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The Atawhai community is on Keiller Place, Palmerston North. It is a peaceful residential area, located on a sunny ridge above the Manawatū campus. Atawhai is a short but steep 10 minute walk along a pathway, with 150 steps, to campus. The pathway is well formed and has good lighting.
Atawhai consists of thirteen five-bedroom units and nine two-bedroom units. The two-bedroom family units are for students with one or two dependent children.
International students must pay all accommodation fees in full. Domestic students can pay the semester or full year fee on a weekly basis by direct debit.
Please note: Room rates include the cost of reasonable electricity use. Residents who use an excessive amount of electricity will pay the extra cost.
Start and end dates
|Full year||39 weeks||16 February to 15 November 2020|
|Semester one||18 weeks||16 February to 21 June 2020|
|Semester two||19 weeks||5 July to 15 November 2020|
Self-catered. Residents cook their own meals in their accommodation.
Each unit comes with a telephone. Residents will need to set up the service when they arrive.
Wireless internet is available.
Access to a mini computer lab with three university-networked computers and one printer.
Bedrooms come with heaters in both the family and single units.
Basic furniture and whiteware is provided. Items that are not provided will need to be supplied by the residents. Each bedroom comes with a single bed.
Each family unit has a bathroom with shower and toilet. The single occupancy, five bedroom units come with two showers and one toilet for five residents.
Each unit comes with a washing machine. Two clothes dryers and outside clothes lines are available at the shared common room.
Each two bedroom unit comes with a car park. A communal car park is available for residents living in the five bedroom units.
Campus car parking is available in the large Orchard Road car park, at a cost of $2.00 per exit. Pre-pay parking is only available to students in Bourke Road car park.
Bike storage is available in a sheltered shed.
Take a virtual tour of a family unit and the common room at the Atawahi community.
Phone: +64 6 356 9099 extn. 84163
Mobile: +64 27 246 2316 (After-hours contact for Duty Residential Assistant)
Unit number (1 to 25) Keiller Place
Palmerston North 4410
Keiller Place, Fitzherbert, Palmerston North
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Last updated on Tuesday 20 August 2019