CLUBS AND GROUPS
When classes are over for the day, many students enjoy IPU New Zealand club activities. Popular clubs based at the IPU New Zealand Recreation Centre are dance, sports, and martial arts clubs.
Our nationally recognised Japanese KODAMA Drum Team have performed at several international events including the Rugby World Cup, 2014 World Taiko Meet, WOMAD, and annually at the Festival of Cultures in Palmerston North, is in high demand throughout New Zealand.
If your preferred sport or hobby is not currently practiced at IPU New Zealand you have the opportunity to create a new club and make use of IPU New Zealand's great facilities.
Throughout the academic year IPU New Zealand hosts a number of exciting events for all students. Many of these are student-led and a great opportunity for students to enhance their leadership and event management skills.
- IPU Badminton
- IPU Basketball
- Christian Fellowship
- IPU Frisbee
- IPU Indoor Hockey
- IPU KODAMA Japanese Drum Team
- IPU Tea Ceremony
- IPU New Zealand Toastmasters
IPU STUDENT TIKI TOURS
The dedicated IPU New Zealand student support team regularly organises outings for students to explore the scenic highlights of the Manawatū region. These bi-weekly Tiki-tours are a great way for international students to get to know the area and meet their classmates in a relaxed environment.
IPU STUDENT HOLIDAY TRIPS
IPU New Zealand organises yearly summer and winter holiday trips for students who want to experience some of the more distant and spectacular areas New Zealand has to offer. In the past we have taken students skiing at Queenstown, Mt Ruapehu, and Cadrona, while in the summer exploring the tropical north of Rotorua, Auckland and Northland.
OUTSIDE CLUBS AT IPU NEW ZEALAND
Many IPU New Zealand students are also involved in club activities or organisations in the Palmerston North community, including music, art, theatre, films, photography, squash or rugby.
Joining the IPU New Zealand student council is a great way to affect positive change and organise fun events during your stay here.