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Matai Hall

Matai Hall is ideal for first year students providing comfortable modern living. The hall offers spacious, fully furnished single occupancy rooms in the heart of the Manawatū campus. It's just a short stroll away from the Colombo Road bus stop and Student Central.  

  • Spacious, single occupancy rooms, with shared bathrooms (bathroom to resident ratio 1:4), for 50 residents.
  • Suitable for students aged 17 to 23 years.
  • Fully furnished. Residents can bring their own towels and bedding or purchase a bed-pack.
  • Common room with a TV.
  • Less than a two minute walk to the Colombo Road bus stop.

2021 Room rates

All students can pay by semester or full year. Only domestic students can pay on a weekly basis by direct debit.

Room type


Full year

Semester one

Semester two

Single room $387.00 $15,480.00 $7,353.00 $7,740.00

Please note: Room rates include the cost of reasonable electricity use. Residents who use an excessive amount of electricity will pay the extra cost.


To secure your accommodation, you will need to pay the following fees first:

Deposit Break Down 

Full Year 

Semester Only 

Administration Fee $100.00 $100.00
Bond $450.00 $450.00
Activity Fee $120.00 $80.00
Total $670.00 $630.00

Please note: Cancellations must be received by 20 January 2021 to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee. The administration fee is non-refundable. 

Contract dates 2021



Start and end dates

Full year 40 weeks 16 February 2021 to 23 November 2021
Semester one 19 weeks 16 February 2021 to 29 June 2021
Semester two 20 weeks 6 July 2021 to 23 November 2021


  • Residential staff are on-site to provide pastoral care.
  • Residential Assistants support the Halls Management Team to create a fun, safe place to live and achieve academic success.
  • Activities and events are held throughout the year. A beach volley ball court is available to residents.
  • Chaplaincy and religious services are available at The Centre.
  • Accommodation is available for residents with accessibility requirements.
  • Accommodation handbook - Manawatū halls (4,444 KB)



Includes daily lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner. Meals are served at the Dining Hall on Concourse. Residents can eat there or take meals away. Student ID cards will need to be presented to receive meals.


Wireless internet is available throughout the hall and is included in room rates (400GB per month on up to 3 devices).


Social spaces are heated and each bedroom has a heater.


Basic furniture is provided. Items that are not provided by the hall will need to be supplied by the residents. Each room comes with a king single bed.


A laundry is located in both the Kanuka and Karaka communal spaces. Each laundry has 24-hour access. Washing machines and dryers are available.


Secure car parking is available on campus for $120 per semester. A $20 bond is required for the access card, which is refunded when the card is returned.

Free bike racks are located around the exterior of the hall. Limited spaces are available for rent in a secure bike shed. The cost is $25.00 ($20 bond and $5 maintenance fee).

Bus service

Students can travel for free on the local Palmerston North bus service. Students must present their Massey student ID.

Kanuka and Karaka communal spaces

Kanuka is located between Rehab Road and Totara Hall and Karaka is just off Rehab Road, next to Miro and Tawa halls. These are communal spaces for all residents of the Turitea community. Facilities available in each space include:

  • Communal laundry
  • Four computers
  • One printer

Tour Matai Hall accommodation

Take a virtual tour of a room in Matai Hall and the Kanuka common room.

Contact details


Phone: +64 6 356 9099 extn. 84163
Emergency only phone: +64 27 246 2316 (Hall Duty RA)

Postal address:

Massey University - Matai Hall
Residential Services Office
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North 4442


Rehab Road, Turitea, Palmerston North

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