Montage of some clubs at UCOL | Te Pūkenga

UCOL | Te Pūkenga has a small number of clubs and a friendly relationship with MUSA to join Massey University clubs.

Chess Club

Join the chess club and enjoy the challenge of playing the “Game of Kings”. You don’t need any experience to get involved; you’ll be given a full explanation of the rules and basic strategies if you need it.

Contact: Hans van Hutten (

Grammar Club

Learn English grammar to help you to succeed in your assignments.

Contact: Diana Raleigh (

Gardening Club

Join the UCOL | Te Pūkenga Gardening Club and help take care of the campus vege garden. Gardening is a relaxing hobby and very rewarding when you see the results of your efforts. No experience needed.

Learn English grammar to help you to succeed in your assignments.

Contact: Diana Raleigh (

Knit Happens - Keep Calm & Carry Yarn

Knit Happens is the UCOL | Te Pūkenga knitting club. Knitting is a fun and relaxing hobby for people from all walks of life. Studies have shown that the repetitive action of needlework can ease stress and help relax. We have needles and yarn available, but please feel free to bring your own.


Read it and Reap

Read it and Reap is UCOL | Te Pūkenga’s book club. The club meets up for friendly and casual catch ups where avid readers discuss literature of any type.

Contact: Mel Burt (

Table Tennis Thursday

Table tennis is a great sport for people of all skill levels. We have an annual table tennis tournament for students and staff, so these Thursday sessions are a great way to practice and perfect your skills.

When & Where: Thursdays 12pm-1pm, Manawatū Campus Atrium

Contact: Reggie Boult (

Waiata/Kapa Haka Sessions

Come and be part of the UCOL | Te Pūkenga waiata & kapa haka whānau. Whether you’re used to singing waiata and performing kapa haka, or you want to learn, we provide a fun, supportive, and welcoming environment that really uplifts your wairua.

Contact: Erica William (