Cost$387 per week$387per week
FurnitureFully furnishedFully furnished
Ideal for17-23 year olds17-23year olds
CateringTwo meals per dayTwo meals per day
Walking time0 minutes to campus centre0 minutesto campus centre
The halls are centrally located in a park-like setting within Massey’s Manawatū campus, close to student facilities and the bus stop to Palmerston North.
- Spacious, comfortable, fully furnished single rooms in a modern living environment for 200 students (50 per hall), aged 17 to 23 years.
- Shared gender-neutral bathrooms on each floor, and common room with TV, laundry and kitchenette.
- Two meal plan catering – lunch and dinner weekdays, and brunch and dinner weekends.
- Wifi in all rooms and common areas, and communal computer labs.
- Close to all student facilities including lecture theatres, the library and the dining hall, and the Colombo Road public bus stop to Palmerston North.
- Based within a community of four halls of residence, forming a supportive student environment in attractive surroundings.
- Accommodation is available for students with accessibility requirements.
Rooms and furniture
All bedrooms in Matai, Miro, Tawa and Totara halls are fully furnished, large single private rooms. Each has a window that can be opened, and a secure lockable door.
Each room includes:
- king single bed and mattress
- desk, chair and desk lamp
- shelf, mirror and rubbish bin
- carpet and curtains
You will be supplied with a crockery and cutlery starter pack which includes:
- dinner plate, side plate and cereal bowl
- coffee mug and water tumbler
- knife, fork, spoon and teaspoon.
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.
The halls have shared gender-neutral bathrooms with showers, toilets and sinks on each floor. There is one bathroom for every four students. Bathrooms have shower cubicles with lockable doors.
These halls are catered. The meal plan offers you two meals daily - lunch and dinner Monday to Friday, and brunch and dinner at weekends. Brunch 10am – 1pm, lunch 11am – 1.30pm and dinner 5pm – 7.30pm.
Students use their student ID card to receive meals, which are served at the communal Student Centre Dining Hall on the main concourse, or can be taken away.
The dining hall offers a diverse range of food choices that change daily.
Our Food4Me App allows students to view the menu up to seven days in advance, see dietary and allergy information, make orders, leave feedback on meals and respond to polls.
Communal spaces and shared facilities
The halls have a common lounge with TV, couches and a fully equipped kitchen. The halls share two external communal spaces, called Karaka and Kanuka which have a laundry with washers, dryers and an ironing board. These are free of charge to use - students supply their own detergent etc.
There is also a computer lab with printers, a TV lounge and a kitchenette.
There is also plenty of communal outdoors space in a park-like setting, including a volleyball court.
Students are allowed to store some forms of alcohol in these halls and drink it in moderation within designated areas on set days and times.
The pricing for Matai, Miro, Tawa and Totara halls is as follows:
|Week||Full year||Semester One||Semester Two|
Room rates include:
- two meals per day – lunch and dinner weekdays, and brunch and dinner weekends
- laundry facilities
- electricity (residents who use more than a reasonable amount of electricity will be charged extra).
You 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.
2021 occupancy dates
These are the contract dates for 2021:
|Term||Duration||Start date||End date|
|Full year||40 weeks||16 February 2021||23 November 2021|
|Semester one||19 weeks||16 February 2021||29 June 2021|
|Semester two||20 weeks||6 July 2021||23 November 2021|
Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme - if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.
These halls are Qualmark accredited with a four-plus out of five rating. Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality.
For an overview of Massey University's accommodation at Manawatū campus in Palmerston North including a comparison of halls, pricing, catering, services and support see:
Colombo Road, Manawatu-Wanganui 4410, New Zealand
Take a virtual tour
Take a virtual tour of Matai Hall and Kanuka Common Room.
Contact the office
Manawatū accommodation office
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
+64 27 246 2316 (calls Residential Assistant on duty)
The Manawatū (Palmerston North) accommodation office is located in the YFC Building on Rehab Road.
Student Accommodation Manawatū
Private Bag 11222
Palmerston North 4442
Apply now for accommodation at Massey.