The Cube Hall

Situated within a diverse and dynamic city and only minutes from the most creative campus in New Zealand, it's all at your door when you're living at The Cube.

The Cube consists of 86 self-catered shared apartments with a choice of 5 bedroom, 3 bedroom or studio units. There are single and mixed gender apartments and one apartment adapted for accessibility needs. Massey University manages the majority of these apartments, providing accommodation to first year and International Massey University students. We work to build a diverse and strong community within our hall and offer an enriching student life experience by providing high quality and safe accommodation, academic support and fun along the way.

Inside Your Apartment

Each apartment has a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with all the appliances (microwave, fridge/freezer, stovetop and oven). Five bedroom and three bedroom apartments have a living area furnished with a dining table, chairs, couch, TV stand and coffee table. Studio apartments have a dining table, chairs and a TV stand. All apartments are equiped with chattels* which include:

  • Electric jug and toaster
  • Cutlery, crockery and dish rack
  • Cooking utensils, pots and pan
  • Plunger, toilet brush and rubbish bin
  • One mattress protector each

*Chattels are provided through the Chattel Fee and belong to the residents of the flat.

Inside Your Bedroom

Bedrooms are furnished with a double bed (singles in studios), a wardrobe, a desk and office chair and a pin board. All bedrooms have windows.

You may bring small items of furniture with you, such as small sets of shelves and under-bed storage (there is a 135mm high gap between the floor and bed). Apart from a mattress protector, bedding is not provided, and you will need your own towels and bathmats, coat hangers, drawing pins, and cleaning materials.

There is one power socket in each bedroom, so we suggest you bring a good quality multiboard/surge protector with you. If you would like to bring a heater with you, column heaters are recommended since no liquid fuelled or gas heaters are permitted. Please take energy effiiciency into consideration when choosing electrical equipment. All electrical appliances must comply with the safety inspection requirements AS/NZS 3760.

Building Facilities

Wireless Internet

Citylink is the wireless service provider installed throughout The Cube. It is a prepaid service offering a variety of plans to cater to students needs, from daily packages to semester and yearly discounted packages. Access to this service must be set up from within the Cube.

Laundry

Laundry facilities are available on the ground floor of The Cube. Our commercial quality washing machines require laundry powder and cost $3 per cycle. Dryers are also available and cost $3 per 45min cycle.

Bicycle storage

There is a bicycle shed on site. It has limited space available. If you will need to store a bike, email the Cube Hall prior to your arrival to guarantee your space. This service attracts an additional fee of $60 for 42 weeks of storage.

Games and Entertainment

We have a common room equipped with a pool table, bean bags and large TV (with Chrome Cast). We also have a recreation room with a kitchenette and lounge space.

Parking

There are privately owned car parks available for rent at The Cube. These can be leased directly from the car park owners. We can provide interested residents with the owners' contact details. Car parking is also available on the street with the purchase of a residential parking coupon directly from the Wellington City Council.

Mail Collection and Notification

Each apartment has its own letterbox.

A note on parcels: We have limited space for parcel storage. Oversized items will be placed outside the office. The office staff receives parcels throughout the day. At 4:00pm the duty RA will organise these parcels for pick up and notify tenants via Facebook. Parcels can be picked up from 4:00 pm to 7:30pm Monday to Friday.

Summer Rentals

We offer students the opportunity to stay in residence over December and January at discounted rates.

Domestic Student Rates for 2018

For offers sent

Deposit payment deadline

A deposit of $1,200
must be paid to
secure your offer.

 

Residential Fee Payment Deadline

The remaining fees must be paid on the dates below.

There are three payment options for the residential fees. When accepting your offer on the portal, you must choose your preferred payment option.

Fri Oct 6th

Fri Oct 20th

Fri Dec 8th

Fri Oct 27th

Fri Nov 10th

Fri Dec 15th

Fri Nov 17th

Fri Dec 1st

Fri Dec 15th

Option 1. Full payment for the year (after $1,200 deposit has been paid)

5 Bedroom             $8,647
3 Bedroom             $9,245
Studio                    $10,854

Option 2. Two payments in the year (after $1,200 deposit has been paid)

First payment at residential fee payment deadlines (see above)

5 Bedroom             $5,200
3 Bedroom             $5,600
Studio                    $6,550

Second payment: 01 July

5 Bedroom             $3,447
3 Bedroom             $3,645
Studio                    $4,304

Option 3. One initial payment, followed by weekly payments (after $1,200 deposit has been paid)

This is the best option for those receiving a student allowance to pay for accommodation.

First payment at residential fee payment deadlines (see above)

5 Bedroom             Initial payment of $5,047
3 Bedroom             Initial payment of $5,645
Studio                    Initial payment of $7,254

                               PLUS  36 weekly payments of $100 from 8 March to 8 November 2018

Additional Tips

  • Your residential fees include a generous level of power (based on past use figures).
  • Studylink assistance will not begin in time to pay the initial accommodation payment.
  • The Residential Agreement is for a 42 week period from 18/02/2018 to 9/12/2018, for all residents.
    NB: Some programmes are shorter than these dates, but the 42 week charge will apply should you check out early.
  • Different rates apply for International single-semester students.

Additional Costs to Consider

Internet

Citylink is the wireless service provider installed throughout The Cube. It is a prepaid service offering a variety of plans (see above).

Insurance

The Residential Agreement requires students to have an insurance policy for their contents. Some policies cover the belongings of a student as part of their parents' policy. If this is not the case in your situation, please arrange coverage for your contents yourself.

In addition, liability insurance is also a good idea in case you unintentionally damage the building, as you will be responsible for the $1,000 insurance excess of any claim.

Groceries

As The Cube is self-catered accommodation, students need to purchase groceries and prepare their own meals. We estimate that $80-$100 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.

Power

The 2018 rental rates include reasonable usage of power. This is a generous level of power, determined by the usage of prior occupants. In the unlikely event that students' usage exceeds a reasonable level, they will be responsible for paying the additional costs.

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