NEWS

  • 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.
  • Tree Dedication Ceremony for This Year’s Graduates by Ralph Sheppard
    One of IPU New Zealand's traditions on Graduation Day, is a Tree Dedication Ceremony on campus, where a Sakura (Cherry Blossom) tree is dedicated to the graduates. This year the speech was given by Le (Sally) Thi Tu Quynh Ho, who also assisted in the...
  • IPU New Zealand Students Attend the Viet Nam - New Zealand Economic Co-Operation Forum in Wellington by Ralph Sheppard
    On Monday, two of our students, Thanh Nhu Dang (Michelle) Nguyen and Khanh Van (Vincent) Tran, accompanied by an IPU New Zealand staff member, attended the Viet Nam - New Zealand Economic Co-Operation Forum led by the President of the National Assembly...
  • Maintaining the Connection: A Visit to Rosie's House by Ralph Sheppard
    Whilst Rosie Estall has retired from IPU New Zealand after a long and distinguished career as one of our Academic Language and Writing Support Tutors, she recently hosted a group of staff and students to her home. Many of our students will have fond...
  • Marking the End of the Semester in Style (With a Japanese-Style BBQ) by Ralph Sheppard
    It’s always said that when in Rome, you should do as the Romans do.   So, following that advice, when in Aotearoa, you should do as the Kiwis do, and as summer’s here, the sun is shining; members of the IPU New Zealand Japanese Club dusted off the...
  • A Testing Visit to the Capital for our Japanese Language Students by Ralph Sheppard
    Last weekend, a group of IPU New Zealand Japanese Language students travelled to Wellington to take their Japanese Language Proficiency Test.  Staying overnight in the Capital, the twelve students, accompanied by staff from our Japanese Studies...
  • Spreading the Word: IPU New Zealand’s Visit to St Paul College Pasig, in the Philippines by Ralph Sheppard
    It was a privilege for Joseph Quiambao, IPU New Zealand’s Marketing Manager, to visit St. Paul College Pasig, in the Philippines. Joseph was able to meet Donabel Arce, the Career Advisor for the junior and senior high school students, and other...
  • IPU New Zealand Students Attend the Final of Innovate 2022 and Meet the Winners by Ralph Sheppard
    Last night saw the Final of the Innovate 2022 competition held in Palmerston North, with IPU New Zealand was well represented amongst the audience, and seen here are a number of our students with the evening’s winners of the Innovate 2022 Award,...
  • Delegates from Waseda Visit IPU New Zealand by Ralph Sheppard
    IPU New Zealand recently hosted a party of distinguished visitors from a number of educational institutions from Waseda in Japan, accompanied by staff from Education New Zealand and the Palmerston North City Council. Not only did they have the chance...
  • Dr Nathan Ehambara Presents his Research at Conferences in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands by Ralph Sheppard
    One of our academic staff members, Dr Nathan Ehambara, has recently returned from attending conferences in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The first port of call was St Hilda’s College at the University of Oxford, where Dr Ehambara presented...
  • IPU New Zealand Provides a Wonderful Environment to Entertain and Educate our Tamariki by Ralph Sheppard
    IPU New Zealand not only provides the perfect environment for our students to excel, but it also offers an opportunity for people from across the Pacific, and further afield, who now call Manawatū home, the chance to teach their whānau about their...
  • Visit to Riverdale School by IPU Japan Students by Ralph Sheppard
    Kia ora and konnichiwa. Our visiting IPU Japan students spent a wonderful morning at Riverdale Primary School, here in Palmerston North recently, taking the opportunity to wear traditional Japanese dress, they shared their language and culture with...
  • Making Connections: Women and Business & IPU New Zealand by Ralph Sheppard
    Through the connections IPU New Zealand have established with the local community, we are able to encourage our students to attend events, and, earlier this evening, a group of IPU New Zealand students went to the Women and Business Networking Event at...
  • Memories are Made of This: Softball New Zealand and IPU New Zealand by Ralph Sheppard
    Last weekend saw a number of international softball teams stay with us on campus, and on Sunday evening, the Final of the Tradestaff International Invitational Series was played at Colquhoun Park, here in Palmerston North, with Australia beating Japan....
  • Attending Opening Night of the Matatau Toioho ki Āpiti Exhibition at Te Manawa by Ralph Sheppard
    On Friday night, a group of our students attended the opening night of the Matatau Toioho ki Āpiti Exhibition at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage here in Palmerston North. Such events provide our students with the opportunity to understand...
  • The Argentina, Australia, the Czech Republic and Japan National Softball Teams Are Staying With Us On Campus by Ralph Sheppard
    IPU New Zealand are delighted to be hosting four of the teams taking part in Softball New Zealand's Tradestaff International Invitational Series here in Palmerston North this weekend.  Staying with us on campus are the players and officials from...
  • Philippines Expo a Great Success by Ralph Sheppard
    On Sunday, IPU New Zealand held our first Expo in the Philippines, when Joseph Quiambao, our Marketing Manager, hosted a group of prospective students at The Peninsula Hotel in Manila. On the day, Joseph was kindly assisted by a number of our Filipino...
  • A Day Trip to Wellington for Our IPU Japan Students by Ralph Sheppard
    As we have a group of visiting students from IPU Japan, we are keen to show them some of the sights, so a trip to Wellington was organised. It was a case of Four Seasons in One Day, with a chillyish start and patches of fog, which were cleared away by...
  • IPU New Zealand Student, Wen-Po Yeh, Attends the JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest in Auckland by Ralph Sheppard
    Earlier this year, IPU New Zealand student, Wen-Po Yeh, came third in the JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest, and on Friday he travelled to Auckland to attend the prize-giving ceremony.   Hosted by The University of Auckland’s School of...
  • Saturday Afternoon's Alright for International Basketball at IPU New Zealand by Ralph Sheppard
    This Saturday saw IPU New Zealand host the New Zealand v Australia Deaf Basketball international at our Recreation Centre, and whilst the result didn’t quite go the way for the Kiwi supporters in the crowd, it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone...
  • Our Students Playing Their Part in Building Relationships by Ralph Sheppard
    Helping our students secure employment after they have graduated is an important part of our role here at IPU New Zealand, so we were delighted to receive an invitation from UCOL Te Pūkenga for our students to attend their recent Employment Expo. IPU...
  • Students Helping Students by Ralph Sheppard
    Here at IPU New Zealand, we have a proud history of teaching students to learn a new language, so we were delighted when a group of our Japanese students offered to help IPU New Zealand students improve their Japanese.  And so the Japanese Club was...
  • From Colombia to Aotearoa, a student’s tale. by Ralph Sheppard
    Here at IPU New Zealand we take considerable pride in having a truly multicultural campus, so we were pleased to learn one of our former students, Andres Ardila, had featured in an Education New Zealand article, detailing his story of how he came to...
  • Enjoying the Great Outdoors by Ralph Sheppard
    Now that Spring is well and truly here, and the weather is warming up for what will, hopefully, be a wonderful Kiwi summer, the IPU New Zealand Fitness Club went on an evening walk last Saturday along the Turitea Track to see the sun set over...
  • JSANZ National Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest Success by Ralph Sheppard
    Back in June this year, Wen-Po Yeh won IPU New Zealand’s annual Japanese Speech Contest with his speech "How to Enjoy School Life", and, by doing so, became our representative in this year’s JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand -...