowe, Alumni Relations Manager

Cassie Rowe, Alumni Relations Manager.

Kia ora koutou

2018 is well and truly under way, and the Alumni Office is excited to be implementing new opportunities for alumni including an alumni-to-student mentoring programme, the digitisation of Massey magazine and the new webinar series.

For the first time, Massey Magazine is available in an interactive, digital format. I invite you to provide feedback on this new format and content. If you would prefer to receive the magazine in hardcopy, please email

This year, the Alumni Office is launching a new webinar series. Our webinars will be aimed at assisting Alumni to improve their knowledge and skills, and will be available for all alumni to attend from the comfort of their armchairs. If you are unable to attend a webinar in real time, they will also be saved and available to view via the alumni portal. Our first webinar will be held in April. If there are particular areas of interest you would like to see included in the webinar series, please let me know via Keep an eye on for information on webinar topics.

For those of you looking to reconnect with classmates, 2018 and 2019 will see a number of reunions held on campus, including the Class of ‘58 and the 1980 Diploma of Visual Communication Design class. If you are hosting a reunion, please get in touch to find out how we can help. With a database of more than 143,000 alumni, there is a good chance we can help you reach former classmates and provide a venue.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. It is a real privilege to be able to share with your our alumni stories of success, and the impact that they are having not just in New Zealand, but around the world. You can read more about their achievements elsewhere in this magazine.

As always, keep in touch, and if you move house or change career during the year, let us know so we can keep you updated about the events being held in your area. To do so, visit or email

Here’s to an exciting 2018.

Ngā manaakitanga,

Cassie Rowe
Alumni Relations Manager

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Massey's Women of Influence 2017

Celebrating Massey’s Women of Influence

DipHort Class of 1986 reunion.

DipHort Class of ’87 reunion

Vet networking evening.

Vet speed networking evening

Beer tasting and microbrewery tour evening

Beer tasting and microbrewery tour

Singapore Institue of Technology Massey third-year students.

Singapore Alumni Function

Mitch Murdoch thanks a group of donors in Palmerston North.

Thank you to our donors

Ross McEwan addresses the crowd.

An evening with Ross McEwan

The professors emeriti group.

Professor Emeriti Christmas luncheon

Andrew Cameron, VC Professor Jan Thomas and PVC Jane Mills.

Launch of A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert