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More About Academic Dress Hire

Academic Dress Hire is the trading name of Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust Inc.

Our Mission:

  • To provide a robe hire service of the highest quality, and
  • To disburse funds raised by robe hire for the advancement of education for women.


  • Phone: [06] 350-4166 or Massey ext 85988.
  • Email:
  • Postal Address: Academic Dress Hire, P O Box 1713, Palmerston North 4440.
  • Premises: Refectory Road, University Avenue, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North 4472.
    Click here to see a map.
  • Hours: We are open most mornings Mon - Thursday between 9am and 1pm (except in January).For details of extended hours during graduation periods click Timetables.


We are committed to providing the highest quality of service, but we ask for your co-operation to help us to maintain our standards.

  • Please place your order by the due date to allow us ample time to prepare.
  • Please allow sufficient time to check your robes before leaving our premises.
  • You can cancel your order at any time,prior to graduation week, for a full refund.


If there is a problem with your robes, please phone us at once.
Ask an official at the graduation venue to contact us if necessary.
We undertake to deliver a replacement to wherever you are if we have made a mistake.


Thank you ADH, great service as usual J

Lisa - Hawke's Bay

The collection and return was much
faster than I expected.
Steve - Auckland graduation

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3 Refectory Road, University Avenue
Massey University
Palmerston North


06 350 4166
Monday - Thursday 9am - 2.30pm
For extended Graduation hours, click here