Kāinga Rua Hall

Kāinga Rua offers students the opportunity to live with full privacy in spacious single and twin share rooms with en-suite bathrooms, while using shared common areas to cook and eat. This hall is perfect for those wanting to transition from school to university but are not yet ready to take up the commitments of sharing a flat. It is located within a short walk to the campus, with the full support of a pastoral care team and events and initiatives that foster academic success and build strong life skills.

Massey Wellington’s two halls, The Cube and Kāinga Rua, will share inter hall events and activities, while offering distinctive experiences to residents. The same pastoral care team will ensure the hall experience is cohesive and positive with 24/7 support for residents.

An overview of our rooms at Kāinga Rua:

single Rooms

Spacious living with either a double bed or 2 singles, a desk and chair, a wardrobe, a storage unit with a mini fridge and heating. Small en-suite bathroom. No cooking allowed in rooms.

Twin rooms

Spacious living for two people with two single beds, desks and chairs, wardrobes, a storage unit with a mini fridge and heating. Small en-suite bathroom. No cooking allowed in rooms.

Shared Common Areas

Two shared lounge areas for socializing and open grass courtyards for outdoor enjoyment. A study room and a movie room are also available 24/7. The cooking areas are shared and are open daily from 7am to 10pm.

Additional Costs to Consider


The hall provider is Freedom Internet, which offer pre-paid packages for residents. The plans below can be purchased via the Freedom Internet portal while in the hall.

The promotional plans below can only be purchased through the Freedom Internet website since they are available for limited times during the year:
Go to:  https://myaccount.freedominternet.org/#/register-premium?bsc=275 or alternatively, go to www.freedominternet.org and type “Kainga Rua” into the address finder and purchase a plan.

Special Unlimited Internet Plans will be available from 1 February to 15 March 2019:

  • Yearly Study Plan (42 week plan) - $329.95
  • Semester Plan (21 week plan) -  $185.00

After 15 March 2019, you will longer be able to buy the Yearly and Semester plans, however, unlimited monthly, weekly and daily plans will be available for purchase from within the hall. Once a plan has been purchased, and you are at KR Hall, you can connect to Freedom’s Service by logging in with your username (email address) and password onsite/in your room to the strongest Wi-Fi signal.

For example if you’re staying in Kainga’s Whare block on Level 2 Room 4 your strongest SSID should be 2.04@WKainga-2G.  If you can connect to the 2.04@WKainga-5G you may get faster speeds. If you’re in Nui Level 3 Room 5 your strongest SSID should be 3.05@NKainga-2G but again If you can connect to the 3.05@NKainga-5G you may get faster speeds.

If students need any help, they can contact us at support@freedominternet.org or call us on +64 9 281 2970.


As this hall is self-catered accommodation, students need to purchase groceries and prepare their own meals. We estimate that $100-$120 should be sufficient for a week's worth of groceries however, this will depend on personal preferences. You may find your first grocery bills are higher as you set your pantry up.


The 2019 rental rates include reasonable usage of power and gas. In the unlikely event that resident's power usage exceeds a reasonable level, they will be responsible for paying the additional costs.

Room photos


Submit an online application

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Anyone wanting to leave the halls before the end of their Residential Agreement must speak to the office before moving out. There are guidelines for withdrawal and early release from the agreement is only granted under specific circumstances. See below to read about the Early Release from Residential Agreement guidelines.

2019 Residential Agreement Withdrawal and Refund Guidelines.pdf (509 KB)

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