Massey University


Lawrence O’Halloran

06 350 5021

Heather Warren (Recruitment and Campaigns)
027 242 2993

The Treehouse Massey University
Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, 4474
06 350 5021

Lawrence O’Halloran (Wellington)

Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North 4442
The Treehouse, Massey University (Turitea), Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, 4474
Tel 06 350 5021 or 06 350 5285

Jane Kostanich (Albany)

University of Auckland, Private Bag 92 019, Auckland 1142
Commerce A Building, Symonds St, Auckland 1010
Tel 09 373 7599, ext 85169

Elected representatives

Branch President

Des Coad


Position Name Department Campus Email
President Des Coad ITS Hokowhitu
Vice-President Lin Tozer Accountancy Turitea
Secretary Glenys Gilligan INR Turitea
Treasurer Ngaire Kirk Accountancy Turitea
Immediate past-president Harvey Jones Psychology Turitea
Te Toi Ahurangi – Aca Shirley Barnett Management Turitea
Te Toi Ahurangi – Gen Sheeanda Field Library Turitea
Womens rep – Aca Caitlin Pause Arts, dev & health Ed Hokowhitu
Technical rep Neil Ward IVABS Turitea
Library rep Chris Good Library Turitea
Admin staff rep Glenys Gilligan INR Turitea
Albany rep – Aca Dave Wilton Info & math Sci Albany
Albany rep – Gen Barbie Yerkovitch ITS Albany
Hokowhitu rep – Gen Phil Nixon MUSAC Hokowhitu
Wellington rep – Gen Christine Alexander Library Wellington
Wellington rep – Aca Emma Willis English & Media Studies Wellington
General rep Nicole Walsh Contact Centre Turitea
General rep David Kempster ITS Hokowhitu
General rep Matthew Sanko Gardens Turitea


Collective Employment Agreements


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  • General Staff Day: Election, living wage dominate


    Tertiary Update Vol 17 No 21 General Staff Day events were held around the country yesterday as the TEU took the day to say ‘thank you’ to general, allied and professional ...

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  • Massey chancellor sets up company in opposition to university


    Massey Chancellor Chris Kelly will chair the board of a company that intends to be New Zealand’s largest private training provider (PTE)

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  • 4 Centres of Excellence lose funding tender

    Lesley Francey

    Four of New Zealand’s Centres of Research Excellence will miss out on millions of dollars of funding next year, after failing to win competitive funding from the Tertiary Education Commission. The ...

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  • Dr Mike Joy receives academic freedom award

    Mike Joy award recipient

    Massey University’s Dr Mike Joy received an award for his exercise of academic freedom and contribution to public education at TEU’s second annual awards ceremony on Monday night. Dr Mike Joy ...

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  • Rising completion targets will cook the books

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    Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 27 This year, nine institutions lost $1.8 million because they did not meet minimum-completion rates, and 35 are at risk of losing funding next year, according ...

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  • University bargaining underway around country

    Nanette Cormack

    Employment negotiations are underway in several universities around the country including the University of Auckland, AUT and Massey where TEU members have all already met with employer representatives, and Lincoln ...

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  • MOOC questions need answering

    The mooc

    Both Waikato and Massey universities are discussing how to approach massive open online courses (MOOCs). Professor Mark Brown, from Massey University announced to TechDay  “Massey University will be making an announcement in the ...

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  • Massey students say money pressures affect their diet

    baked beans

    One in three university students say a lack of money is affecting what they eat, according to the results of a new Massey University/Westpac survey.  The study by the Fin-Ed ...

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  • Metro ITPs take lobbyist to meet minister

    beehive parliament wellington

    Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, says he has attended a number of meetings with Metro ITP representatives at which someone from the private lobbying firm Saunders ...

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  • Massey fails to woo Lincoln

    romantic beach walk

    When asked this weekend whether a merger between Lincoln and Massey universities is ‘the most obvious outcome’, Massey vice-chancellor Steve Maharey said the door is open. During an interview on TVNZ’s ...

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  • Massey University Living Wage update

    living wage

    Massey University has contacted us to say there were some errors in the Manawatu Standard story upon which we based our Tertiary Update story yesterday: Vice-chancellor Steve Maharey has made the following statement to staff at the university: The living wage: The university has taken no position ...

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  • Massey to pay living wage


    Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 15 Massey University will likely be next to follow The Warehouse by offering its workers a “living wage” according to the Manawatu Standard earlier this week. University ...

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  • TEU calls for Manawatu to pay the living wage


    Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 14 Massey University staff, whose minimum pay rates are more than $5 per hour below the living wage, deserve better pay says local TEU organiser Dean Scott. “Massey is ...

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  • Massey works to end workplace bullying


    Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 8 Massey University is working to prevent workplace bullying and harassment. The project is a notable feature of the ongoing implementation of the recommendations from the Pay ...

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