Massey University Press

Massey University Press publishes scholarly works by both the university’s top researchers and non-Massey authors alike.

The list reflects Massey’s aspiration to be New Zealand’s defining university, shaping our nation and taking the best of New Zealand to the world. It includes history, agricultural science, veterinary science and practice, public health, the creative arts, education, poetry, design, architecture, strategic studies, social issues, creative non-fiction and business.

The Press’s offices are at the university’s Albany campus in Auckland. For details please visit our contact page.

Additional Massey University Press imprints are:

  • Massey Texts: High-quality textbooks and course readers that relate directly to papers offered by the university, written by the university’s academic staff.
  • Annual Ink: This children’s imprint is a partnership with School Journal editor Susan Paris and children’s author and commentator Kate De Goldi. It publishes books in the junior fiction age range, 8–13 years.

To view our catalogue, click here.


Nicola Legat ONZM is the founding publisher of Massey University Press. Her list reflects the Press’s core principles of ‘explore, explain, engage’.

Nicola was Publishing Director of Random House New Zealand (now Penguin Random House New Zealand). During that time, Random House won the New Zealand Publisher of the Year Award seven years in a row.

She is also a former editor of Metro magazine and a member of numerous literary and publishing organisations, including Chair of the New Zealand Book Awards Charitable Trust and Deputy Chair of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival Trust.

Nicola leads a team of highly experienced editors, proofreaders, designers, project editors and indexers, and the press is committed to delivering a superb standard of service, author care and market support.


The distinctive Massey University Press logo was designed by Anna Brown, of the College of Creative Arts, and reflects Māori design and spiritual values, embracing the notion of baskets of knowledge to underline the significance of education and higher learning.

The Editorial Board


Associate Professor, Massey University College of Creative Arts

Anna is a design educator, researcher and practitioner and Director of Projects and Partnershios at CoCA. She is an award-winning book designer, and for many years ran her own design business with a specialisation in book design.


Head of the School of Humanities and director of the W. H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy at Massey University

Kerry is an historian whose work has been mainly on the history of the left and political dissent, and the history of material culture in New Zealand.


Professor of Social Work, College of Health

Robyn works with practitioners in a range of social service agencies and community settings to provide learning opportunities that enable them to develop innovative approaches to their work with individuals, families and communities. Robyn co-leads two large national studies of vulnerable young people and has published widely in disability studies and social and community work.


Professor of Children’s and Youth Studies, College of Health

Jackie’s interests are in the study of children, youth and families, evaluation and planning for social service delivery, the development of new models of practice and the non-profit sector. She has published extensively across these areas. Jackie co-leads two large national studies of vulnerable young people.


Publisher at Upstart Press

Kevin Chapman has been in book publishing for over thirty years in New Zealand, the UK, Canada, the US and Australia. He has worked in general trade publishing and book packaging, and prior to starting Upstart Press was Managing Director of Hachette NZ (previously Hodder Moa Beckett) for over fifteen years. Kevin has been heavily involved in publishing industry activities for many years, including as a former president of the Publishers Association of New Zealand.


Associate Professor, School of English and Media Studies

Ingrid Horrocks holds a PhD from Princeton and is Associate Professor in Creative Writing at Massey University in Wellington. Her wide-ranging body of work includes a monograph on the history of women wanderers with Cambridge University Press, non-fiction and poetry books with Victoria University Press, and scholarly editions with Broadview Press, Canada. She is a member of the NonfictioNOW International Board, and a Contributing NZ-Aotearoa Editor to the Sydney Review of Books.


Senior Lecturer, Massey University College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Darryn teaches te reo and Māori creative writing to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Te Pūtahi-a-Toi. He is an award-winning author of children’s books and adult short stories written and conceived in te reo Māori.

Contact us


[email protected]


+64 9 213 6029

Massey University Press
Private Bag 102904
North Shore Mail Centre
Auckland 0745, New Zealand 


For courier parcels please use our physical address:

Massey University Press
Level 5, ANZ Building
9 Corinthian Drive
Auckland 0632


Upstart Distribution
[email protected] 
Phone: 09 280 3205 


For enquiries regarding requests to reproduce material published in Massey University Press books, please contact us at [email protected].


For all media enquiries, please contact Sarah Thornton at Thornton Communications Ltd
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 753 744

For distribution enquiries please contact Upstart using the details above. Cover images, sample pages and title info sheets can be downloaded from our website.