Kairanga and Rotary Courts Ngā whaitua o Kairanga me Rotary Court

Self-catered accommodation for mature and returning students near our Manawatū campus in Palmerston North. Students live in four-bedroom pod-style apartments with shared bathrooms.

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  • Cost
    $182 per week
    per week
  • Furniture
    Fully furnished
    Fully furnished
  • Ideal for
    19+ year olds
    year olds
  • Catering
  • Walking time
    2 minutes to campus centre
    2 minutes
    to campus centre

With 60 furnished single rooms in each of the two blocks, Kairanga and Rotary Court four-bedroom pod-style apartments are suitable for mature and returning students. Each containing 15 apartments, the Court blocks are set among a community of accommodation halls and are a 2-minute walk to the centre of the Massey campus, and near the bus stop to the city.


  • Fully furnished, single rooms within four-bedroom apartments for 120 students (60 per block) aged 19+ years.
  • Shared bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Access to common room with kitchen, shared laundry and computer lab shared with other halls.
  • Self-catered.
  • Wifi in all rooms and common areas, and communal computer lab.
  • Close to all student facilities including lecture theatres, the library and the Colombo Road public bus stop to Palmerston North.
  • Among a community of other halls of residence.

Rooms and furniture

All bedrooms in Rotary and Kairanga Courts are fully-furnished single private rooms. Each has a window that can be opened, and a secure lockable door.

Each room includes:

  • a single bed and mattress
  • wardrobe
  • drawers
  • desk, lamp and chair
  • shelves, mirror and rubbish bin
  • carpet and curtains
  • heater.

Courts kitchens contain basic eating and cooking equipment, including:

  • plates and cutlery
  • pots and pans
  • cooking utensils such as wooden spoons, spatulas.

Items you should bring

Along with clothing and personal items, you should also bring:

  • toiletries and toiletry bag
  • your own bedding and towel (or you can buy a pack containing these items on arrival)
  • coat hangers
  • laundry detergent
  • 3M hooks/tape or white tac, if you wish to hang anything on your wall (no tape, nails, screws or blu tac allowed).

You may also choose to bring a small fridge, no larger than 45L, which must be put on a waterproof mat.


Kairanga and Rotary Court four-bedroom apartments each have a shared bathroom with shower, basin and toilet.


Kairanga and Rotary Courts are self-catered. Students can store food and prepare their meals in the shared apartment kitchen or the large communal kitchen.

There are a range of supermarkets in Palmerston North for students to purchase food from.

Communal spaces and shared facilities

Kairanga and Rotary Courts share a spacious common lounge and kitchen with other residents from surrounding halls. The kitchen has ovens, stoves, microwaves, fridge/freezers, sinks, toasters, hot water dispensers, lockers and a dining table with chairs. The common lounge has a TV, couches and two computers with a printer.

A communal laundry is accessible 27/7 and has washing machines and dryers. The laundry is free of charge to use. Students supply their own detergent.


Students are allowed to store some forms of alcohol in the Courts and drink it in moderation within designated areas on set days and times.

2022 pricing

The pricing for Kairanga and Rotary Courts is as follows.

Pricing for Kairanga and Rotary Courts
Room type Week Full year Semester One Semester Two
Single room in 4-bedroom apartment $182 $7,280 $3,458 $3,640

Room rates include:

  • wifi
  • laundry facilities
  • electricity (although residents who use more than a reasonable amount of electricity will be charged extra).

All students can pay by semester or full year. Domestic students are also able to pay by direct debit on a weekly basis.


To secure your accommodation, you will need to pay a deposit by the date stated in your letter of offer. The deposit is $670 for a full year or $630 for one semester and includes an administration fee, a refundable bond and an activity fee.

If you need to cancel, there is a cut off date in order to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee – the administration fee is non-refundable.

2022 occupancy dates

These are the contract dates for 2022.

Kairanga and Rotary Courts contract dates for 2022.
Term Duration Start date End date
Full year 40 weeks 15 February 2022 22 November 2022
Semester one 19 weeks 15 February 2022 28 June 2022
Semester two 20 weeks 5 July 2022 22 November 2022

Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme - if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.

More information

For an overview of Massey University's accommodation at Manawatū (Palmerston North) including a comparison of halls, pricing, catering, services and support see:

Manawatū accommodation overview

And, download:


Kairanga Court apartments.

Halls Stop, Manawatu-Wanganui 4410, New Zealand


Rotary Court apartments.

Tennent Drive, Massey University, Palmerston North 4472, New Zealand

Contact the office

Manawatū accommodation office


Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

Office phone

After-hours only

+64 27 246 2316 (calls Residential Assistant on duty)


Physical address
The Manawatū (Palmerston North) accommodation office is located in the YFC Building on Rehab Road.

Postal address
Massey University
Student Accommodation Manawatū
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North 4442

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