Massey University

Where Palmerston North Massey began over 80 years ago. New Zealand’s premiere and largest institution for life sciences, agricultural, horticultural, veterinary teaching and research and is a leader in industrial innovation through areas such as food science and technology, biotechnology, advanced material sciences and product development.

The Palmerston North Manawatu campus has two sites:


renowned for its beautiful park-like setting of huge trees and gardens.


on the city side of the Manawatu River, near the lagoon.

Programmes and Curriculum

Massey Palmerston North Manawatu offers 150 programmes across the spectrum of Sciences, Education, Business and Humanities and Social Sciences. It is the only place in New Zealand to offer a Veterinary Science degree (BVSc).

Massey University Palmerston North campus also offers 75 postgraduate programmes and is the engine room of the University’s research culture. It is home for many of New Zealand’s top researchers who have earned Massey an international reputation.

Massey University Palmerston North: Massey University Palmerston North is also the home of the University’s extramural programme. Every year around 20,000 students, in New Zealand and overseas, learn at a distance with the help of lecturers in Palmerston North.

Both the Turitea and Hokowhitu campus’s of Massey University here in Palmerston North Manawatu are under 2km from Harringtons Motor Lodge Palmerston North Motel.