Cost$179 per week$179per week
FurnitureFully furnishedFully furnished
Ideal for19+ year olds19+year olds
Walking time5 minutes to campus centre5 minutesto campus centre
With 24 furnished single rooms in each of the two apartment blocks, the six-bedroom Ruahine and Tararua apartments are suitable for mature and returning students. Each containing four 6-bedroom units, the apartment blocks are set among a community of accommodation halls, and are a 5-minute walk to the centre of the Massey campus and near the bus stop to the city.
- Fully furnished, single rooms within six-bedroom apartments for 48 students (24 per block) aged 19+ years.
- Shared bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Access to communal laundry, common room, computer lab and outdoor space with views across Palmerston North.
- 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 Ruahine and Tararua apartments 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
- desk, lamp and chair
- shelves, mirror and rubbish bin
- carpet and curtains
Your apartment kitchen contains basic cooking and eating 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.
Ruahine and Tararua six-bedroom apartments each have a shared gender neutral bathroom with shower and basin, plus a separate toilet. Bedrooms also have their own basin.
Ruahine and Tararua apartments are self-catered. Students can store food and prepare their meals in the shared apartment kitchen, or communal kitchenette.
There are a range of supermarkets in Palmerston North, on bus routes, for students to purchase food from.
Communal spaces and shared facilities
The six-bedroom apartments each have a lounge with couches, a coffee table and a TV. Apartment kitchens have a fridge/freezer, stove and oven, sink, microwave, toaster and jug .
Ruahine and Tararua apartment residents can also use nearby Monro Commons, a large modern shared space with couches, tables and chairs, a TV, a deck with views across Palmerston North, a kitchenette and toilets.
The nearby Stables laundry, which has washing machines, dryers and outdoor rotary clotheslines, is accessible 24/7. The laundry is free of charge to use — students supply their own detergent. A computer lab is available within Ruahine Hall.
All these common facilities are shared with residents from other Monro Hill halls.
Students are allowed to store some forms of alcohol in this hall and drink it in moderation within designated areas on set days and times.
The pricing for Ruahine and Tararua apartments is as follows.
|Room type||Week||Full year||Semester One||Semester Two|
|Single room in 6-bedroom apartment||$179||$7,160||$3,401||$3,580|
Room rates include:
- 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.
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.
For an overview of Massey University's accommodation at Manawatū (Palmerston North) including a comparison of halls, pricing, catering, services and support see:
183 Tennent Drive, Massey University, Palmerston North 4472, New Zealand
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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
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