Māori names for the University, campuses and colleges

Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa

Massey University’s Māori name is Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa and is not a direct translation. A literal translation of Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa is ‘the implantation to infinity’ or ‘from inception to infinity’. The name is based on the view of Massey as a provider of life-long learning, able to move beyond traditional structures, and committed to the never-ending expansion of knowledge.

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Campus names

Auckland Campus


Manawatū Campus
Palmerston North

Te Papaioea

Wellington Campus


College names

Massey Business School

Te Kura Whai Pakihi

College of Creative Arts

Toi Rauwhārangi

College of Health

Te Kura Hauora Tangata

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Te Kura Pūkenga Tangata

College of Science

Te Wāhanga Pūtaiao

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