Massey University Palmerston North

Welcome to Massey’s original campus, with lovely heritage buildings and park-like grounds located near Palmerston North city.

The large campus is beautiful year-round with 11,500 different varieties of plants and trees in the form of manicured gardens, green fields, woodlands and bush. The Massey University grounds in Manawatū are listed as a New Zealand Botanical Garden.

Campus Facilities

Student Study

  • Campus Books bookshop
  • Campus Information Service | Mōhiohio
  • Cashiers’ Offices
  • Computer Labs
  • Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Library
  • Student Advisors
  • Tangata Whenua / Pasifika
  • Scholarship’s Office
  • Student Notes Distribution Centre
  • The Printery

Student Life

  • Accommodation
  • Clubs
  • Islamic Prayer Room
  • Marae
  • Recreation Centre
  • Where to eat – Turitea

Student Representation

  • Extramural Students’ Society
  • Manawatahi – Māori Students’ Association
  • Massey University Students’ Association
  • Massey University College of Education Students’ Association

Childcare/ Kohanga Reo

  • Hokowhitu Campus Children’s Centre
  • Massey Child Care Centre
  • Massey Kids’ Club
  • Te Uru Karaka Kohanga Reo

Other Facilities

  • Lost and Found / Massey Security / Emergency
  • Venue hire
  • Veterinary Clinic

Student Study

Campus Books bookshop

Campus Books bookshop stocks course textbooks, legislation and stationery. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. You can buy in-store and online.

Visit the Campus Books website

Location: Student Centre, Turitea concourse 
Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm (Mon – Fri)
Phone: 64 6 354 6020

Campus Information Service | Mōhiohio

Registry Building, Level 2, Turitea 
Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm (Mon – Fri)

Phone: 64 6 356 9099 ext 84000

Cashiers’ Offices

You can pay your fees at the cashiers’ office. Cash, eftpos or Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are accepted.

Cashier’s Office – Turitea 
Registry Building, Level 2 
Hours: 8.30am – 4.00pm (Mon – Fri)

Phone: 64 6 356 9099 ext 84000

Computer Labs

Turitea has computers for student use, including both PCs and Macs. Some Halls of Residence also have small computer labs. The Library at Turitea has computers for student use during all opening hours, with Library and IT support staff available to assist.

Facilities for postgraduate students:

  • BSC 3.09:
    • Open 24-hours, with card access

Facilities for undergraduate students:


  • BSC 1.08 Hours:
    • 8.00am – 6.00pm (Mon – Fri)
  • STB1 Hours:
    • 8.00am – 11.00pm (Mon – Thurs)
    • 8.00am – 8.00pm (Fri) 
  • STB2 Hours:
    • 8.00am – 6.00pm (Mon – Thurs)
    • 8.00am – 8.00pm (Fri)
  • Psychology: Hours:
    • 8.00am – 6.00pm (Mon – Fri) 

For more information about computer services for students visit:

Website: ITS Computer Labs 

Scholarships Office

Information, application forms and advice on applying for scholarships offered by Massey University and external organisations.

Financial Services, Registry Building, Level 2, Turitea,

Phone: 64 6 627 739 
Website: Awards and Scholarships 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

A range of academic help and study support is provided for students at all levels from undergraduates to PhD candidates. Services include writing skills, learning skills and numeric skills.

Website: Centre for Teaching and Learning 


The libraries at Turitea and Hokowhitu provide a range of print and online resources to support study. There are also computer, printing and photocopying facilities, study spaces and helpful staff to assist with queries.

Click here to access the Library Website

Student Liaison Advisors

Advisers are here on campus to help you plan your course of study at Massey. They are friendly, approachable and can answer just about any question you may have about university education.

Phone: 64 6 350 5932 

Tangata Whenua / Pasifika

Kainga Rua and Fale Pasifika are great places to study for tangata Whenua and tangata Pasifika, where students can meet mentors and peer tutors for assistance. A shared kitchen, computers and resources are also available.

Rehab Road

Phone: 64 6 350 5701 ext. 83550

Student Notes Distribution Centre

The Student Notes Distribution Centre (SNDC) offers a centralised service for the production and distribution of course notes and study materials.

The SNDC (Tiritea) is located at the Printery Building (corner of University Avenue / Albany Drive)

For information regarding the services provided, please phone 64 6 356 9099 ext. 85010

Student Life


Information, help and advice about accommodation and residential life at Turitea campus can be found at Massey Contact, Registry Level 2, Turitea. Non-residential students can also seek information and support about student life and the services available.

Phone: 64 6 350 5555 


There are over 50 sport, societies and cultural clubs to get involved in at Massey, Palmerston North. Information about club contacts is available from the MUSA office.


Club Development Officer
Student Services Building, Office 2.23C, Turitea Campus
Postal: MUSA, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North 4442
Phone: 64 6 356 9099 ext 81216
Email: [email protected]
Website: MUSA Clubs

Islamic Prayer Room

The prayer room is situated between the Vet Tower and the Ag Hort complex, University Avenue.

Phone: 64 6 356 9099 extn 7051 

Te Kupenga o Te Matauranga Marae

Te Kupenga O Te Matauranga is the heart of the Hokowhitu campus for Māori students, staff and the wider community. The Marae is a centre for whanau and cultural activities that enhance Massey’s commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Phone: 64 6 351 3348 or 64 6 356 9099 extn 8740 

Recreation Centre

At Massey Sport and Recreation Centre we’re committed to providing our students 
with the finest of sport and leisure facilities. If you want to improve your health, gain energy, lose weight, bulk up, tone your body or just have fun playing games or working out with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Our facilities include a fully equipped Fitness Centre, multi-use Sports Hall, Squash Courts, Climbing Wall, Rugby and Soccer fields, Manawatu Athletics

Track and Massey University Equestrian Centre. We also offer an extensive range of Social Leagues, Les Mills Group Fitness Classes, Bootcamps and High Intensity Group Training. We are committed to building Healthy, Active, Successful Communities.

Orchard Road, Turitea 

  • 6.00 am – 10.00pm (Mon – Fri)
  • 9.00am – 8.00 pm (Sat – Sun)
  • (Holidays hours vary slightly)

Phone: 64 6 350 5080 extn 85529
Facebook: Massey Sport and Recreation Centre

Website: Recreation Centre 

Students Representation

Extramural Students’ Society

The Extramural Students’ Society (EXMSS) represents and lobbies for extramural students and is an advocate for students.
Student Centre, Main Concourse (upstairs)

Phone: 64 6 356 9099 extn 81182 


Manawatahi is the Māori Students’ Association Roopu at Turitea. Weekly meetings are held every Wednesday from 12.15 – 1.00 pm in Kainga Rua (Māori students’ common room) during the semester.

Kainga Rua (Māori students’ study space) and Te Atawhai (Manawatahi common room) 
YFC Building, Rehab Road, Turitea Site

Phone: 027 MANAWA1 (027 6262921) 

Massey University Students’ Association – MUSA

Services include representation, liaison/advocacy for complaints, free weekly newspaper Chaff, Radio Control, women’s space, and shop.
Student Centre, Main concourse (upstairs)

Phone: 64 6 350 4500 

Where to eat – Turitea

  • The Dining Hall – Student Centre, Main concourse, Turitea is open 7.00am – 7.00pm (Mon – Fri) and 8.00am – 7.00pm (Sat & Sun).
  • MUSA Shop – Student Centre, Main concourse, Turitea is open 8:00am – 6:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 8.00am – 5.00pm (Fri) and Semester Breaks 8.00am – 4.00pm (Mon – Fri).
  • Wharerata is a historic homestead located opposite the Social Sciences Tower. Open 8.30am – 3.00pm (Mon – Fri) and the Hot Buffet is available 11.45am – 2.00pm (Mon – Fri) 
  • The Library Café – Level 1 Turitea Library is open 9.00am – 3.00pm (Mon – Fri) during semester

Childcare/ Kohanga reo

Childcare centres are available at Turitea and Hokowhitu. There are limited places and high demand, so enrol your children early.

Hokowhitu Campus Children’s Centre


Phone: 64 6 356 7798

Massey Child Care Centre

The Massey Child Care Centre has been in operation since the early 1970’s. Over the years it has steadily grown from a two-room child care facility to an incorporated society providing leading early childhood care and education services.


Phone: 64 6 350 5559 
Fax: 64 6 350 5639 

Massey Kids’ Club

The Massey Kids’ Club operates from a renovated house near the Recreation and Sports Centre. The Club provides after school care, including escorted pick-up from school and school holiday child care services.


Phone: 64 6 350 5566 
Fax: 64 6 350 5624

Email: [email protected] 

Te Uru Karaka Kohanga Reo

Located at Turitea, providing a total immersion Māori pre-school environment.

Phone: 64 6 356 9099 extn 87209 
Email: [email protected] 

Other Facilities

Lost and Found / Massey Security

Massey has an on-campus security service available 24 hours, 7 days a week, as well as a co-located Campus Community Constable. If you have any concerns or problems relating to personal safety, property theft/damage, suspicious activity, or require assistance for any reason, please contact Massey security.

Security Helpdesk

Facilities Management 
Colombo Road, Turitea 
Phone: 0800 6277 50


For an emergency, phone 111 and state which service you want, then as soon as practical contact Massey Security so that they may assist emergency services. For non-urgent police assistance, contact Massey security.

Security Helpdesk

Facilities Management
Colombo Road, Turitea

Phone: 0800 6277 50

Venue Hire

If you are planning an event or conference, please visit the Hospitality Services website.

Veterinary Clinic

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is available to the local community and since many members of staff have specialized experience, the hospital accepts referrals from veterinarians all over New Zealand.

More information:

Contact Massey University Manawatū

Telephone06 356 9099
Facsimile06 350 5618
Email[email protected]
Physical and courier addressMassey University (Turitea) 
Tennent Drive 
Palmerston North 
New ZealandMassey University (Hokowhitu) 
Centennial Drive 
Palmerston North 
New Zealand
Postal addressMassey University Manawatū
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

Campus office

Location:Level two, Registry Building
Tennant Drive
Massey University
Office hours:Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

International Students’ Support Services

Website:International Students’ Support Services
Email:[email protected]