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Auckland campus growth
Albany, the home of Massey’s Auckland campus, has been the fastest growing area of the North Shore. Strawberry gardens and dairy farms were redeveloped in the 1980s and 1990s into 10-acre lifestyle blocks or housing. Auckland campus opened in 1993, and the development was styled on a Mediterranean hill town.
The area around Albany village used to be a chicken farm, and the first student mascot at Auckland campus was a chicken.
Over the years the Auckland campus has grown rapidly as both domestic and international student numbers increased.
Timeline of campus growth
First lectures took place on Ōtehā Rohe precinct
Massey Business School building (formerly Study Centre) completed
Quadrangle A building
Quadrangle B building
- Alan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology
- Work begins on first stage of permanent Library
- Expansion to Albany Village
- Social Health and Outcomes Research and Evaluation Centre in downtown Auckland
Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatres
Student Central, including Dining Hall
Watson Science Laboratories
Te Ohanga opened in February, bringing accommodation to the heart of the campus, providing a ‘home away from home’ for up to 292 students.
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Last updated on Wednesday 08 November 2017