New Frontiers in Restorative Justice
Location & Travel
Centre for Justice and Peace Development, Massey University at Albany
New Frontiers in Restorative Justice is being hosted by Massey University at its campus in Albany, Auckland. Auckland is Aotearoa/New Zealand's largest city, situated at the northern end of its North Island. Albany is a suburb in the northern part of Auckland (visit Auckland map).
Auckland is an international city with a population of more than one million people. It is built around a stunning harbour with a bridge connecting the North Shore and the city centre. It is New Zealand's largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world-class features and facilities. The Albany Campus is part of the North Shore which is just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Auckland. The North Shore City region covers 120km of coastline and includes more than 30 sandy swimming beaches. Part of the North Shore's appeal is that it is just a short drive from the "bright lights" and downtown lifestyle of central Auckland, yet it has a real community feel and beachside character. The area in which the campus is located has a wide range of amenities, numerous cafes, shopping centres, cinema complexes, art galleries, libraries, a newly-opened Theatre of the Arts and extensive leisure and sport facilities. North Shore City itself is served by a motorway linking it with Auckland, and the International Airport as well as major rail and ferry links. City bus services are efficient, well developed and relatively inexpensive. Auckland's climate is subtropical and in December temperatures can be up to 20 degrees (C) with an overnight low of 12 degrees. Daylight lasts until about 9.00pm.
Massey University, Albany, is architecturally designed in the Spanish Mission style. It offers state of the art facilities in a compact, modern campus on Auckland's North Shore. The lecture facilities are state of the art, and the staff offices, student common room, recreation centre, library, cafeterias and student association facilities are both spacious and contemporary. Classes are small, teaching is interactive, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The Albany Campus is a celebration of modern architecture and there is great parking. Students at Albany talk about how privileged they feel having smaller class sizes, modern equipment and easy access to lecturers who often know them on a first name basis. Just minutes away from campus students can shop and browse at the Albany Village and the Mega Shopping Centre. Also nearby is Auckland's newest sports facility - the North Harbour Stadium. This fast growing campus has built strong business and community links to allow students to undertake postgraduate work and research with national companies and large providers of community services. A business enterprise centre fosters and incubates company start-ups.
How to get to the Albany Campus
To get to the main precinct of the Albany Campus, just look for two key landmarks on a map of Auckland, that is, the North Harbour Stadium or the Albany Mega Centre. The 'main' gate, GATE 1 of the Albany Campus, is located on the Albany Expressway, State Highway 17. Once through Gate 1, follow the sign which will take you to the main reception area of the campus.
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