Distance Learning venues within New Zealand

Semester One, 2016

Find your paper's examination date.

Please also note: Internal students must sit their examinations on the campus of their enrolment.

Venue listing


Venue Details

1010 Albany

Massey University, Auckland Campus

Please see the Timetable - Auckland campus

Auckland campus maps, transport and parking information.

Do not contact Auckland Campus staff

1020 Blenheim

St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall
5 Henry Street

1040 Christchurch

University of Canterbury
Kirkwood Village
20 Kirkwood Avenue

Please report to KH03.

Pay and Display Parking on Campus

Permits for Pay and Display parking at signposted areas can be purchased at the Recreation Centre.  The Recreation Centre is located in the East end of the Kirkwood Village.

  • $2.50/hour  (maximum 4 hours)
  • $7.50/day

Street Parking

Arrive early for your exam if using the nearby street parking and allow at least 15 minutes to walk from your park to the venue.

University of Canterbury Campus Maps: Online maps

1000 Clyde

Clyde Fire Service
Sunderland Street  

1080 Dunedin

University of Otago
QUAD3 Geology Building, 1st Floor
Leith Street (between Union Street and St David Street)

Map of Otago University.
Do not contact Otago University staff


There is no University car park at Otago University however there are many ‘pay and display’ parks and also free parks within the University area. 

Students do need to arrive very early to guarantee getting a car park close to the University. 

For information on which streets have pay and display parks and what the maximum time limits are, please see the Dunedin City Council website - http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/parking/where-you-can-park 

The map on this page will also show the costs, time limits and locations of the various parks in the Dunedin CBD.

Information regarding mobility parking around the Otago University campus can be found on http://www.otago.ac.nz/disabilities/maps/mobilityparking.html.

1090 Gisborne

St Mary’s Parish Hall (was Church Hall)
Cnr Gladstone & Campion Rds
Gisborne 4010

1100 Gore

Gore District Council Offices

James Cumming Wing
29 Civic Avenue

1125 Greenlane

Greenlane Christian Centre
17 Marewa Road

1130 Greymouth

Note new exam venue:

Kingsgate Hotel
32 Mawhera Quay

1150 Hamilton

Waikato University
Rooms MS4.G.01 &  MS4.G.02 (Adjacent to Management Tower & Momento Café)
Gate 10,  Hillcrest  Road

Parking on Campus

General Parking is via Gate 10, Silverdale Road. The cost for parking is $2.00 per day. Pay machines are located in the general parking. Enter the car registration number into the pay machine and select how long you wish to stay e.g. 1 day. You will not be required to display the receipt in your vehicle as this is not a Pay and Display set up.

The University of Waikato’s interactive map is at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/contacts/map/

Do not contact Waikato staff.

1160 Hastings

The Order of St John's Hall
22 Napier Road
Havelock North 4130

1190 Invercargill

Invercargill Working Men's Club
154 Esk Street
Invercargill 9810

Saturday exams are held at:

Southern Institute of Technology
B2 - 20 (Block B, Level 2)
133 Tay Street


1250 Kaitaia

Far North REAP Centre
33 Puckey Ave

Do not contact Reap Centre staff

1255 Kerikeri

Coastguard Bay of Islands
Mid North Rescue Centre
Wiroa Rd (signposted just before Kerikeri Airport)

1258 Lower Hutt

Maungaraki Baptist Church
Dowse Drive
Lower Hutt 5010

1260 Masterton

Masterton Bridge Club
112 Villa Street (on the corner of Villa and Pownall Streets)
Masterton 5810

1280 Nelson

Nelson Marlbourough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Richmond Campus
Room C102
390 Lower Queen Street

Please refer to the campus map below:

1290 New Plymouth

Plymouth International

Hotel & Conference Centre
Corner Courtenay & Leach Streets
New Plymouth 

1300 Oamaru

New Venue TBA

1320 Otahuhu

Northern Sports Car Club
Mt Richmond Domain
Great South Road
Otahuhu, Auckland 1062

Directions when heading south

Heading south on the Great South Road, go past Abattoir Road on the right and then immediately on the left will be the entrance to the Mt Richmond Domain.

Go down the driveway and the clubrooms will be at the end of the drive (car parking will be at the club rooms).
Note: If you have reached Portage Road you have gone too far down the Great South Road .

Directions when heading north:

Heading north on the Great South Road, go through the Portage Road intersection. The entrance to the Mt Richmond Domain will be on your right, immediately before Abattoir Road on your left.

Go down the driveway and the clubrooms will be at the end of the drive (car parking will be at the club rooms).
Note: If you pass Abattoir Road you have gone too far up the Great South Road.

1350 Palmerston North

Massey University , Manawatu Campus

Please see the Timetable - Manawatu campus 

Manawatu Campus maps and transportation  

1365 Queenstown

Gold Ridge Hotel
594 Frankton Road
Queenstown 9300

1370 Rotorua

Deerstalkers Assn Clubrooms
Neil Hunt Park
Tarawera Rd

Neil Hunt Park is situated along Te Ngae Road. The main access road opens onto Tarawera Road.

1380 Takaka

Golden Bay High School
12 Waitapu Road

1410 Taumarunui

REAP Central King Country
Hakiaha Street
Taumarunui 3920

1420 Taupo

Taupo Vintage Car Club Rooms
Hickling Park
AC Baths Avenue (Off Spa Road)
Taupo 3330

1430 Tauranga

Tauranga Coastguard Headquarters
Sulphur Point Marina
(at the end of Keith Allen Drive)

1438 Thames

Thames Union Parish Church
Corner Pollen & Pahau Sreets
Thames 3500

1440 Timaru

Literacy South Canterbury
15 Grey Road, L Block

Please phone Literacy South Canterbury - 03 688 0894 if you are unable to sit your exam.

1460 Waiouru

Defence Learning Centre
Building C295
Freyburg Place
Waiouru Military Camp

Map to Waiouru Exam Venue

Car registration is required for access onto the Military Camp.

Please email your registration to Clive Nodder, Adult Learning Tutor for Defence Learning Centre, New Zealand Defence College, Waiouru Military Camp. clive.nodder@nzdf.mil.nz

1470 Wairoa

St Andrews Church
98 Queen Street
Wairoa 4108

1480 Wanganui

Quaker Settlement Hall
76 Virginia Road
Wanganui 4500

1490 Wellington

Please see the Timetable - Wellington Campus 

Wellington Campus maps, transportation and parking.

Do not contact Wellington Campus staff.

1500 Westport

Buller REAP Centre
111 Palmerston Street

1510 Whakatane

Eastbay REAP
21 Pyne Street
Whakatane 3120

1520 Whangarei

Motel Sierra Conference Room
26 Western Hills Drive (close to Kamo Road traffic lights)
Whau Valley
Whangarei 0112

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