NEWS

  • 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 -...
  • Hello, Konnichiwa and Kia Ora by Ralph Sheppard
    It’s a warm Kiwi welcome to a group of IPU Japan students who have recently arrived as part of a three-month Study Abroad Programme. Once they had settled into life here on campus, they went on a Tiki Tour of Palmerston North city centre.
  • JSANZ Japanese Firsts Awards Recognise Dr Junko Yamamoto by Ralph Sheppard
    IPU New Zealand are delighted to announce that Dr Junko Yamamoto has been awarded the Most Dedicated Japanese Language Lecturer (Highly Commended) in this year’s JSANZ (Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealandニュージーランド日本研究学会) Japanese Firsts Awards...
  • Art Trail Manawatū 2022 by Ralph Sheppard
    Each year, Art Trail Manawatū, organised by Square Edge Community Arts, highlights the best of the region’s artists, and for this year’s Trail, some of our students attended the opening event, where they met a mixture of artists and local dignitaries....
  • International Basketball Comes to IPU New Zealand: New Zealand v Australia Deaf Basketball International on Saturday 5 November by Ralph Sheppard
    We are pleased to announce that on Saturday 5 November, IPU New Zealand will be hosting the New Zealand v Australia Deaf Basketball International at our Rec Centre. Tip-off will be at 4.30pm Admission will be by gold coin donation, and the opportunity...
  • Tiki Tour Visit to Stewarts Dairylands by Ralph Sheppard
    As it was the first week of the school holidays, this week’s Tiki Tour was a family-orientated outing, with staff, students and their whanau along for the ride to visit Stewarts Dairylands, a family-run dairy farm which has been operating for over 120...
  • Kodama Return to the Stage by Ralph Sheppard
    Last weekend saw the IPU New Zealand Kodama Japanese Drum Team take the stage at the Manawatū Multicultural Council's Songs & Praises event at Palmerston North Boys' High School, where they marked their return with a stellar performance. Thanks to...
  • Helping Our Students (and Others) Spread Their Wings by Ralph Sheppard
    As part of IPU New Zealand’s Internship Programme, we work with a number of local businesses and organisations to provide our students with not only the experience they will need in the commercial world, but also so they can gain an appreciation and...
  • Japanese Studies Students’ Annual Skit Contest by Ralph Sheppard
    During her recent visit to campus, Dr Setsuko Ohashi (President of IPU New Zealand and IPU Japan) had the opportunity to watch the Japanese Studies students’ annual Skit Contest, and then help judge the entries. After much consideration, the winners...