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Kāinga Rua

Kāinga Rua hall is the ideal accommodation choice for students who have come straight from college or who are not ready to share a flat. The hall is five minutes from Massey's Wellington campus.

  • Single and twin rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, for 155 residents.
  • Fully furnished. Residents are to bring their own towels and bedding. International students can request bed linen.
  • Suitable for students aged 17 to 21 years.
  • Shared common areas to cook and eat. Two shared lounges.
  • Open courtyards with grass areas for outdoor enjoyment. Study room and movie room.
  • Less than a five minute walk to campus and a one minute to Pukeahu Park.

2020 Room rates

Room type

Full year


Domestic students
Single room $12,826.00
Twin-share room $9,466.00
International students
Single room $13,106.00 $7,676.80
Twin-share room $9,666.00 $5,748.80

Please note: Room rates include the cost of reasonable electricity use. Residents who use an excessive amount of electricity will pay the extra cost.  


  • Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
  • Activity fee: $120 (full year) $90.00 (semester)
  • Bond: $600 (held until contract ends)
  • Room pack: $280.00 (single room) $200.00 (twin-share room) (international students only)


International students must pay all accommodation fees in full. Domestic students can choose from four payment options:

  1. One lump sum payment for the 42-week agreement.
  2. Two payments for the 42-week agreement.
  3. One bulk payment, then 36 weekly payments of $120 from 6 March to 6 November 2020.
  4. One bulk payment, then 36 weekly payments of $140 from 6 March to 6 November 2020.
Payment schedule

Your first payment is due by 3 December 2019. However, if you receive your offer of accommodation on or after 9 December 2019, your first payment is due by 8 January 2020.

If you have selected Payment Option 2, your second payment will be due by 1 July 2020.

Deposit and payment amounts and deadlines will be confirmed in your Offer of Place email.

Contract dates


Start and end dates for domestic students

Start and end dates for international students

Full year 16 February to 6 December 2020 9 February to 29 November 2020
Semester one 13 February to 9 July 2020 6 February to 2 July 2020
Semester two 12 July to 6 December 2020 5 July to 29 November 2020




Self-catered. Residents cook their own meals in the communal kitchens.

Tussock meal packages

Meal packages are available from the campus café, Tussock. Residents can eat there or take meals away. Student ID cards will need to be presented to receive meals. Meal package credit can be used at the Pyramid and Museum cafés, however they only offer a limited menu.

Semester one Semester two Full year

$650.00 (prepaid with hall fees)

$600.00 (prepaid by 1 July)

$1062.50* (prepaid with hall fees)

  • $50 credit accrued per week.
  • Credit accrues during study weeks only and expires on the last day of the semester.
  • $50 credit accrued per week from orientation week.
  • Credit accrues during study weeks only and expires on the last exam day of the year.

*15% discount applies - total credit value is $1250.00 for the year.


Internet is included in price.


Rooms and shared spaces are heated.


Basic furniture is provided. Single rooms come with one double bed and Twin rooms come with two single beds. Items that are not provided by the hall will need to be supplied by the residents. 


The laundry is located on the ground floor. 


Twenty-eight car parks with secure access are available for hire. Contact our accommodation team to secure a car park before you arrive.

A free outdoor bike rack is available for residents.

Tour the accommodation a Kāinga Rua

Take a virtual tour by room type or facility at the Cube.

Contact details


Phone: +64 4 801 5799 extn. 63355
Emergency only phone: 0800 574 255 (24/7 Duty RA)

Postal address:

Kāinga Rua Hall - Massey University
217 Taranaki Street
Mt Cook
Wellington 6021


217 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook, Wellington

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