- Students Helping Students: Recognising Our Student Hall Leaders by Ralph Sheppard
Some of the unsung heroes here at IPU New Zealand are the student Hall Leaders who assist our Student Support staff with the day-to-day operation of our Halls of Residence.
So when they attended one of the regular meetings with staff, we took the...
- Tēnā Koutou, Tēnā Koutou, Tēnā Koutou Katoa to Our New Students for Semester Two by Ralph Sheppard
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
As Semester Two starts later this month, last week we held Orientation for our new students, some of which are shown here after their mihi whakatau on campus.
Nau mai, haere mai.
- Students From Tawa College Visit Campus for a Japanese Immersion Day by Ralph Sheppard
Our Japanese Studies Department recently hosted a very enthusiastic group of 16 students and three teachers from Tawa College for a Japanese Immersion Day on campus.
The visit provided a perfect opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, including...
- Playing our Part: Green Corridors Palmerston North by Ralph Sheppard
A group of IPU New Zealand staff and students recently helped Green Corridors Palmerston North to plant some native trees near our campus, and this short video shows how much they enjoyed themselves.
- Philippines Independence Day – Araw ng Kalayaan on Campus by Ralph Sheppard
Kamusta and kia ora.
Our Filipino students recently marked Philippines Independence Day – Araw ng Kalayaan on campus, and staff, students and whānau took the chance to have a group photo taken to mark the occasion.
The event was organised by IPU New...
- Busy Week for the Business Innovation Club by Ralph Sheppard
Last week was a busy one for the IPU New Zealand student-organised Business Innovation Club.
On Monday, they hosted Lainey Te Whatu from Rocket Fuel Design to speak on "Brand Identity on Social Media". Our students were joined by Nelson Harper,...
- This Year’s Japanese Studies Department’s Annual Speech Contest Winners Announced by Ralph Sheppard
Our Japanese Studies Department recently held their students’ Annual Speech Contest on campus, and as always, the standard was very impressive. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
This year’s winner was Mikolai Zlotkowski, who will represent...
- Japanese Trivia Night on Campus by Ralph Sheppard
We recently held a Japanese Trivia Night on campus, with over 50 students attending the event.
Thanks are due to everyone involved, especially the staff and students who came along from Awatapu College, Feilding High School, Freyberg High School,...
- Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu – National Volunteer Week Afternoon Tea on Campus by Ralph Sheppard
To mark Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu – National Volunteer Week, we held an afternoon tea on campus where a number of our student volunteers had the chance to reflect on the good work they have carried out over the last year.
The guests of honour were Palmy...
- Mappi Regional Government Scholarship Students Coming to IPU New Zealand by Ralph Sheppard
On behalf of IPU New Zealand, Director of Business Development, Hiroyasu Tsumakura looks forward to the arrival of the Mappi Regional Government scholarship students from the Indonesian province of South Papua, who are due to join us later in the year.
- Riau Province Delegates Visit to IPU New Zealand by Ralph Sheppard
IPU New Zealand were honoured to host a high-powered group of delegates from Riau Province of Indonesia and officials from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia recently, where we had the opportunity to discuss a range of projects, including a...
- Attracting the Crowds at The Careers Expo in Palmerston North by Ralph Sheppard
One of the highlights of IPU New Zealand’s student recruitment calendar is the annual The Careers Expo at the Central Energy Trust Arena here in Palmerston North, and this year was no different as our stand played host to a regular stream of visitors...
- A Cultural Exchange: The Day Some of Our English Language Students Visited Turitea School by Ralph Sheppard
A group of our English Language students recently visited Turitea School to share their Japanese culture with the tamariki, and, more importantly, to learn about Kiwi culture in return. Lots of fun activities and games ensued, including making (and...
- Palmerston North City Council and Rangitāne Pōwhiri for New International Students by Ralph Sheppard
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.
On Saturday morning, our recently-arrived international students were invited to attend a Pōwhiri organised by Palmerston North City Council, in connection with the local...
- Academic Excellence Awards - April 2023 by Ralph Sheppard
On Wednesday 26 April 2023, we held our first Academic Excellence Awards of the year, and the proud recipients can be seen below, along with some of the staff who helped them to achieve their success.
Congratulations are due to one and all, well done.
- Club Night for Semester One 2023 by Ralph Sheppard
It was Club Night at our Rec Centre recently, and a host of students came along to find out what extra-curricular activities are available to keep them busy over the next semester.
- Ka pai and ngā mihi nui to our student helpers during the Mihi Whakatau by Ralph Sheppard
During our recent Mihi Whakatau, a group of our students helped their new counterparts find their way around campus and assist our dedicated Student Support staff with Orientation. So hats off to those shown below, their assistance was much appreciated...
- Networking Matters: Manawatū Young Chamber and IPU New Zealand Students by Ralph Sheppard
There was an impressive turn-out for last night’s Manawatū Young Chamber event, Meet the Founders, where attendees engaged in a panel discussion with inspirational founders from the Manawatū, and had the chance to network afterwards.
IPU New Zealand...
- Mihi Whakatau to Mark the Start of the 2023 Academic Year by Ralph Sheppard
Yesterday we held a Mihi Whakatau to formally welcome our new students to IPU New Zealand, the first since Aotearoa’s borders officially opened. Organised as part of Orientation, it was attended by staff, students, whānau, and representatives from the...
- Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Mappi Regency of South Papua Province to bring seven Papuan students to study at IPU New Zealand by Ralph Sheppard
One of our academic staff members, Marveys Ayomi, has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on behalf of IPU New Zealand, with the Mappi Regency of South Papua Province, to bring seven Papuan students to study at IPU New Zealand, here in...
- Taking a Trip on the Palmy Bid City Side Bus Tour by Ralph Sheppard
A group of our students had a grand day out on the Palmy Bid City Side Bus Tour, and are seen here, with their goodie bags, accompanied by Shaun Kay from Palmy Bid (at far left) and John Forsyth, from Tranzit Coachlines (at back right), after being...
- IPU New Zealand Staff and Students Attend the International Women’s Day Panel Discussion by Ralph Sheppard
On International Women’s Day last week, a group of IPU New Zealand staff and students attended the International Women’s Day: Panel Discussion held at Caccia Birch, organised by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Palmerston North...
- Playing our Part: Festival of Cultures 2023 by Ralph Sheppard
This year’s Festival of Cultures here in Palmerston North was a great success, with our staff and students playing their part in the weekend’s festivities.
Here’s to 2024’s event, with hopefully a little more sunshine.
- Scootering Away: Building Links with Palmy Bid and Flamingo Scooters by Ralph Sheppard
Last weekend, some of our students took part in The Palmy Bid and Flamingo Scooters Pinkalicious Street Art Scooter Tour around Palmerston North.
As one of our students, Jun Yajima, is taking her internship with Flamingo Scooters, it was an excellent...
- Pampered Pooches from Canine Friends Pet Therapy Visit Campus by Ralph Sheppard
We recently played host to our friends from Canine Friends Pet Therapy, who brought along some pooches which became very pampered indeed.
Just the thing our students, and some of the staff, needed at the end of a very busy, and successful, academic year.