Rahiri is full for 2019 and therefore is no longer accepting applications.

Rahiri is potentially undertaking some restructuring in 2020 which could mean no flats will be available for rent. We are therefore not accepting any applications for places for 2020.


Rahiri Christian Student Accommodation is a supportive living environment for young adults coming to Palmerston North to study.

Our vision is to provide an enjoyable living environment and community based on Christian consideration for others and conducive to academic success and personal Christian growth.

Rahiri is not a hostel but a community of flats on one site. It best serves individuals seeking an alternative university accommodation and a chance to live independently within a supervised community.

Rahiri was established in the 1970’s to provide a supportive environment for young adults leaving home for the first time and coming to Palmerston North to study. Over the years, around 1000 young people have called Rahiri "home" while in Palmerston North.